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Dead Animal Removal Services London

Disposal of dead animals, including pets

  • We provide emergency animal removal and disposal services
  • Discreet removal of carcasses over the weekend and on holidays
  • Certified and trained pest technicians
  • Pet cremation services

Animal Carcass Removal: How It Works


A pest control expert will inspect the property to determine where the smell comes from. We are usually called to remove dead rodents from hard-to-reach places. A special endoscope camera is used by the exterminator to detect the carcass.


The pest technician will remove the dead animal once it has been discovered. Whenever our pest teams are removing a dead animal, they always wear a mask and gloves. They pick up the carcass, place it in a bag, and seal it tightly. Bacteria and diseases can be transmitted by rotting carcasses.


The dead animal is cremated as part of the removal service. A corpse should be destroyed in this manner for safety and hygienic reasons. Additionally, you can also make a call about deceased pets. We arrange for a technician to pick up and cremate the animal.


Whenever you find dead rodents, snakes, birds or dead fox in your garden, call us to arrange the removal of the carcass. As the owner of the property, your local council is not obligated to remove dead animals from your property. The legal obligation to remove dead animals falls to you.

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Removing dead animals in London in a safe and hygienic manner

The discovery of a dead animal on your property is never pleasant, especially if it has been there for a long time. When you find a carcass, it should be removed as soon as possible. The decomposing body of an animal, if not found soon enough, soon becomes a health hazard. You will soon notice foul odors filling your property, and you may also notice an unexpected flea infestation. Do not waste time if you find a dead animal near or inside your house. Contact a pest professional immediately.

Safety tips to follow before and after the dead animal disposal service

Safety tips to follow before and after the dead animal disposal service

Prior to your dead animal removal service:

  • Never touch the dead animal with your bare hands.
  • To prevent spreading parasites, don't move the carcass.
  • Try to isolate the area, especially if you have pets. You need to eliminate all health-hazardous risks.

After the removal of the dead animal:

  • Consider ordering our disinfection service to sanitise the area and remove all possible harmful bacteria from your property.

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Dead Animal Removal FAQ

Q: How do I dispose of a dead animal UK?

A: For small animals like foxes, squirrels, and so on, you can place them in a black bag and put them in your regular waste bin. Birds may also be disposed of in your domestic bin; make sure you wear gloves when handling dead animals.

Q: How much does dead animal removal cost?

A: If you need to remove an animal carcass from your property, it's best to hire experienced professionals. They use proper equipment and follow all safety protocols when dealing with dead animals. This ensures a safe and hygienic cleanup. Dead animal removal services start from £80.

Q: How do you dispose of a deceased pet?

A: If you own a pet, it is your responsibility to ensure it is disposed of properly when it dies. This means using an approved route, such as a registered waste carrier or licensed animal crematorium. If you do not wish to have your pet returned to you, make sure you use a reputable service to ensure it is treated with care and respect.

Q: How do I dispose of a dead wild animal?

A: If you encounter a dead animal, it is important to take precautions. First, put on some disposable gloves. Avoid touching the carcass with your bare hands. Place the dead animal in a plastic bag, ensuring it is leakproof. Once the carcass is securely in the bag, tie it up, place it in a second plastic bag, and put it in the regular bin.

Q: How long does it take for a dead animal to stop smelling?

A: The smell of a decaying animal can be incredibly unpleasant, and it can linger for a long time depending on the size of the animal and the conditions in the area where it died. The nauseating stench will linger until the animal carcass is completely dried out, so it will take some time before the smell goes away.

Q: How do you neutralise the smell of a dead animal?

A: Clean the area after removing the dead animal. Use gloves and a disinfectant or bleach. Another option is to use an air purifier with activated charcoal filters, which can absorb and neutralise many different types of odours. You can also try simmering a pot of water with some essential oils to freshen up your indoor space.

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