Opossums or Possum removal is one of the critter removal services that we most commonly service. These pesky critters can be tough to catch but left unfettered cause some serious damage. the most commonly requested services we offer. If you are in need of Opossum removal in Grand Rapids or surrounding areas like Muskegon, Holland, Grand Haven, Kentwood or more make sure to give us a call or fill out our free online form today.
Opossums typically have a diet that consists of fruit, grains, and insects. They will also eat out of compost piles. It is especially important to keep garbage and trash can’s sealed up because we have found opossums feasting in these. Pet dishes left outside have been another source of food for opossums in the Grand Rapids area.
While they can live in very diverse areas, opossums generally prefer an environment that is near a stream or a swamp. They are also found in diverse areas such as moist and wooded fields to fields that are very open. These critters will take shelter in the cavities of trees or within brush piles.
Opossums will have two or three litters each year with the average litter consisted of seven offspring in each litter. They are a marsupial and like others, they spend the first few weeks of life in the pouch of their mother.
It’s important that if you notice a opossum in your attic or your garage that you address the problem right away. They will often times make a very messy nest. They have been known to destroy poultry and game birds and the nests of those birds. If startled, opossums may show their teeth which are very sharp and hiss at you. It’s very rare, but opossums can bite.
While they normally don’t carry rabies they do play host to a number of other diseases such as Tularemia, Leptosipiorissi, and Tuberculosis. The feces of opossums carry parasites that can cause sickness in horses and other animals. This is done because the feces can contaminate food sources and other water sources. The fur of opossums can carry fleas, ticks, lice and mites. It is advisable never to touch or attempt to come in contact with an opossum. It is important to not let your pets, such as dogs or cats, near opossums.
We use safe and effective methods for trapping opossums and helping to eliminate them from your property. If you suspect that you have an opossum in your garage, barn, home, attic or other part of your property make sure that you give us a call or fill out or online form today.
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