Dead Animal Removal

We can help you with dead animal removal in Edina, MN. Our first task is to remove the carcass. We will also clean up any mess left behind and repair the damage they may have caused. Sometimes, we may have to crawl around in hot attics and under homes and it’s not a pleasant job but it is a necessary service in Hennepin ‎County, Minnesota.

Strong odor is usually a sign there is possibly an animal carcass on your premises. When an animal is sick or wounded, its first instinct is to find a place to hide. Where do they hide? Usually underneath your home; or in your attic and walls. An animal that has died in your walls or under the home can be difficult to retrieve. We have the tools and the skills to remove these carcasses. We will also look for where the animal entered the home. Sealing up these entry points will prevent other animals from getting in.

  • Rats or squirrels dying in attic
  • Animal odors from walls
  • Opossums, skunks, squirrels or raccoons dying under the house
  • Animal remain in yard

Performing Dead Animal Odor Control

We often find mothballs in the attic or crawl space in use to cover an animal odor or smell in Edina homes. This can help with the smell somewhat, but it does not take care of the problem. Leaving an animal carcass in the attic can lead to more problems. As the animal decomposes it will attract other animals and insects to the body. This may make your animal infestation worse. The best
thing you can do is remove the decomposing animal and seal up where it got into the home. Animal exclusion ensures the area is properly sealed off to prevent any animals from returning.

Safely removing animal carcasses takes experience and knowledge. It isn’t always a simple process. It usually includes crawling into tight, cramped spaces in potentially hazardous conditions. The animal must be found, removed and properly disposed of. Then the area must be cleaned and decontaminated. It is also critical to perform animal exclusion.

Dead Animal FAQs

Is it possible to get rabies from dead animals?

Rabies aren’t able to go through unbroken skin. People can get rabies via a bite from a rabid animal or possibly through scratches, abrasions, open wounds or mucous membranes in contact with saliva or brain tissue from a rabid animal.

Can you get sick from breathing in dead animal smell?

Smell does not usually contain bacteria, which carry disease and are much larger than the gaseous molecules that make up a smell. So the odor itself cannot make you sick.

Will dead animal smell go away?

Depending on the size of the animal and environmental conditions in the area of its death, the dead animal can create a lingering smell that can last for several days to weeks and months. The horrific smell will linger until the animal carcass has completely dried out.

Can I catch the hantavirus from handling dead mice?

Only some kinds of mice and rats can give people hantaviruses that can cause HPS. In North America, they are the deer mouse, the white-footed mouse, the rice rat, and the cotton rat.  Precautions should be taken when handling all dead animals.