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Apex Wildlife Control

7895 Stage Hills Blvd Suite 103 Bartlett TN 38133

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Opossum Trapping In Bartlett TN
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Opossum Removal In Bartlett TN

Opossum Trapping In Bartlett TN - Opossum Removal

Bartlett is a wonderful place to raise a family, and apparently opossums think so too!  We receive many calls from our Bartlett clients about opossums in the trash, in their yard, and even sometimes in their living rooms.  Opossums are very peace loving little creatures who will think nothing of stepping right into your home if you tend to leave your door open.  But most of the time they’e content to scavenge through your trash for yummy leftovers.

At Apex Wildlife Control, our technicians are skilled at trapping these odd little creatures.  We use live, humane traps to catch opossums, and then remove and relocate them to a wildlife area over twenty miles away from your home.  Our clients are happy, and so are the opossums!

Opossum Trapping In Bartlett TN - Opossum Babies

As much as you love them, carrying your kids around all the time can wreak havoc on your back, not to mention your nerves.  Just ask an opossum mom! 

When an opossum gives birth, her babies will make their way across her belly to her pouch.  Soon they will outgrow her pouch and climb upon her back.  Eventually these babies become juveniles and become too big to hang on, so they jump off and start their new journey on their way to becoming adult opossums.

Although these juveniles look like baby opossums to most people, they are actually old enough to be on their own after being trained by mom.  If you find a smaller opossum, its probably just a juvenile learning its way around the world.

Opossum Removal In Bartlett TN - Opossum Diseases

Although opossums are great for keeping your snake and rodent population under control, you definitely don’t want them near your family.  Not only do they carry fleas, ticks and other parasites, but also a few diseases that can be deadly.

One of those diseases is Leptospirosis whch is transmitted through contact with the feces and urine from an opossum.  This disease creates flu like symptoms for most people, but can also cause kidney damage, meningitis and even death. Another disease is salmonella which most people are familiar with as being related to food poisoning.  However, salmonella can also be transmitted by opossums.  Salmonella can be extremely dangerous, especially for children, the elderly, and those with compromised immune systems.  Relocating these animals is really just better for everyone all around.

Opossum Trapping In Bartlett TN - Playing Possum?

Opossums were given very short legs so that they are unable to escape most dangers.  However, they were also given a very sneaky little trick by nature to help them outsmart all but the most desperate predators.
 
When an opossum “plays dead”, its actually not on purpose.  These animals become so frightened that they inadvertently collapse into a catatonic state.  Their eyes glaze over, their tongue hangs out, and even their heartbeat slows down.  They also release a terrible smell which resembles rotted meat from their musk glands.  Because most predators will not eat rotted meat, they will turn away in disgust.  Once the danger has passed, the opossum will wake up and go happily about his life.  Such a sneaky little stinker!

We also perform wildlife trapping in Bartlett 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. 

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