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Analysis of pricing and costs of dead animal removal and control

How Much Dead Animal Removal Cost?

If you have a dead animal in your house or building, the total cost will probably run between $150-$250 to find and remove the dead animal, and decontaminate the area. Some people charge more to cut holes to remove the dead carcass and seal the hole up afterward.

If you just have a dead animals outside that needs to be picked up, the cost will be lower, since the job is a simple matter of a serivice trip, containment, and incineration or other disposal.

I must reiterate that this is a directory of professional nuisance wildlife companies who have met my quality guidelines, and every company charges different rates.

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Here are three articles that will help give you more information:
How To Guide: Who should I hire? - What questions to ask, what to look for, who NOT to hire.
How To Guide: do it yourself! - Advice on saving money by doing wildlife removal yourself.
Guide: Why does wildlife cost what it does? - Analysis of the wildlife control business, and prices.

Costs do vary by company. But there are 3 main principles:
1) Dead Animal control is highly specialized work, with unique licensing and liability risks.
2) You usually do get what you pay for, and cheap companies tend to do bad work.
3) There is no one-price-fits-all. It doesn't work that way, every dead animal job is different.

Any reputable nuisance wildlife company will have spent money on licensing, liability insurance, and a host of other business expenses. You don't want to over-pay of course. And most of all, you want someone who will do this complex work correctly. If you do it wrong the first time, you'll just end up paying more later. You can't ignore wildlife problems, because of the damage and health risks that dead animals cause. Invest in your home and property by taking care of the dead animal problem correctly.

Customer Email Regarding Dead Animal Problem: Hi, David, I located you on the Internet. I'm located in Clermont, FL. I own a commercial building, and lease space to a variety of small, professional businesses. About six months ago, I leased a small space to a lady who poisons rats. About this same time, a neighbor tenant reported smelling a foul odor, and several tenants have reported rat problems. I hired an exterminator to put out rat traps, and we have caught several. I have also sealed holes in the exterior walls, which will hopefully keep the rats out. The foul odor persists in the neighbor tenant's unit. He thinks the source is the lady's poisoning. However, the firewall between the two units is sealed, and the smell of poisoning rats in the lady's unit isn't that bad. I'm wondering if there might be a dead animal in the wall or ceiling of the neighbor tenant's unit. The neighbor tenant reports that the smell comes and goes. It is worse on a Monday morning, he says, after the A/C has been off and the air is stagnant. I'm not sure what is causing the odor, or how to solve it. What would you charge to make a site visit to Clermont and put your nose to work? If the smell isn't a dead animal, but poisoning rats, would you be able to determine this? You would be helping me greatly if you could just tell me what is causing the problem. Thanks for considering my situation. I look forward to hearing from you. Sincerely, Joe

My Response: We would know for sure by doing an inspection and scent test. I can tell the difference between a dead rat and a dead squirrel, just by the smell. When the source is something else - like mold or rotting food, I know immediately. Gregg ought to be able to come out, and if he's busy, he can refer you to Ben, who definitely should be able to come. Both are expert dead animal extractors. The cost for dead animal removal inside a structure is $239, but if we find that the source isn't a dead animal, the fee is $139 for the full inspection and diagnosis. We can also inspect the building to see if the rat problem is permanently solved.
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