Opossums are the only marsupial native to North America, which means that it has more in common with a kangaroo than any animal on this continent. Although these creatures are certainly unique, you don’t want one as a roommate.
If you suspect an opossum infestation in your home, here’s how to confirm your fear. Plus, what to do about this undeniable problem.
Opossums are not especially fast or strong. They are caught in a cage trap. Securing areas under sheds and porches with galvanized steel hardware cloth will keep opossums from denning sites. One-way doors can also get rid of opossums from your home.
Once the opossum is gone, we will close any entry points with hardware cloth. We will install fencing around sheds or porches if an opossum created a nest under your house. Habitat modifications such as securing garbage cans, clearing brush piles, removing woodpiles, bringing pet food inside, securing birdfeeders, and cleaning up any fruit or vegetables from gardens.
We apply sanitization agents to neutralize opossum feces and urine. Ectoparasite treatments will exterminate any pests like ticks and lice left behind from the opossum. Proper sanitation will prevent diseases. We repair damage caused by the opossum inside the home.
opossum in the House
Signs of opossum Infestation
Problems with opossum
An opossum that makes a home in your attic can cause significant damage getting around. With sharp claws and the ability to gnaw, they can easily destroy electrical wires and insulation.
Health HazardsEven though opossums typically avoid human interactions, they will carry diseases into your home. An encounter with this houseguest could lead to contracting a disease like tuberculosis, tularemia, or toxoplasmosis. Not only will these diseases threaten your health, but also any pets living in your home.
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