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There are many different situations in which you may need to locate and remove a dead pigeon, but the most important thing is that you take the right precautions to keep yourself safe while carrying out the work. Whether you have laid out poison or your cat has a habit of discovering carcasses and bringing them home, the result if you choose not to remove the dead pigeon can be very pungent and will often attract other pest animals. Make sure you wear gloves and long sleeved clothing to prevent any parasites from jumping to yourself from the carcass, and have a resealable container or two thick garbage bags in which to place the carcass.
Follow The Odor
The first step of finding the dead pigeon will be to locate it, and the honest truth is that the best possible way of identifying this is by finding the smell that is produced by the carcass, and try to narrow down the location in this way. Even if you are only able to narrow this down to a particular part of your home, finding where the smell appears to be at its strongest at least gives you a place to start searching.
Pinpointing The Location
In most cases, the pigeon carcass will not be in the living quarters of the domestic property, so consider if it is likely to be in the attic or in the wall cavities. If you are searching in an outbuilding, garage or shed, think about the darker, quieter areas where a dying animal might want to hide.
Removing The Carcass
Once you have located the carcass, do not touch it with your bare hands, rather use your gloves, or place your hand inside one of the plastic bags to pick up the carcass itself. Make sure that the dead pigeon is sealed, either within the container or by double bagging the body so that the smell is contained and won't attract other pest animals.
What to Do With The Carcass
After bagging or placing the bird's body in a container, if you have access to an incinerator then this can be one good way to get rid of it, but if not you can also put the dead pigeon out with the garbage. It is best not to bury the dead bird's body, otherwise other animals may find it and dig it up again, causing it to lead to more problems in the area around your property.
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