Opossum Removal / Control
Though they are not prone to aggression, opossums are still wild animals. Opossums may carry fleas, tuberculosis, and the Chagas disease.As such, any attempts at removal should be done by a trained professional. Summit Animal Control specialists are educated in opossum dangers and can effectively remove the pests. Summit offers same day 24/7 response and free quotes. Your stress free safety is our concern!
Do Opossums Harm People or Property?
Even though opossums have an unappealing, rat-like appearance, they do not attack humans. The marsupials prefer to play dead when confronted so as to throw predators off guard and escape. Opossums are a danger to humans and domesticated pets insofar as they can carry diseases such as tuberculosis, tularemia, spotted fever, toxoplasmosis, and Chagas disease, as well as fleas, mites, and lice.
The greatest opossum damage occurs in gardens, where the marsupials help themselves to fruits and vegetables. They will also eat unsecured pet food left outside overnight and rummage through garbage cans or compost heaps to find bits and scraps to eat. Opossums have also been known to enter chicken coops and destroy birds, nests, and eggs.