Wildlife Odor Control Methods: When dealing with wildlife odors and wanting to control them properly, you need to first consider the situation at hand. So, in the following we'll explore a few options you have for dealing with indoor smells resulting from active infestation, and indoor smells which may appear after the animals have been relocated. After that, we'll talk a bit about outdoor smells and the best approach to all of these issues.
As mentioned above, you have two situations here: odors appearing while the animals are still nearby, or odors appearing after the animals have been relocated or have gone away on their own accord. There are a few instances which can result in bad smells in and around your home, and it's usually pretty easy to determine which of these applies to your specific case. You can have to deal with animal feces either fresh or left over where the animals lived; you can have dead animals even if the infestation is still active; you can have litters from the wildlife inhabiting the same space you are and finally, you can deal with animals either defending themselves or marking their territory, like a skunk spraying in and around your home.
Before getting into specifics, it's important to note that you never want to cover up these smells. Even if it might seem to work, you're left with the cause of the smell, which means you're exposing yourself and your family or pets to health risks. Wildlife feces, even if they dry out and stop smelling in time, can still carry and spread disease. Not to mention that they can attract other pests. So, the first thing you do is either hire a wildlife professional removal service to get rid of the animals in a humane manner and let them also deal with the consequences of said intrusion, or ask them for guidance in getting rid of the smells. And invariably, they'll tell you that you need to get rid of the cause first, and then move on to properly sterilize the area.
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To do that, you'll need a number of products. First off, some good, safe and eco-friendly cleaning agents which can deal with potentially sensitive surfaces, like wood, drywalls and insulating materials. You may need different products for different kinds of materials, and always make sure that if you have pets or don't want there to be collateral victims to your cleaning process, that the products you use are pet and wildlife friendly. It's only after cleaning that you'll need to properly sanitize the area and make sure you get rid of any lingering pathogens. But for the most part and applicable in most cases, you're much better off in the long run to find and hire a professional wildlife removal service. They're usually apt at also making small repairs to your property and removing such odors effectively and in an eco-friendly manner.
Another common odor source is a dead animal somewhere in your home. Now, when it comes to animals which are bigger, finding and removing the source of the smell will be pretty easy. It's when you have to deal with things like small rodents such as rats and mice when things can become tricky. Your nose is your only viable tool in that situation, and there's no professional equipment or secret out there that can help you get the job done easier or faster. In a professional's case, their training and experience is what allows them to find and dispose of the source of the smell faster. In your case, you'll just have to stick with it until you find the source. In the process, you'll also probably need to make a few holes in your walls and stop and think whether or not it's worth the trouble. And the answer is: it's always not only worth it, but should be done regardless – a dead animal will stop smelling in time, but can attract other wildlife and can spread disease. Again, a proper cleaning needs to be done in the area the animal was found even after the corpse has been disposed of.
When it comes to any of the odors mentioned above found outdoors, you need to be extra careful of how you deal with them. Again, chemicals will be needed to get rid of some of these smells, but it's immensely important to make sure that those chemicals are safe for the environment, especially in an outdoor setting. Some substances can infiltrate and poison local water sources, and other can harm your kids and pets if they come into contact with them. Some might even cause more damage if other wildlife is exposed to it, gets poisoned then spreads that poison around.
Again, in these circumstances hiring a wildlife removal professional should be your go-to solution. Not only will they properly dispose of whatever is causing the smell and get rid of the animals in a humane manner, but they'll also guide you towards making sure they won't come back and won't bother you again. If repairs will need to be made, they'll also handle that. Otherwise you'll be left with a lot of work on your hands and many things which you can get wrong and cause more damage in the long run. When making first contact with a wildlife removal professional who services your area, be sure to make the proper inquiries regarding their methods of identification, removal, disposal, cleanup, repairs, and prevention. Odor Control - Wildlife Smell Removal