Dead Animal Removal Waco, TX

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Welcome to Waco 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 254-294-4923 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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dead animal removal

We will commonly receive a call from residents and business owners suspecting that they have a dead animal around their property. The presence of a dead animal in our house or business establishments can be an unnerving situation. Fortunately, our technicians have the knowledge and experience to professionally and promptly remove the animal carcass as well as the odor and the health risks. We offer interior and exterior dead animal removal services designed to deal with the existing problem and prevent future infestation. We understand how unique their needs are, which also require a unique solution. We will inspect every inch of your property using our 32-point inspection procedure. We will identify not only the location of your problem but will also report the entry points of these animals. Our company carries commercial liability insurance that will protect your property from any damage during our service. We will not merely remove the dead body; we also provide clean-up, decontamination, insulation replacement, if necessary. These are just some reasons we have been given a 5-star rating on our Yelp and Google profile. Even on the off chance that you plan to do it on your own, call us first to provide you with a free consultation. We want you to remain safe all the time while you are in this situation.

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

Waco Dead Animal Tip:

Why Do Animals Die Inside a House?

If you've ever found a dead animal in your house, you might be left scratching your head. How on earth did this happen? Nor are dead animals always found in the likeliest places, i.e., near the food. Attics, crawlspaces, wall cavities, and even air conditioning ducts are all places where dead animals have been found. If you can think of it, then you can be sure an animal has died there. 

But why?

That's the critical question. Perhaps the cause of their death is apparent: you've been laying poison around. But that still raises the question of why they died where they did. After all, there's an old wives tale that rats will head off in search of water when they die. 

What's going on?

The cause of death

Poison is the primary reason animals will die inside your home. It's also the best reason not to use poison. Contrary to the myth described above, animals – in particular rats – will not hunt for water when poisoned. Instead, as they undergo excruciating agony, they'll stagger back to their nests. Like humans, when vulnerable, animals seek comfort and safety. 

So, if you don't know where the rats are nesting, now you've got to hunt rapidly until you've got a load of rotting dead rats to handle. 

Even worse, in the disorientation and confusion caused by the poison, the animal may mistakenly fall into a harder-to-reach location. Think: wall cavities. Now you've got to hack a hole in your living room to dig the carcass out.

Of course, intentional poisoning isn't the only cause of death. Sometimes eating contaminated foods will have a similar effect. In such cases, the result is usually the same.


Like poisoning, injured animals seek comfort and shelter—they need a place to rest and recuperate. When injured, animals are vulnerable to predators. Therefore, straying too far into the open is liable to get them eaten. Deep inside homes, the chances of meeting a predator are significantly reduced. Food is available nearby, and warmth is guaranteed. 

Abandoned by parents

Many animals will venture inside to give birth. As before, young animals are vulnerable to predators, and the indoors provide a strong sense of safety. However, if a mother were to be killed in the search for food, her young would be unable to survive alone. Therefore, they would die in the nest without food or water. If winter approaches, they may even die of cold or stress. 


Cold is a significant killer of animals worldwide. That's why animals will search for a warm home for the winter. Some even hibernate. However, if they've recently relocated inside from the cold, the damage done can still cause death. Or, if the animal has damaged the insulation while building their nest, then the attic may even get cold enough to be deadly.


Rival males will often fight for mating rights. Usually, such fights don't end in death. However, at extremes, desperate males can fight until one of the parties is injured, causing a fatality. If your house falls within one of these males' territory, you may find a mutilated dead animal on your hands. That's something no one wants to handle.


Illness is one of the most common causes of death in the animal kingdom. Long before starvation kills an animal off, the sickness will likely set in. Fur may fall out, or vomiting may occur. When sick, animals will rest in their dens and nests to protect themselves from predators.

If you find a dead animal with signs of sickness in the area, be extremely careful. It may be sensible to contact a professional pest control service to handle the situation. After all, you don't want to become infected or even pass it onto your pets.

There are numerous reasons why an animal will die on your property. However, many revolve around the security such a location presents. Protected from predators, animals will head deep into their nests, hidden in the recesses of your home, and rest until they are better. Unfortunately, in many circumstances, the animal will end up dying there, meaning you have to locate and remove the carcasses.

We service nearby towns such as Waco, West, Hewitt, Robinson, Bellmead, Moody, Woodway, Lorena, Lacy Lakeview, Riesel, Crawford, Gholson, Beverly Hills, Hallsburg, Leroy, Ross.