661-414-0277 We run a professional wildlife removal business operating in Los Angeles, California. We service the whole San Fernando Valley metropolitan area, and do much of our work in Los Angeles. We are a full-service
Los Angeles animal trapping and removal company. We specialize in wildlife only, and are not like a regular Los Angeles pest control company or Los Angeles exterminator. We use humane methods to
solve wild animal problems in California. We solve the root of the problem, by performing home repairs to keep animals out, and preventative measures in addition to critter trapping
and removal. We offer a variety of services, from animal damage repair to waste cleanup, dead animal removal and odor control, and more. We handle several nuisance wildlife
species, including squirrels, raccoons, snakes, skunks, and opossums. We also perform bat removal and bird control services, and rodent control, including poison-free mouse and
rat removal. Give us a call any time at 661-414-0277 to discuss your Los Angeles animal control issue, and to schedule a fast appointment.
Los Angeles wildlife control tip of the month: What to Do With A Dead Animal Inside the Air Conditioning Ductwork
Air-conditioning is a blessing we all rely strongly upon, so naturally if one day you start the Los Angeles animal control AC and instead of soothing you with cool air, it starts giving out a sudden strong and strange smell- it can quickly become a curse. Then, the job is to follow the foul odour and find its source- which is generally not that difficult, as it gets stronger and stronger every second. If the source is found out to be a dead animal inside the air conditioning ductwork, then comes the biggest problem, how to remove it. Thankfully, though a little cumbersome and probably disgusting for you, it is not impossible to completely remove the odour and the decomposing body.
Generally, larger animals like possums or racoons get trapped in the Los Angeles pest control ducts more than smaller animals- creating not just foul smell, but also leaving a lot of germs and infections in its wake. The entire decomposing can take a lot of time, meanwhile filling your space with unbearable stench. Therefore, getting rid of the body is an immediate necessity. Sometimes, they rip the openings of the ducts in order to get inside the machine, which can cause air-conditioning malfunctioning as well. It usually happens more during Winter, as the machinery stays less active during this time.
Getting it Out
After locating the body, it is time to get ready for the unpleasant Los Angeles wildlife removal process. You have to prepare yourself with rubber gloves, old rags and clothes, disinfectant spray (which can be as simple as a mix of bleach and water) and a large stick or rod or anything that has a bent edge with which you can pull the carcass of the animal if it is farther up inside the ductwork. First, you have to completely open the air duct cover with a screwdriver and physically remove the body of the animal into a plastic bag using your gloved hands and the other tools. After getting it out of your home, dispose of it in a clean and environment-friendly manner. After removing all traces of the animal or the maggots from the ductwork using paper towels or rags, thoroughly soak the area with disinfectant spray. Open your windows to help with the smell.
Even after the smell is gone, the next step is to check the Los Angeles animal trapping source of the animal’s entry into the ductwork. If there are ripped ducts, they might also be causing you energy efficiency; those need to be mended. It is ideal to contact your air-conditioning servicing for a system inspection and a thorough duct cleaning.
However, it is not an easy job for those who are easily Los Angeles exterminator disgusted. If you do not feel you have the stomach for it, or if the animal is actually quite out of your reach, it is better to ask your local animal removal companies or your air-conditioning company for help. Also, before disposing of the dead animal, do check with the wildlife removal laws, as there are strict laws against throwing out some animals with common garbage.
To learn more about our Los Angeles pest animal removal services, visit the San Fernando Valley animal trapping and removal home page or give us a call at 661-414-0277.