I cut them out of the vapor barrier and then the cheapskates don't pay me.

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I commonly extract dead animal carcasses from homes and property. The very animals that commonly invade houses die inside houses, and when they do, they create a very unpleasant odor as the carcass decays. The successful removal of deceased wildlife definitely requires experience and knowledge of building architecture and animal behavior. I've cut and pried open every nook and cranny imaginable to locate and remove rotting critter bodies. I am the best - I always find the animal, deodorize and decontaminate the area, and seal up the hole I've cut open. If you want to learn more, please read my How To Get Rid of Dead Animals page.

Opossum And The Vapor Barrier – Always Lethal - Continuing with the dead opossum under the mobile home let me recount the steps I took to get the critter out of the mobile home. The opossum always seems to choose the most difficult place i.e. the vapor barrier, to end its life. Going under crawl spaces are always a nice little challenge; you never know what you’re going to find under there! It may be the opossum, but it could be a whole slew of other critters and ‘treasures’ as well.

After crawling and scrunching under the mobile home, flashlight and protective gear in place, it’s time to follow the scent and signs to find the critter’s carcass. It is important to also look for other animals that may or may not be alive; even scavengers looking for a quick meal. With opossums, it is also important to make sure that there are not any baby opossums around. Sometimes, if the mother dies, the babies are left unprotected and unable to fend for themselves. Depending upon how long the ‘mother’ has been dead, there’s the possibility that the babies might be alive and need rescuing. If it’s been a while, I also need to look for baby opossum bodies as well.

As with any dead animal carcass, it is very important to make sure that you are completely safe and use protective gear to prevent catching and/or carrying disease and for proper disposal of the animal. The area will need to be disinfected and the areas where the opossum (and other animals) did and could get in need to be sealed up to prevent other infestations.

Yes, you guessed it right and if you are feeling sympathy for me, I deserve it right now. For getting rid of this maggot covered opossum, spending hours on the job first taking the vapor barrier apart and then putting it back, all I got paid was nothing. Now, I am not selfish and I do realize that not everyone can afford to pay me but it does bother me when the people I work for make no gesture to even recognize what I did.

AAAnimal Control is a privately owned wildlife removal and pest control business, located in Orlando Florida. I deal strictly with wild animals including ones that have died inside houses. I am not an extermination company, but a critter removal and control specialist. The above photos are some of the many that I've taken in the field over my years of work. Please email me if you have any questions about the above photographs, or any questions about wildlife problems or dead animal removal issues.

Wildlife Photographs by David     Email me with questions: david@aaanimalcontrol.com     Residential & Commercial     Licensed & Insured