Opossum Removal in Roanoke

Opossums love to snack on pet food and bird feed, and will even rummage through your trash like a little goblin. Since they are nocturnal, you may not notice that you’ve got a Opossum problem for quite some time unless you catch them in the act. But if you see one in or around your home, act fast and call AAAC Wildlife Removal, because they’re probably starting a family inside your attic!

Family of opossums in the yard
Opossum love to raise their young in exposed attics and sheds

Is your kitchen being raided at night or are your cats eating more than usual? Do you hear the occasional thumping sounds from above the ceiling? It’s likely that you have an opossum or opossums living in your attic, chimney, or other areas accessible to the kitchen.

Opossums are normally louder than rats and mice, but not as loud as raccoons. You may also hear hissing. A roof inspection will often reveal spaces big enough for an opossum to fit through.

Our AAAC Wildlife Removal pros are here to help you evict your opossums, clean up the mess,
and repair the damage. Opossum control and removal should be initiated as soon as the animal has been discovered living in the area. Call now for a consultation!

Opossums in the Kitchen

The good news is that opossums are marsupials, so you don’t have to worry about them chewing up electrical wires and insulation as much as you would with rodents like mice, rats and squirrels.

The bad news is that they will eat up anything in and outside your house that they can get their paws on. Since opossum are nocturnal animals, they may be inhabiting a space without humans noticing them during the daytime. They are omnivorous and like to eat a variety of insects and other animals, but can cause headaches by feeding on pet food, birdfeed and even trash.

Opossum Diseases

Opossums can also transmit diseases, although their heavy salivation often leads people to assume that they are rabid when they aren’t. Through fleas, opossums can spread murine typhus and other diseases to pets or humans.

Opossum Trapping and Removal

Opossum trapping and removal should only be attempted by those knowledgeable of the habits of these animals. For instance, amateurs are often unaware that opossums will frequently choose an attic for the purpose of raising their young. If they do manage to trap the mother opossum, the babies are left to die and decay in the attic. Your local wildlife professional at AAAC Wildlife Removal knows this and will be able to handle your opossum problem in the quickest and most humane way possible.

Cleanup, Repair and Exclusion

Our experts can then follow the operation by making the necessary repairs and implementing exclusion techniques that ensure that opossums never return. If you need assistance with opossum control or removal, we are just a call away! The professionals at AAAC Wildlife Removal are your opossum control specialists.

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