A dead animal, even the smallest ones, can make your home or place of business inhospitable. The odor can be unyielding, and it will take some doing to make it dissipate. Getting rid of the smell should be done as quickly as possible or risk the smell growing worse.
Here are some simple steps to follow if you find yourself in this predicament:
- Identify the source of the smell
Though it may sound easy, it may be quite difficult to locate where the odor is coming from especially in a large house. It may take hours to narrow it down. There are certain signs you can use to find the location faster. One of them would be to look for droppings which would mean that the site is near. Another one would be to narrow your search to dark and hidden places on your property since the chances are that is where the vermin would have been hiding. Stains can also be a good indicator since animals leak fluids leak and stain property before they die.
- Neutralize it
Once you have found the source of the odor, the next step would be to neutralize it. It may take some doing to extract the dead animal(s) and clean and repair the damage they have caused. You may need to cut down or drill through a portion of your wall to access the dead animal, as well.
- Clean the area
After removing the animal, you will have to wash the area with odor-neutralizing industrial chemicals. To ensure the odor does not linger even after cleaning, you can use heavy-duty air fresheners or deodorants to mitigate the smell.
If you follow these three simple steps, you will likely rid your home of the dead animal smell effectively. However, dead animal odor removal can be challenging and time consuming. Hiring the professionals at Critter Control® of Jacksonville to remove the animal, repair any damage caused, and eliminate the odor from your home for good can relieve stress and improve efficiency of the job. Give us a call today at 904-221-8633 for a free estimate.