Opossums can be found in urban areas, woodlands, and open fields. 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 send a message here.

Opossum Removal

Dayton opossum problemsCritter Control handles many opossum problems 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 inside can be helpful.

Common Opossum Problems

Opossums, like most wild animals, show aggression when they feel threatened. Pets and people 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. Other problems include:

  • Rifling through trash to find food
  • Ripping materials for nesting

Opossum Removal Services

As opossums carry various diseases and have sharp teeth and claws, individuals are cautioned against trying 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; call today!

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Strange sounds and smells under your house, deck, or in your crawl space? Those scents and sounds may well be an opossum. Call your local Critter Control office today for effective opossum removal and exclusion services.
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