Dead Animal Removal Virginia Beach, VA

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Welcome to Virginia Beach 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 757-656-4401 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

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dead animal removal

Dead animals should never be thrown in your garbage bag. If you do, you can be violating the local ordinance on solid waste management. To ensure that you are doing things the right way, you need to find a licensed company to do this tricky task. We remove dead animals in your ponds, yards, under the shed, decks, in the crawl spaces, chimney, attic, and walls. Regardless of its location, we will be ready to venture through the cramped spaces to extract the carcass. We are one of the biggest dead animal removal companies in the state. Our establishments are located close to your community allowing our technicians to provide the required services immediately. We serve commercial and residential customers; there are no jobs too small or too big for us. We are a company committed to service excellence and customer satisfaction. You don't have to live with the nauseating scent or the health risks in your property; we will deal with it ethically and swiftly. We treat all our customers the way we want to be treated- with respect and courtesy. We understand how this problem will happen abruptly and without any warning. Therefore, you can acquire our services even during off business hours and weekends.

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What if you found roadkill or a dead animal such as a deer in a public place, and you want the city or Virginia Beach County services to remove it for free? Click here for Free Virginia Beach 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.

Virginia Beach Dead Animal Tip:

Who to call to pick up roadkill

Finding roadkill is quite a common experience. You should know what to do and who to call when you find roadkill. We cover the details of who to call and what to do when you find roadkill below. 

Why you should call about roadkill 

It is important that roadkill is removed swiftly. They can constitute hazards on roads and increase the number of accidents. Drivers could swerve to avoid roadkill and have an accident in the process. 

The decaying carcass could also attract other animals that would want to feast on it. Oncoming vehicles could hit the carcasses attracted to the roadkill, complicating the situation and creating more hazards.

Apart from the hazard that roadkill constitutes, it is best to call the authorities because it is unsafe to try to handle the situation on your own. The professionals receive specific training for dealing with roadkill because of the danger involved. A layperson is most unlikely unequipped to handle roadkill. 

Also, protective materials are needed for handling roadkill. You probably will not have gloves, masks, and overalls with you when you find roadkill, and you should stay away to avoid contracting diseases. 

Who to call to pick up roadkill

The organization in charge of picking up roadkill depends on the location. The involved authorities differ according to the city, state, and region. The organization in charge of picking up the roadkill is usually in charge of the cleanup of the area. 

People commonly call the police or the local animal control department on finding roadkill. If roadkill is on a state road, the organization in charge of picking it up could be the ministry of transportation. If the concerned road is not maintained by the state, then the municipality is responsible for the pickup. 

Other organizations that could be involved in picking up roadkill include the animal welfare league, the public safety department, game and wildlife management, the street maintenance department, and the department of environmental protection. 

It is noteworthy that in every location organizations are usually on standby to attend to roadkill. This is because of the hazards they constitute on roads. While it is not encouraged that you call 911 on finding roadkill, you should try to get in touch with the organization in charge of roadkill in the area. Calling 911 for roadkill is only encouraged when a major traffic block or accidents are bound to occur because of the size and position of the roadkill. 

If you find roadkill, try to reach out to the authorities in charge of the pickup and cleanup. If you are not sure of the location, a simple Google search will lead you in the right direction. If you can't call, endeavor to stop by the nearest gas station and report it so that the organization in charge can be contacted. 

The authority in charge of picking up roadkill could be described in this way: the city handles the roadkill on public roads, and the state handles roadkill on state roads. 

Roadkill could be found on private property too. If this is the case, contact private companies for the pickup and cleanup.

What happens to roadkill

After roadkill is picked up, the area is cleaned to reduce the chances of contamination and the carcasses are disposed of according to established methods. Incineration is a top method for disposing of roadkill. With incineration, the carcasses are safely and efficiently disposed of. Disease outbreaks are also prevented. 

Animal sanctuaries could also accept roadkill carcasses. They store the carcasses to serve as food for their carnivores. 

You should always try to do something about roadkill. Serious accidents could occur if you do not take any action after seeing roadkill. Reach out to the appropriate authorities, and the roadkill will be picked up and the area cleaned swiftly. 

Roadkill could be wild animals or pets. Pets could get lost and become roadkill. If you noticed pet roadkill, and the carcass has identifiers, you can try to reach out to the owner. You can never go wrong with contacting the authorities to handle roadkill. Always safely engage roadkill and reach out to the required organization. 

We service nearby towns such as Bay Island, Bayside, Chic's Beach, Norfolk, Dam Neck, Princess Anne.