When you are faced with having to dispose a dead animal, you also have to deal with the responsibility of having to do so properly. Often homeowners do not know what to do next. Though the method with which you dispose the body depends entirely on your discretion, it is important to remember that this must be done with care. Proper disposal methods are especially important since carcasses can be a health hazard to humans, and other animals, aside from polluting the ground water, soil, and air. Listed below are a few ways to carry out dead animal removal in Sonoma County.
Burying Small Animals: Small animals such as hamsters are quite easy to dispose of, especially if you have a yard. However, be sure to check the requirements for burial of your state. Different states have different regulations on how deep you need to bury the dead animal among other similar requirements. When digging, keep your eyes open for utility power lines. Also, do not bury an animal close to a water source or area that is prone to flooding.
Before burying the animal, wrap its body in a plastic bag. Thereafter place it in a box and bury in the deep hole you have dug. You will do good in placing some paving stones right over the burial spot so as to discourage scavengers from digging the body out.
Burying Larger Animals: If you have to dispose the body of a bigger animal, you can opt for composting. This is a viable means for disposing birds, horses, and livestock. Burial must be done no less than 6 feet deep and must have a minimum of 30 inches of soil cover. It is also important to bury the animal in well-drained soil, and at least 200 feet away from a public well. Burial must not be done in a shoreline area or in wetlands.
Before burying the animal, check with your state vet or environmental agency if you are permitted to compost an animal in your yard. Odor can be minimized by using covering material such as sawdust, straw, and hay with manure. You will also need to heat up the pile for optimal composting.
If burying is not an option, or you rather not go through the hassles involved in the burial of an animal, you may go in for dead animal removal in Sonoma County. Contact Discreet Rodent Proofing for discreet, dependable, and eco-friendly disposal of animals of household pests such as skunks, opossums, and mice. Call us today at 707-528-8501.