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Welcome to Columbus 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 614-362-4976 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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What Prices Do We Charge?
Learn about dead animal removal costs - each situation is different!
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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.
Columbus Dead Animal Tip: Does Using Poison Cause Dead Rats in The House?
When people discover signs of rats in their house, many have one thought: poison. Whether it be the yard, outbuildings, or inside the property itself, spreading poison seems like an easy solution. But is it? Or are there unwanted side effects? There are many myths that rats will escape a property when poisoned. Not so. The chances are they will die inside the house, leading to a whole host of extra problems.
Poisoned rats and water
A common myth you might have heard is that, following poisoning, rats hunt for water. The argument goes that because poison dehydrates them, they look for water to drink. On the contrary, rats, like humans, return to a place of safety when sick. If they’ve been nesting deep in your house, they’ll likely die there too. Raising the question: how are you going to get them out?
Speed of rat poison
Another factor to consider is the time it takes for the poison to act. Once again, popular beliefs that poisons act instantaneously are wrong. The poison is often slow-acting and can be an excruciating way to die for the rat, taking up to several days. Even worse, poison can confuse. Meaning the rat might venture deeper into the house or find their way into your walls if nesting in the attic. Therefore, poison can make it more difficult to remove a rat, not less. The rat poison isn’t even guaranteed to kill the rat. Sometimes, the rats don’t ingest a large enough quantity, causing them pain but not death.
Safety hazards of rat poison
It might be called rat poison, but it won’t only affect rats. For most adults, the dosages are too low to have a significant effect. But for pets or small children, the results of rat poison can be severe or even deadly. Is the death of a household pet worth poisoning the rats? To solve the problem, people use boxed-in traps with poison. Rats are hesitant about entering such traps, lowering the chance of catching them.
Types of rat poison:
Anticoagulants: Most commonly warfarin, an extremely deadly poison that causes heavy blood loss, leading to hypovolemic circulatory shock.
Bromethalin: A poison that attacks the nervous system, leading to intense pain and eventual death.
Strychnine: Triggers intense muscular contractions, leading to death by exhaustion in minutes.
Antifreeze: It causes cellular damage, leading to kidney, liver, and heart failure.
Cholecalciferol: When consumed in significant quantities, it causes renal failure and extreme hypertension. Death occurs within 24 hours.
As you can see, none of the traditional rat poisons is a humane method of killing. Each will cause intense agony and will last several hours.
Where to find dead rats?
If you choose to use poison – despite the risks – you will need to look for dead rats inside wall cavities, attics, basements, or other dark and hidden locations. You may also find rat carcasses under furniture. Locating dead rats is a tricky task, and you may not be able to find them before decomposition has started. That means you will likely smell the dead rodent first. It can also cause staining of walls or damage to the insulation that will need replacing. At worst, you may need to saw a hole in the wall to access the dead animal. Therefore, killing a rat by poison is a time-intensive and costly process.
Other methods of rat removal
Poison is by no means the only method to deal with rats. Numerous types of traps are available, from shock traps to the classic snap trap. These are tried and tested techniques known to be highly effective. There are even live methods of capture, including pit traps and cages. However, these are not advised as rats released into the wild are readily preyed upon. Therefore, utilizing a humane method of killing rats is the best alternative. It keeps the dead rat in a known location. It prevents the destruction of your property when removing the dead animal. If you are unsure of how to proceed, contact a professional. They’ll provide specialist advice and will be able to handle any situations that present.
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