If you live in Arlington, chance are you have seen an opossum or two. Sometimes they are an unfortunate casualty on the side of the road, and sometimes their cousins will be tipping over your trash cans in search of yummy leftovers. As a result, homeowners will usually find signs of opossum activity in the morning in the form of their trash scattered about their neighborhood and signs of digging in the lawn for tasty grubs and worms.
At Apex Wildlife Control, our technicians use humane, live traps to trap and remove problem opossums. We then relocate these little fellows to a wildlife area over twenty miles away from your property. These opossums are then released to enjoy a happy opossum life in the wild where they belong.
Many of our clients are frightened of the way opossums look. Those sharp teeth and a ratlike tail can be a little scary. But what people really want to know is this. Do opossums carry diseases? And can they give them to people?
Unfortunately, yes. Not only do opossums carry ticks and fleas and other parasites, but they also carry a couple of very deadly diseases. Leptospirosis will cause flu like symptoms for most people, but can cause kidney damage, meningitis and even death in some cases. Salmonella is a type of food poisoning, but can also be transmitted by opossums. Salmonella can make you very sick, and even put you in the hospital. Children, the elderly, and anyone with a compromised immune system should definitely keep their distance when it comes to opossums.
We also perform wildlife trapping in Arlington TN for rats, mice, squirrels, moles,
skunks, raccoons,armadillos and much more.
So if you have some little visitors you need evicted from your home or property,
give Apex Wildlife Control a call today.
We are happy to help!