Opossums under your house, deck, or in your crawl space? Those scents and sounds may well be an opossum. They are often considered nuisance animals. We trap and remove opossums. Call your local Critter Control office today at 800 CRITTER for effective opossum removal and exclusion services.


Opossum Control: Trapping & Removal

Opossum Trapping and Removal

Opossum in TrapCritter Control Technicians are Certified Wildlife Specialists, with the knowledge and tools to get rid of your opossum problem. Critter Control offices practice humane opossum removal techniques, that ensure the safe capture and release of your opossum issue. Our Critter Control opossum removal professionals are trained in opossum removal, opossum trapping, opossum control and in how to identify opossum problems and prevent future opossum damage.

Opossum Damage

Opossums prefer to live near streams or swamps. They den in the burrows of other large animals, and in tree cavities, in brush piles, and under sheds, decks and buildings. Occasionally, they move into attics and garages. They eat nearly everything, from insects to carrion, fruits to grains, garbage to pet food. Opossums can cause considerable damage as they gain entry and inhabit homes or businesses. They can leave behind feces and urine, plus opossums only have a lifespan of a few years and will frequently die in homes, leaving nasty stubborn scents. Critter Control’s specialists can help with opossum damage repair and prevention.

Opossum Problem Prevention and Repair

Upon opossum removal, a Critter Control opossum expert will assess any damage to your home and identify other potential opossum entry points.

Opossum Description

Opossum Mother and BabiesOpossums resemble giant, scruffy rats. They have a bare nose and a rat-like tail, with dirty gray-white fur. Their ears are all black or black with white tips. Opossums are expert swimmers and climbers, aided by their naked, prehensile tail. They have five toes on each foot and black eye rings. They walk in a clumsy, stumbling pattern. They may grow up to 40 inches long and weigh up to 14 pounds. The average is 6 to 7 pounds for males and 4 pounds for females. Their tracks look as if they were made by little human or monkey hands with a bent thumb.

Opossum Habitats

The opossum is an adaptable, nocturnal, solitary animal that wanders in woody and open areas along rural and suburban habitats. They are dependent on others for their homes and cover. These resourceful critters can be found in forested areas, fields, agricultural areas or suburban areas. They often nest under buildings, create burrows or inhabit hollow logs or burrows made by other animals.

Opossum Entry

Frequently, opossums are found under decks, crawl spaces, and sheds. Opossums will often burrow under the sides of your home causing damage to its foundation. Opossums can get into homes or businesses through relatively small holes, and once inside will build nests or create messes.

Opossum Control and Safety

An untrained property owner should not confront an opossum. This animal is quite shy and inoffensive, but will often hiss and bear its teeth when threatened. They are occasional carriers of rabies and fleas, and the ticks they harbor can transmit Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever. If you think you have an opossum problem, contact your local Critter Control office for opossum removal and opossum control to prevent future opossum damage. The experts at Critter Control take the extra step to educate customers about habitat modification, as most humane, long-term solution to managing opossum and other large vertebrate pests.

Contact a Critter Control Opossum Specialist

Opossum removal and professional opossum prevention services should be contacted as soon as an opossum issue is identified. Call 1-800-CRITTER (274-8837)