Common Opossum Removal Questions

Caroline County residents are no strangers to wildlife in their neck of the woods. While some wildlife animals are seen once or twice a day, other animals may not be seen as often, like the opossum. When you do happen to see an opossum, you never want it to be inside your Caroline County home. Often times, Caroline County residents aren’t sure how to handle the opossum removal situation, leaving them with questions. Here are some commonly asked questions surrounding opossum removal:

  1. Is an opossum a type of rat? The opossum is the only marsupial found in North America. This means they are not part of the rat family.
  2. How can I prevent opossums from entering my home? Be sure to keep any pet doors closed at all times to prevent access. You should also have vent covers in place and be aware of any cracks or opening in the structure of your home. You can also use fencing to block off the underneath of sheds, decks, and crawl spaces.
  3. What attracts an opossum? Open food of any type can attract these animals at night. This can include pet food, bird feed, and trash. You should also avoid keeping any pet droppings from the yard and remove any standing water.
  4. Should I remove the opossum myself? Never handle a wild animal on your own. If you find an opossum in your Caroline County yard or home, call the professionals at Mid Atlantic Wildlife Control.

The professionals at Mid Atlantic Wildlife Control are trained to humanely handle opossum control situations in the Caroline County area. If wildlife finds a way into your Caroline County home, our technicians will be able to remove the animals from your home as well. We will then identify where the critters entered your home to avoid future infestations.  All methods and techniques used by Mid Atlantic Wildlife Control are humane and avoid stress and harm to the animal being removed. Never try to remove the animals on your own. This could cause harm to both you and the animal.   To get started with Mid Atlantic Wildlife Control for opossum removal and control services for the Caroline County area, call us today at 443-417-3137 or visit our online contact page. We are available, so never hesitate to call. We are also available on weekends and holidays as well.   Follow Mid Atlantic Wildlife Control today on Google+PinterestTwitter, and Facebook.