Welcome to Pest Animal Lake County! We are a wildlife removal company servicing Lake County, IL.
Keep Yourself Safe by Keeping Animals Away
Having wildlife like bats, skunks, foxes and raccoons on the property can be dangerous. They are able to attack kids whenever they can and they will spread diseases. A home is the most important investment that you can make, so you should not let the wildlife or rodent destroy its foundation, walls or wood works. If you do not take care of the rodents quickly, then they may destroy the entire home and you may have to deal with extensive damage. When you have unwanted animals on your property, it is a nuisance for you and the family. This is why you have to consider hiring an animal removal company as fast as you can.
You may not understand the reasons why you should hire an animal control company. There are many reasons why you have to hire a wildlife control company instead of doing it on your own.
When you remove the animal alone, it can be too risky since you are not an expert. People who work with an animal removal company are aware of what has to be done, and they will trap and remove the animal. When you choose to do it yourself, you may be attacked by the wildlife. There is no need to take such a risk since there are companies that will be around to do these services for you in a professional way. You can contact us whenever you have a wildlife problem since we can schedule a same day or next day appointment depending on what you prefer. Call us now at 224-944-5977 for your Lake County wildlife control needs.
About Pest Animal Lake County and Our Services:
The fact that there are rats in your home is a difficult pill to swallow. This is made even more problematic if one of those rats become stuck inside your walls. Once they starve to death, they will start decomposing and the smell will permeate your home.
How long will it take?
If the rat is stuck in a place where you cannot reach you may be wondering whether it wouldn't be easier just to leave it. In fact, it might be. The problem is rats smell an inordinate amount in comparison to their size.
The stages of decomposition will depend on a variety of factors.
• Temperature. If you live in a very cold climate, it will take longer for the rat to start decomposing. It will slow down the blowfly activity, and this will result in the stench being present for a prolonged period of time. If it is very cold and the rat is exposed to the elements it may freeze and postpone the decomposition until the carcass thaws.
• In very hot conditions where the rat is exposed to direct sunlight, it will mummify within a few days. The absence of moisture will keep flies away. However, the next step will take a longer period of time. Depending on the size of the rat, it could take a few weeks to a few months.
• Warm, humid climates present the ideal conditions for decomposition. It allows for blowflies and other animals to eat the flesh. In these conditions, it could take as little as three weeks for the rat to decompose completely.
When will the smell dissipate?
The main concern, other than the health risks, will be the horrible smell coming from the area. If you are able to remove the rat, it is advisable that you do so. Even if you need to make a hole in your wall that can be fixed later. The smell will only start dissipating once the rat has been removed. If you are unable to reach the carcass, you can try masking the scent by using odor eliminating bags and placing baking soda in the area. If you are able to remove the rat, make sure to clean the area properly. A decomposing animal poses a risk to your safety. It will also attract flies. These flies will start laying eggs within minutes after the rat dies. Once these eggs hatch, maggots will emerge. These slimy, white worms will help decomposition while completely disgusting the people who come into contact with them. Once the maggots have gone through all three stages of molting, they will metamorphize into flies. You will then have to compete with large amounts of flies carrying bacteria into your home. They are attracted by decomposing flesh. This also means that they will be most likely to hang out in your kitchen where you are preparing food.