Dead Animal Removal Tampa, FL

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Welcome to Tampa Dead Animal Removal! Got a terrible smell in your house, or do you see a dead critter on your property? We are an animal control company specializing in the removal of dead animals from your home, attic, basement, walls, yard, or any part of your property. You clearly don't want a dead animal in your house. Carcasses attract flies and give off terrible smells, not to mention the potential diseases rotting flesh can cause. Whenever we remove dead animals, we use 100% safe methods and make sure to disinfect your home and get rid of all traces of odor. Click here for Free Roadkill Removal and click here for Dead Pet Body Removal. For deceased wild animals in your home or property, call us anytime at 813-580-5280 to schedule an appointment for today! We come out fast! Some of the services we offer include:

  • Dead Animal Removal
  • Foul Odor Diagnosis
  • Full Property Inspections
  • House Damage Repairs
  • Dead Body Location Services
  • Proper Carcass Disposal
  • Cleanup & Decontamination Services
  • Deodorization Services

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Finding the carcass of an animal will prove to be a challenging and complicated situation. It can be found in the remote areas of our home. Even on the off chance that you managed to find the body, safe and proper removal and disposal will not be a trivial matter. It can put you and your family's health at risk. In case the animal has invaded your house for quite a long time, there is a chance that the integrity of your structure has been compromised. Our people are proficient in all matters related to dead animal removal. We will start with a comprehensive inspection of the property. Once we have identified all the essential factors, we will present the report to the customer and propose a customized solution. We will be ready to crawl in tight spaces to retrieve the dead body. We will place the body into a tightly sealed container to prevent the fungal spores and bacteria from escaping. The body will be disposed of through mass cremation. For the damages, our people can conduct remediation and repair services. We will restore the damaged part to its previous state. We will handle the sanitation and decontamination of your area to keep you safe.

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What if you found roadkill or a dead animal such as a deer in a public place, and you want the city or Hillsborough County services to remove it for free? Click here for Free Hillsborough County Dead Animal Removal services. What if a farm animal like a horse, or your beloved pet dog or pet cat has died and you need the body taken away? Click here for Dead Pet Body Removal.

We are experts in dead animal removal, and take our job seriously. When removing dead animals, we do a COMPLETE job — not only do we remove the dead animal from your home or yard, we also decontaminate the area, deodorize it, and dispose of the animal or cremate it. If you aren't sure whether the stench in your house is due to a rotting carcass or another reason, we can sniff it out with our noses from our years of experience. We remove dead raccoons, dead opossums, dead skunks, dead squirrels, dead birds, even dead dogs and cats. We frequently remove dead rodents from inside walls, because poison kills rats and mice, who die in your house. We completely solve your dead animal problem by taking these steps:

  • Sniff out the dead animal if it is somewhere in your home
  • When necessary, for example if the animal is in a wall or under your house, cut a hole to remove the animal
  • Remove the dead animal, safely and completely (and seal the hole if needed)
  • Finish the job by decontaminating and deodorizing your home
  • Properly dispose of the dead animal through incineration or other means
  • Prevent it from happening again by finding out how they got in your house

Dead animal carcass removal is specialty work. Sometimes the job is simple, such as a dead opossum in the yard, in which case we can simply wear our gloves and respirator mask, bag the carcass, and take it away for incineration. Sometimes this is more complex, such as when the dead animal is under a home crawlspace, under a porch or deck or shed. Or if the animal is larger, such as a dog or a deer. The most complex cases are dead animals inside the house. The animal may have died inside the attic, or down in the walls, or the duct work, or any other part of the architecture. You may have a bad smell in your home, and you're not even sure what's causing it. We've removed not just dead animals, but rotting food, bad mold, etc. We specialize in locating the source of the smell, and we very commonly cut a hole in the ceiling or wall to remove the animal. We remove every bit of the carcass, mop up the juices, vacuum the maggots, spray it and wipe it down with disinfectant, cleaner, and we repair the hole we cut. In some cases we use ozone machines to neutralize odor.

Tampa Dead Animal Tip:

Why do opossums die under houses?

The opossum is a quiet, nomadic animal that lives a solitary life. When searching for shelter, it looks for opportunities wherever it can. This clever marsupial has a nose that can sniff out a food source for miles. The ‘possum will eat bugs, garbage, eggs, leftover pet food, animal feed, and compost among other things. Because it is not a fussy eater, it can always find a decent meal when living near humans. If the opossum finds a plentiful source of food and water, adequate shelter, and relative peace and quiet, it will usually stay for a while, and make its new digs its nursery. Opossums are very disgusting: constantly pooping and urinating, leaving food debris everywhere, and spreading filth off their bodies. Because they are the size of a cat, their piles of feces are large. 

The underside of a porch that becomes home to an opossum is quickly saturated in urine, laden with feces, and covered in their food debris. If the possum is wounded (perhaps by your cat or dog), becomes ill, or has a difficult childbirth, it could die there. As you can imagine, the smell of its decaying body is awful. So once you are stuck with an opossum living under your house, what do you do? How can you rid yourself of this unwanted guest before or after it dies? Start with the obvious – make the opossum feel unwelcome. Get rid of any sources of food and water. Keep your garbage \ in sealed containers. Do not leave uneaten pet food out and secure any animal feed. Enclose the underside of your home.

Use siding, underpinning, or hardware cloth to assure that animals cannot access your homes underside. Opossums are not very motivated. They will not go to a lot of trouble to seek out or keep a home unless they have babies. Often you can use bright lights, colorful moving objects (like Mylar ribbons), and loud noises to make them uncomfortable enough to leave. If it is a female with babies, it will be harder to force her out. There are commercial repellents, like ammonia based substances, predator urine sprays, and other chemicals that might drive her off. You can set live traps, and have the mom and kids relocated. You can use exclusion funnels, and once mom leaves, she cannot get back in. You will have to go in and remove the young so they do not die there. Poisoning is an option, but never really a good idea.

Any Animals that are poisoned usually die slowly, suffering in awful pain and fear. This could make the opossum hide under your home where it will die, put off bad odors, and attract bugs. Your best bet is to contact a professional animal removal service. They will know the best way to remove an opossum(s), live or dead, and can relocate or dispose of the animal(s). They can also help you plan preventative measures to keep any reinfestation from occurring.

We service nearby towns such as Tampa, Plant City, Brandon, Riverview, Valrico, Ruskin, Temple Terrace, Seffner, Sun City Center, Wimauma, Gibsonton, Greater Carrollwood, Town 'n' Country, Thonotosassa, Westchase, Bloomingdale, Citrus Park, Dover, Greater Northdale, University, Lake Magdalene, Palm River-Clair Mel, Balm, Progress Village, Egypt Lake-Leto, East Lake-Orient Park, Keystone, Cheval, Pebble Creek, Mango.