Opossums are large marsupials native to rural areas of southern California, but human activity has pushed them out of their natural habitats. Because of the spread of urban development into rural areas, opossums have had no alternative but to adapt to human civilization and learn to live in close proximity to humans. Opossums are often spotted in regions near outdoor food and water sources that they may reach. Opossums are drawn to homes in southern California for a number of reasons, including fruit trees, vegetable gardens, garbage, pet food, ponds, and lawn pests. Opossums come in a variety of sizes, with some as large as a house cat and others as little as a mouse. They are distinguished by their long tails, which resemble those of rodents, their shaggy bodies, and pointed snouts with sharp teeth. Opossums are nocturnal creatures that like dark, secure spots such as beneath homes, decks, and sheds, as well as surrounding garbage cans. Opossums are hideous creatures, and it’s not unusual for people to be shocked when they come across one in the middle of the night. When threatened, opossums will flash their sharp teeth, hiss, and sometimes even appear dead. Opossums have a great pain tolerance and the capacity to “play possum” to make you think they have died, even if they have sustained a major injury. Opossums should never be trapped by anybody other than qualified professionals since they may transmit disease.
To limit the probability of opossums establishing a presence on your property, remove all possible food and water sources. Pet food left outdoors should be taken inside before dusk, and after tossing away garbage, check the can lid to ensure they are securely secured. It is essential to clean and remove any fruit or vegetables that have fallen into ponds, fruit trees, or gardens on a regular basis.
Opossums Can Be Harmful
Garbage cans, lawn pests, pet food, vegetables, fruit, chickens, and other birds maintained as pets, and other sorts of fowl can all provide an abundance of food for opossums. Once they’ve found a food source, opossums start looking for appropriate places to construct their burrows. A pregnant opossum seems to have opted to create her new home in your attic, crawl space, or wall. She is on the verge of giving birth. Opossum breeding behaviors are quite harmful! Typically, insulation materials are shredded to build a nest, and once completed, the mother opossum will pee and defecate inside of it to mark her territory. The longer the opossum stays in the attic, the more damage it does, which might wind up costing the home’s owner hundreds or even thousands of dollars to clean up and repair. Commercial establishments, individuals, and property management businesses must seek expert help as soon as possible to exterminate opossums from their premises.
Removal and Exclusion of Opossums
Poway Pest Control Company offers opossum removal services like removal, trapping, and exclusion to limit the probability of opossums returning. If opossums have caused damage to your house or place of business, we also provide cleaning and repair services. To obtain the greatest results, we recommend starting right away with a preventative maintenance plan to keep opossums away. In addition to offering one-time services, we also provide biweekly and quarterly services. If you have any queries about possum removal, please contact us immediately away at the number shown above.
TAP Insulation is being replaced.
We will clean up the possibly harmful urine and feces that the opossums left behind after they have been removed from your property. We will remove and repair the damaged insulation before replacing it with insulation that contains TAP insect control. TAP Insulation is the insulation that offers thermal, acoustic, and pest control protection. TAP is a kind of insulation created from natural fibers that have been treated with boric acid to provide a fire-retardant, thermally superior, sound-deadening insulation that also has pest-controlling properties. TAP is safe to use around humans and pets, but it is harmful to ants, cockroaches, millipedes, silverfish, spiders, termites, and a number of other pests. This item not only prevents heat loss in the winter and thermal gain in the summer, but it also keeps pests out of your home.
Several Quick Facts About Opossum Behavior Habits
Opossums are nocturnal creatures that feed on plants, other small animals, rodents, and sometimes reptiles. They will congregate in bunches in places near food and water sources. If a possum feels cornered or threatened, it will either show its teeth, hiss or pretend dead. Opossums have incredible pain tolerance, and even after suffering serious wounds, they may play dead, leading prospective predators to assume they have died as a consequence of their injuries.
Opossums are like dark, confined locations that are devoid of other animals and predators. They often make their homes behind garbage cans, under decks, in garages or sheds, in attics, and in other inconvenient areas. They will continue to live and reproduce as long as there is a local source of food and water.
Possums may leave a major mess on your property by searching through trash, dirt, and compost piles. They may sometimes use the insulation in your attic to build a nest, after which they will urinate in that spot to mark it as their territory. They have also been seen eating pet food as well as small birds such as chickens. Fleas may also be transferred by opossums. The longer you wait to treat them, the more possums you’ll have to get rid of in the end.
Because opossums are known to spread disease and other pests such as fleas and bed bugs, it is vital to have a skilled professional remove and trap them. Poway Pest Control Company offers opossum removal services like removal, trapping, and exclusion to limit the probability of opossums returning. If opossums have caused damage to your house or place of business, we also provide cleaning and repair services. To obtain the greatest results, we recommend starting right away with a preventative maintenance plan to keep opossums away. In addition to offering one-time services, we also provide biweekly and quarterly services. If you have any queries about possum removal, please contact us immediately away at the number shown above.