There are many types of nuisance wildlife in Tennessee, but some are more prone to infesting our interior spaces and eventually biting the dust. Animals like raccoons, opossums, birds, squirrels, and rodents are notorious for getting inside and getting stuck; or simply living out the remainder of their lives inside your home or business.
Nuisance critters like these generally seek out shelter in residential and commercial settings, finding their way inside roof vents, wall voids, crawlspaces, attics, and beneath porches, decks, and stoops. Once there, they generate an unthinkable mess with their hair oils, urine, feces, rotting food scraps, nesting, and destructive habits. But there are some things worse than an animal infestation mess, and that is the smell of a dead animal carcass.
After hiring a certified Nashville wildlife removal company to get rid of a dead animal, you can opt for infestation cleanup and decontamination services to treat the affected area. However, it is quite common for dead animal odors, as pungent as they are, to linger well after dead animal cleanup services. This is especially true for cases of multiple carcasses.
If this sounds like your current dilemma, continue reading below to learn what you can do to abate these odors until they have dissipated for good.
Household Remedies for Treating Dead Animal Smells
When animals die in or around your home, the smell can be virtually impossible to tolerate, especially right after dead animal removal service. Cleanup and decontamination treatments can only do so much when it comes to eliminating dead animal smells, which is why it is important for you to treat post cleanup lingering odors with basic household remedies.
You wouldn’t think that a dead skunk under the deck or a groundhog under the stoop would generate enough decay odor to seep inside the property, but they can. Even dead animals outside can cause lingering death odors inside your home or business if they are in close enough proximity.
Fortunately, there are several products and remedies you can implement that will help reduce the pungency and make your indoor spaces tolerable until the smell stops naturally. These dead animal smell hacks will not grant instant gratification, nor 100% eliminate the dead animal odor in your home. They will, however, take the edge off. But if the smell is faint, they can mask it entirely.
Dead Animal Odor Removal Granules
For dead animals that expire in non-traffic areas of a home, like crawlspaces, attics, and wall voids, dead animal odor removal granules are a great way to go. These are chemical-free and all-natural odor absorbing granules that you simply scatter over the affected area. These also prevent bacterial hazard and pest infestations.
Odor Eliminating Fogging Cans
Odor control fogging products are an effective way to eliminate the toughest of dead animal smells. Also known as “odor bombs” or “eliminating foggers”, these products are automated. All you have to do is push a button; and 10 or 20 seconds later, a strong force of deodorizer is released. These fogging treatments can treat spaces up to 600 square feet.
You can purchase residential grade or commercial grade odor absorbers through your choice online retailer or at your local home improvement store. Grocery store also common carriers of odor absorbing products. You can place multiple odor absorber containers around the smelly areas of your home to help clear out some of the pungency. Residential grade odor absorbers are recommended for minor to moderate cases of dead animal odors. If you’re dead animal odors are stronger, opt for commercial grade odor absorber.
Odor neutralizers are popular product on the market for both residential and commercial environments. When you think of an odor neutralizers spray, you might think of a popular brand like Febreze or Ozium. And you would be right to do so. These two products are sprays that work well to sanitize the surrounding air and eliminate airborne odors.
Whether in addition to one of the options above, or as a lone resort to cover up residual dead carcass smells, home fragrances like candles, wax burners, incense, essential oils, fragrance plugins, and even fresh, aromatic flowers.
Are you looking for prompt and professional assistance with a dead carcass or animal infestation? Contact Smoky Wildlife Control at 615-610-0962 for prompt and professional dead animal removal in Nashville, Tennessee. We also provide animal infestation cleanup and repair for both residential and commercial clients.