Michigan Dead Animal Removal Company

Dead Animal Capture and Removal

Dead Rat

Dead critters and wildlife are part of our natural ecosystem. Unfortunately, critters don't always die in the wild. Wounded geese in the lawn, dead deer in your front lawn, decaying mice in the attic, dead squirrels in the wall, and dead raccoons under your crawl space are always possibilities. If animals are found dead outside on the lawn they should be disposed of or buried immediately. This will prevent the decaying process and keep maggots and flies off your property. If you have a dead animal inside your home, in a wall, or in the attic you have a larger problem at hand. If you can't locate where the animal is then you will end up with a decaying animal smell in your home. Often times you will begin to notice flies around the area where the animal died as well.

Signs You Have A Dead Animal In The Wall Or Attic

  • Foul Odor

  • Maggots or Flies

  • Staining

  • Rat Poison

I Have A Dead Animal in The Wall

Sometimes it takes an experienced professional to get rid of dead animals from your home, wall, or attic. Dead animals in the wall and attic are often very hard to find. There are steps and techniques we use to find them. The most obvious technique used is by sniffing around and using your nose. Once you locate the dead smell start cutting right? Not exactly. If there are dead animals in a wall or ceiling you may have to cut a hole to get rid of the dead animal. We use inspection scope cameras to locate the dead critter. We can cut a 3/4" round hole in between your studs and scope each stud to find the problem animal. These holes are very easy to fill and patch up.

Mouse Poison

I Have A Dead Animal in The Attic

Go into the attic and get the animal right? I wish, but not so Easy. Sometimes you have to sniff around and find where the animal has died. A lot of the time they die underneath the insulation. Excavating the insulation and moving it around is a chore, but necessary to find the dead animalSome attics filled with dead mice or rats caused by rat poisoning may be a bigger chore at hand. A Job in Fenton, MI we have actually had to remove all of the insulation out of the attic to find all of the dead mice. A company came out and filled the attic with rat poison and it killed all the mice, but they all died in the attic. Anticoagulant mice poison is supposed to dehydrate the rodents and force them outside to find water right? Not the case. It actually can be a slow-dying death. Poison can take up to 14 days to kill off the animal. Most of these don't know they are dying until the poison gets into their system and it becomes too late. Now you have a dead animal in the attic. We always recommend the poison-free method for removal.

Crawling under crawl space

I Have A Dead Animal in The Crawl Space

We have been on many dead animal calls of animals dying underneath the house. Michigan basements and mobile homes are usually the calls we go on for dead animals. When the homeowner tells us they have a dead animal under the home we know we are in for a real tough job. Suit up with a disposable paint suit, put on the work glove, strap on the respirator, and put the goggles on because we're going in. Crawling underneath houses and mobile homes is a very dirty job, but one that needs to be done. Once we locate the animal we can bag it up and take it out. We once got a call for a dead animal and it turned out to be a dead coyote underneath a bay window. This made the entire home smell.

Clean-up and Decontamination

Removing the critter is only half the battle. Clean-up and decontamination is necessary to complete the job. Once we get rid of the problem dead animal we finish the job by cleaning up the area it died in and spraying an Bac A Zap or ozium for disinfecting and odor control. We often can use a fogger to cover your entire attic. Spot cleaning is an alternative to get rid of the foul odors and sanitation, but a lot of the time we complete a full clean up to make sure your attic is safe and up to date.

How Much Does Dead Animal Removal Cost?

The cost for dead animals ultimately depends on the severity of the job. A basic dead animal removal job may cost around $250. There are some questions we ask when quoting these jobs. Is the animal easy to reach? Is it in the wall? Is it under a crawl space? Do you know what type of animal it is? We remove dead dear, foxes, and coyotes which are all larger animals. The cost of removing these animals may be more than removing a mouse from a wall. No one wants to deal with dead critters, that's why we are here for you. For a more detailed quote click the free dead animal removal quote button.

We service over 14 counties in Michigan for dead animal removal jobs. See our service area to see if we are in your area. Looking for a professional wildlife control expert specializing in the dead animal removal process, but not sure who to hire? Click here for information on hiring a wildlife control expert.

Disclaimer: We aren't currently taking on any dead animal removal jobs to help provide the best service we possibly can to our customers with limited staffing. Please check back so we may continue this service. 

Animals that May Perish on Your Property

Bats

Bat Removal Service

Humane Bat Removal

Bats are mammals of the order Chiroptera; with their forelimbs adapted as wings, they are the only mammals naturally capable of true and sustained flight. Bats harbor more viruses than rodents and are capable of spreading disease over a wider geographic area owing to their ability to fly and their migration and roosting patterns. Bat-borne viruses are transmitted via bat bite and transfer via saliva, as well as aerosolization of saliva, feces, or urine. Bats invading human living and working spaces will normally offensively attack by biting and urinating on the victim to mark the victim's location.

Birds

Bird Control Service

Humane Bird Removal

Birds in Michigan can sometimes cause more damage than any nuisance wild animal. There nest are filled with bacteria and fungi. It has been suggested that there are over 60 other diseases that birds and their droppings can carry: Histoplasmosis, Candidiasis, Cryptococcosis, St. Louis Encephalitis, Salmonellosis and many more. The problem is especially worrisome in residential areas, as many of them are airborne and can be transferred to humans just by being around droppings. The birds we generally deal with that give problems to homeowners and industrial buildings are pigeons, chimney swifts, starlings, sparrows, and swallows and woodpeckers.

Mice

Mice Control Service

Poison Free Mice Removal

A mouse, plural mice, is a small rodent characteristically having a pointed snout, small rounded ears, a body-length scaly tail and a high breeding rate. They give birth to a litter of 3–14 young . One female can have 5 to 10 litters per year, so the mouse population can increase very quickly. The best known mouse species is the common house mouse. Mice can get inside homes to get warm and to build nests in hiding places that provides them with easy access to food. Living with mice can create several problems and make life much more uncomfortable in your home. Mice are known to carry a number of diseases that can spread to humans, such as: Leptospirosis, Hantavirus , Salmonella, Plague and many more.

Raccoons

Raccoon Removal Service

Humane Raccoon Trapping

The raccoon is a medium-sized mammal native to North America. The raccoon is the largest of the procyonid family, having a body length of 16 to 28 inches and a body weight of 11 to 57 lb. Raccoon's are probably the most recognized animal in the Michigan wildlife. They are great climbers and are found in dumpsters, sheds, garages, factories, chimneys and house attics. Raccoon's are primarily nocturnal scavengers in the cities looking through dumpsters and garbage cans for food. They will also eat fish and other small wildlife. Raccoon's look for areas in your attic or chimney to build their dens, often times to have their young. Raccoon's are loud walking around in attics. They destroy insulation and defecate all over the attic. They carry many disease like rabies, distemper, and their feces carries eggs of roundworm which can hatch and become harmful to humans.

Squirrels

Squirrel Control Service

Humane Squirrel Removal

Squirrels are members of the family Sciuridae, a family that includes small or medium-size rodents. There are different types of squirrels in Michigan. Red squirrel, fox squirrel, gray squirrel, black squirrel, chipmunk, and flying squirrel. Squirrels feast on pine cones, bird seed, egg corns, walnuts, and during Halloween pumpkins. Sometimes squirrels will live in soffits and attics. They bring hazardous material into your attic and can also damage the insulation with nesting, droppings and urine. It’s very important to know that 25-30 percent of all house fires are caused by rodents chewing on the wires inside your attic and walls. Besides, they can carry many diseases communicable to humans such as: plague, Colorado tick fever, encephalitis, tularemia, and louse-borne typhus.

Skunks

Skunk Removal Service

Humane Skunk Trapping

Skunks are North and South American mammals in the family Mephitidae. Skunks are recognizable with their black and white stripes. Generally skunks live under deck and porches. They dig holes and create dens underground and feast on grubs and other insects below your soil. They also get into your garbage looking for food. Skunks are near sighted animals and use their sense of smell to maneuver around. Skunks will spray an unbearable odor out their anus up to 10 feet if they feel threatened. A warning sign skunks feel threatened is by stopping their feet and raise their tail. If this happens, back away slowly. Besides, skunks will spray your dog or cat if they feel threatened. The most harmful disease they can pass to humans and pets too is rabies.

Groundhogs

Groundhog Removal Service

Humane Groundhog Trapping

The groundhog (Marmota monax), also known as a woodchuck, is a rodent of the family Sciuridae . You will find groundhogs in open plains or digging holes and living underground. Groundhogs are found living under decks, in rock walls, and in hills. They are vegetarians and eat plants, grass, flowers, and other vegetation. They dig holes under sidewalks and rock walls creating the cement and rocks to come tumbling down. Groundhogs live under decks close to homes so they are often found pestering pets. They can also carry groundhog ticks, which spread Lyme disease to humans.

Beavers

Beaver Removal Service

Humane Beaver Trapping

The beaver (genus Castor) , is a large, primarily nocturnal and semiaquatic rodent. In fact they are the second-largest rodent in the world , just after the capybara. Beavers maintain and defend territories, which are areas for feeding, nesting and mating. Beavers are major nuisance animals around crops, homes, and forest. They chew down hundreds of trees and cause home owners problems to their forestry. The major problem is the damns they build. Damns will cause flooding into yards around homes and sometimes create flooding in basements which can cause major damage to the home.

Coyotes

Coyote Removal Service

Humane Coyote Trapping

The coyote (Canis latrans) is a canine native to North America. It is smaller than its close relative, the gray wolf. Coyotes are carnivorous and prey on rabbits, squirrels, chipmunks, chickens and other small animals. Among large North American carnivores, the coyote probably carries the largest number of diseases and parasites such as: rabies, canine distemper, infectious canine hepatitis, four strains of equine encephalitis, and oral papillomatosis. Coyotes are known to live in woods and secluded areas, but in Michigan they are found in urban areas and cities preying on house pets like dogs and cats.

Fox

Fox Removal Service

Humane Fox Trapping

Foxes are small-to-medium-sized, omnivorous mammals belonging to several genera of the family Canidae. Foxes are generally smaller than other members of the family Canidae such as wolves and coyotes. Fox are predators and prey on chickens, rabbits, squirrels, chipmunks, and other small animals. The most common disease they can transmit to humans is toxocariasis from the roundworm. Two types of fox in Michigan are usually spotted, the grey and red fox. Like coyotes fox have become urbanized and prey on home owners small dogs and cats. If dog food is left out they will even eat that.

Muskrats

Muskrat Removal Service

Humane Muskrat Trapping

The muskrat (Ondatra zibethicus), is a medium-sized semiaquatic rodent native to North America . They can grow up to two feet long .In Michigan muskrats live in rivers, streams, and ponds. Muskrats generally eat vegetation like weeds and cattails, but sometimes they will even eat small fish and frogs. Muskrats burrow into walls of ponds creating caving, sliding, and erosion. They also destroy vegetation in home owners ponds. We have found muskrats living in coy ponds eating fish and destroying pumps and heaters. Muskrats are known carriers of a number of diseases: Tularemia, leptospirosis, ringworm, pseudotuberculosis and many more.

Opossums

Opossum Removal Service

Humane Opossum Trapping

The opossum is a marsupial of the order Didelphimorphia , endemic to the Americas. Opossums are usually solitary and nomadic, staying in one area as long as food and water are easily available. In Michigan Opossums are the only marsupial, meaning they have a pouch that they carry their young in. They have long prehensive tails which gives them another limb to use for hanging. Opossums are usually found under decks and in sheds. Opossums give off a strong odor and often times find places like your garage or under your deck to die. No one likes the smell of a decaying animal. They also get into dog food and annoy home owners pets. Opossums carry diseases such as tuberculosis, relapsing fever, tularemia, spotted fever, toxoplasmosis, coccidiosis, trichomoniasis, and Chagas disease. Opossums are hosts for cat and dog fleas, especially in urban environments.

Bats
Bats
Birds
Birds
Mice
Mice
Raccoons
Raccoons
Squirrels
Squirrels
Skunks
Skunks
Groundhogs
Groundhogs
Beavers
Beavers
Coyotes
Coyotes
Fox
Fox
Muskrats
Muskrats
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Opossums
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