Dead animals or pests under your house, in your wall space, or in the
attic are the main sources of pest-related odors in a building. Though
possibly masked by other smells in your house such as your cat's litter
box, a dead-animal smell is usually unmistakable. Another unmistakable
smell is Bat guano. If you are uncertain, go stand under the Congress
street bridge one night to smell (and watch) Austin's famous bats. If
you don't want to know what it is and/or simply want to "get rid
of that smell", please Contact Us
Dead Animal Removal
We handle the finding and removal of dead pests, animals, and pets. We
always perform the least invasive searches of your walls, attics, and
substructure first. In cases where a dead animal is trapped in a wall,
we may have to make incisions in the wall. We have seen everything from
mice to raccoons to cats inside wall spaces. We have special tools for
many jobs but each search is different. A hint for locating the source
of a dead-animal smell in your house yourself might be to turn off your
AC and temporarily remove any odor-eating devices from the areas that
smell. Again, if you are uncertain about what to do and you have questions,
please Contact Us
This is NOT free.
No, the city does NOT have an agency that will pick up dead animals.
It is also illegal to dump dead animals wherever you like.
A single truck visit to DFI costs $75. We will not wait around until we
fill up a truck with dead animals before we dispose of them. Therefore,
a single deer may cost $75 just for us to get rid of it. Retrieving your
dead animal also costs us time, energy, gas, and usually a good shower.