Opossums are a nuisance animal that commonly invades the homes of people and cause destruction of property and considerable distress to people. They are well known due to their aggressive nature and scavenging instincts. They can be commonly found in areas such as chimneys, garages, attics or empty garden sheds which can offer them ample protection and cover. They are omnivores and will eat almost anything they can get their grubby paws to, which is why they are often find scavenging for pet food and through garbage cans in urban areas.
Opossums will generally play dead and be completely still if they are confronted by anyone. However, they can quickly get aggressive if they sense that they are cornered, and will display their formidable sharp teeth, which can chew through anything. They can also transmit dangerous diseases such as rabies, which is why it is best to contact wild animal control experts when you are dealing with opossums in your household.
Trapping opossums is the primary way to get rid of this nuisance animal from your property, and people who find them on their property should not attempt to handle them as they possess a vicious bite. Since opossums are scavengers, they are attracted towards bird feeders, pet food left lying in the backyard or garbage cans with open lids. You should ensure that you take the necessary precautions to prevent any opossums being attracted towards your property.
Keep your doors screened and all places where opossums may find shelter, secured and locked. Once an opossum gets access to your property, it can be difficult thing trying to get them out without the help of wild animal control professionals.
If you find an opossum on your property, contact the wild animal control experts at Future Services Inc, today.