Dead Animal Removal Knoxville, TN

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Welcome to Knoxville 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 865-314-8789 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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A dead animal inside your house can increase the presence of hide beetles and bottle flies all over your home. Additionally, it can also attract the attention of scavengers. There are so many risks associated with the body of the expired animal that it requires immediate removal and disposal. We know how these problems can occur during the time you least expect. To address your needs, we offer our services 24/7. You can call us even during off-business hours, and our agent will help you find the most convenient schedule for you. We will even work during weekends and national holidays to ensure that you will remain safe from the threats and risks related to a dead animal. With over ten years of experience, our people have gained the skills and knowledge to determine the source of the issue. We will use the least invasive method to extract the carcass even from the narrow spaces of your house. We will crawl through or under the inconspicuous area of your home to retrieve the dead body. If cutting through your wall is unavoidable, we promise that we will repair it and make it look pristine and aesthetically-pleasing just like before. Your problem will be our problem; trust that we will find the most effective and affordable solution.

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

Knoxville Dead Animal Tip: How long does it take for different animals to decompose?

Decomposition is a natural process whereby tissues are broken down. Plants and animals begin to decompose after they die. The decomposition of animals begins almost immediately after they die. Let's consider decomposition in more detail highlighting how long it takes for different animals to decompose. We begin by considering the different stages that make up the decomposition of animals.

How decomposition occurs
Live critters: Decomposition is a continuation of processes that occurred in the living critter. Living animals have different kinds of microorganisms. These microorganisms have beneficial purposes and their population is controlled in line with physiological processes. The number of microorganisms within a living animal is capped to prevent detrimental effects.

When the critter dies, the control mechanism is lost. The microorganisms can thus multiply and cause harmful effects. The intestine is the home of a host of beneficial microorganisms. The activity of these microorganisms can become detrimental after death.

Initial decay: Since the animal already has microorganisms living in it, its decay can begin almost immediately after death. After death, the control of the population of the microorganisms is lost, and they begin to act detrimentally. The microorganisms begin to act on the carcass and destroy it. Digestive enzymes, which are usually found in the intestine and work to break down food, also act on the carcass and begin to destroy it.

The initial decay that is carried out by the resident microorganisms is followed by the decay due to the activity of scavenger flies. Blow flies and flesh flies are the commonest flies that are attracted to carcasses. They lay eggs on the decomposing carcass, and the eggs hatch into larvae. The larvae of flesh flies and blow flies feed on the decaying carcass and hasten the breakdown of the tissues.

Putrefaction: After the initial decay that occurs from the first to the third day of death, the tissues decay even further causing the release of gases and fluids into the body cavity. The gases and fluids released into the body cavity cause the carcass to bloat. This process is called putrefaction.

The level of decay at this stage attracts more pests and insects to the area. More blow flies and flesh flies will infest the carcass. Other critters like beetles and wasps are attracted to the carcass too.

Putrefaction that causes the bloating of the carcass occurs within the first and second week of death. Further putrefaction causes the carcass to become black and changes the resident organisms. Putrefaction could continue for a few weeks.

Butyric fermentation: At this point, most of the flesh of the carcass has been removed by the decay process. As the carcass dries up, the odor changes to a butyric smell. During this stage, most of the maggots have left the area, and no new flies or maggots are populating it. Butyric fermentation occurs between the first and second months of death.

Dry decay: The decay of the carcass continues as it dries up. During this stage, the population includes mites, moths, and different bacteria.

The dry decay of critters occurs at any time after the second month of decay and when the carcass is finally broken down.

Every decomposing carcass goes through these different processes that could take any time between a few weeks to months and years. It takes between six months and 18 years for dogs to decompose. The decomposition of a cat that dies under a house, for example, could take a few weeks.

The rate of decomposition of carcasses is affected by factors such as the climate/weather, the size of the carcass, and the location. If carcasses are left on the open ground, they are bound to decay faster than when they are buried because of the higher activity of the different components that contribute to the decay. If the temperature is too hot, it could discourage the activity of the bacteria and insects needed for decomposition. This is also the case if the temperature is too cold. Decomposition of carcasses is a multi-stage process that is driven by different organisms and critters. The length of the decay process is dependent on the different contributing factors. The climate influences decay because it influences the activity of organisms that contribute to the process.

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