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Dead Animal Capture and Removal

Dead Rat

Dead critters and wildlife is 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 in the lawn it should be disposed or buried immediately. This will prevent the decaying process and keep maggots and flies of 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 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 animal 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 animal. Some 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 suppose 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 to 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 house. Michigan basement 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 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?

Cost for dead animal 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, fox, and coyotes which are all larger animals. The cost for 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.

Animals that May Perish on Your Property

Bat Removal

In Michigan we come encounter with many types of bat removal jobs. Bat control, bat extermination, bat pest control are our specialties in Michigan. We service many types of residential and commercial buildings. Residential homes ranging from ranches, colonial, bungalow, gable style, log cabins and many more. Some commercial properties we have got rid of bats in are churches and a commercial building with office spaces.

Bat Hanging on a Tree

Beaver Control

Beavers in Michigan can be a nuisance to humans, properties, forestry, and farmlands. Beavers create dams in Michigan properties near rivers and lakes. It is important to capture all nuisance beavers by trapping either using a leg hold method or into a live trap. Beavers will chew down your trees creating great damage. Often there are floods along the banks of rivers and lakes and even into your yard. Floods into the Michigan homes have sometimes come from the dams of beavers. Beavers are considered the largest rodent in North America.  They live in aquatic environments and build there dams (living areas) out of logs, sticks and whatever else they can find.  They have large teeth and use them to saw down trees and branches.


Bird Control

Birds in Michigan can sometimes cause more damage than any nuisance wild animal.  There nest are filled with bacteria and fungi.  There are several diseases associated with bird nest material.  Just like with bat guano you can contract histopoplasmosis when inhaling  the  airborne spores of the nest.  The birds we generally deal with that give problems to homeowners and industrial buildings are pigeons, chimney swifts, starlings, sparrows, swallows and wood peckers.

Barn Swallow

Coyote Removal

Coyotes in Michigan are from the canid family and generally live in dens created with leaves, sticks, and other materials. Coyotes are carnivorous and prey on rabbits, squirrels, chipmunks, chickens and other small animals. Coyotes will prey on larger animals like deer in packs. If there is no food present coyotes will scavenge on dead animals.


Fox Removal

Just like coyotes, Fox in Michigan are from the canine family. They live in dens usually left open from other wild animals. Fox are predators and prey on chickens, rabbits, squirrels, chipmunks, and other small animals. 2 types of fox in Michigan are usually spotted, the grey and red fox.

Red Fox

Groundhog Removal

In Michigan we take care of nuisance groundhogs or woodchucks.  You will find groundhogs in open plains or digging holes and living underground. Groundhogs in Michigan are found living under decks, in rock walls, and in hills. Groundhogs have rounded claws used for digging. Groundhogs are vegetarians and eat plants, grass, flowers, and other vegetation. 

Groundhog Eating Grass

Poison Free Mice Control

The most common problem we deal with in Michigan are field mice.  Mice are mainly nocturnal rodents but can also be found during the day.  Mice love to live underneath insulation and burrow tunnels through out your attic.  Mice can fit through 1/4" holes making construction gaps on your roof gateways to your attic.

Deer Mouse

Muskrat Removal

In Michigan muskrats live in ponds, rivers, streams, and ponds. Muskrats generally eat vegetation like weeds and cattails. Sometimes they will even eat small fish and frogs. 


Opossum Removal

In Michigan Opossums are the only marsupial, meaning they have a pouch that they carry their young in. They have long prehensile tails which gives them another limb to use for hanging.  Opossums are usually found under decks and in sheds.  We sometimes find them in attics but that isn't generally the case here in Michigan.  They need a decent size opening to enter into the attic.


Raccoon Removal

In Michigan we offer wild animal control services such as how to Get Rid of Raccoon's: Raccoon Removal, raccoon control, and raccoon damage control; including attic decontamination and insulation removal.

Have you been hearing scratching sounds, loud banging or walking around in the walls or attic of your home or business in Michigan? If so, you may have a raccoon problem!


Skunk Removal

Skunks in Michigan are recognizable with their black and white stripes. Generally skunks live under deck and porches. Skunks also dig holes and create dens underground. Skunks feast on grubs and other insects below your soil. Also skunks get into garbage's scavenging 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. 

Skunk in a trap

Squirrel Control

There are different types of squirrels in Michigan. Red squirrel, fox squirrel, gray squirrel, black squirrel, chipmunk, and flying squirrel.  Most squirrels are diurnal but the flying squirrel is nocturnal.  They fly through the trees at night so they can avoid hawks, eagles, and other flying predators.  Squirrels feast on pine cones, bird seed, egg corns, walnuts, and during Halloween pumpkins. They like to gnaw on treated wood because of the salt in the wood. They live mostly in trees and underground. They make nesting material out of leaves and sticks.

Squirrel on a fence