Dead Animal Removal Springfield, MO

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Welcome to Springfield 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 417-727-0220 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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Around ten years ago, our founders realized how most people would not follow the standard when removing and disposing of the dead animal in their property. The improper method will make matters worse and expose you to health and safety hazards. If you suspect that you are housing a deceased animal on your property, trust our professionals to do our job efficiently and successfully. Aside from the carcass's proper removal and disposal, we will thoroughly sanitize and decontaminate your place. We will protect your children, customers, and pets and prevent other animals from exploring your property by installing deterrents and introducing other preventive measures. We offer fast and trustworthy 24/7 service; we will work on weekends and national holidays. Even if you discovered a dead raccoon under your shed at 3 am, we would immediately send our technicians on the way. We also have the most affordable service in the state. Nonetheless, we will not cut corners and do a poor job. We are proud of delivering the highest standard of dead animal removal service. We also offer guaranteed results. If we don't successfully remove the traces of the dead animals, we will send our technicians back to fix the problem at no extra cost.

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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 Greene County services to remove it for free? Click here for Free Greene 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.

Springfield Dead Animal Tip:

What to Do If You Have a Dead Animal in The Chimney

The last place you might imagine an animal becoming trapped is inside your chimney. However, it can and does happen. The surest signs of such an event will be foul odors emanating from the fireplace or the initial scratching sounds have stopped. One possibility is the animal managed to escape. The other is that it died – likely due to exhaustion or dehydration. 

Having a dead animal stuck in your chimney can create significant problems going forward. First, it will block the chimney stack, causing smoke to back up in the room. At worst, it might even cook the meat or attract flies that infest your living space.

Therefore, the safe and efficient removal of the carcass is a priority.

Inspect the chimney

First, you will want to inspect the chimney to ensure that a carcass is present. The most common animals to get stuck in chimneys are roof rats or squirrels. However, other animals, such as birds or raccoons, are possible. You will want to know if an animal is present, the animal's location within the chimney system, and the carcass size. 

Use flashlights to look into all possible locations, opening the damper all the way. If the body is trapped between the flue and surrounding brickwork, then it may not be accessible. In such cases, follow the below steps or contact a professional.

Removal options

There are as many options to remove a dead animal as openings to the chimney: the top and bottom. You can either attempt to extract the carcass by opening the damper or searching above the firebox inside the flu. Alternatively, you can head up to the chimney and try to remove the animal from the chimney using a chimney rod and hook. 

When removing the animal, have a heavy-duty plastic bag ready and use rubber gloves when handling the carcass. Dead animals are disease vectors – particularly when partially decomposed. Therefore, be extremely cautious and wear protective clothing. 

Once removed, use an enzyme-based cleaner on the affected area and remove as much of the remains as possible. That includes maggot detritus. If the contamination is severe, then full protective gear may be required to prevent contact with bacterial diseases. 

Circulate the air

Suppose there is no feasible method of removing the carcass or reaching the chimney. In that case, the only other solution is to ensure adequate circulation of air. Do not light any fires for the foreseeable future. The more air reaches the carcass; the less smell will infect the house. 

Another option is to use a powerful deodorant. Spray up into the affected chimney and around the area. It will not be a lasting solution, but it can lessen the problem in the short-term. 

Eliminating the animal smell

Once the animal has been removed, you'll want to get rid of the foul smell. Using several products, you may find in your cupboards, you can reduce or eliminate the odor. 

  • Cornstarch: Known to absorb bodily fluids and smells: pour over any stains and leave for 15 minutes. Then, scrub and repeat.
  • WD-40: It does more than de-squeak hinges. Apply to any stains or affected areas, and it will remove the smell. As before, apply and leave for 15 minutes. Then, scrub and repeat.
You can also light a fire, removing the smell, by burning crumpled newspaper. Fire and smoke naturally have a distinctive smell, likely to cover up the dead animal smell, especially once removed. 

Disposing of the dead animal

You will also want to dispose of the body by either burial or burning. Burial is often the safest option, reducing exposure and interaction with the carcass. Remember to take all possible precautions when dealing with the dead animal.

If you do not want to deal with the complexity and hassle of a dead animal stuck in your chimney, contact a professional. They will have specialized equipment for accessing your roof and will more easily extract the animal. It costs a little more, but it is definitely worth the investment. 

We service nearby towns such as Springfield, Strafford, Willard, Fair Grove, Ash Grove, Battlefield, Walnut Grove.