Homeowners most often notice opossums when they encounter them around garbage cans or in attics. They are known to damage lawns too, when digging for grubs. The opossum is the only marsupial in North America and is a relative of the kangaroo. Female opossums also have an abdominal pouch designed for carrying and nurturing young.
Opossums are not generally dangerous. Their main defense is “playing dead” or fleeing. Contrary to conventional wisdom, they are not commonly infected with rabies. They do, however, eat other pests like ticks and fleas.
Before taking control measures check local regulations, as opossums might be protected. If you aren’t sure of the infesting pest, or that you can humanely capture it, contact us for a professional evaluation.