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The thought of a wild animal hiding and dying inside of your walls is enough to make anyone squirm. Unfortunately, this is actually a pretty common occurrence, especially in homes that are near trees and wildlife, and it can be difficult to notice at first. If you start to suspect that an animal may have died somewhere in your house, here are the signs that might confirm your worries.

A Terrible Odor

When animals die, their bodies begin to decompose, and that can release a pretty powerful stench. In fact, the smell is usually what alerts homeowners to the presence of the body. Try to determine where the odor is eliminated from so that you can narrow down the possible locations of the creature.

Your Air Flow Seems to Be Blocked and Foul

Animals sometimes crawl into your vents before dying, which can cause your air to stop flowing properly. If this is the case, you’ll probably notice a bad smell whenever the air clicks on or off and carries it throughout the house.

The Presence of Flies

Flies often converge on dead, decomposing animals. If you notice a swarm of flies buzzing around a particular area of your home, it may be because they’re attracted to the carcass of a rodent or some other kind of creature.

In any case, it’s always best to have a professional handle the removal of a dead animal. They can contain harmful diseases and bacteria, so don’t ever touch a body without protective gloves.

Contact the professionals at Trapping USA Animal Removal Services instead of exposing yourself to dangerous germs. They’ll quickly and safely handle all of your pest problems, including the disposal of dead creatures. Call 469-481-6552 today to speak with a representative about your pest control problems in the Houston or Dallas areas.

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