These animals are unique for several reasons. They are the only North American marsupials, meaning they, like female kangaroos, have a pouch on their belly where the young are carried and nourished for a time after their birth. Opossums also have a prehensile tail, like monkeys, from which they occasionally hang. The word itself means “able to grasp.”
They are also known for “playing possum,” or faking death, as a defense tactic. This trademark behavior helps to protect them from potential predators.
They are omnivorous and will eat almost anything, including carrion and garbage. Adult opossums are typically about two feet long and about 10 pounds. They are excellent climbers, have a very strong immune system and are nocturnal. Their cunning ability to get into tight locations often leads to a need for opossum removal experts.
The opossum complaints we receive are usually due to one of three reasons: They are living under your porch, attic or shed; steal garbage or pet food; or are harassing pets. Any of these problems can be solved by an opossum removal specialist our pest control team.
In our experience with opossum control and removal, we frequently deal with them in attics, which surprises many people. An opossum’s large droppings can leave a mess in your attic. Like many wildlife, their droppings also can carry various parasites and diseases. They are not the cleanest of animals and carry a strong odor. Contact Bama Pest Control’s opossum removal services to deal with these animals. Despite their “play dead” defense mechanism, they can become quite vicious when threatened. Calling for wildlife animal control protects you from getting bit and possibly contracting a disease through that bite.
Contact Bama Pest Control in Mobile, AL, today for assistance with nuisance wildlife. Our complete measures involve an extensive on-site inspection and then full treatment to completely eliminate these pests from the premises. When you need opossum control, call us.