Opossums are quite common in Florida, and if you’ve ever had one in your home or business, you know how much of a nuisance they can be. Similar to rats, raccoons, and squirrels, opossums tend to set up shop in cozy areas like crawl spaces, garages, attics, and wall cavities. In many cases, opossums will rip through outdoor screens or gain entry to a property via exposed ducts vents and other openings or chewing through building material – laying waste to everything in their path. Did we also mention the unbearable odor that comes from their urine? Seriously, it’s bad.
Hosts to mites, lice, ticks, fleas, as well as other diseases like leptospirosis, tuberculosis, coccidiosis, tularemia, and spotted fever, opossums shouldn’t be taken lightly. Although they’re known for “playing dead” when they feel threatened, they can also be very aggressive when cornered and are outfitted with razor sharp teeth and claws.
Common opossum issues facing Florida homeowners & business owners:
- Shredded insulation
- Fecal droppings & urine
- Foul odor
- Hosts to ticks, lice, fleas, & mites
- Chewed electrical wires
- Scratching noises coming from within the walls or attic
- Gnawing through wires and pipes
- Damaged ceilings, walls, and insulation via feces and urine
- Using attic and wall insulation as nesting material
Opossums can be dangerous to people and domestic animals. They are extremely attracted to homes and buildings where they can get into garbage cans, gardens with cultivated fruits and vegetables, and other wildlife prey can be found. They can be aggressive and have razor sharp teeth and claws.
We strongly discourage any home or business owner in Florida from approaching or trying to trap opossums on their own. If cornered or threated, they can bite or scratch you with their razor sharp claws and teeth – it’s just not worth the risk. Not to mention, it’s illegal to re-release them back into the wild without a permit. At ASAP Wildlife Removal, we’ll not only safely and humanely capture and relocate these critters but we’ll also repair any damage caused by them, seal access areas and provide lasting and effective exclusions to prevent them from gaining access to the property again. We’re also fully equipped to remove, sanitize, and replace any affected attic insulation as part of our full-service attic restoration.
With over 20 years of experience, ASAP Wildlife Removal is your best choice for opossum removal near you. We’ll get the job done right the first time.
Opossum Removal Near You
If you have an opossum problem in your home or business, there’s no time to wait. Give the trained professionals at ASAP Wildlife Removal a call.