Opossums in Huntsville

Founded around an underground spring on hilly, wooded terrain, Huntsville, AL, offers the shelter and water that a variety of wildlife needs to survive. One of the most common pests in the area, opossums are generally content to keep to themselves and forage for food in the dark. However, they sometimes startle residents when they visit Huntsville yards, garages, and homes. Roughly the size of a house cat, opossums have gray to white fur and rat-like characteristics, including a long snout, beady eyes, and a long, furless tail.

Opossums have the distinction of being the only marsupials found in North America, meaning that developing young are carried in external pouches on their mothers. Adults have 50 teeth, the most of any American animal, which they will bare while hissing if they feel threatened. Opossums may bite in such situations, but they typically fall over and play dead rather than fight back. This behavior inspired the phrase "playing possum."

Possible Opossum Problems

These pests can make a mess of outdoor trash cans or gardens as they search for food. Opossums also antagonize dogs and cats, eat pet food, and carry diseases like lepto spirosis, tuberculosis, and spotted fever. The pests may also start living under porches and patios, where they sometimes chew through electrical junctions and create fire hazards. For Huntsville residents with opossum problems, Critter Control can restore order quickly and professionally.

Common Wildlife Issues in this Location

  • Animal Damage
  • Animal Droppings
  • Animal Noises
  • Animal Odor Removal
  • Animal Tracks in Yard
  • Animals on the Roof
  • Animals Under Homes & Porches
  • Bats in Homes
  • Bats in the Attic
  • Carcass Removal from Homes
  • Chimney Repairs
  • Dead Animal Removal
  • Humane Animal Trapping
  • Mice in Walls & Attics
  • Raccoon Trapping
  • Raccoons in Attic
  • Rats in Walls & Attics:
  • Seal Animal Entry Points in Homes
  • Skunk Control
  • Skunk Trapping
  • Skunks Under Heating Units
  • Squirrel Trapping
  • Squirrels in Attics
  • Squirrels in Homes
  • Venomous Snake Removal

Residential Services

We provide trapping & removal services for the following types of animals:

  • Armadillos
  • Badger
  • Bats
  • Beavers
  • Bees
  • Birds
  • Blackbirds
  • Bobcat
  • Chipmunks
  • Coot
  • Coyote
  • Crows
  • Deer
  • Duck
  • Fox
  • Geese
  • Gopher
  • Gulls
  • Hawk
  • Hornets
  • House Finches
  • Iguana
  • Lizard
  • Magpies
  • Marmot
  • Mice
  • Moles
  • Muskrats
  • NorwayRats
  • Nutria
  • Opossums
  • Otter
  • Owl
  • Pack Rats
  • Peacock
  • Pigeons
  • Porcupine
  • PrairieDog
  • Rabbits
  • Raccoons
  • Rats
  • Raven
  • Roof Rats
  • Skunks
  • Snakes
  • Sparrow
  • Squirrels
  • Starlings
  • Swallows
  • Turkey
  • Turtle
  • Voles
  • Vulture
  • Weasel
  • Wild Hogs
  • Woodchuck
  • Woodpeckers

Commercial Services

  • Bird Control & Municipal Animal Control