Do you need opossum trapping in Olive Branch? Opossums can be a real terror to those who are truly afraid of them. Often, those little guys mean no harm, but you definitely don’t want a wild opossum in your house! That’s where our opossum removal service comes in to help.
Opossums will sometimes invite themselves right into your living room. The sudden appearance of this odd-looking creature in your home can give you quite a start, especially before you’ve had your morning coffee! Our opossum removal service will trap and remove opossums. We also perform an inspection of your home to determine how they got in, and offer you a full solution to completely solve your particular opossum problem.
Opossums will only hang around because one or more of their primary needs are being met, such as food and shelter. There is no spray or magic potion to remove them. The best way to get rid of them is to trap and relocate the opossum.
You should also look around your property to see what could be attracting opossums to your home. Rats, snakes, lizards and other small animals are a major food source for opossums, as well as your garbage. Keeping your lawn and bushes cut back and trash cans secured will go a long way toward making your property a bit less “opossum friendly”.
It’s Not Easy To Be A Baby Opossum … or a Mom!
Baby opossums are called “joeys”, just like baby kangaroos. Opossums will give birth to as many as 25 babies at a time. Newborn opossums are about the size of a grain of rice. They immediately make their way into their mother’s pouch. Unfortunately, many do not make it.
As the babies age, they start venturing out of the pouch to cling to their mother’s back as she scavenges. The young opossums are fully independent at about three months. They leave to live the life of a solitary opossum — sadly, a transition that almost 60 percent will not survive.
Did you know that opossums aren’t really “playing dead”? When confronted by danger, opossums can either make a run for it, climb a tree, or bare their teeth to intimidate predators. If frightened badly enough, the opossum will literally faint into a catatonic state. Its eyes glaze over, its tongue lolls out, and it will inadvertently release foul-smelling fluids which actually smell like rotten flesh. No amount of prodding, poking or shaking will revive the opossum from this catatonic state. While unconscious, the opossum will look and smell so convincingly dead that any predator will abandon it for livelier prey, as most predators will not eat carrion. This stinky little trick has saved many opossums from being dinner!
We also perform wildlife trapping in Olive Branch MS for rats, mice, 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!