How to dispose of a dead rat?

How to dispose of a dead rat?

So How to dispose of a dead rat? No one likes killing animals, but we often have no choice when faced with a pest outbreak. Whether you put down traps or rely on poisoned bait, killing rodents like rats is sometimes the only thing you can do to set yourself free from the scourge of an infestation. Even if you try to deal with the problem without killing any rats, a few members from a large nest will inevitably die of natural causes. A dead rat will soon start to rot and decay, releasing a foul odour and creating a severe health hazard as they do so. If you’re planning on killing any pests in your home, you need a plan for disposing of their bodies before you begin.

Animal carcasses can host parasites, ticks, and fleas, all of which can spread diseases to humans. As these parasites feast on the rat’s rotting carcass, they can pick up diseases, viruses, and other pathogens from the dead animal. If they choose you or another person in your household as their next food source and bite you, they can transfer any diseases they’ve picked up from the dead animal. 

When disposing of a dead rat, the safest option is to bury it in your garden. Make sure to bury the carcass at least two feet deep and cover the burial site with a layer of rocks to deter scavengers. You should wear protective clothing at all times and never touch a dead animal with your bare hands.

If you have numerous rat carcasses to deal with, you should consult with a professional pest controller or your local authority for assistance in disposing of the dead rats. Never just throw a dead animal away in your bin with the rest of your trash.


No one wants to deal with bugs, rats, micecockroaches, flies, textile pests, insects, wasps, hornets, or bee control and ants in their house or business.

Pest infestations should be addressed as soon as possible, since if left unchecked, they might spread rapidly and cause structural damage to your house, health risks, lots of stress or even a fire danger.

At Bon Accord, we provide a full range of home pest control services as well as the Bon Accord Helpline, which allows us to deliver our clients with the level of service they require when dealing with rodents, ants, cockroaches and other infestations.

We offer a full range of services from basic to expert, ranging from a self-service solution with all the tools you’ll need to DIY treatments, supported remotely by one of our technicians to our premium service in which one of the specialists performs the whole treatment

 How to get rid of rats at home? How to dispose of a dead rat?

Encountering a problem with pests? Call 020 3369 6965 now for an appointment! Bon Accord can help resolve your rat infestation in a single visit

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