If you’ve found a dead squirrel in your yard or attic, you may be wondering how to get rid of it. The best way to deal with a dead squirrel is to dispose of it properly. Put it in an outdoor trash can. Never place a dead animal in an indoor trash can. Keeping it sealed is important since it will not allow bacteria to spread throughout the home. Make sure to wash your hands thoroughly after handling them.
If you’re not comfortable handling a dead animal, you can also bury it. If you’re not comfortable burying the dead squirrel, consider wearing gloves and a plastic bag. Ensure that the dead animal is buried away from pets and children. If your yard has other animals, you can bury them in a nearby wooded area, as you should consider the safety of your family and pets.
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If you’re not comfortable doing this, you can also hire a professional to come and remove the dead animal from your yard. If hiring a professional isn’t necessary, you’ll have to avoid dealing with the mess.
Regardless of which method you choose, you’ll still need to make sure that you use gloves and avoid any sharp objects when handling the animal. Using gloves, you can remove the dead squirrel and place it in a garbage bag that’s sturdy and double-bagged. You can also put your cleaning supplies in the same bag as the dead animal.
Disposing Of Dead Squirrels
The easiest way to dispose of a dead squirrel is to bury it in the ground. You will need a shovel and disposable gloves. Be careful though, because the dead animal might have diseases and parasites. This is not recommended if you have small children or pets. A professional can do this for you and dispose of the carcass properly.
While disposing of a dead squirrel is a simple process, remember to wash the area where you find the animal to prevent attracting any diseases.
If a squirrel dies in your yard, the best way to get rid of the stench is to remove it as soon as possible. The stench is often the most significant clue to the location of a dead animal. There’s a chance it might have left a scent that you can’t see. You can also use a deodorizer. Adding some vinegar to the area will also help. Alternatively, you can place coffee grounds in the area of the dead animal. This method is very effective in eliminating residual smells, and it can save you a lot of money.
Jessica Watson is a PHD holder from the University of Washington. She studied behavior and interaction between squirrels and has presented her research in several wildlife conferences including TWS Annual Conference in Winnipeg.