Opossums get a bad rap most of the time and usually do not cause problems. Opossums generally take advantage of preexisting structural problems or previous damage caused by other animals.
The biggest issue Stewart Pest Solutions experiences with opossums is that opossums often die in hidden areas such as under decks or porches. Exclusion is often the best method for dealing with opossums. Manufactured homes are most at risk for an intrusion from an opossum because of their insulation layer under the floor. Opossums take advantage of the insulation and often will den there. I have personally witnessed opossums in these situations come from under bathtubs and out of sink bases.
Stewart Pest Solutions will remove an opossum when needed as humanely as possible. Things to look for if you think an opossum is using your property include
- Wear spots around decks, sheds, porches, skirting
- Unknown feces
- Small game trails
Give us a call and we will happily remove the opossum.