Miami Opossums

Found throughout Miami, FL, Virginia opossums are North America's only marsupial. These pests grow to be about the size of a large house cat. Distinguishing characteristics include long, hairless tails, small ears, and pointy noses. Opossums also have opposable thumbs and prehensile tails, which allow them to grab onto tree limbs or nesting materials.

Opossums in Yards

While opossums prefer to live in wooded areas near water, they are highly adaptable and may be found in cities as well. The opportunistic omnivores will scavenge through trash and cultivated gardens or even eat pet food, making them nuisances to homeowners. In addition, these intelligent pests have excellent homing instincts, frequently returning to yards where they found food in the past.

Disease & Danger

Opossums are not aggressive animals, though they will attempt to ward off threats by hissing, growling, playing dead, or even biting. More worryingly, their presence in Miami may attract panthers and other predators to residential areas. Opossums can also bring dog and cat fleas, lice, and ticks into yards. Capable of transmitting several diseases, these parasites are dangerous to people and pets. For these reasons, it is recommended to call the pest experts at Critter Control to safely remove or exclude opossums from private properties in Miami.

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:

  • Ants
  • Armadillos
  • Bats
  • Bed Bugs
  • Bees
  • Birds
  • Chimney Swifts
  • Cockroaches
  • Coyotes
  • Crows
  • Deer Mice
  • Ducks
  • Foxes
  • Hornets
  • Mice
  • Muscovy Ducks
  • Norway Rats
  • Opossums
  • Pigeons
  • Raccoons
  • Rats
  • Ravens
  • Roof Rats
  • Snakes
  • Sparrows
  • Spiders
  • Squirrels
  • Starlings
  • Vultures
  • Wasps
  • Woodpeckers
  • Yellow Jackets

Commercial Services

  • Bird Control & Municipal Animal Control