Fun fact: Opossums live in North America, while possums live in Australia and other countries. Both wildlife are marsupials, but possums are more closely related to kangaroos. As you may know, opossums have an interesting defense mechanism. Playing dead, or “playing possum,” might work in the wild but if there’s an opossum in your home, you’re more than likely going to hear it. A possible sign that there is an opossum in your attic is thumping sounds coming from above the ceiling. Opossums are normally louder than rats and mice, but not as loud as raccoons. You may also hear hissing. A roof inspection will often reveal spaces big enough for an opossum to fit through. While opossums may appear tame and quiet, they are still wild and may carry a variety of dangerous diseases. When dealing with these mammals, call professionals for opossum removal and relocate them for your safety and for the wildlife.
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Opossum Removal Dallas Fort Worth
Opossums are known for having tails and back feet that are perfect for grasping and climbing. These unusual-looking creatures have also been known to consume insects like cockroaches and rodents like rats, and their attraction to residential areas comes from the simple fact that they provide more places to hide.
Opossums are known to take up residence under homeowners’ decks. Due to their poor eyesight and hearing, the wildlife will not necessarily be aware that they are in close proximity to a home. While beneficial for gardens and outdoor areas, we understand the interest in ridding them from your home, especially from an attic. Opossums may look harmless, but they don’t belong in our homes. Dallas Fort Worth Wildlife Control offers attic decontamination as a service to keep your attic clear of pests. For more information about opossums, a non-aggressive marsupial, reach out to our friendly, knowledgeable team.