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Dead Animal Removal and Odor Control

Macon Regional Office: RidACritter, Inc.

Little girl with disgusted expression holding her nose

One of the first and worst signs of a dead animal in a house is the horrible smell

There are few things that can make your home sweet home less sweet than the odor of a dead animal.

Usually it starts small -- just a fleeting whiff of something rotten that come and goes with the air currents. And somtimes that's as bad as it gets before it goes away. Some very small animals, like mice, just don't have enough body mass for their carcasses to generate much of an odor before they dry up and the odor goes away.

Larger animals, however, like rats, raccoons, opossums, and many others, can stink up your home for weeks, making it practically unbearable -- and unhealthful -- to live there.

Health Risks of Dead Animals

The stench of a dead animals is what most homeowners notice, and what makes them call us. But in many ways, dead animals in your home are as dangerous as living ones. Here's why.

Parasites. While they're alive, animals pick up various parasites that live both outside and inside their bodies. When they die, those parasites need to find a new host; and some of them are perfectly willing to infest humans if they can't find one of their favored hosts.

Bacteria. An animals's rotting corpse contains all sorts of harmful microorganisms and give off a lot of harmful fumes such as sulfur dioxide, methane, various long-branch hydrocarbons, and many others. Both the germs and the fumes are hazardous to human health.

Fungi. There also are many fungal organisms that feed on animal carcasses or in their droppings, and some of these fungi are harmful to humans. If harmful spores get into the air in your home (for example, through the air-conditioning duct work), they can make you sick.

Dead Animal Removal

At Rid-A-Critter, we spend a lot more time than we like removing dead animals from people's homes. A lot of times, these animals died there because old-fashioned exterminators treated pest problems using poisons, which caused the animals' deaths.

Many times, they told the customer not to worry -- that the animals would "go outside to seek water." Of course, that's a lot of nonsense, as you've already learned if you're reading this page. Just like people, when animals start feeling sick, they go home. And if their home is your home, then that's where they'll go to die -- and stink.

Whatever the reason, however, we can help. Our dead animal removal and odor-control services may include (depending on the situation):

Although it's not the most glamorous work that we do, we approach dead animal removal with the same high degree of professionalism and pride as any other work that we do. So if you have a problem with dead animal odor in your home, please contact us for a no-obligation consultation. We look forward to hearing from you.

 

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As always it’s nice to visit with our clients in the Albany Ga area. Thanks to all companies and people who refer us to your friends and family for wildlife needs.
by Jason Arruda
Jan 21, 2019 02:47:07 pm.

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Jan 18, 2019 05:52:35 pm.

Had a good day visiting some of my clients in the Gainesville Ga. area today.
by Jason Arruda
Jan 17, 2019 02:38:57 pm.

Squirrels, squirrels, and rats. Just left a house in Vestavia Hills. We are sealing that one today for squirrels and rats. On my way to pehlam for gray squirrels. Then back up to Birmingham for more gray squirrels. Then to Irondale.
by Chris Scott
Jan 17, 2019 11:14:15 am.

Safety training in Jasper Georgia today. Couldn’t ask for a better view.
by Dean Scott
Jan 11, 2019 10:33:18 am.

It’s was a great day in Birmingham Alabama today. I got to see a lot of friendly faces again. Our relationship with the pest control industry has been and is amazing. Thanks to all the Pest Control companies that refer us for wildlife.
by Jason Arruda
Jan 10, 2019 03:08:08 pm.

Good morning team. I’m headed to Albany Ga. today to see some clients. Hope you all have a great day.
by Jason Arruda
Jan 09, 2019 08:05:26 am.

Its finally a beautiful day in the south! The sun is shining and the temperatures are nice. Our techs are out in the filed removing attic critters and excluding them from homes. If you have rats, mice or other varmints in your home call us.
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Jan 05, 2019 12:02:27 pm.

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Dec 31, 2018 11:26:02 am.

Seeing clients in and around Griffin Ga today.
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Dec 28, 2018 01:07:45 pm.

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Dec 24, 2018 10:43:21 am.

Spent the day with clients in South Georgia from Albany to Valdosta. Time to head back to Pike county.
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Dec 17, 2018 05:06:48 pm.

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Dec 17, 2018 04:25:14 pm.

Video of Carl Correcting Another Animal-Removal Company's Work
by Webmaster
Dec 11, 2018 09:55:45 am.

Wow, it’s been a lot of wet and cold weather here in Ga. and has the phones ringing. Make sure your home is secured against all the wildlife looking for warmth and shelter.
by Jason Arruda
Dec 10, 2018 04:42:47 pm.

Working out here in Macon today.
by Chris Scott
Dec 07, 2018 11:57:01 am.

In McDonough Ga seeing some of our clients that referred us last month to say Thank You!!
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Dec 07, 2018 11:40:58 am.

This Video Shows How Poor Home Upkeep can Lead to Animal Problems
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Picture of Tim Removing a Dead Animal from a Chimney
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Jul 23, 2018 09:59:00 am.

An Animal Inspection Revealed a Crack in the Foundation
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Jul 23, 2018 09:51:02 am.

There Can Be Many Hidden Animal Entry Points on a House
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Jul 18, 2018 09:57:01 am.

Here's Carl Animal Proofing a House
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The Macon, Georgia office of Rid-A-Critter provides dead animal removal and decontamination in Macon, Georgia and the surrounding areas including Albany, Americus, Barnesville, Byron, Centerville, Cordele, Culloden, Eastman, Fitzgerald, Forsyth, Fort Valley, Gray, Griffin, Hawkinsville, Juliette, Kathleen, Milledgeville, Perry, Roberta, Sylvester, Thomaston, Tifton, Valdosta, Warner Robins, Yatesville, and Zebulon.

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