Dead Animal Removal San Antonio, TX

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Welcome to San Antonio 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 210-460-5569 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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It won't be enough to mask the scent of the dead animal. If the carcass is not removed, it will continue to attract parasites such as maggots. The parasites that used to feed on it will look for another host, and the next likely victim could be you. Dead animals can also be the source of disease, and some of them can be life-threatening. We will be removing the dead animal for you at a price that you can afford. We will use a non-invasive method when extracting the dead body. However, there are instances when it will require dismantling the structure, such as cutting through your walls. Regardless, we will make sure that we will fix it and return your wall to its previous state. Upon calling us, we encourage you to provide us with the details we need to give you with a more accurate quote with no obligation. We may not handle dead animals found in public places since that is the local animal department task. With our service, we will get rid of every mess left behind by the dead animal, including the odor, fur, urine, and droppings. We are a company certified in handling biohazard materials and dispose of them in accordance with the law.

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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 Bexar County services to remove it for free? Click here for Free Bexar 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.

San Antonio Dead Animal Tip:

Why do squirrels die inside houses or attics? How to remove

Squirrels infest houses or attics during all periods of the year. The nuisance critters can cause significant destruction in houses and attics. They could also die in areas that are hard to locate. Let's consider why critters die in houses or attics and how the carcasses can be safely removed. 

Why squirrels die in houses or attics

Squirrels could die in houses or attics for different reasons. Here are some of the top reasons why squirrel carcasses could be found in houses or attics. 


If poisons are applied to get rid of squirrels in houses or attics, the critters could die indoors. In their vulnerable state, poisoned critters proceed to their nests or the area around the nest to endure the negative consequences before they die. Poisoned critters suffer immense pain before they die. This is because of the kind of active ingredients in the different poisons. 

It is noteworthy that poisoning is an inhumane way of getting rid of squirrels. The active ingredients in the poison will initiate harmful processes that will cause the death of the critters. The harmful effects of poisoning are not just related to the negative effects on the target critters. The unintended secondary poisoning of other critters, including pets, could occur from the use of poisons to get rid of squirrels.


Squirrels could die in houses and attics from trapping. This is the case when lethal traps are applied in getting rid of the critters from the area. 

The application of lethal traps in getting rid of squirrels should be in line with established regulations. The lethal traps should be designed to cause a minimal level of pain to the squirrels. The carcasses of squirrels that die from lethal traps are usually found on the trap or close to it. 

Natural causes

Squirrels could die of natural causes. The lifetime of critters varies. An old squirrel can infest a house, make the attic its den, and eventually die there. Squirrels that die of natural causes could have babies in the attic. If the babies are not grown enough to survive on their own, they will die without their parent. 

When a squirrel dies of natural cause, the carcass could be found around its den.

Removing dead squirrels from houses and attics

Carcasses of dead squirrels should be removed from the attic and other parts of the house as soon as possible. Remove dead squirrels from houses and dispose of them efficiently and according to the specified local regulations. 

The first step in removing squirrel carcasses is to find the exact location of the carcass. Even if you are sure that the critters are in the attic, the exact location in the attic must be initially identified. 

Squirrel carcasses, like the carcasses of other animals, have a horrible smell that could make for an unpleasant living experience. The removal of the carcasses is important for the elimination of the horrible odor. 

The carcasses also draw flies and other pests to the area. The carcasses attract pests that can spread harmful diseases and make an area unsafe for its occupants. 

After the location of the carcass is identified, it should be removed according to established safety measures. If the carcass is not in the attic but is in another space like the wall, a hole should be drilled for easy access to the carcass.

Place the carcass in a plastic bag after removing it from the area. Dispose of the carcass afterward according to the local regulations. 

It is important that the area from which the carcasses are removed is thoroughly cleaned to prevent the spread of diseases. Repairs are also necessary to prevent further infestation of the critters. General prevention measures should also be established to keep the house inaccessible to the critters.

Squirrels can die inside a home. When squirrels die inside a house, in the attic, or any other crawl space, the carcasses should be located and disposed of according to the local regulations. 

Some of the acceptable measures for disposing of carcasses include burial, incineration, and landfill. 

The removal of the carcasses of critters should be carried out while wearing protective materials. The protective materials should include gloves, masks, and overalls. Cleanup and prevention measures are also part of the efforts to remove carcasses and keep a property critter-free.

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