Opossum Control and Removal

Opossums are another pest. Based on their habits of living in attics and also under houses, all the while being the great scavenger.

Here is a list of the “Top 10” opossum complaints we receive:

  • Opossums living under a deck
  • Opossums living in the attic of my house
  • Opossums living under my house and foundation
  • Found dead opossum on my property
  • Stealing bird seed or pet food left out
  • Thinking that an opossum might be sick or even dangerous
  • Pets and dogs are freaking out and have their guard up
  • Humans alarmed by the site of opossums on their property
  • Attempts to chase them off have failed
  • Opossums just look mean and dangerous

The fastest and easiest solution is to have them trapped and removed.  

Because opossums are scavengers, they are relatively easy to catch. However, the real issue is not finding them, but what can you do after you have caught one.

Just because you have trapped one, what comes next? Questions to ponder. Will the trap catch the opossum or the neighbor’s cat (they both like food)?

Depending on where you live, you may not be able to relocate the catch legally. Once caught, what safety precautions are you going to take (they have small but sharp teeth)?

Caution:  You do not want a regular pest control company tackling this job. You want to hire a wildlife removal company like Thomas Wildlife control located in Folsom and Sacramento.

Opossums can be a nuisance:  Since they are scavengers, there is a possibility they will come into contact with humans (yourself or family members). Some of the real-life situations you might find yourself or your family includes: they steal food, they can distress your pets, they have sharp teeth; thus, a bite from one is going to hurt big time, and they can also carry parasites and fleas.

Since they love attics, they can quickly ruin it by eating and chewing on things. Leave droppings everywhere, and if they happen to die in your attic, the smell of an opossum rotting is very nasty.

Background an opossum:

It seems that two common keywords continue to pop up when researching opossums, and those are opportunistic and nomadic. They sleep during the day (like in your attic) and roam around at night when you are sleeping. They don’t particularly care what they eat, so anything is fair game. Still, they prefer some form of meat and even munch on rotting carcasses of other dead animals.

They are slow but don’t back down even from humans. They have very sharp teeth and a bunch of them (50 or so). In rare instances, they will play dead or play possum if they feel threatened.

Opossum diseases:

Unlike other pests’ opossums seldom carry rabies. Just an FYI here. The reason is they have a low body temperature, and the rabies virus can’t survive well. Parasites are a different story. They can carry ticks, fleas all of which can be transmitted by the opossum.

Typically, they have a lot of droppings, which can pose typical excrement health risks. The significant risk is Salmonella.

So, the big question is, “how do I remove opossums from my attic or property?”

It seems as though they are many solutions via repellents, high pitch noise-makers, poisons, and other quick-fix solutions.

The bottom line is none of these solutions work.  

So, if you like spending money, wasting time, and getting zero results, then you will want to try one of these bogus fixes. The only 100% guaranteed way to rid opossums from your house, attic, or property is to call experienced experts like the Thomas Wildlife Control company who has over 11 years of local experience.

Opossum Control – Problem Identified

Have opossums invaded your property? Opossums can be more than just a nuisance. In some cases, they can cause real damage to your landscaping and exterior. Opossums are known for their tendency to wreak havoc by digging up plants and getting into outdoor garbage cans. And whether you own a home or a business, the last thing you want is a long-term problem on your hands. So, if you need reliable opossum control services in Folsom, CA, turn to our qualified team for help.

We can HELP!

At Thomas Wildlife Control, we have all the tools, experience, and skills to help customers like you eliminate opossums once and for all. In all that we do, we strive to not only meet but exceed our customers’ expectations. That means you can expect a thorough and reliable service every step of the way.