Dead Opossum Under The House
Dead opossum smell under your house - You will never normally know that you have been the victim of an animal invasion sometimes until you smell the scent they leave behind and this is usually in the place of a rotting carcass. The problem with this is that unless you get rid of it, this smell is going to linger for a very long time, and once it is there, you are going to find it particularly hard to forget!
There aren’t many things worse than the smell that a rotting carcass can leave behind it, and this is even more so the case when you take into consideration that you may not even know where this animal has died, and it will take a lot of frustration to figure it all out. Thankfully, there are plenty of professionals out there that will be more than happy to do this less than glamorous job for you.
There are so many bad things that will come as a result of an opossum dying in your home. The smell will linger around for months unless you successfully remove the carcass from your home. Also, the carcass could stain any material that it comes into contact with, which also means the smell will linger in these materials also. The smell will also create many other problems – it is likely to attract mice, rats, beetles, insects, flies and much more. These can also bring disease with them. The parasites, fleas, ticks or mites that were once on the opossum will then look for new homes, which means that your pets could be in trouble. All in all, this is going to be a heck of a job.
It is not really the best idea to try and amend this situation yourself, especially if you are not knowledgeable on how to do so. Thankfully, there are more than enough experts out there that will be more than happy to give you a helping hand.
Dead possum problem - If you have finally breathed a sigh of relief because it would appear that the irritating possum you had in your house is either dead or gone, you may want to think twice before you decide to celebrate. The death of the possum is actually one of the first steps in a long and complicated journey, and in all honesty, you should probably just give the professionals a call and let them sort the situation out!
Let’s say the animal has died, either because you have managed to starve it to death or used poison to encourage its demise. What happens next? Well, firstly you are going to need to determine where the possum has actually died. That is, of course, you want the stale stench of dead and decomposing animal to linger in your home. No, we didn’t think so either!
If the animal had fleas, ticks or mites when it died, these bugs are going to be looking for a new host or body to call their homes. This means that you, your pets, your children, and even any livestock that you may have could fall prey to these itchy insects.
Of course, the death of a possum may be good news for some, but what about those mother possums that left babies behind? These poor little critters are essentially going to starve to death unless you do something about it, and the worst of it all is that you may not even know where these babies are hiding, if there are any at all.
In short, it would be safe to say that the professionals are the way forward when it comes to dealing with possums, dead or alive!
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