If you have discovered opossums in your house or yard, you may want to get rid of them as soon as possible. Allowing opossums to roam free throughout your home can cause damage and stress for you, your home and your family, so it’s best to deal with the issue sooner rather than later. If you are in need of some top-of-the-line help for dealing with your opossum problem, look no further. At SWAT Wildlife, we are well-versed in dealing with all sizes and shapes of opossums, and we are more than happy to help you out.
Are Opossums Dangerous?
One of the most important things you need to be aware of when you have any kind of pest in the home is whether it is a real danger to you and your family or not. With opossums, you might well find yourself feeling intimidated by their size and apparent aggression - but are opossums really dangerous?
Just about any kind of wildlife that enters your home can cause damage, and if you do have opossums in your home it could mean that you’ll have to suffer some kind of damage to the home itself. When it comes to their interactions with humans, opossums are generally pretty docile. However, they may harm your pets.
Of course, you are still going to want to get rid of them, which is where our opossum removal service comes in.
Do Opossums Carry Diseases?
The other main concern is whether or not opossums carry diseases. If they do, you will want to get rid of them. In general, opossums can carry a range of diseases, and you never really know whether one is diseased or not. That should be concerning for any family that comes across an opossum in their home. One question people often ask is whether opossums are likely to carry rabies, but this is one thing you don’t need to be concerned with when it comes to opossums, as they have a certain resistance to rabies
How Do I Prevent Opossums From Entering The Home?
If you have opossums in the home already, you should make a point of calling our opossum removal team today. But if you are merely wondering how to avoid having to deal with opossums in the future, there are plenty of steps you can take to ensure that they do not enter the home in the first place.
First of all, be sure to keep your yard tidy, in particular making a point of keeping any trash tidied away and not lying out. Be sure you don’t have any pet food outside either, as this will attract opossums.
If you have a vegetable patch, be sure to pick your fruit and veg when it is ripe, as opossums are likely to be attracted to these foods when they are ready to eat.
Finally, if you have a cat door, be sure to keep it closed at night, if possible. You would be amazed at the small spaces that opossums can squeeze into when they are determined.
What Are Some Signs Of Opossums In The Home?
If you think you might have opossums in the home, but you are not entirely sure, there are some key signs that you should look out for. These include:
- A nest, probably in an attic, outhouse or similar area.
- Scratching sounds underneath a shed or porch.
- Garbage cans being upturned in the night.
- Feces in a swimming pool or yard.
- And sometimes, you might unfortunately actually find a dead opossum - which is not a pretty sight!
Getting Rid Of Opossums
You might at this point be wondering: how do I actually get rid of opossums that have entered my space? It can be frightening or concerning when you have opossums in the home or yard, but the first call should always be to get in touch with our opossum removal Toronto team at SWAT Wildlife. Give us a call, and we will be more than happy to come out and take a look.
Our team is highly experienced and capable, and able to help you with any kind of wildlife problem you might have. If you think you might have opossums in your home, don’t hesitate or delay. Just give our Toronto team a call today to find out more about our opossum removal services.
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