A: Not before it does significant damage. Once an opossum lives in your attic it will usually stay. Opossums leave their feces and urine in the insulation and soffit areas. If that opossum ever leaves other opossums will be attracted to that smell and will make your attic their new home.
A: Since opossums are marsupials they carry their young in a pouch where they are weaned for about two to four months. When the young of opossum are big enough to explore on their own they will use their birth home for another 1 to 2 months before finding a new home. Some of the female young will stay until they reach sexual maturity.
A: Opossums will do significant damage in your attic and can be very expensive if they are not removed. They will destroy your air conditioning duct work, rip apart electrical wiring, and ruin the dry wall. Opossums leave their feces and urine all over the insulation which produces a strong and sometimes unbearable smell. Opossum removal is essential to prevent costly damage in the attic.
A: When animals like opossums live in the attic they will sometimes die. Opossums have up to 15 surviving young at a time. If one of those young falls into a wall and cannot get out it will die. If the opossum died in the wall it needs to be removed to get rid of the smell.
A: Depending on the season it could take a very long time for the smell of any dead animal to go away. In the summer a dead animal can smell very strong for a few weeks and then start to get better. In the winter the smell might not be as bad but could last for months. In either case it is important to get the dead animal removed professionally. The smell can be dangerous for someone with respiratory problems and any ecto-parasites that were living on the animal need to be exterminated. Allstar Animal Removal will remove the dead animal, exterminate the ecto-parasites and deodorize to reduce the smell.
A: Although opossums show a resistance to rabies they are host to intestinal parasites and fleas. If the opossum lives in your homeís attic or crawlspace it will do significant damage. Dogs and cats are subjected to the fleas of opossums and can be bitten if attacked. Opossum removal is necessary and should be left up to the professionals at Allstar Animal Removal.
A: Trapping opossums is the most effective way to remove opossums. There are other methods that are used for opossum removal but they are not as effective and sometimes inhumane. Some companies will use poison and not only is it illegal but the animal will probably die in a wall and produce a terrible smell. Then a dead animal removal will be necessary. Other techniques such as sounds and smells rarely work. If they happen to work then that animal is still around and has a chance to come back. The opossum needs to be trapped and relocated far enough away that it will not come back.
A: Yes. Opossums are one of the largest carriers of the cat flea which can carry multiple diseases. If an opossum is threatened it will bite. Opossum trapping should be left up to the professionals at Allstar Animal Removal.
A: First call Allstar Animal Removal to perform an inspection of the attic to make sure the mother opossum is not still up there. If the mother opossum is up in the attic then we well trap for that opossum. If the opossum is still of weaning age then we will take the baby opossum to an animal rehabilitation center where it will be raised.
A: Once all of the opossum trapping is completed then Allstar Animal Removal will do a full exclusion on your home. Any holes or gaps in the construction the opossum was getting in your home or could possibly get into your home will be closed off. Allstar Animal Removal uses the best materials and any full home exclusion for opossums comes with a one-year guarantee.
A: Not necessarily. Opossums have a resistance to the rabies virus most likely due to their low body temperature. Although mostly nocturnal, opossums sometimes utilize daylight to target a specific food source that is only out during the day.
A: Opossums have a large amount of young but only 15 can attach to a motherís teat. Usually between 10 and 15 young will survive.
A: Yes. Opossums are commonly found in attics. An attic is an ideal shelter for an opossum. The noises in the attic could also be from rats, mice, raccoons, gray squirrels, flying squirrels, large lizards, birds, or bats.
A: Yes. Opossums can climb up walls into the attic creating significant damage. If a opossum enters your house you should always have the opossum trapped and removed.
A: Opossums are omnivores and will eat a wide variety of foods. Each individual opossum can have its own preference. A certain bait that works for one opossum might not work for another. The professionals at Allstar Animal Removal are familiar with different baits and techniques to adapt to different situations.
A: Its is very possible. Opossums, raccoons, rats and squirrels are notorious for digging holes in a/c duct work. Let a professional at Allstar Animal Removal perform an inspection and determine what animal did the damage.
A: Each opossum trapping session is unique. Allstar Animal Removal usually traps opossums for two weeks but may have the problem solved in the first night. There are multiple factors that take place in opossum removal to determine how long it will take to trap the opossums.
A: Yes. Call Allstar Animal Removal for different options in removing the opossum.
A: Yes. Opossums are the only North American marsupial.
A: Opossums is the correct spelling.
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Pinellas County Opossum Control
Baypines - Belleair - Clearwater - Crystal Beach - Dunedin - Gulfport - Indian Rocks Beach - Indian Shores - Kenneth
City - Largo - Madeira Beach - Oldsmar - Ozona - Palm Harbor - Pass-A-Grille Beach - Pinellas Park - Redington
Beach - Safety Harbor - Saint Petersburg - Seminole - South Pasadena - St. Pete Beach - Sunset Beach - Tarpon
Springs - Tierra Verde - Treasure Island
Hillsborough County Opossum Control
Apollo Beach - Balm - Bloomingdale - Brandon - Carrollwood Village - Dover - Gibsonton - Lithia - Lutz - Mango - Plant
City - Riverview - Ruskin - Seffner - Sun City Center - Tampa - Temple Terrace - Thonotosassa - Valrico - Wimauma -
Pasco County Opossum Control
Dade City - Holiday - Hudson -Land O Lakes -New Port Richey - Odessa - Port Richey - San Antonio - Trintiy - Wesley
Chapel – Zephyrhills
Sarasota County Opossum Control
Nokomis - Osprey - North Port - Sarasota – Venice
Manatee County Opossum Control
Anna Maria - Bradenton - Bradenton Beach - Holmes Beach - Longboat Key - Myakka City - Oneco – Palmetto
Charlotte County Opossum Control
Cleveland - Grove City - Palm Island - Placida - Port Charlotte - Punta Gorda - Rotonda – Solana
Hernando County Opossum Control
Brooksville - Herrnando Beach - Masaryktown - Ridge Manor - Spring Hill - Weeki Wachee
Duval County Opossum Control
Atlantic Beach - Baldwin - Jacksonville - Jacksonville Beach - Mayport - Neptune Beach
St Johns County Opossum Control
Crescent Beach - Elkton - Fort Matanzas - Fruit Cove - Hastings - Marineland - Palm Valley - Ponte Vedra - Ponte
Vedra Beach - St. Augustine - St. Augustine Beach - Switzerland - Vilano Beach
Clay County Opossum Control
Bellair, Green Cove Springs, Keystone Heights, Middleburg, Orange Park, Penney Farms
Polk County Opossum Control
Auburndale - Bartow - Davenport - Dundee - Eagle Lake - Fedhaven - Fort Meade - Frostproof - Haines City - Highland
Park - Hillcrest Heights - Indian Lake Estates - Lake Alfred - Lake Hamilton - Lake Wales - Lakeland - Mulberry -
Nalcrest - Polk City - Providence - Winter Haven
Citrus County Opossum Control
Beverly Hills - Black Diamond - Citrus Hills - Citrus Springs - Crystal River - Floral City - Hernando - Homosassa
Springs - Homosassa - Inverness - Lecanto - Pine Ridge - Surgarmill Woods
Osceola County Opossum Control
Campbell - Celebration - Champions Gate - Kenansville - Kissimmee - Poinciana - St. Cloud
Orange County Opossum Control
Alafaya - Apopka - Bay Lake - Belle Isle - Christmas - Doctor Phillips - Eatonville - Edgewood - Hunter's Creek - Lake
Buena Vista - Maitland - Oakland - Ocoee - Orlando - Tangerine - Windermere - Winter Garden - Winter Park –
Seminole County Opossum Control
Altamonte Springs - Casselberry - Geneva - Lake Mary - Lake Monroe - Longwood - Oviedo - Sanford - Winter Springs
Broward County Opossum Control
Coconut Creek - Cooper City - Coral Springs - Dania Beach - Davie - Deerfield Beach - Fort Lauderdale - Hallandale
Beach - Hillsboro Beach - Hollywood - Lauderdale Lakes - Lauderdale-By-The-Sea - Lauderhill - Lazy Lake -
Lighthouse Point - Margate - Miramar - North Lauderdale - Oakland Park - Parkland - Pembroke Park - Pembroke
Pines - Plantation - Pompano Beach - Port Everglades - Sea Ranch Lakes - Southwest Ranches - Sunrise - Tamarac -
West Park - Weston - Wilton Manors
Palm Beach County Opossum Control
Atlantis - Belle Glade - Boca Raton - Boynton Beach - Briny Breezes - Canal Point - Cloud Lake - Delray Beach - Glen
Ridge – Golf – Greenacres - Gulf Stream – Haverhill - Highland Beach – Hypoluxo - Juno Beach – Jupiter - Jupiter Inlet
Colony - Lake Clarke Shores - Lake Park - Lake Worth – Lantana – Loxahatchee – Manalapan - Mangonia Park -
North Palm Beach - Ocean Ridge – Pahokee - Palm Beach - Palm Beach Gardens - Palm Beach Shores - Palm Springs
- Riviera Beach - Royal Palm Beach – Sandcut - South Bay - South Palm Beach – Tequesta – Wellington - West Palm
Escambia - Bellview, Brent, Brownsville, Century, Cantonment, Ensley, Gonzalez, Molino, Muscogee, Myrtle Grove,
Pensacola, Pensacola Beach, Perdido Key, Warrington, West Pensecola
Santa Rosa - Avalon Beach, Bagdad, Gulf Breeze, Jay, Milton, Munson, Navarre, Pace
Okaloosa - Baker, Cinco Bayou, Crestview, Destin, Fort Walton Beach, Laurel Hill, Mary Esther, Niceville, Shalimar,
Walton - DeFuniak Springs, Freeport, Miramar Beach, Paxton, Point Washington, Redbay, Santa Rosa Beach
Holmes - Bonifay, Esto, Noma, Ponce De Leon, Westville
Washington - Caryville, Chipley, Ebro, Greenhead, New Hope, Sunny Hills, Vernon, Wausau
Bay - Bayou George, Bear Creek, Callaway, Cedar Grove, Fountain, Hiland Park, Laguna Beach, Lynn Haven, Mexico
Beach, Millville, Panama City, Panama City Beach, Parker, Rosemary Beach, Sand Hills, Sandy Creek, Southport,
Springfield, West Bay, West Panama City Beach, Youngstown
Jackson - Alford, Bascom, Campbelltown, Cottondale, Graceville, Grand Ridge, Greenwood, Jacob City, Malone,
Calhoun - Altha, Blountstown
Liberty – Bristol
Gulf - Port St. Joe, Wewahitchka
Franklin - Alligator Point, Apalachicola, Carrabelle, Eastpoint
Gadsden - Chattahoochee, Greensboro, Gretna, Havana, Midway, Mount Pleasant, Quincy
Leon - Tallahassee, Woodville
Wakulla - Crawfordville, Sopchoppy, Smith Creek, St. Marks, Wakulla Beach, Wakulla Springs
Jefferson – Capps, Drifton, Lamont, Lloyd, Monticello, Wacissa
Madison - Greenville, Lee, Madison
Taylor - Perry, Steinhatchee
Hamilton - Jasper, Jennings, Madison, White Springs
Suwannee - Branford, Dowling Park, Live Oak, McAlpin, O'Brien, Three Rivers, Wellborn
Lafayette - Day, Mayo
Dixie - Cross City, Horseshoe Beach, Old Town
Columbia - Fort White, Lake City, Lulu, Watertown
Union - Lake Butler, Raiford, Worthington Springs
Bradford - Brooker, Hampton, Lawtey, Starke
Gilchrist – Trenton
Alachua - Alachua, Archer, Gainesville, Hawthorne, High Springs, La Crosse, Micanopy, Newberry, Waldo
Levy - Bronson, Cedar Key, Chiefland, Fanning Springs, Inglis, Morriston, Rosewood, Otter Creek, Williston,
Mobile County Opossum Control
Axis - Bates Field - Bayou La Batre - Bucks - Chastang - Chickasaw - Chunchula - Citronelle - Coden - Creola -
Dauphin Island - Eight Mile - Grand Bay - Irvington - Magazine - Maybank - Mobile - Mount Vernon - Oakville -
Overlook - Plateau - Prichard - Saint Elmo - Saraland - Satsuma - Semmes - Serina - Theodore - Wilmer
Houston County Opossum Control
Ashford - Avon - Columbia - Cottonwood - Cowarts - Dothan - Five Points - Gordon - Gordon Landing - Kinsey - Madrid
- Memphis - Northside - Pansey - Rehobeth - Taylor - Webb
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