Opossum Removal Services
Opossums are generally found in open wooded areas, but are more common to seek habitats near streams and swamps. Since they are nocturnal, they are seldom found out during the daytime hours. At night they move around a lot, and tend to not stay in one den each night.
Typically opossums raid gardens, chicken coops, bird feeders, pet food, and garbage. They can sometimes den in garages or attics and when they do, they typically make a mess.
While many woodland creatures harbor ticks that spread Lyme disease, opossums are extremely efficient tick-killing animals. In one season opossums can kill thousands of ticks. They do however carry parasite found in their feces called equine protozoal myelitis (EPM). This parasite can contaminate water and food sources for horses. EPM is a progressive, degenerative neurological disease of the central nervous system. It can cause paralysis of muscles of the eyes, face or mouth.
Opossums will make a growl, hiss and/or screech when threatened. Remember, if an opossum is hissing or drooling that does not necessarily rabid. When threatened, they may bare its teeth and make a lot of noise. Opossums will drool, bite, or leak a nasty fluid out of its rear. You’re safest to give us a call and we can humanely trap and remove your nuisance opossum.