Do you need opossum trapping in Southaven MS? Opossums can be a real terror to those who are truly afraid of them. Often times, those little guys mean no harm, but you definitely don’t want this animal in your house! That’s where our opossum removal service comes in to help.
Opossums will accidentally invite themselves right into your living room. The sudden appearance of this strange-looking creature in your home can give you quite a start, especially before you’ve even had your morning coffee! Our opossum removal service will trap and remove the opossum. We also perform an inspection of your property to determine how it got in, and offer you a full solution to completely solve your opossum problem.
Opossums only hang around an area because one or more of their primary needs are being met — food and shelter. There is no spray or magic potion to remove them. The best way to get rid of opossums is to trap and relocate the animals.
Check 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. They also love to get into your garbage cans. Keeping your lawn and bushes cut back, and keeping your trash cans secured goes 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, and immediately make their way into their mother’s pouch. Many, unfortunately, 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 juveniles are fully independent at about three months. They drop off her back and leave to live the life of a solitary opossum — unfortunately, a transition that almost 60% will not survive.
Did you know that opossums don’t really “play dead”? When confronted by danger, opossums can either make a run for it, climb a tree, or bare a mouthful of teeth to intimidate predators. If badly frightened, the opossum will literally faint and keel over in a catatonic state. Its eyes will glaze over, its tongue lolls out, and its body releases foul-smelling fluids that actually smell like rotten flesh. No amount of prodding, poking, or shaking will revive the opossum while in this catatonic state. Unconscious, the opossum will look and smell so convincingly dead that predators will move away 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 Southaven 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!