Jacksonville Dead Animal Odor?

Why Do I Have A Dead Animal Smell?

Wildlife often use the attic and crawl space of your home for nesting because it is a dry, comfortable place to sleep the day away. In Jacksonville, we see this happen all the time. Just like every living species, wild animals eventually die.  There are many natural causes as to why animals die. Old age, sickness, disease, hear failure, and injury are often the cause of the dead animal in your home. 

How to Get Rid of Dead Animal Odor - Jacksonville, FL

Here at First Coast Wildlife Services, we specialize in removing dead animals from your walls, crawl space, or attic. Animals in Jacksonville will often die in some very difficult places. Our Wildlife Specialists are highly trained to locate and remove the dead animal. The only way to speed up the process of eliminating the dead animal odor is to remove the animal itself, otherwise it can take anywhere from 1-4 weeks or more for the smell to go away. After we remove the animal, we fog the area with a deodorizer and disinfectant to get rid of the dead animal odors and any associated bacteria.Here at First Coast Wildlife Services, we specialize in removing dead animals from your walls, crawl space, or attic. Animals in Jacksonville will often die in some very difficult places. Our Wildlife Specialists are highly trained to locate and remove the dead animal. The only way to speed up the process of eliminating the dead animal odor is to remove the animal itself, otherwise it can take anywhere from 1-4 weeks or more for the smell to go away. After we remove the animal, we fog the area with a deodorizer and disinfectant to get rid of the dead animal odors and any associated bacteria. In Jacksonville, the most common place we find dead animals is in the attic. Most of the time, its a dead rat that needs to be removed. Squirrels and opossums are other common dead animal removal jobs we do in Jacksonville.

What Happens If I Don't Remove The Dead Animal

If the dead animal is not removed, several things are likely to happen. Depending on the temperature of the area the animal died, the dead animal will begin decomposing within 24 hours or as long as a week or more if the temperature is cool. Warmer weather speeds up dead animal decomposition and cooler weather slows it down. In Jacksonville, the weather is typically warm, so animals tend to decompose quickly.  When the animal begins to decompose, the dead animal odor will begin to get worse and worse for about a week until it begins to decrease. Even as the dead animal odor decreases, it will still stay in the house for quite some time. Dead animal odor in Jacksonville has a tendency of hanging around. 

Jacksonville Wildlife Inspections After Removing Dead Animals

It is very important that we provide a detailed inspection after we remove your Jacksonville Dead Animal from your attic, wall, or crawl space. The only reason you have a dead animal problem is because of wildlife entry points that lead to your attic or crawl space. If it is a rodent that is dead, such as a rat, mouse, squirrel, or flying squirrel, that means you have a population of rodents in your attic or crawl space. Rodents in Jacksonville never live alone. If it is a dead opossum, raccoon, or bird, it may be the only dead animal in your attic or crawl space. We specialize in finding all of the wildlife entry points and can provide you with a wildlife solution to seal off the entry points and get rid of any other wildlife that are living in your home. Our wildlife animal preventative repairs keep nuisance animals out for good. It is also very important that we assess any damage that could exist from animals living in your attic or crawl space. Wildlife living in the attic and crawl space will defecate and urinate, damaging the insulation. We can replace your wildlife damaged insulation with a new eco friendly product.