Dead animal removal

Dead animal removal services

Discovering the remains of a dead animal on your property can be an unsettling and uneasy experience. Not knowing the cause of death of the animal can make you hesitant to approach. This is where you need a qualified and skilled pest controller to dispose of the body with care. This will eliminate the risk of potential health hazards.

If you notice a pungent smell from under your property, it could point towards having a dead animal stuck under the house. It is not uncommon for some animals to hide shortly before they pass away. This means locating them can be a harder task than you would think. Our Abbott Contractors pest controllers local to you can take this job off your hands by removing the body from your property and disposing of it correctly.

Our pest controllers ensure that they remove the body of the animal in line with all health and safety regulations. We will deliver it in a tight, air sealed plastic bag to the closest incinerator to ensure that no diseases are spread. 

Is there a dead animal in my property?

Unless there are remains in clear sight, you may not know that there is a dead animal in your property. But there are some warning signs to look out for. 

A foul smell

An unavoidable consequence of having a dead animal in your property is the smell. It will get so pungent that it will be impossible not to detect after a certain amount of time. As the dead animal’s body begins to decompose, the smell might not be so bad, but after a short amount of time, it will become overpowering. 

Damp spots

As disgusting as it sounds, the decomposing remains will start to liquify. Over time, this liquid could soak into your walls or ceiling (depending on where the animal died). These damp spots can, unfortunately, cause damage to your property’s structure. 


Flies get a good source of nutrients from rotting objects, whether that be fruit or a dead animal. They also like to lay their eggs on animal remains as it provides food for the larvae when they hatch. If you do notice an uptick in flies around your home, there might be a dead animal somewhere. 

Dead animals we can help remove


Rats & mice

Our experts use specialist equipment to help locate and remove dead rats and mice from your property. Nothing is above our capability, and our team strive to provide the best service available. By taking all the necessary precautions, we guarantee a fast and hygienic dead animal removal service.  


As the fox population continues to grow and their natural habitat reduces, the chances of finding a dead fox on your property has never been higher. Unfortunately, most local councils no longer offer to remove a dead fox, so our expert pest controllers can collect and safely dispose of one for you instead. 


Finding a dead bird in your home can be an unpleasant experience and can upsetting for some people. But don’t worry! Our professional bird removal team are certified and equipped to come to your home and remove the dead animal quickly and hygienically. 


We will discreetly remove and effectively dispose of a squirrel that has died on your property. One of our dead animal removal experts can come at a convenient time to remove the carcass and decontaminate any affected areas. 

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Our procedure

Our operations centre operates 24 hours a day, 365 days a year*, so our customers can always speak to one of our helpful advisers. Our teams work closely together to ensure that the customer receives a prompt, co-ordinated and efficient service. At the time of booking, our expert advisers will select a local engineer to attend the site. The progress of the job is then carefully monitored through to completion, with live updates of estimated arrival times relayed directly to you.

Our procedure

Our work is not only approved by major insurance companies but some of our more regular customers, including several county councils, government offices and facilities management companies, not to mention many established high street retailers. We currently respond to over 150,000 emergency callout situations per year; the majority are dealt with effectively and often to very short time-scales.

Rapid emergency response

In addition to our planned maintenance work, we are proud to provide reactive services for homes and businesses across the UK. Our team work together to provide our customers with an exceptional response rate. We want to be our customers' first point of call and understand that when an emergency strikes, you need the problem to be resolved quickly and professionally by an engineer you can trust. Our fully certified engineers are ready to help you 24 hours a day*, so you can feel safe with Abbott Contractors.

Skilled & equipped engineers

We believe that quality workmanship is essential for achieving professional and operational results. Whatever your maintenance requirements may be, you can rely on us to provide a reliable first-class service at fair prices. Our skilled and experienced engineers' work is of the highest quality and professionalism, and the latest industry standards are always adhered to. You can rely on us to provide quality solutions for your home or business, day or night.

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