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
Naomi Nimmo
Naomi Nimmo
They kept me up to date with either a phone call or text or email promptly. Caleb was very knowledgeable and shared his knowledge with me in terms that were easy to understand. He was very personable and considerate and nice. He kept in touch with me after the initial visit and returned 3 times to make sure everything was complete to my satisfaction. Highest recommendation for the entire company.
Theresa Camlin
Theresa Camlin
Prompt, professional and friendly. They got the job done!
Teairra Gibbs
Teairra Gibbs
I’m so pleased with Metro Wildlife and Pest Control services. Both techs were professional and got the job done. Thanks again!
Pat Haggerty
Pat Haggerty
Very helpful and knowledgeable
Isabel Bryan
Isabel Bryan
One important differentiating factor for going with a smaller company vs larger chain is that we had the same technician come out every time during the removal and installation process. Caleb was great, informative and thorough. We appreciate their service.
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
Jim Rugg
Jim Rugg
Caleb was very professional and all work was completed in a timely and efficient manner.
Mike Schwartz
Mike Schwartz
Caleb is very knowlegeable about his job, polite, communicative about actions taken, respectful of property. We're confident that our rat/raccoon problem has been eradicated. If we have any future issues we'd definitely ask for Caleb to step in and handle it!
Tori McCaffrey
Tori McCaffrey
Caleb was amazing to work with. He was very knowledgeable and punctual. He has great professionalism and I was very happy with his work.

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.