A dead animal in or around your home is a sad and disturbing sight. They can cause numerous problems if you don't remove them as soon as possible. However don't do this on your own, or you could be risking your health. Plus, some areas have laws about animal collection and disposal. Here are some reasons why you should call for professional dead animal removal as soon as you are aware of a carcass.
Dead Animals Attract Pests
As a carcass decays, it attracts pests. Ants and flies consume dead animals quickly, but they can also go off and cause other problems in your home. They may find your home is a myriad of food for them to eat and could also invade your cupboards or even bite you. Not only that, but pests like flies are also a major annoyance.
Dead Animals Attract Other Animals
Dead animals also attract other animal scavengers. Rats are notorious carcass scavengers and will even eat their own kind. If the animal is in your yard, or on a road in front of your home, it can attract birds like ravens and larger scavengers like coyotes. If you live in bear country, then bears may be attracted to your property, especially if you have a dead deer nearby.
Dead Animals Spread Diseases
Many pest animals already carry diseases when they are alive. When they die, they could spread this disease to you, especially if you handle the animal. Also, the decay process increases bacteria that could seep out to other areas. This could make you sick if you come into contact with it or it gets near any food. If you have pets, make sure they do not come into contact with any dead animal to avoid making them sick as well.
Dead Animals Smell Bad
The dead animal's smell was likely the first thing you noticed when you realized an animal had died on your property. This smell is caused by bacteria and the release of natural gasses from the decomposing carcass. The smell won't hurt you, but it's extremely unpleasant. The longer you wait, the longer the smell will stay in your area.
If you find, or are aware of, a dead animal in or around your home, then don't try to remove it yourself. Instead, call a professional pest control company for animal removal. If you know there's a dead animal, but you cannot find it, then the professional can find them. They know where animals tend to go when they're dying and will find their hiding place.
For more information about animal removal, contact a professional.