Are opossums hanging around your home or property? Collierville has more than its share of these odd looking little creatures. With a mouthful of sharp teeth and a long rat-like tail, these animals give many a homeowner a scare when showing up unexpectedly. Fortunately, Apex Wildlife Control has the experts to trap and relocate your problem opossums.
When our technician arrives at your property, he will inspect the area for damage created by opossums, and then set the appropriate traps. We use live, humane traps to catch the opossums, and check these traps every 36 hours as mandated by state law. Upon catching the opossum, we then relocate it to a wildlife area over twenty miles away from your home, so he won’t find his way back for a return visit.
Wildlife mothers have their work cut out for them, and opossum mothers are no different!
Opossums are marsupials, just like kangaroos. When an opossum’s babies are born, they make their way up the mother’s belly into her pouch. Here they will live and grow until they are large enough to eventually make their way onto her back. When they become juveniles (basically, teenagers), they will begin to slide off her back one by one and begin living their own grownup opossum lives.
Occasionally we get calls from clients about “baby opossums” they have found. This is usually a juvenile which is much smaller than an adult opossum, but still old enough to go out into the world on its own.
Opossums may appear to be cute animals, but behind that charming exterior lies a wild animal, and it can transmit disease through scratching or biting.
There are many different types of diseases that are carried by opossums that can be transmitted to people, and those transmitted through urine and feces are often the most easy to catch. One of those diseases is Leptospirosis, which has flu like symptoms for most people, but can cause kidney damage, meningitis and even death in a small number of cases. Salmonella is a condition that is largely believed to be related to food poisoning, but can also be transmitted by opossums. It can cause diarrhea for most people, but the elderly and young children may find themselves at risk of more severe symptoms.
We also perform wildlife trapping in Collierville 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!