The opossum (also called possum), looks like a big rat, but is not a rodent. The opossum is our continent's only native marsupial, which means that opossum babies are born in an immature state and live in their mother's pouch. Opossums are nocturnal animals and will make their home under a house, under a porch, under a shed, in a garage, in a basement ceiling and in an attic. They are semi- arboreal opportunistic omnivores. Opossums are scavengers and their diet mainly consists of carrion. They will also eat birds,snakes, insects, frogs, earthworms, fruits, berries, vegetables, snails and small mammals. They are commonly found in trash cans feeding on human rubbish. In fact, our wildlife control operators do opposum removal from garbage cans on an almost daily basis.
When frightened the opossum may "play dead", or "play possum". They become unconscious, foam from the mouth with their tongue hanging out.
Like any wildlife they can end up becoming a nuisance animal and don't belong in homes, business or commercial buildings. They harbor fleas, which can result in a flea infestation inside of your home, or business.
Our wildlife control experts will inspect your home or property with an opossum problem and we look at the whole picture:
What is the opossum eating?
What are their nesting habits, foraging range and routine, etc.?
As part of our Integrated Pest Management program, we not only trap the opossums, but we also identify how the opossum is entering your home and prevent further conflicts with opossums, by making your property less comfortable or inviting for nesting, hiding, reproducing of future opossums and wildlife.
Please call us for any and all of your opossum removal and opossum control problems in Long Island, Nassau County, Suffolk County, New York City, Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island and the Bronx.
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