Whether you have a dead rodent in your wall, a deceased raccoon in your attic, or any other animal that has passed away in your home, we can take care of it.

How to find a dead animal in your home

The easiest way to find a deceased animal in your Cleveland home is to follow your nose. As the odor gets stronger, you’re closer to the dead animal. If you can’t seem to find the source of the dead animal, an expert at Critter Control of Cleveland can help!

Common places for animals to die in your Cleveland home:

While animals can die anywhere in your home, there are some places that are more common than others.

  • Walls

It is common for animals, especially rodents like mice and rats, to die in your walls. To remove the dead animal in the wall, we will often cut a hole in your drywall. After removing the animal, we will patch and repair the wall.

  • Vents

Many animals, especially rodents, crawl through your vents. If an animal dies in your vent, you can often remove the vent cover and pull out the animal with gloves on. If you can’t get to the dead animal in your vent, Critter Control of Cleveland can help.

  • Attic

Any time there are animals in your attic, there’s a possibility that they could die up there. Raccoons, bats, mice, rats, squirrels, and birds are all common culprits for dying in the attic.

  • Crawlspace

Just like in your attic, animals can easily die in your crawlspace. If you suspect there’s a deceased animal down there, we can help.

Removing Odors from Animal Carcasses

Once we remove the source of the odor in your home, it’s time to get to work removing the lingering odor. Critter Control of Cleveland uses a special system of odor removers to ensure the smell from the deceased animal is gone for good. We will ensure any oil residue from the animal is removed from the surface that was holding the animal, such as the drywall or vent.

Health Hazards from Deceased Animals

Deceased animals can bring a multitude of diseases into your Cleveland home, including leptospirosis, hantavirus, and tularemia. Dead animals also invite maggots into your home.

Dead animal carcasses can lead to health hazards, insect infestations, odors, and stains. It is important to call the professionals right away! After removing the animal(s), we have special deodorizers, neutralizers, and air purifiers to make the smell go away. 

How To Remove a Dead Animal From Your Home

Are you wondering how to get rid of a dead animal in your home? These are the steps the team at Critter Control of Cleveland takes to ensure dead pest removal is completed properly:

1. Locate the dead animal

Animals may die anywhere in your home, but the most common places are in the attic, the basement, the crawlspace, in vents, and in the walls. Most of these locations are easy to access, but if you have a dead animal in the wall, you'll have a few extra steps. The fastest way to locate a dead animal in the wall or anywhere else in your home is to follow your nose. 

2. Remove the dead animal

Once the dead animal has been located, remove the dead animal from the area. Be sure to remove any bugs that are on the animal. Don't forget your PPE! If you have a dead animal in the wall, it's important to cut the drywall open with care so it can be cleaned and repaired. 

3. Clean and sanitize the area

Once the animal carcass removal has been completed, it's time to clean and disinfect the area. The team at Critter Control of Cleveland uses commercial-grade cleaners and disinfectants to ensure any diseases, dirt, and bacteria are removed from the area to keep you and your family safe. We will also deodorize the space. 

Animal carcass removal can be a tricky process if the animal is not in an easy-to-reach spot. If animal carcass removal is more than what you'd like to tackle, give our team of experts a call! We will get your home looking and smelling back to normal in no time. 

Call 216.342.2316 if you need help removing an animal carcass!