Speedy Animal Control San Diego (619)370-2761
San Diego, Ca


San Diego

Dead Animal Removal

Please call (619)370-2761 for dead animal removal

Dead Animal Removal Done Right! 

  "Our San Diego Dead Animal Control and Removal Team is up for the task and poised to succeed. We can find and remove that dead critter causing that offensive odor."


If your pet (CAT or DOG) has died please call or take it to your nearest Vet.

  • How to remove a dead animal from an attic.

  • How to remove a dead animal from a wall.

  • How to remove a dead animal from under your house.

  • How to get rid of the dead animal smell or odor


The best way to remove a dead animal and get rid of the dead animal odor is to call the professionals at Speedy Animal Control (619)370-2761


"If The Dead Animal is under your house, inside your attic, in your yard, or even in an wall, Call (619)370-2761

  • The City of San Diego  Will Not remove a dead animal unless its on the street or alley way
  • If the dead animal needs removal from streets or alley ways call (858) 694-7000 or for after hours and weekends please dial 311



Speedy Animal Control works hard to bring peace of mind to both our customers and wildlife. Our San Diego Dead Animal Control & Wildlife Pick Up and Removal Program is TOP NOTCH!

We  perform many kinds of wild animal trapping services such as: Animal Trapping, Control and Removal, to dead animal pick up, animal exclusions, repairs, and odor removal.

**Please check out our Services page for more details.

Our Dead Animal & Wildlife Pick Up & Removal Specialists cover most San Diego Cities and Counties including, but not limited to: Alpine, Aviara, Balboa Park, Barrett, Blossom Valley, Bonita, Bonsall, Bostonia, Camp Pendleton North, Camp Pendleton South, Campo, Cardiff By the Sea, Carlsbad, Casa de Oro, Chula Vista, Corona, Coronado, Crest, Del Mar, Cuyamaca, De Luz, Dehesa, Del Mar, Descanso, Dulzura, Downtown San Diego, El Cajon, Encinitas, Escondido, Eucalyptus Hills, Fairbanks Ranch, Fallbrook, Flinn Springs, Granite Hills, Greater San Diego Area, Harbison Canyon, Hidden Meadows, Hillcrest, Imperial Beach, Jacumba, Jamul, Julian, Kensington, La Costa, La Mesa, La Presa, Lake Murray, La Jolla, La Mesa, Lakeside, Lake Elsinore, Lemon Grove, Leucadia,  Mount Laguna, Little Italy, Mira Mesa, Mission Beach, Mount Helix National City, North Park, Ocean Beach, Oceanside, Olivenhain, Pacific Beach, Pine Hills, Pine Valley, Potrero, Poway,  Ramona, Rainbow, Ranchita, Rancho San Diego, Rancho Bernardo, Rancho Cucamonga, Rancho Penasquitos, Rancho Santa Fe, San Carlos, San Diego, San Diego Country Estates, San Marcos, Santa Ysabel, Santee, Scripps Ranch, Solana Beach, Spring Valley, Sunset Cliffs, Talmadge, Temecula, Tierra del Sol, Tierrasanta, Vallecitos, Vista, Warner Springs, Winter Gardens.

Call 619-370-2761 Today, and we would be happy to answer your questions.

If you have a bad odor coming from your crawlspace, attic, or wall, you may need Our Top Notch San Diego Dead Animal Removal Team to get you out of a stinky situation.

  • Inspection of the area
  • Location of the sick or deceased animal
  • Removing the dead animal and affected materials
  • Decontaminating the affected area with a special enzyme based biological decontaminating agent
  • Treat affected area with solutions to neutralize or reduce odors.
Sometimes animals die in the worst places; in attics, walls, or under the house. When these animals pass on,  it is often difficult to locate and remove them. 

Dead Animal Removal is one of the dirtiest jobs on the planet. And is definitely not meant for the squeamish of heart. We do what others won't. We climb into hot attics, crawl underneath wet, muddy, and dusty homes, cut open walls (only when needed) "sniff out" the animal, remove it and any affected materials, decontaminate the affected area, and then dispose of the carcass in an approved manner.

Dead Animal Removal is never a  pleasant experience! However, we strive to make our customers happy by doing everything that we can in the most efficient manner possible.

Repairs may be needed to keep those pesky animals out, and are available for and additional fee. Your Damage Control Specialist will advise accordingly. These wild animals contain parasites, diseases, and pose health risks. When these wild animals take up residence in your homes they often urinate and defecate everywhere. This can cause major health risks. Removal of these wild animals must be done, and should only be performed by Trained-Licensed Professionals.

Rates of Decomposition

Reasons for Concern: The primary concern with dead animals, is of course, the odor. When an animal dies in  the attic, wall, or under the house,  it will naturally start to decay. When this happens, it gives off a foul smell which will be slight at first, then grow with intensity over time. The intensity of the smell differs by many factors: Animal Type and Size, location, and Time & Temperature.

Animal Type and Size: All animals have Different rates of decomposition. The odors associated with them vary also.  A larger animal means more decaying flesh, which means a stronger odor. For example; A dead skunk or raccoon will take longer to decompose and have a stronger odor than a dead mouse.

Location of Carcass: This plays a big part in the way our olfactory senses (noses) pick up the odors. Say for instance, the animal dies under the house next to a foundation vent, you will have more odor seeping to the outside of the house than you have entering it. If it dies in an area with poor ventilation, it will come up through floor boards, through the walls etc. If it happens to die in the attic, the insulation may reduce the odor trailing in through the ceiling. However, if no insulation is present, the smell can spread throughout the whole house.

Time and Temperature: How long the animal has been dead and the temperature in its surrounding area will attribute to how foul and how fast the decomposition will occur. The hotter the surrounding temperature, the faster the state of decomposition. The cooler, the slower. At first the odor will appear weak, then depending on its time and temperature and location it will increase. There are three periods of decay.

Stage One: The animal dies and gives off a slight odor.

Stage Two: The gasses form with in the carcass, expanding the body cavity. During this time of expansion, it seems like the smell has finally gone away. But don't celebrate yet!

Stage Three: The body bursts from all the built up gasses, causing an even larger stench. This has to be the worst stage. Its at this stage that flies are attracted. From here mother nature and all her insects take over. The odor life cycle varies, depending on the size of the animal.

Why do I smell it stronger in the morning? It maybe that the air is flowing from a different direction during that part of the day. If the animal died in the attic, its possible that cooler evening temperatures have caused cooled the attic just enough to make the odor molecules sink down to the house level.

Why do I smell it stronger at night? It maybe that the air flow has changed from morning to evening. As did the temperature. The animal may have died in the crawlspace under the house. As the temperature rises and so does the air containing the odor molecules of the deceased animal. And Thus carrying the into the house.

Regardless of the how strong the stench is, most people cannot tolerate it. And the dead animal removal process must be done!

Call Now and in most cases we can have an Dead Animal Control Specialist out to you the same day! Feel safe again in no time.  

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