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Welcome to Albany Dead Animal Removal! Got a terrible smell in your house, or do you see a dead critter on your property? We are an animal control company specializing in the removal of dead animals from your home, attic, basement, walls, yard, or any part of your property. You clearly don't want a dead animal in your house. Carcasses attract flies and give off terrible smells, not to mention the potential diseases rotting flesh can cause. Whenever we remove dead animals, we use 100% safe methods and make sure to disinfect your home and get rid of all traces of odor. Click here for Free Roadkill Removal and click here for Dead Pet Body Removal. For deceased wild animals in your home or property, call us anytime at 518-360-1567 to schedule an appointment for today! We come out fast! Some of the services we offer include:
- Dead Animal Removal
- Foul Odor Diagnosis
- Full Property Inspections
- House Damage Repairs
- Dead Body Location Services
- Proper Carcass Disposal
- Cleanup & Decontamination Services
- Deodorization Services
CALL US ANYTIME AT 518-360-1567
We are Albany Dead Animal– a team of professional, highly-trained wildlife removal technicians, specialising in the removal of dead wild animals. Our expert-level field technicians will track down the source of the smell, remove it, and then sanitise and decontaminate the previously affected area. In doing so, all biological hazards are gone along with the threat of disease, and the offensive scent that often follows dead wildlife will also be eliminated. We can successfully remove dead opossums, mice, rats, stray cats, feral dogs, raccoons, and many more; and we can also take care of any live nuisance wildlife at the same time, sealing the building and putting measures in place to ensure that pests are no longer a problem for the entire property. This includes both inside and outside of the premises, and also the surrounding lands, such as front or back yards and any outbuildings. We can offer ballpark quotes over the phone, but an inspection is necessary to get an idea of the full scope of the job – but our friendly technicians work around the clock to make sure we’re ready to solve your problems as soon as you grab the phone. Call us today on NUMBER for more information, or to grab yourself an appointment with one of our friendly and professional field operatives.
What Prices Do We Charge?
Learn about dead animal removal costs - each situation is different!
What if you found roadkill or a dead animal such as a deer in a public place, and you want the city or Albany County services to remove it for free? Click here for Free Albany County Dead Animal Removal services. What if a farm animal like a horse, or your beloved pet dog or pet cat has died and you need the body taken away? Click here for Dead Pet Body Removal.
We are experts in dead animal removal, and take our job seriously. When removing dead animals, we do a COMPLETE job — not only do we remove the dead animal from your home or yard, we also decontaminate the area, deodorize it, and dispose of the animal or cremate it. If you aren't sure whether the stench in your house is due to a rotting carcass or another reason, we can sniff it out with our noses from our years of experience. We remove dead raccoons, dead opossums, dead skunks, dead squirrels, dead birds, even dead dogs and cats. We frequently remove dead rodents from inside walls, because poison kills rats and mice, who die in your house. We completely solve your dead animal problem by taking these steps:
- Sniff out the dead animal if it is somewhere in your home
- When necessary, for example if the animal is in a wall or under your house, cut a hole to remove the animal
- Remove the dead animal, safely and completely (and seal the hole if needed)
- Finish the job by decontaminating and deodorizing your home
- Properly dispose of the dead animal through incineration or other means
- Prevent it from happening again by finding out how they got in your house
Dead animal carcass removal is specialty work. Sometimes the job is simple, such as a dead opossum in the yard, in which case we can simply wear our gloves and respirator mask, bag the carcass, and take it away for incineration. Sometimes this is more complex, such as when the dead animal is under a home crawlspace, under a porch or deck or shed. Or if the animal is larger, such as a dog or a deer. The most complex cases are dead animals inside the house. The animal may have died inside the attic, or down in the walls, or the duct work, or any other part of the architecture. You may have a bad smell in your home, and you're not even sure what's causing it. We've removed not just dead animals, but rotting food, bad mold, etc. We specialize in locating the source of the smell, and we very commonly cut a hole in the ceiling or wall to remove the animal. We remove every bit of the carcass, mop up the juices, vacuum the maggots, spray it and wipe it down with disinfectant, cleaner, and we repair the hole we cut. In some cases we use ozone machines to neutralize odor.
Albany Dead Animal Tip: A dead animal inside the air conditioning ductwork
A dead animal inside the air conditioning ductwork can and will give off a foul smell. At first, the odor will not be very noticeable but with the passage of time, the smell will become much stronger. After 3 days, the smell may become intolerable. It is therefore a good idea to use your sense of smell to find out the exact location of the dead animal and this is something you need to do when you first notice the smell.
A real problem
A dead animal in the duct can be a real problem because its body will have decomposed and will give off a very foul and strong odor. What’s more, the dead animal will also release many germs. One of the best ways of removing the dead animal from the air conditioning ductwork is by calling in the professionals. It also bears keeping in mind that dead animals usually lie in the ductwork in the winter months because during the summer the a/c will be working and there is not much scope for an animal to enter the functioning air conditioner.
Follow the smell
Even so, in some cases, animals may find their way into the ductwork even in the summer months. To remove the dead animal from the air conditioning ductwork, you will need to first identify the location of the dead animal. If the smell is coming from a particular room, then follow the smell along the walls and floors as well as ceiling.
Clean the ducts
Next, you will need to clean the ducts. It is important that you clean the duct for a few feet into the ductwork. If you find the animal, then you can save yourself a lot of money. If the animal cannot be located, then you will need to call a professional to do the cleaning of the ducts. To do it on your own, you need a vacuum, heavy-duty gloves, screwdriver, cleaning brush that is designed to clean ducts, old rags and clothes.
Start at the entrance of the duct
To clean the duct, you will need to start by cleaning the floor near the entrance of the air duct. With a screwdriver, you must unscrew the air duct covers and then locate the place from where the smell is coming. With a soft cloth or rag, you will need to clean the walls and then with the vacuum and attachments, you will need to clean the duct to the greatest possible distance into which the attachment reaches. Do this for all the air duct entrances.
Remove the carcass
Now, it is time to remove the carcass and disinfect the area. You need garbage bags, rubber gloves, disinfectant and paper towels. Once you locate the carcass, you need to pull it out. Next, turn the garbage bag inside out and grab the carcass and any rotting material and then push it into the bag. You may need to use paper towels to get rid of maggots and body juices. After removing the carcass, spray the area (entirely) with the disinfectant and then put all the floorboards and insulation back in place. The last piece of work you need to do is open the windows so that fresh air enters.
We service nearby towns such as Albany, Guilderland, Watervliet, Cohoes, Colonie, Voorheesville, Altamont, New Scotland, Menands, Delmar, Berne, Ravena, Loudonville, Green Island, Coeymans, Westerlo, Knox, Clarksville, Westmere, McKownville, Preston-Potter Hollow, Roessleville, Medusa,.