The only marsupial found in North America, opossums can be found in urban areas, woodlands, and open fields. They are perhaps best known for "playing dead," a defense mechanism used to appear less appealing to predators. These nocturnal omnivores take advantage of any food source they come across, usually feasting at night when humans are asleep. Their diet consists of insects, small rodents, amphibians, fruits, berries, garbage, and even untended pet food. As incredibly resilient animals, opossums survive easily in urban environments. Critter Control can help you conquer your opossum problem today! Call us or leave us a message here.
OPOSSUM REMOVAL in dayton
Critter Control deals with many opossum jobs and knows where the critters like to reside on properties. Most likely, you will find them under porches or decks, but occasionally they will find their way inside homes.
- Opossums are normally removed using traps and baits.
- Removing overgrown shrubs and other foliage can help get rid of potential hiding places.
- Other habitat modifications like building fences and bringing food in from outside can be helpful.
Common Opossum Problems
Opossums, like most wild animals, understandably show aggression when they feel threatened. Pets and people alike may be harmed in the presence of aggressive opossums and are then susceptible to the diseases they carry, such as tuberculosis, tularemia, and Chagas disease. Additionally, the marsupials can be infested with parasites such as fleas, ticks, mites, and lice.
- Opossums rifle through trash to find food
- Ripped materials used for nesting
Opossum Removal Services
As opossums carry various diseases and have sharp teeth and claws, individuals should never try to trap the animal without professional assistance. Critter Control wildlife removal specialists have the proper training, knowledge, and tools to capture and remove pest opossums from homes and businesses. Contacting trained professionals keeps families and pets safe and disease-free. We can help you with opossum removal problems. Contact us today.Request a Quote