Hogarth's Pest Control specializes in all types of industries, residential and commercial.
Opossum are North America’s only marsupial. Opossum have a grey, white, and silver fur coat, a long pointed snout, pink noise, and nearly 50 sharp teeth; this gives them a close appearance to rats, only much larger! They have an average lifespan 1 to 4 years. Mating season starts in January and goes through June. They normally produce only one litter per year, but can give birth to anywhere from 3 to 15 young per litter.
Opossum will play dead if threatened, but they will also hiss, screech, show their teeth, and emit foul fluid from their rear anal glands. They can hang from their tail and are very good climbers. Opossum do not spread disease and actually help to control tick populations! They will capture and eat mice, rats, cockroaches.
They are nocturnal but is not common to spot them in the early mornings or evenings like skunks. Opossums find homes in and under sheds, decks, and porches but will also invade attics, basements, barns, and mobile homes. They’re often found near farms and fields.
It is best to trap and remove these nuisance animals and offer exclusion as the next step for a permanent fix. Hogarth’s happens to specialize in both! We offer trapping and removal services as well as exclusion work. If you have found a opossum around your home or structure, do not hesitate to give us a call today!