Rat trap in the attic
Rat trap in the attic

Do You Need Dead Rodent Removal in Gallatin?

Unfortunately, when a Gallatin home has mice or rats in it there may also be dead ones. If you find yourself in this situation, remember that the animal will need to be removed and disposed of properly. The best way to approach this issue is to contact professionals that are trained in the proper sanitation and disposal protocol. Dead rats are carriers of many diseases. If mishandled, you can put yourself at risk. Do not attempt any contact with the carcass. Contact Xceptional Wildlife right away to handle it for you.

How Will I Know if I Have a Dead Rodent?

The most common indication of a dead rat is odor. Dead animals cause incredibly foul, strong odors. The level of odor you will face is determined by the size of the rodent, the level of airflow, humidity, and temperature. Most attics are not ventilated extremely well so the odor can be quite offensive. Rats will give off a stronger odor than a mouse because it is bigger. Another indicator is random stains appearing on the ceilings or walls along with the odor. Dead rats or mice in your yard can attract flies or other insects to your yard or other live animals ready to feed. It is generally clear when a rat or other animal has died in or around the home. Call us at the first sign and we will be there to help.

Dead Rodent Challenges

Most of the time if an animal is dying in your home, it will go to an area that is secluded. This can make it hard to get to them afterward for removal. The last thing you want is to be fighting to reach them surrounded by the odor of the carcass. It can be hazardous as well as frustrating. Our team is prepared to locate and remove the dead rat or mouse no matter where they have died. We have the proper tools to effectively retrieve them. Another challenge to consider is the possibility that the dead animal is not alone or that the smell will attract other pests. We will also sanitize the area where the carcass was located.

Dead Rodent Removal Process

The first step in the removal process for you is to call us! Handling dead animals should only be done by professionals with the training and equipment needed to limit health risks. Once we locate the carcass, it can be safely removed with the least amount of damage and repair needed to the home. If the rat or mouse is not accessible or down between walls, it may need to be cut out. Therefore, drywall repairs and decontamination may be warranted. Should this be the case, our technicians here at Xceptional will be able to remove the dead animal, decontaminate, and do a full repair, and secure the access area.