The opossum is the only native marsupial in North America and makes up the largest order of marsupials in the Western Hemisphere with over 100 different species. Opossums have greyish-white fur with a hairless tail. Opossums are solitary, nocturnal creatures that are well-known for “playing dead” when threatened. They are excellent climbers and swimmers. Opossums also can have up to 50 teeth, which can leave quite a painful bite.

HOW TO GET RID OF POSSUMS?

  • 1. Opossum Problem

    Opossums do not really pose any threats. Their terrifying face and rat-like tail may say otherwise. However, possums can be a beneficial animal to have in your yard. They are “Nature’s Garbage Truck” because they will eat anything, even ticks. However, possums can become a problem if they find their way into your home or garage.

  • 2. Trapping & Removal

    At Advanced Wildlife Control, we believe in humane animal removal. Therefore, we will humanely live trap and relocate opossums 30+ miles away from your home. 

  • 3. Prevention & Repair

    Possums do not typically leave behind messes or damage. However, our technicians will help seal up any entry points to prevent future animal entry.

  • 4. Same-Day Service!

    Our customers are our #1 priority! At Advanced Wildlife Control, we want to make sure your animal problems are resolved in a timely manner. Therefore, our AWC professionals can usually be out at your property on the same day when you call or the following day.

Opossums do not really pose any threats. Their terrifying face and rat-like tail may say otherwise. However, possums can be a beneficial animal to have in your yard. They are “Nature’s Garbage Truck” because they will eat anything, even ticks. However, possums can become a problem if they find their way into your home or garage.

At Advanced Wildlife Control, we believe in humane animal removal. Therefore, we will humanely live trap and relocate opossums 30+ miles away from your home. 

Possums do not typically leave behind messes or damage. However, our technicians will help seal up any entry points to prevent future animal entry.

Our customers are our #1 priority! At Advanced Wildlife Control, we want to make sure your animal problems are resolved in a timely manner. Therefore, our AWC professionals can usually be out at your property on the same day when you call or the following day.

Have a Problem with Opossums?

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Opossums are scavengers and will eat anything like berries, ticks, beetles, mice, snails, and garbage.

Opossums live anywhere there is food, water, and shelter. They are common in Wisconsin, particularly in the central and southern parts of the state. They can be found living in hollow trees, woodpiles, under decks, sheds, barns, and garages. 

The breeding season for opossums occurs in February. A female opossum will give birth to 20 tiny joeys (the size of a honeybee) only 13 days after breeding. They will immediately crawl into the mother’s pouch where they continue to develop. 

After two months, the baby possums will go in and out of the pouch, sometimes riding on the female’s back as she hunts for food. Opossums usually have two litters per year that become independent after four months.

Did You Know? - Animal Facts

Did You Know?

Opossums are mostly immune to rabies, and in fact, they are 8 times less likely to carry rabies compared to other animals.

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