A dead animal inside your home is the source of awful smells and, in general, is an unpleasant and unsanitary experience. When it comes to Maryland dead animal removal services, you can always rely on Mid-Atlantic Wildlife Control for quick response time and swift resolution. We’ve removed dead animals from homes in Anne Arundel County, Howard County, Montgomery County and many other locations throughout the mid-Atlantic region. Whether it’s dead animal removal in Ellicott City, Columbia, Bethesda or Annapolis, just give us a call and we’ll be there to help you. Click here for information about Maryland Dead Deer Removal.

How We Can Help With Dead Animal Removal

Dead animal removal can be a simple job or it could turn into a complicated process. It all depends on how big the animal is, where it died and how long ago. The few common reasons an animal can die inside your house is when it gets stuck or perishes from natural causes. In both cases, it’s not uncommon for animals to crawl into hard-to-reach-places.

Here is what we can do:

  • Locate the dead animal inside your home
  • Safely remove the animal’s remains
  • Sanitize and deodorize the space
  • Properly dispose of the dead animal


“During the inspection the technicians discovered that gray squirrels in my attic ate the mouse poison my exterminator put out. Two of the squirrels died after they ate the poison and fell in the wall of my bedroom. Your technicians were able to remove the dead squirrels by cutting a small hole in the wall.”

Susan German, Annapolis, MD

Signs of a Dead Animal

Never ignore odd sounds behind walls—this could be a trapped animal anxious to get out.

If you have a dead animal in your home, you will know it by the horrible smell from the decaying flesh. When an animal dies in the attic, you can sometimes see brown stains appear on your ceiling. Swarms of flies that appeared out of nowhere can also be a sign that you have a dead animal on your property.

When an animal gets stuck inside your wall, chimney or some other place, you still have time to help it out while it’s alive. If you hear loud scratching noises in the same spot throughout the day, contact Mid-Atlantic Wildlife Control immediately for Maryland dead animal removal. It’s better both for you and for the animal if we can get it out alive.

How Did it Get in?

Where there is a dead animal, there are often a few live ones hiding nearby.

A dead animal in your attic or crawlspace is only a part of the problem. The real question is not why it died, but how it got in. Has it been living in your house long enough to pass away peacefully? Are there others? Did it do any damage? However, no need to panic—our trained Maryland dead animal removal technicians will be able to answer all of these questions after a thorough inspection.

Once we determine the entrance point, we will seal it to prevent other animals from using it. But before we do that, we’ll make sure there are no other unwelcome guests inside your home. Many homeowners who take up the role of animal control experts often end up repairing the holes and trapping animals inside, which brings us back to square one: a dead animal in the house.

Need the dead animal gone ASAP? Click the button below or call us at 866.784.8058 to get help right away.