How to Identify a Opossums?
Tennessees only marsupial, a mammal having a pouch a pouch for carrying its young, is the Virginia opossum. Opossums have gray to white fur and are about the size of a a standard house cat.
They have long hairless tails, small hairless ears, pink nose and pointed snout. Opossums have opposable thumbs, making them great climbers. Opossums are omnivorous and feed on a diverse diet including anything from scavenges for food to snakes. Generally male opossums are larger than females.
What Problems & Damage Do Opossums Cause?
Lawns and Gardens provide meals for these opportunistic foragers. Opossums can create burrows under porches and decks, and if they find entry they can inhabit attics and crawlspaces. When an opossum makes its way into you home, their feces and urine quickly contaminate the area.
Opossums are known to carry Leptospirosis, Tuberculosis, and Chagas disease. However, not all opossums carry diseases but any scratches or bites should be treated immediately by a medical professional.
What is the Best Way to Keep Opossums Away From Home?
To keep opossums from invading your home, Complete Animal Removal, experts in opossum trapping and removal, can identify and seal up any potential entry points using heavy duty materials strong enough to withstand unwanted wild animals from regaining access into your home. Finally, home owners should also be vigilant by limiting potential food and water sources.
Who to Call for Opossum Removal Service?
If you've found that an opossum has invaded your home or property, Complete Animal Removal offers professional wildlife removal assistance to rid of opossums. Our Wildlife Specialist are trained on opossum control & behavior, enabling them to quickly and humanely trap and remove your unwanted opossum.