Dead Animal Removal in Fredericksburg, Alexandria, Fairfax & Northern VA
Dead Animal Removal in Fredericksburg丨What Kind Does Summit Remove?
If an animal has died inside of your home or outside on your property, we can remove it. We can remove mammals as long as they are not domesticated, all of the animals that we remove while they are alive, we can also remove them when they’re dead. We remove foxes, deer, squirrels, skunks, raccoons, birds, moles, voles, groundhogs, snakes, bats, opossums and geese.
Deer are often struck by cars or get stuck on fences and will pass away. Deer may wander into your yard before they die. Foxes often follow this same path. Your local county or municipality is not responsible for removing dead wildlife from your property.
We do not remove dead domestic animals like dogs or cats.
Can Animal Control Remove a Dead Animal Off Of My Property?
The short answer is no. Animal control should be called if the animal isn’t actually dead, but rather sick or injured or if the animal is a pet such as a cat or dog. Animal control or VDOT should be called if there is a dead deer on a public road or property. If you have wildlife in your home in Northern Virginia that has passed away, we can remove it for you for a fee.
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Why Should You Hire Someone to Remove the Dead Animal?
There are laws associated with the disposal of dead animals and the removal of wildlife from your property. Removing a dead animal should be done by a professional, because the animal might not actually be dead, but rather injured or sick with a disease. A wildlife technician will not only properly remove the animal and dispose of it, but they will also make sure the area is cleaned, disinfected and any necessary damage is addressed.
How do I Know if an Animal Died in my House?
Sometimes it can be difficult to know if you have had an animal die in your home, especially if the animal died in a part of your home that you don’t frequent such as a crawl space or attic. Some signs that an animal has died in your home is a foul scent or lingering odor, flies swarming in an area or stains on the walls or ceilings. If you suspect an animal has died on your property or in your home, it is important to not try to touch it. Some animals such as opossums will play dead and can attack you and potentially spread harmful diseases such as rabies to you if you disrupt them.
What is the Cost for Dead Animal Removal?
The prices for dead animal removal vary. However, a wildlife technician can come out and evaluate the situation at no cost and give you an estimate for the dead animal removal.
Removing dead animals from the home is important because as the animal starts to decay, fluids will leave its body causing staining and the scent of the animal will attract other pests and animals that will begin to feed on it. The smell can linger for days to months, causing you and your family discomfort. These animals might stick around after eating the carcass, and cause even more problems for your home, such as damage to wiring, insulation, flooring and siding. Removing a dead animal can be expensive, depending on what damage was done to the home and what needs to be repaired.
How to Prevent Animals from Getting into the Home?
If you have an animal in your home, chances are they got in through a hole, crack, or other opening in the home. Most often, an animal can get into the home via the chimney, vents on the home, openings in an attic or crawl space, or even by leaving doors, windows or garages open. Sometimes, small animals like rodents or squirrels can get stuck in your wall and die from starvation or dehydration. Some steps you can take to keep these animals out of your home include:
- Keeping doors, windows and garages closed
- Sealing up crack, crevices, holes and other openings in the home
- Properly sealing food and disposing of trash properly
- Getting screens for vents
- Trimming trees and keeping the yard tidy
- Installing a chimney cap
- Cleaning up attic, basement and crawl spaces
If you follow these preventative measures, it should be more difficult for animals to make their way into your home. If you have birds nesting on your roof or animals burrowing in your yard, we offer other options such as animal barrier walls and critter guards for roofs and gutters. An animal is less likely to die on your property if you do not have things drawing them to your property. Most animals will choose homes that offer them safety and food sources. Oftentimes the animal doesn’t choose a particular place to die, it is just how far they can wander or if they get stuck somewhere or end up dying from old age or a sickness.
- Dead animal pick-up/removal
- Dead animal burial or disposal
- Disinfection of area
- Seal-outs/ repairs
- Attic insulation replacement
Free Estimate for Dead Animal Removal in Northern Virginia
For more information about dead animal removal in Fredericksburg, Fairfax, Alexandria and Arlington, VA, contact us today to schedule a free estimate.
Contact Summit Wildlife Removal for Animal Removal, in Fairfax, Alexandria & Arlington, VA.
Contact us online or give us a call at 703-884-2124. when you need our services. For dog or cat issues, contact your local municipal animal control office.