Opossums, the only marsupial found in North America, are best known for their defense mechanism of "playing dead". Opossums are mostly nocturnal and omnivorous creatures that will indulge in almost any food source they discover, including small rodents, amphibians, fruits, berries, garbage, and more. If you spot an opossum on your property or in your home, please call or contact us immediately. We can help you get rid of opossums!

Getting Rid of Opossums

SW Missouri Technician Holding Opossum in Home
  • A significant way to keep opossums from becoming a problem is to implement prevention methods that keep them from gaining access to your property in the first place.
  • A few things you can do to prepare for our visit include putting away food and water sources and removing hiding places like overgrown shrubbery.

Common Opossum Problems

  • Opossums are very capable of getting into homes, though it is generally unintentional.
  • When entering homes, opossums may be looking for food or shelter.
  • Common problems involve opossums residing under porches, sheds, decks, and brush piles.

Opossum Damage

  • When these critters are searching for a food source, they will commonly look in garbage cans, gardens, pet foods, and compost piles. As they forage through these locations, they will create a big mess and ruin many types of plants and other vegetation.
  • Opossums are aggressive animals when approached and will bite, scratch, bare their teeth, and hiss in order to escape. Pets and people both may be harmed in the presence of an opossum. These animals are carriers of many diseases and parasites, so Critter Control of SW Missouri recommends that you do not handle them.

Opossum Control

Trapping & Removal

  • Opossums carry various diseases and have sharp teeth and claws.
  • Critter Control of SW Missouri has the proper training, knowledge, and tools to capture and remove pest opossums from homes and businesses.

Control & Safety

The aforementioned habitat modification efforts can be employed to keep opossums out of yards and homes, and Critter Control of SW Missouri will propose many methods and approaches to preventing opossums from entering your property and home.

We can help you get rid of opossum problems. Call our SW Missouri office today!

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Opossums under your house, deck, or in your crawl space? Those scents and sounds may well be an opossum. They are often considered nuisance animals. We trap and remove opossums. Call your local Critter Control office today for effective opossum removal and exclusion services.
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