Opossums are everywhere – we may not always see them, but it’s safe to assume there’s one lurking near. They become bothersome to humans when they start scavenging for food – be it in our trash cans or garages. Similar to raccoons, opossums are drawn to scrap food. Unfortunately, opossums have an aggressive side and are known to kill small domestic pets. If you sense an opossum is near, do your best to avoid it and keep your pets away as well. They have incredibly sharp teeth that can do some serious damage – so it’s best to never provoke an opossum.
Opossums aren’t known to carry the rabies virus, but they are hosts of several other diseases, such as Tularemia, fever, Leptospirosis, and Tuberculosis. Their feces carry parasite eggs that cause illnesses in horses and other animals by contaminating food and water sources. Not to mention, opossums carry fleas, ticks, lice, and mites within their fur. Coming into direct contact with an opossum is a serious threat to the health of anyone living in your household as well as domestic animals.
Also like raccoons, opossums can create a slew of problems on your property, like damaging garden beds, plants, and even chicken coops.
Madd Hatter Critters uses the safest, most effective and humane animal trapping methods. If you have an opossum stuck in your garage, home, or just lurking around your property, give us a call. We can also provide you with a repair estimate for any damage done.
For more information on opossum removal or to schedule an appointment, call Madd Hatter Critters at (616) 250-3370.