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At some point, you may find that a wild animal has made its way into your home. Whether you are talking about something like a raccoon, squirrel, bird, bad, or other kind of animal, it is quite frequent that these kinds of animals work their way into a person's home then set up residence there.
What likely first drew you to their attention was the fact that they were making some kind of noise or you saw them quickly scurry across the hallway or downing your basement area and new that you had an issue with a wild animal. You went to the extraordinary measures of getting the animal removed or using a one-way exclusion funnel to trap the animal out of your home, and now peace and order are restored. You no longer have to worry about this animal being in your home, and can enjoy the beauty and wonder that comes with having your own house back.
However, something seems to be nagging you. While the animal is gone, you are still smelling its aftermath for days after you have removed it from your property. So, what would be causing this bad odor in your house?
It first begins with the most obvious of answers. The primary reason that you would smell something horrible would be the urine or feces that the animal has left behind. Depending upon how long the animal had been in your home, there could be a rather sizable amount of these waste products that are present, and they are going to smell after a while. This will require you to find the location where they were relieving themselves and clean that as thoroughly as possible.
You also face the fact that the urine can frequently lead to mold building up within the walls are carpeting of your home as well. Mold is not only dangerous because of the respiratory problems that it can cause, but it can smell quite bad after a while as well. You may have to get a special cleaner or replace walls and carpeting all together to be able to stop the mold from building up.
If these were the only concerns you had, then maybe you would be fine with that, but there are other issues that you may face. You may be unaware of the fact that there was a wild animal in your home, and only recognized it when you could smell its rotting carcass. Wild animals, such as rats and mice, may die in your walls, meaning that the smell is going to be quite overwhelming after a while.
You also have to consider that if you have been able to scare off a wild animal from your home, that it may have left food behind in your attic, basement, or walls. That food will build up bacteria on it and will attract insects and other animals, that can make it stink even worse.
These are just a few of the causes for odors that you may find.
For more information, you may want to click on one of these guides that I wrote:
How To Guide: Who should I hire? - What questions to ask, to look for, who NOT to hire.
How To Guide: do it yourself! - Advice on saving money by doing wildlife removal yourself.
Guide: How much does wildlife removal cost? - Analysis of wildlife control prices.
Animals in the attic - read about the common species.
Noises in the attic - how to identify critters by their sounds.