Decontamination and Odor Removal

Wildlife removal and exclusion are the first steps to dealing with a wildlife infestation problem. But after that, what next? The droppings and urine left behind by these nuisance critters pose severe health risks to pets and humans. What’s more, the horrible odor from their waste can linger for months.

The severity of this problem typically depends on the type of animal species involved, the number of animals present, and how long they lived there. That’s why proper decontamination and odor removal are essential to eliminate pathogens and terrible smells. 

Metro Wildlife and Pest Control offer decontamination and odor removal services to residents of South Carolina. This post explores what decontamination and odor removal are all about. 


The primary purpose of decontamination is to remove waste materials left behind by nuisance materials. These waste materials include droppings, urine, and nesting materials, as they can serve as a source of several diseases. 

Our decontamination process at Metro Wildlife and Pest Control involves:

  • Identity infected areas

More often than not, regions of high wildlife activity usually contain the most waste. These areas may be in the attic, chimney, or under the basement. Taking the time to identify these areas is necessary for complete decontamination and odor removal.

  • Remove solid waste

The next step is to scrape solid waste like droppings and nesting materials. Ensure that you put on gloves, a mask, and appropriate clothing to prevent contact with pathogens. Why? Pathogens like histoplasmosis, rat-bite fever, leptospirosis, and more are usually transmitted through animal waste. The waste should be securely stored in a plastic bag and disposed of appropriately through the waste collector.

  • Vacuum smaller wastes

Some smaller waste might be stuck in corners and hard-to-reach places. A high-powered vacuum can be used to remove them. 

  • Apply disinfectant

While removing waste removes most pathogens, some might remain due to their microscopic nature. That’s why an enzyme-based cleaner should be used to kill the remaining microscopic pathogens. 

Odor removal

From droppings to urine to bodily fluids, wildlife leave behind a horrible odor that can linger even after removing the nuisance animal. Unfortunately, this lingering odor reduces the air quality of your property. 

Odor removal is crucial because it helps rid your property of this lingering odor. Deodorizers absorb these putrid odors from the air. Examples of natural deodorizers include vinegar, coffee filter, coffee ground, baking soda, and charcoal briquettes. These deodorizers work by absorbing lingering odor from your property.

Decontamination and Odor Removal with Metro Wildlife and Pest Control

Do you need complete wildlife removal, decontamination, and odor removal services? Metro Wildlife and Pest Control are the best in providing these services. Over the years, we have handled thousands of decontamination and odor removal in commercial and residential properties in South Carolina 

Trust us today to get rid of wildlife for good, avoid pathogens that pose health risks to you and your family, and restore the fresh smell to your property!

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July 31, 2022
Sandy Hatton
Sandy Hatton
From the initial call and thought the trapping process, each associate was professional, kind and prompt. I appreciate the time and efforts Metro took to keep me informed and educated. I will recommend Metro to all of my friends and neighbors. Thank you! And … good bye armadillos!
Diane Melton
Diane Melton
Caleb was the best. Always communicated the issues and the plan very clearly. I was always notified of the schedule well in advance. And most importantly the issue is resolved. I highly recommend!
Andrew Cromey
Andrew Cromey
Metro was professional, prompt, knowledgeable and friendly. Caleb was our guy and he did a great job. We would absolutely use them again or refer to a friend.
Gary Crickenberger
Gary Crickenberger
Caleb was prompt, courteous, and he fully explained everything he was going to do and what he found. Very satisfied with his service.
Kim Caver
Kim Caver
Metro has been wonderful from the first phone consultation through the exclusion and trapping service. Caleb is a wonderful technician. He is knowledgeable and patient about sharing that knowledge. He definitely makes the process stress free. I would recommend Caleb and the entire Metro team to anyone with a wildlife issue.
James Rumchak
James Rumchak
Personnel with Metro were excellent in their handling of the very necessary problem I was experiencing on my property.
Nicole G
Nicole G
They were no longer taking on new clients in our area but they took the time to walk me through what I should do to catch the moles in our own without needing any additional help. Now we can catch any moles that come into our yard and it was a lost more cost effective.
RicKelia Poinsette
RicKelia Poinsette
I heard loud noises on the roof. 🫣 Metro Wildlife and Pest Control came out, checked around my house and in my attic. I appreciate them coming and for all the information they provided. I know who to call if I suspect I have any uninvited guest. Thanks again. ☺️

Wildlife Removal Services We Offer

Metro Wildlife and Pest is a full-service wildlife control, removal and remediation company. If your home or property has been taken over by unwanted pests, we will use the most humane animal removal methods possible and provided home exclusion to ensure they don’t come back.

Bat Removal

Bats may be beneficial for the ecosystem, but that doesn’t mean they need to live in your attic! We can provide home exclusion to remove and relocate bats with ease.

Rat Removal Charleston

Rat Removal

Rats love to be around humans, where the food is plentiful. If you have rats in your home, it’s important to have wildlife control services as soon as possible.

Raccons Removal

Raccoons are scavengers that like to make their nests in attics, sheds, and other human dwellings. Conventional animal trappers may unnecessarily harm them

Squirrel Removal

Squirrels may be cute, but they can create quite a mess. If you have squirrels nesting in your attic, our wildlife removal service can take care of them quickly.