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How Do I Get Rid of Opossums in Louisiana?
Opossums (also spelled Possums) can be an extreme nuisance to your living environment. Whether they are in your attic or finding their way into your home or office, it is important to get the problem remedied with opossum removal before they become a larger problem.
Opossums can cause a lot of damage, destroying electrical wiring, air conditioning duct work and dry wall. Opossum removal is essential to prevent costly damage in the attic. At Trapper J we not only remove the animals, we also offer animal proofing service to help prevent a re-occurrence.
Opossums are usually classified as a pest species due to their habits of scavenging and living in attics and under houses. The most common complaints include the following: Opossums living in the attic, Opossums living under deck or house, Dead opossum on property or roadside, Stealing pet food or bird seed, Sick potentially dangerous opossum, Presence is alarming dogs/pets. For these reasons, many people will need our opossum removal service. Opossums are usually solitary and nomadic, staying in one area as long as food and water are easily available. Some families will group together in ready-made burrows or even under houses. Though they will temporarily occupy abandoned burrows, they do not dig or put much effort into building their own. As nocturnal animals, they favor dark, secure areas. These areas may be below ground or above. All reasons for you to call about our Opossum Removal Service.
When threatened or harmed, they will “play possum”, mimicking the appearance and smell of a sick or dead animal. This physiological response is involuntary (like fainting), rather than a conscious act. In the case of baby opossums, however, the brain does not always react this way at the appropriate moment, and therefore they often fail to “play dead” when threatened. When an opossum is “playing possum”, the animal’s lips are drawn back, the teeth are bared, saliva foams around the mouth, the eyes close or half-close, and a foul-smelling fluid is secreted from the anal glands. The stiff, curled form can be prodded, turned over, and even carried away without reaction. The animal will typically regain consciousness after a period of between 40 minutes and 4 hours, a process which begins with slight twitching of the ears.
Adult opossums do not hang from trees by their tails, as sometimes depicted, though babies may dangle temporarily. Their semi-prehensile tails are not strong enough to support a mature adult’s weight. Instead, the opossum uses its tail as a brace and a fifth limb when climbing. The tail is occasionally used as a grip to carry bunches of leaves or bedding materials to the nest. A mother will sometimes carry her young upon her back, where they will cling tightly even when she is climbing or running.
Threatened opossums (especially males) will growl deeply, raising their pitch as the threat becomes more urgent. Males make a clicking “smack” noise out of the side of their mouths as they wander in search of a mate, and females will sometimes repeat the sound in return. When separated or distressed, baby opossums will make a sneezing noise to signal their mother. If threatened, the baby will open its mouth and quietly hiss until the threat is gone. Hissing or squawking is a defensive process that helps the opossum deter other animals from approaching it. This is not the time to try opossum removal. For more information on opossum removal and to learn how to get rid of opossum please call Jerry at (318)439-0202.
How Do I Remove Opossum From My Attic?
Opossum enter attics for safety and warmth. The attic is an isolated and warm place to hole up during the day. Baby opossums cling to the mother for the first several weeks of their lives. It is best to catch the family together at this stage. Baby opossum once separated from the mother are unpredictable in their movements.
If I Leave The Opossum Alone Will It Just Go Away?
Not before it does significant damage. Once an opossum lives in your attic it will usually stay. Opossums leave their feces and urine in the insulation and soffit areas. If that opossum ever leaves other opossums will be attracted to that smell and will make your attic their new home.
Where Do We Provide Opossum Removal Service?
Trapper J, a North Louisiana Nuisance Wildlife Animal Removal specialist is the most professional and humane opossum removal and control service available in Monroe, West Monroe, Ruston, Bastrop, Alexandria, and Pineville in the North and Central Louisiana area.
Primarily serving the North and Central Louisiana Parishes of Allen, Beauregard, Bienville, Catahoula, Concordia, Caldwell, Claiborne, East Carroll, Franklin, Grant, Jackson, La Salle, Lincoln, Madison, Morehouse, Natchitoches, Ouachita, Rapides, Richland, Sabine, Tensas, Union, Vernon, West Carroll, Winn and surrounding communities.
We also provide opossum removal service the North and Central louisiana cities and towns of Alexandria, Arcadia, Bastrop, Colfax, Columbia, Oakdale, Farmerville, Harrisonburg, Homer, Jena, Jonesboro, Kinder, Lake Providence, De Ridder, Oak Grove, Oberlin, Marksville, Monroe, Natchitoches, Rayville, Ruston, Saint Joseph, Tallulah, Vidalia, West Monroe, Winnfield, Winnsboro.
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