Opossums are Nuisance Wildlife Pests that can be a real nuisance and are able to cause severe damage to your home. Once opossums have made nests other Opossum will smell their scent and make homes of these nests in the future.
Do You Have Opossums in your Home or Yard?
Opossums are the largest order of marsupials in North America. These Nuisance Wildlife Animal Pests have a flexible diet and amazing reproductive strategies. Opossums are primarily nocturnal, although in rare circumstances they can be seen during the day.
Opossums can range in size from approximately two to three feet long and weigh approximately 10 to 20 pounds. Their preferred diet is insects but they are omnivorous, eating plants, animal food, and roadkill. Opossum often are found scavenging through trash, eating dog and cat food left out and hiding out near these places that offer an easy meal. Professional Opossum removal can help stop the scavengers.
A female opossum may have as many as three litters per year. Mating can occur at almost any time and the typical gestation period for an opossum ranges from 11-13 days. Once born, young Opossum will migrate from the birth canal to the mothers pouch, where they will remain for approximately 2 more months. While more than 15 infants may be born, typically less than 13 will survive. Opossum mothers only have 10 – 13 teats making survival of all the Opossum babies nearly impossible.
While they can occasionally be found in attic spaces, hollowed out trees, and other areas, opossums are more commonly found nesting under homes in a crawl space and other dark, secluded, areas. Opossum’s can invade a home or structure through openings in the structure. The are completely at home nesting in the attic, the wall or under cabinets.
Opossums are Nuisance Wildlife Pests that can be a real nuisance and are able to cause severe damage to your home. They defecate and urinate in insulation which in turns ruins the sheetrock and ceilings of the properties they infest. Removal and disinfection is the only choice. Once opossums have made nests other Opossum will smell their scent and make homes of these nests in the future. This is why Opossum removal and disinfection is so necessary.
Common opossum complaints include: opossums in trash cans, opossums in the house, opossums in crawlspaces, opossums in attics, and opossums damaging yards.
Our Staff is experts in opossum removal, opossum trapping, opossum control, opossum proofing, and opossum damage restoration.
EnviroTech Exterminating Opossum Removal Services May Include
- An inspection to identify damage and potential entry points
- Trapping and removal of the offending animals
- Exclusion of any potential entry points
- Removal of fecal matter and damaged insulation
- Cleanup of biological attractants