Professional Opossum Removal Services
Opossum’s are opportunistic scavengers, happily feasting on pet food, garbage, compost and other food sources in and around our homes. When outside – they are at worst a minor nuisance – but when they move indoors they can make a real mess! Our animal removal specialists will humanely evict your nuisance wildlife, clean the impacted areas, and ensure they cannot return.
How We Get Opossums Out
The opossum removal process begins with a thorough inspection, looking for signs of opossum activity and identifying their entry points.
Opossum trapping is the preferred method for humanely removing opossums. Our technicians will deploy live traps and safely relocate the opossum.
Clean Up & Exclusion
Once the opossum has been evicted, our technicians will clean and disinfect impacted areas and install exclusion hardware to prevent them from being able to return.
Your Opossum Problem Solved
After your opossum removal service, your home will be completely free of wild animals and any damage that they may have caused in the process of creating their dens will be fully repaired.
What You Get When You Choose Jeffcoat Pest Control
Effective & Humane Wildlife Removal
We love the diversity of wildlife found in the Carolina Midlands – but we want to see these animals living out in their native ecosystems, not in our homes! Our experienced technicians ensure these critters are safely and humanely evicted from your property
Real Customer Service
When you call Jeffcoat Pest Control you’ll be speaking with one of our professional office staff – not a robot and not a call-center overseas. We are committed to providing you with amazing customer service alongside our outstanding pest control solutions.
Fast Results, Less Waiting
Your time is valuable and we respect that! When you work with Jeffcoat Pest Control you’ll get punctual service and great results. Our wildlife removal services resolve your wildlife issues quickly, letting you go back to enjoying your home!
Are opossums beneficial?
In the past few years opossum’s have gotten a reputation for eating thousands of ticks per month – leading some people to even attempt to attract opossum’s to their yard. While we’re all for anything that gets rid of ticks, recent studies have cast doubt on this. Opossums do eat ticks – but they are not the tick infestation panacea that they have been claimed to be.
Opossums surely play an important ecological role – but we do not recommend attempting to attract them to your home!
Do opossums spread any diseases?
Yes, opossums can transmit a few serious illnesses such as chagas disease, leptospirosis, and tularemia. Opossums can carry ticks and fleas as well, which themselves can spread a wide variety of diseases.
Do not attempt to handle opossums and use caution in areas where they have been nesting as their feces may spread disease.
Are opossums the same as possums?
Yes. In the United States there is only one species of opossum, the Virginia Opossum, and sometimes they are simply referred to as possums. Opossums are the only marsupial found in North America.
Do opossums actually play dead?
Yes, the behavior colloquially known as “playing possum” is a real defensive mechanism exhibited by opossums, although it’s not a conscious act.
When threatened and unable to escape, an opossum may fall on its side, open its mouth, and excrete a foul-smelling fluid from its anal glands. This behavior can deter predators that prefer live prey and make them lose interest in the opossum.
How can I prevent opossums from getting into my home?
Unlike some animals, like raccoons, opossums aren’t going to make much of an effort to get into your home. Generally, sealing up any entrances into your attic or crawl space is sufficient. While uncommon, opossums have been known to enter homes through pet doors. If your home has a pet door, you may want to consider sealing or locking it.
To avoid attracting unwanted attention from local wildlife, be sure to secure the lids of your garbage cans and store pet food in a sealed container. Additionally, it’s a good idea to keep brush piles cleared away from your home and to trim any tree branches that allow these critters to get easy access to your roof.
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