Don’t Play Possum with Opossum Removal

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August 5, 2014
Categories: Anne Arundel County Wildlife Control, General


With more urban and suburban areas surfacing throughout the state, wildlife is become more and more displaced. However, the critters are beginning to adapt to living in urbanized areas and are starting to thrive by doing so. Since they are adapting so well, you may find wildlife at, or even in, your Glen Burnie home. One creature you may find strolling along in your yard is an opossum. While these creatures may look scary, they aren’t as dangerous as you may think. With that being said, you still don’t want to keep an opossum as a pet, which is why opossum removal is important throughout Glen Burnie.


Opossums are the only marsupial in North America and are known to have the most teeth than any other mammal found in the North America, with a total of 50 teeth. Opossums are typically blamed for causing havoc in urban and urban areas, when it was really a creature before them. Opossums are better at cleaning up messes, like fallen fruit or trash, rather than making them. They are also known for being beneficial to outdoor gardens as well. When opossums become threatened or frightened, they tend to play dead or “play possum” to try and confuse their predator. They will also hiss with an open mouth towards their predator in order to scare it. The latter defense mechanism is commonly misconstrued by humans as a sign of rabies, however, rabies is very rare in opossums due to their colder blood temperature.


While opossums don’t pose a serious threat like other wildlife tend to do, opossum removal is still a good idea for your Glen Burnie home. Opossums will create dens under sheds, porches, decks, and crawl spaces, which can cause structure or water damage in the long run for your home. Instead of simply ignoring the animal’s existence in your yard, simply call the professionals at Mid Atlantic Wildlife Control. Our professionals are trained to set humane traps to capture and then remove the animal in a way that is both safe and effective. We also offer barrier services to prevent an opossum from returning to your home. There is never the need to try and harm the animal when trying to remove it from your home or yard, which is why Mid Atlantic Wildlife Control technicians use only the most humane methods during opossum removal.


If you are in need of opossum removal in the Glen Burnie area, or throughout Anne Arundel County, call Mid Atlantic Wildlife Control today at 443-417-3137 or visit our contact page. We are available, so never hesitate to contact us.


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