Dead Animal Removal Services

Wildlife Removal Pros is a specialized service provider focused on the removal of dead animals in the Lexington, Kentucky area and its surrounding regions. With years of experience in the industry, this company is a go-to solution for both residential and commercial dead animal removal services.

The importance of timely and professional dead animal removal cannot be overstated. Dead animals not only emit a foul odor but also pose severe health risks. Their decomposition attracts various types of insects and scavengers, which can lead to the spread of diseases. Moreover, the presence of a dead animal can compromise the safety of your living environment, including potential hazards to pets and children. Therefore, it’s crucial to address the issue immediately with the help of experienced professionals to ensure that the area is sanitized and restored to a safe condition.

Residential Dead Animal Removal

We know that finding a dead animal on your property is not only distressing but also poses a health risk if not handled properly. That’s why we offer comprehensive dead animal removal services. Our experts are trained to remove carcasses safely and efficiently from various areas in your home, including attics, basements, walls, and yards.

Areas of Focus

When an animal dies in an attic, it can attract other pests and generate a foul smell that permeates the home. We carefully locate and remove the animal, ensuring to clean and disinfect the area thoroughly to eliminate the risk of diseases.

In basements, the restricted air flow and humidity can make the stench of a dead animal unbearable. Our professionals are skilled in locating the dead animal swiftly and removing it safely, using special equipment to prevent any cross-contamination.

Walls pose a unique challenge as the animal is usually not visible. Here, our expertise really shines. We use specialized tools to pinpoint the exact location of the carcass and employ minimally invasive techniques to extract it.

Yards can often be the final resting place for larger animals. Whether it’s a raccoon, opossum, or deer, we can handle the removal of animals of all sizes from your outdoor spaces. This is especially important to prevent the spread of parasites or diseases to pets or humans in the home.

Commercial Dead Animal Removal

Serving Businesses, Schools, and Public Areas

In the commercial setting, a dead animal can be more than just a nuisance; it can be a potential health hazard and business disrupter. That’s why we extend our services to businesses, educational institutions, and public areas. Our skilled team is trained to remove dead animals from various commercial properties swiftly, ensuring minimal disturbance to your operations.

Expedited Services for Commercial Clients

We understand that time is of the essence in a commercial environment. Delayed removal can result in unpleasant odors, increased risk of disease transmission, and could potentially impact your reputation. That’s why we offer expedited services specifically tailored for our commercial clients. When you choose us, you’re opting for a quick, efficient, and discreet removal process that meets all health and safety guidelines.

Whether you manage a retail store, a school, or a public park, you can rely on us to provide top-notch service tailored to your unique needs.

Types of Animals Commonly Found

Dead Raccoons

The types of deceased animals that you may encounter on your property vary depending on several factors, including the local ecology, time of year, and proximity to natural habitats. In Lexington, KY, and surrounding areas, a range of animals could unfortunately end up deceased on your property. Here’s a more in-depth look:

When you find a dead raccoon on your property, it’s essential to consider the potential risks. For instance, raccoons are known carriers of diseases like rabies, leptospirosis, and raccoon roundworm, which can be hazardous to humans and pets. These risks make prompt and proper removal imperative.

Common locations where dead raccoons are found include attics, where they may have sought shelter; under decks and in garages, where they look for secluded spaces; and even inside walls, resulting from their attempts to find a nesting place. Each of these areas requires specialized equipment and know-how to safely remove the animal and thoroughly sanitize the space.

Specialized removal techniques often involve the use of biohazard suits and respiratory gear, as well as specific chemicals designed to break down pathogenic material. The area is then disinfected using commercial-grade disinfectants to ensure it is safe for use afterward.

Dead Opossums

Finding a dead opossum on your property may seem less threatening compared to other wildlife, but it’s crucial to remember that opossums can also carry diseases that pose health risks. These include leptospirosis, tuberculosis, and tularemia. Opossums are known for their scavenging habits, which often lead them to residential areas in search of food. These habits make them prone to dying in various locations around your property.

Commonly, dead opossums are discovered in crawl spaces, basements, and garages where they may seek shelter or food. You may also find them under your porch or decking, or even in the open yard. Each of these locations has its own specific needs for safe and efficient removal. For example, removing a dead opossum from a crawl space may require special equipment to navigate the tight space, while removal from an open yard may be more straightforward but could require careful handling to avoid spreading disease.

The removal process generally involves the use of protective gear to prevent direct contact with the animal. Special tools may also be used to reach difficult spots. After the dead opossum is removed, it’s crucial to sanitize the area. This usually involves using specialized cleaning agents that are designed to kill bacteria and other pathogens, followed by an application of industrial-strength disinfectants. This thorough cleaning ensures that no biological hazards are left behind, providing a safer environment for you and your family.

Dead Squirrels

Dealing with a dead squirrel on your property is not just an unsightly issue but can also be a health concern. Squirrels can carry diseases such as salmonella and leptospirosis, which could pose a risk to humans and pets if not handled properly. Often agile and curious, squirrels tend to explore various parts of residential properties, which can unfortunately also make them prone to ending up dead in hard-to-reach places.

Dead squirrels are most commonly found in attics, where they may have been nesting, but they can also be discovered inside walls, in chimney flues, or even in outdoor locations like tree branches and under shrubbery. Removing a squirrel from an attic may require navigating through insulation while taking care not to cause additional damage to your property. When found within walls, specialized equipment and techniques may be required to remove the animal without requiring significant structural changes.

Dead Bats

Dead bats can often be found in a variety of locations within residential and commercial properties. These locations include attics, where bats frequently roost, as well as eaves, abandoned buildings, and wall cavities. Their presence can pose a unique set of challenges due to the risks associated with diseases like rabies and histoplasmosis. Rabies is a well-known viral disease that affects the nervous system, while histoplasmosis is a lesser-known but potentially serious fungal disease, primarily associated with bat guano. If these areas are disturbed without proper protective gear, the pathogens can become airborne, posing a health risk to humans.

In many jurisdictions, bats are also protected by wildlife conservation laws, which impose specific guidelines and restrictions for their removal and disposal. For instance, some areas require that dead bats be submitted for rabies testing. Because of these complexities, as well as the specialized equipment needed to safely remove bats and decontaminate the area, professional removal services are strongly advised.

Moreover, it’s not just about removing the dead animal; the affected area also needs to be thoroughly cleaned and disinfected to mitigate any lingering health risks. This includes not only the physical removal of the bat and any waste materials but also the application of specialized sanitizers. Failing to adequately address these aspects can lead to ongoing issues, such as lingering odors and the attraction of other pests.

Dead Birds

Finding a dead bird in your attic or exhaust vent is not only unsettling but could also pose health risks and indicate a larger issue. These locations are generally hidden, sheltered areas where birds may seek refuge but unfortunately become trapped and die. Dead birds in these areas can create a host of problems, including foul odors and the potential for disease spread. Some diseases that birds can carry include avian influenza and West Nile virus, which could pose risks to humans and pets if not properly managed.

A dead bird in an attic or exhaust vent can also indicate that there may be an opening or gap allowing these birds to enter, which should be addressed to prevent future issues. The decomposition process in these confined spaces can also attract other pests, complicating the problem further. Therefore, it’s important to remove the dead bird professionally, clean and disinfect the area thoroughly, and inspect for and repair any entry points to prevent reoccurrence.

Dead Deer

Finding a dead deer on your property is not just distressing but also poses a serious challenge in terms of removal and sanitation. Given the large size and weight of the animal, special equipment and procedures are often needed to handle the situation. Dead deer can be a source of various diseases like Chronic Wasting Disease, which can infect other local wildlife, or bacterial infections that can spread to pets and even humans through soil contamination.

The animal’s decay can also attract other scavengers and pests, creating a vicious cycle of wildlife issues. Additionally, the decomposition process itself can severely contaminate the ground, water sources, and even the air you breathe, due to the strong, putrid smell that can emerge. Specialized removal techniques are required to ensure that the deer is removed in an environmentally responsible way. After the removal, it’s crucial to thoroughly sanitize the area to mitigate any health risks and odors. Therefore, professional removal and sanitation services are strongly advised in such cases.

Dead Rodents

Discovering a dead rat on your property can be unnerving and represents a clear health hazard. Rats are known carriers of numerous diseases, such as Leptospirosis and Hantavirus, which can still be transmitted after the rat has died. The bacteria and parasites within the animal’s body continue to proliferate, increasing the risk of contaminating the surrounding area.

Dead rats are frequently found in locations that are not easily accessible, such as inside walls, attics, or crawlspaces. These areas are especially problematic because they can trap the foul odors and potentially hazardous substances emitted during decomposition. The scent of a decaying rat can also attract other pests, exacerbating the problem.

To ensure that both the rat and its associated health risks are completely eradicated, the affected area must be carefully cleaned and disinfected. This often involves specialized equipment and cleaning agents capable of killing a broad spectrum of pathogens. Given these complexities and health risks, professional dead rat removal services are highly recommended.

Odor Control and Disinfectant Services

Methods Used to Neutralize Odors

Unpleasant odors are often the first sign of a dead animal, and these smells can linger long after the animal has been removed. We employ a variety of state-of-the-art techniques to effectively neutralize odors. This includes the use of specialized deodorizers that are safe but potent, and targeted enzyme treatments that break down the organic material causing the smell. Our odor control methods are designed not only to mask but to eliminate the root cause of the smell, restoring your space to its original odor-free condition.

Sanitization Procedures to Ensure Area is Safe Post-Removal

After the dead animal is removed, the affected area still poses a risk due to potential bacteria, parasites, or diseases that may have been left behind. Our sanitization procedures are comprehensive and aimed at ensuring the area is safe for inhabitants. This includes disinfecting the area with eco-friendly, EPA-approved disinfectants that kill 99.9% of germs and bacteria. All our procedures are compliant with health and safety regulations, offering peace of mind that your commercial or residential space is safe to use post-removal.

By focusing on both odor control and disinfection, we aim to provide a complete solution that addresses all concerns associated with dead animal removal.