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What Happens if a Mice or Rat Dies in Your Walls or Air Vents? Rodent Inspection, Removal, Exclusion & More


Rodents and mice are a common problem for homeowners. They are always looking for somewhere they can hide out with plentiful food and water sources. With these rodents trying everything in their power to get into our homes, you are bound to experience an issue at one point or another. If you do happen to experience a rodent problem, you better hope that one of them doesn’t die in the walls or ductwork of your home. A-Tex Pest Management is here to talk about the steps that you need to take if you have a rodent die in your home.

AC Smells Like Dirty Animal

The first indication that you have a dead rodent problem in your home will most likely be the smell. When you have a rodent that is dead and decaying, you will know it because that smell is pungent. The only way to find it is to follow that stench. Rodents will likely crawl into a corner that is hard to reach when they get into your home. The problem with this is the fact that those places are likely to be the places that they also die. Places like:
– Ductwork
– Basements
– Crawlspaces
– Attics
– Inside walls
All of these places make a great hiding place and a horrible place for a rodent to die since they aren’t the most accessible spots usually. If you have tried and tried to locate the smell and come up empty-handed, it may be time to call on the professionals.

Removing Dead Animal from Air Duct

Rodents that have set up shop in your home and then died, need to be removed safely. These rodents carry a long list of diseases that are dangerous for humans, so this task shouldn’t be taken lightly. You need to make sure you have all the protective gear needed to get the job done safely. That would include gloves, garbage bags, disinfectant spray and the tools needed to reach these animals in hard to reach places.

Rodent Exclusion

The best defense you have against rodents in your home is exclusion. This helps you avoid this whole dead rodent inside your walls situation completely. Once you have removed the dead animal from your home, it is time to get to the bottom of where it gained access in the first place. Solving this problem will keep this situation from happening time and time again.

Rodent Pest Inspections, Control & More in Round Rock, Leander, Pflugerville, Cedar Park & Austin Texas

The trained pest professionals at A-Tex Pest Management can help you locate the problem, remove it and make sure it doesn’t happen again as we inspect the premises and find the problem areas that are allowing rodents to gain access into your home or business. If you are struggling with these disease-ridden pests, there is no one you can trust more than our team to get rid of them. Call us today!