The Problem With Opossums
Some nuisance wildlife such as squirrels, birds and raccoons tend to gravitate toward the attic, other animals such as skunks and armadillos prefer to set up house at the ground level under your porch, shed or foundation. But a opossum can be an invader in each scenario, either inside or outside the home, or both.
This opossum seen in the photo below made itself at home inside this homeowner's squirrel house. The hole is 2½". Not only did this opossum come and go from this 2½" hole on a daily basis, she was pregnant and taught her young how to gain access via small holes in their house.
Opossums can turn up in all kind of unexpected places. The Wildlife Whisperer discovered the opossum family in the photo below living under a homeowner's stove. The family had utilized a vent tube that ran from under the kitchen to outside the house. There was no screen or cap on the tube which allowed the opossum to get inside. Like all wildlife, one of their main concerns is shelter - in this case, under the stove.
In attics and walls, opossums can become a health hazard, create odor and damage the surrounding area. At the ground level, they can end up under your property, get into the garbage and harass your pets.
Once opossums become a problem it is important to remember there are humane methods that can be used to get rid of opossums, trapping and relocation can often be avoided and humane methods used instead.
Prevention can go a long way when it comes to preventing opossum problems. Dig Defence® products were created to provide an underground addition to fencing that would prevent dogs from digging under the fence. Bruha has taken this product and modified it into a heavier, commercial grade barrier that can be used to prevent wild animals such as coyotes, raccoons and other nuisance wildlife from digging under your fence, home, deck, shed or other vulnerable area.
If you live in Cape Coral, Pine Island, Fort Myers, Boca Grande, Sanibel Island, Captiva or another area in Southwest Florida and have opossums, the Wildlife Whisperer can help. Trapping won't solve your nuisance wildlife opossum problems, but we can solve your opossum issues without trapping and can humanely remove opossums from under your home, business, attic or crawl space.
We know what to do to solve your wildlife issues.
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Cape Coral, Florida 33991-2126
Coral Gables and Southeast Florida