Opossum biology- are grayish in color with a long furless tail. Its 25
to 40” long and weights 4 to 14 lbs. This is
marsupial. Opossums are mostly nocturnal and are omnivores.
have 5-13 young that are born after a 12 day gestation, these babies
will crawl through the fur to get to moms pouch. The babies will remain
in moms pouch for about 2 months.
Opossums will sent- mark especially during the breeding season, so
people confuse this smell with the smell of a skunk. Opossums will take
over abandoned den of other animals usually under your deck or shed.
They have been known to make a nest under trailer homes. Most people
will complain of a odor. Because opossums are very slow moving people
will observe them returning to their den during the morning hours.
The removal all starts with an inspection, we will come out and
access the damage, identify the species doing the damage. Then we will
set the appropriate traps to remove the animals. We will also recommend
exclusions available for your site. And give you a cost to repair the
Exclusions are the only way to keep opossums out from under your deck
For this we use hardware
cloth buried into the ground and attached to the structure, this
prevents the opossum from gaining access to a possible denning site.
Opossum carry diseases such as leptospirosis, tuberculosis, relapsing
fever, tularemia, spotted fever, toxoplasmosis, coccidiosis,
trichomoniasis, and Chagas disease. They may also be infested with
fleas, ticks, mites, and lice. Opossum are hosts for cat and dog fleas,
especially in urban environments.