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Being marsupials, opossums carry their young in a pouch like the kangaroos from Australia. Unfortunately, they are a major nuisance when they invade a home. They are not gracious guests but one of the messiest visitors. If they move into a new home, they immediately begin to tear and mess up the area. Luckily they are not dangerous and play dead if they feel threatened.
Opossums are Disease Carriers
If there are pets on the premises, opossums will eat a pet’s food and harass them. These animals carry numerous parasites and diseases, and their excrement will fill your home with foul odors. If an opossum has taken residence inside your home, removal is imperative.
Opossums are scavengers, so they’re exposed to diseases like Salmonella, leptospirosis, and sometimes equine protozoal myeloencephalitis, a severe neurological disease. Having a professional animal control expert’s help is essential as these diseases are highly contagious and easily spread. These pros will know how to handle the debris and fecal matter left behind in the crawlspace during the opossum removal.
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Because of the diseases they carry and destruction they cause, it is necessary to remove opossums as soon as possible. Like all scavengers, they are continually looking for food. Our skilled technicians can help with opossum removal and will apply the most effective methods to remove opossums and keep them out.
Prevent Opossums From Returning with our Exclusion Service
To prevent the return of these messy critters, opossum exclusion is essential. For exclusion to be conducted effectively, the ingress point must be identified and sealed off to prevent the opossums’ return. Additionally, any other potential openings must be addressed and fixed, and food sources must be eliminated to discourage their reentry into the home. Our animal control technicians will make sure to explore all these factors to help with a successful opossum exclusion.