Opossum Information

Opossums are the largest marsupial in the western hemisphere. Opossums can range in size between just larger than a house cat and as small as a mouse. They are omnivorous; eating plants, insects, small mammals and small reptiles. As long as they have a source of food and water nearby, they can remain in an area and will group together in families. Opossums are nocturnal and prefer dark, secure areas such as under homes, decks, sheds and garbage can areas.

Opossum Prevention

There are a few steps you can do to prevent opossums from becoming interested in your property. Opossums are opportunistic omnivores, eliminating sources of food and water are the first steps in getting rid of these pests. Bring outdoor pet food inside at night. Make sure garbage can lids are secure after disposing of trash. Fruit tress and vegetable gardens also act as food sources and should be kept clean and free of fallen fruit and vegetables.

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Opossum Damage

Opossums look for sources of food and water around your property. Opossums get into trash cans, dig up landscaping, eat chickens and other fowl and eat pet foods. After a source of food is established, opossums look for places to construct their dens. In most cases, a female opossum is preparing to give birth and has selected your property as her new home. Opossums cause a significant amount of damage to houses and other structures. Once inside, opossums shred insulation materials to make a nest. After the nest is constructed, they will urinate and defecate within your attic to mark its territory. The longer the opossums stay in the attic, the more damage will be done, sometimes costing the property owner upwards of thousands of dollars in repair and cleanup fees.

Opossum Control, Removal & Exclusion

Opossums are vectors for disease and should be trapped only by professionals. Jamul Pest Control’s technicians are state licensed and specially trained in opossum trapping, extermination, and exclusion services. We use special tools and techniques to quickly trap the offending opossum. After catching these pests, we euthanize them using state approved methods. All trapping is done in accordance with local, state, and federal laws. We strive for customer satisfaction and professional excellence.

Opossum Damage Restoration

We offer specialized exclusion aimed at deterring and preventing animals from entering and potentially causing problems on your property. We eliminate the presence of future animal infestations by sealing any openings that opossums might use. We'll conduct a thorough assessment of your property to identify potential entry points and develop a customized plan tailored to your property's specific needs and local pest population. After the opossums have been removed from your property, we’ll clean out the toxic urine and feces. We’ll remove and replace the damaged insulation, deodorizing the affected area as we go.

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Guaranteed Results

Jamul Pest Control offers a variety of methods to control the local wildlife population. Both the inside and outside of your home are always under warranty. We guarantee your satisfaction between regular scheduled maintenance services. We are committed to safe, nondestructive methods to remove animal populations and prevent them from returning.

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