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Opossum Removal

Opossums, aka possums, are very common critters who will most likely try to take up residence in your home, garage, or shed. Like raccoons and squirrels, opossums may seem cute (especially with their babies) but can be very dangerous and aggressive when they feel like they are in danger. Opossums’ signature move is to play dead, and attempting to move them when in this state could result in an attack. Leave all your opossum removal needs to the experts at Critter Control® Sarasota.

The Dangers

Opossums are becoming bolder with the human population encroaching on their natural habitat. This means if they believe they can find better shelter and a constant food source inside your home, they won’t hesitate to move on in. They will sift through your trash, or even attempt to eat from your pet’s food bowl in hopes to have their next meal.

If opossums do enter your home, you’ll most likely find them in your attic or crawlspace, away from the hustle and bustle of the rest of your house. Oftentimes, they’ll try to burrow underneath your home, which isn’t just an eyesore. Digging beneath your home will compromise the structural integrity of your home and cause a lot of damage in the future.

Heath Issues

Opossums can spread a wide variety of diseases that can be transmitted to both you and your pets. These include:

  • Leptospirosis
  • Salmonella
  • Coccidiosis
  • Tularemia

Get Them Out

The safest and fastest way to remove opossums from your property is to call on the experts at Critter Control® Sarasota. Our technicians are trained in safely removing all kinds of critters and returning them to their natural habitat. Not only that, but we’ll clean up after any messes they may have made, and seal off any entrance points so you don’t have to deal with another opossum problem again. For your free consultation, call us today at 941-355-9511.