Do you need opossum trapping in West Memphis AR? Opossums can be truly frightening to those who are afraid of them. 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 play. 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 them. We also perform an inspection of the property to determine how they got in, and offer you a full solution to completely solve your particular possum problem.
Opossums 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 opossums is to trap and relocate the animal.
You should also look around your property to see what is 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 your 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 can 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 joeys are fully independent at about three months. They leave to live the life of a solitary opossum — a transition that about 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 will glaze over, its tongue lolls out, and it will release foul-smelling fluids which actually smell like rotten flesh. No amount of prodding, poking or shaking can revive the opossum from this catatonic state. While unconscious, the opossum will look and smell so convincingly dead that predators abandon them for livelier prey, as most predators do not eat carrion. This clever, smelly little trick has saved many an opossum from being dinner.
We also perform wildlife trapping in West Memphis AR 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!