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Does it seem like an unpleasant and gruesome topic? Might be, but a lot of us would have faced the dilemma of how to get rid of a dead rat at some point in our lives. Locating and disposing of a dead rodent is indeed a tedious task, and is always best to leave the job to the rat control experts. However, not all situations call for professionals, so check out our quick guide on how to remove a dead rat from your house yourself. 

How To Locate A Dead Rat In Your House?

  • The most obvious sign of a dead mouse is the presence of a strong stench of decay. Following your nose to the intense area of the stench will point you in the direction of the dead rat. 
  • Another sign of a dead mouse is the sudden increase in the number of flies appearing in a particular area of your home. Following the insects would take you to the impromptu rat graveyard.
  • If you still can’t find the sign of the corpse, it could be in an air duct, walls, attics, garages and any other dark spaces that offer them a place to hide.

Regardless of the situation, you should know how to safely dispose of the dead animal to avoid the terrible odour and like-threatening health risks associated with it. 

Disposal Of Dead Rats:

Use Protective Gear: Find yourself a pair of rubber, vinyl or latex gloves and put on a protective mask, covering your mouth and nose. This way, you can protect yourself from getting into contact with the carcass. 

Place It In A Plastic Bag And Seal It:  Use some sort of tool or your hand to place the dead rat in the plastic bag. As the rodents can contaminate the surrounding objects, it is essential to remove these objects as well. 

Securely Discard It: Put the carcass and the contaminated objects in another plastic bag and throw them in the rubbish bin. 

Disinfect, Sanitise and Clean: Clean all the surfaces and any helping tool you have used using a suitable disinfectant. Discard the gloves in the bin and wash your hands with an antibacterial soap to ensure your safety. If you find it difficult to deal with a dead rat or mouse, you can call Pest Control Unit – the rat control Melbourne experts. With effective treatments designed to target your unique pest concerns, our highly trained team has the skills, knowledge and equipment to help you with getting rid of a dead rat and providing year-round protection from all types of pests – including rodents. To schedule an appointment, feel free to call us on 0415 589 338.

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