Verminators provide opossum trapping, opossum removal, opossum exclusion, and opossum cleanup since 1999.

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Humane Opossum Exclusion

Opossum Inspection

1. The Home Inspection. The first step towards removing all opossum from your home or business is the initial inspection. Verminators must determine where these animals are nesting. Measure the population of opossum, do we have a family? We determine all of the soiled areas where the opossum have been. We look for any damage as well. Find the areas that are best to set live opossum traps.

Opossum Exterior

2. The exterior inspection consists of locating the opening where the opossum are entering your home or business. It is common for opossum to enter from the roof and from the foundation. Often openings under bay windows are commonly used by opossum to enter and live inside. This opossum entry point will next become the one way exit only. Examine to find any other holes or rotting wood that could potentially allow animals to violate.

Opossum Proofing

3. Opossum Proof your home or business to prevent opossum invasion. Be sure to use the proper materials when animal proofing our homes and businesses. It is important to re-enforce any rotting wood using the galvanized steel to discourage animal penetration until time to replace the wood all together. opossum are not that strong but they can still cause damage to roofs causing leaks

Opossum Information

Opossums usually live alone, having a home range of 10 to 50 acres (4 to 20 ha). Young appear to roam randomly until they find a suitable home range. Usually they are active only at night.

The mating season is January to July in warmer parts of the range but may start a month later and end a month earlier in northern areas. opossums may raise 2, rarely 3, litters per year.

The opossum is the only marsupial in North America. Like other marsupials, the blind, helpless young develop in a pouch. They are born 13 days after mating. The young, only 1/2 inch (1.3 cm) long, find their way into the female’s pouch where they each attach to one of 13 teats. An average of 7 young are born. They remain in the pouch for 7 to 8 weeks. The young remain with the mother another 6 to 7 weeks until weaned.

Most young die during their first year. Those surviving until spring will breed in that first year. The maximum age in the wild is about 7 years.

Although opossums have a top running speed of only 7 miles per hour (11.3 km/hr), they are well equipped to escape enemies. They readily enter burrows and climb trees. When threatened, an opossum may bare its teeth, growl, hiss, bite, screech, and exude a smelly, greenish fluid from its anal glands. If these defenses are not successful, an opossum may play dead.

When captured or surprised during daylight, opossums appear stupid and inhibited. They are surprisingly intelligent, however. They rank above dogs in some learning and discrimination tests.