Problems Opossums Can Cause

Types of damage caused by opossums in the Central Florida area including Orlando, Apopka, Oviedo, and Sanford FL - Heron Home & Outdoor


Potential health hazards caused by opossums in Orlando, Oviedo, Apopka, Leesburg, Sanford, Kissimmee and Central FL areas - Heron Home & Outdoor

Health Hazard

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It’s a familiar scene. A nighttime crash alerts you to a disturbance in your garbage. And there, briefly in the moonlight, is the furry outline of an opossum, hard at work scavenging on your property for nuts, fruit, and small animals to eat.

Opossums are more than just a nuisance to your trash removal. These clever nocturnal tree climbers can invade your attic, damaging your AC ducts and insulation, and using your house as a safe, warm spot to reproduce. And even if they stay outside, they can still carry tuberculosis, salmonella, toxoplasmosis, rabies, and leprosy—not to mention fleas, ticks, and lice.

How You Know if You Have an Opossum Problem

  • You see persistent activity around garbage cans, dumpsters, or other refuse areas.
  • There are noises and fecal matter in your attic, or damage such as torn insulation.
  • You notice a persistent, terrible smell that you cannot pinpoint—opossums emit a rank odor even when healthy, but it’s even worse if they get trapped inside your walls and die there.

Leave Trapping and Removal to Professionals

The experienced and qualified pest control specialists at Heron Home & Outdoor will utilize commercial-grade opossum traps in order to remove the animals from your residential or commercial property. Do not attempt to trap the opossums yourself.

At Heron Home & Outdoor, we do much more than just trap and remove opossums from your home or commercial property. We will also complete a thorough assessment of the area, identifying and implementing strategies to prevent opossums from returning. These services include finding and blocking any areas within your property that might serve as attractive homes for the opossums. We will also determine methods of blocking opossums from food sources on your property.

If you’re experiencing unwanted wildlife in your backyard, give us a call today for a free quote!

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