Safety Concerns When the body of a dead bird is found, proper steps should be taken to dispose of the body quickly and safely to avoid contracting diseases or attracting further pests. Left alone, the body of a bird will naturally decompose with the help of insects like blowflies, ants, and cockroaches. Disposing of the body is crucial to avoid attracting such pests to the home. Additionally, birds that died from a virus or bacterial infection may still be capable of transmitting their fatal illness, such as West Nile virus or salmonellosis, to nearby humans. Finally, as bird bodies break down, they release foul-smelling gasses and fluids capable of staining ceilings and walls. Leave Removal to Professionals Individuals should remember to never directly touch the bodies of dead birds. When homeowners find a dead bird on the roof or anywhere on private property, the aid of pest removal professionals is necessary. The specialists at Critter Control dispose of dead birds and other animals in the safest way possible, and our technicians are trained to fully sanitize affected areas to prevent pest infestations and the spread of illnesses.