- Posted by Lance
- On August 14, 2019
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We often get calls from customers who have found a dead animal on their property. Perhaps they found a dead raccoon in their chimney, a dead bird on the porch, or roadkill next to their driveway. When this situation arises, you have a few options:
1.Call Critter Control of The Triangle. We can remove the animal for you. This is the best option if you think you have a dead animal inside of your home or building. Our experts will perform a complete inspection and then will work with you to develop a plan to find the animal, remove it, prevent it from happening again, and clean the area for you.
2. For animals on the side of the road (roadkill), your local government agency should be able to pick it up for you. Do a google search for your county to find the correct phone number. Do not attempt to lift large animals on your own.
3. If you attempt to dispose of dead animals yourself, you will need a few supplies. Gather a face mask, thick gloves, a shovel, a hose, a ziploc bag, a plastic grocery bag, and/or a heavy duty garbage bag, depending on the size of the animal. Before coming into contact with the animal, be sure that you are wearing the face mask and gloves. Use the shovel (if necessary) to place the animal into a bag and securely tie it shut. We recommend placing smaller animals inside a ziploc, then a plastic bag, and then a garbage bag. For larger animals – you can place them directly into the larger bag. Next, you will need to hose down the area or wipe down the area. You want to dislodge any remnants of the animal. Finally, small animals can be buried. For a large animal, you will want to drop it off at your local waste collection center. You would not want a dead animal rotting in your garbage can, especially in summer. Be sure to wash your hands after any contact with the animal or bag.
Ultimately dead animals on your Raleigh or Durham area property can be dangerous and are not something to remove without some expertise. Call Critter Control of the Triangle today or fill out a form to get an estimate.