The city of Des Moines offers free dead animal removal services in the case of dead animal carcasses on public land, or dead animals in the roadways. Examples might include roadkill such as deer, or a dead raccoon in a county park. For free government dead animal removal services call:
Iowa Department of Agriculture & Land Stewardship Bureau of Animal Industry: (515) 281-8601
Aside from the city of Des Moines animal services or Polk County Animal Control, free dead animal removal is sometimes offered by government agencies that go by names such as public works department, department of transportation, environmental services, division of street maintenance, sanitation department, etc. Don't call the Des Moines police department or Des Moines SPCA or humane society. Click here for Dead Pet Body Removal in Des Moines. Usually you can put dead animal carcasses in refuse containers - aka garbage cans, although sometimes that's frowned upon. I'd do it for smaller animals under 20 lbs for sure though. For larger animals maybe call the sanitation dept. or call the number listed above. The removal of large livestock animals such as a dead horse or dead cow is usually handled by private enterprises. But in all cases in Des Moines, if the body is on private property, the removal of dead animals is handled by the citizen or by a private company, such as ours listed below.
FREE GOVERNMENT SERVICES: (515) 281-8601
If you have a dead animal in your house:
If you have a dead animal in your house, such as a dead rat in the wall or a dead raccoon in the attic or a dead skunk under your porch, you can hire us to remove it. We are a private company, not a free service. Call us anytime at 515-337-2974 to schedule an appointment for today!
Unwanted pests in your home soon leads to unwanted dead pests in your home – and this can be more troubling than having live intruders when you consider the other problems that often arise. This includes increased moisture and black mould growth, often in wall cavities, basements, and other hard-to-reach areas of buildings; the attraction of insects, rats, mice, and other scavengers to the area; damage to the building and your belongings; the threat of diseases like rabies, histoplasmosis, and leptospirosis; and more. Des Moines Dead Animal can put a stop to all of those problems, and our friendly technicians can even prevent any future problems from arising. By highlighting and repairing vulnerable areas, sealing up already-present entrance points, and installing preventative methods, the entire nuisance wildlife issue is resolved, from start to finish. Without taking these steps, the removal of the animal will end up being just one part of a much larger task. By stopping wild animal intrusions entirely, however, you can be sure that your home is as safe and protected as you’d want it to be. If you would like to know more about properly removing dead animals from your home or business, or you’d like to learn how to effectively prevent unwanted wildlife intrusions, give us a call on 515-337-2974 at any time. We answer the phones all hours of the day and night, and we can offer you one of our highly skilled field operatives within hours, should you require a visit.
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