Are you dealing with a nuisance possum problem? Have you been searching for licensed and insured opossum removal and control services near Nashville? If so, you have finally made it to the right spot. We are fully qualified and equipped critter control specialists with more than 30 years of experience solve nuisance opossum problems. Continue below to learn more about managing nuisance possums, plus how to get started with a free quote for service.
Facts About Opossums
Opossums are marsupials, just like kangaroos! Although they are a fascinating and unique mammal native here in Tennessee, they are evolving into quite the nuisance critter in urban and suburban areas. Mostly due to land over-development and loss of natural habitat, opossums have been pushed out of their own environment and into ours. So more than ever, possums are accustomed to surviving by means of scavenging our community’s dumpsters, trashcans, garbage receptacles, gardens, flowerbeds, and more. In more rural communities, they have been known to prey on chicken coups for the eggs. Their scavenging behaviors are messy and unpleasant, but they are also destructive. Opossums are known to dig up lawns, gardens, flowerbeds, and flowerpots.
Stopping Possum Intrusions
Opossums find their way into backyards, homes, and businesses with the help of their acute senses and long, sharp claws. Common places opossums like to use as shelter are beneath patios and porches. They also love to hide out in log piles, pool houses, and hollowed trees. If you come across an opossum, there is not much to worry about. They are aggressive in appearance with their hissing and howling, but they are not likely to actually approach you, let alone attack you or your pets.
To keep opossums out of your house and off of your property, you will need to start with some environmental modifications. Remove all outdoor food sources that can be taken inside, like pet food, bird/squirrel feed, and trashcans. Only take your trashcan’s outside on the day of garbage collection. Trashcans are a prime target for all sorts of nuisance wildlife, especially opossums. If possible, remove water sources like bird baths and standing puddles.
Next, you will need to implement some animal-proofing strategies. This may include some minor renovations like sealing up holes and access points on the exterior of your home and outdoor structures. It may also include treating your property’s perimeter with a non-toxic critter control repellent spray or granular substance. Once your property has nothing to offer them, opossums will move onto more fruitful territory.
All of this is possible with the help of a licensed and insured wildlife control company in Tennessee like Budget Animal Removal Nashville. Contact us at 615-337-9165 for TWRA licensed and insured Nashville, TN critter control for opossums and more. We serve commercial clients, too!