Dead Animal Removal Sterling Heights, MI

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Welcome to Sterling Heights 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 586-838-1597 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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We make it our responsibility to help residential and business owners with their dead animal issues. With more than ten years of experience, we have removed all types of dead animals in the pools, fireplaces, ceilings, walls, attics, basements, yards, and other places that you may not think of. The presence of an expired animal will usually be unnoticeable until it releases that putrid odor. By that time, maggots may have already infested the dead body, making it an extra challenging job for those lacking expertise. Our people have completed at least 100 hours of training before handling this intricate work. You can guarantee that we can offer you a personalized and flexible approach. We are a family-owned and operated business that offers safe and efficient removal of the animal carcass using only the most updated and scientifically tested equipment and methodologies. We also carry liability insurance coverage to protect our people and our customers from any unforeseen situations. Whether you have something as small as a rodent or an animal as large as a deer in your yard, we will handle them with ease and professionally. Protect your properties, investments, and loved ones from the threats related to a dead animal by acquiring our assistance.

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

Sterling Heights Dead Animal Tip:

Why do opossums die under houses? How to remove

Opossums are increasingly losing their natural habitats and have had to move in with humans. The critters infest human environments in search of food and shelter. The critters are solitary creatures and love to infest hidden, secluded areas. Opossums particularly like to infest the area under houses as it gives them the privacy and security they seek. 

The female opossum is particularly known for infesting under houses. They infest under houses because of the associated security and privacy for birthing their young. 

Since opossums like to infest under houses, it is not exactly an anomaly to find a dead opossum under a house. Opossums could die under houses for different reasons. Let's consider the different reasons for the death of opossums and how the carcasses they leave behind should be handled. 

Why opossums die under houses

We have established that opossums can die under houses. Here are the different reasons for the death of the critters under houses.


A sick opossum could infest an area, enter under a house, and try to beat the symptoms. Sick opossums prefer to lay low in a hidden and secured area. This is why they could go under a house and die there. 

The carcasses of sick opossums are particularly dangerous to handle. Thus, they should be removed and disposed of according to the highest level of safety precautions. 

Predator attacks

Opossums could die under a house from predator attacks. After predators attack the critters, they could crawl under houses to nurse their wounds. 

When an opossum dies from predator attacks, it will have open or closed wounds. 


Opossums that infest human environments could be poisoned. Although poisoning is discouraged as a method of opossum removal, poisons are still applied in getting rid of critters. When opossums are poisoned, they tend to stick to safe spaces like under houses where they are safe from the elements and more danger. 

Apart from poisons applied for pest control, opossums could also be poisoned from consuming harmful materials. 

Natural causes

Opossums can die under houses from natural causes. Since under houses is a favorite spot of the critters, they could infest under a house in old age and die. The average lifespan of opossums is just about two years. 

Getting rid of the opossum carcasses

Opossum carcasses should be removed as soon as they are noticed. One of the first indications of the presence of opossum carcasses in an area is the pungent odor from the decomposing carcass. The odor of the carcass usually leads to it.

After the opossum carcasses are located, they should be removed and disposed of according to the approved methods. 

For critters that die under homes like opossums, the smell is usually the first sign of infestation. A flashlight and protective materials like gloves and masks are particularly important in removing opossums from under houses. Protective materials should be worn even before the finding of the carcass begins. 

Opossum carcasses, like the carcasses of other animals, are hazardous materials that should be handled accordingly. All forms of direct contact with the carcass should be avoided. 

The disposal of opossums after they are removed from under houses should be in line with local regulations. Disease outbreaks could result from the improper disposal of different kinds of critters, including opossums. Although opossums do not carry rabies, they carry other serious diseases like leptospirosis. 

After opossum carcasses are removed, the area under the house should be completely sealed to prevent future occurrences. The critters will not crawl under a house and die of any of the causes highlighted above if it is inaccessible. Identify the entry points the critters applied and seal them. General habitat modification and exclusion measures could also be applied in limiting the activity of the critters in an area.

It is also important to remove all traces of the presence of the carcass from under the house. Remove the carcass and the pests that the carcass attracted. Also, repair any mess the critters created while they infested under the house. 

The disinfection of the infested area is important for freeing the property of all hazardous materials. Opossums frequent the area under houses and other hidden, secluded areas. They could die for different reasons in this area. The carcasses of dead opossums should be removed and the area restored afterward.

We service nearby towns such as Warren, Clinton Township, Sterling Heights, Shelby Charter Township, Mount Clemens, St. Clair Shores, Roseville, Eastpointe, Utica, New Baltimore, Harrison charter Township, Fraser, Romeo, Armada, Center Line, New Haven.