Charlotte Opossum Removal & Control
We run a professional opossum removal company in Charlotte, NC. We specialize in the humane and permanent removal of opossums from buildings and property. We never use poison,
and instead trap and remove the animals. We also perform home repairs to keep opossums out of your house in the future. Give us a call at
704-419-8169 seven days a
week, and we will schedule a fast appointment to solve your opossum problem.
Opossum Prevention Tips: How to Keep Opossums Away - No matter how you slice it, opossums are rather ugly animals. They love to get into things, much like raccoons, and carry disease much like the raccoon does as well. These animals serve very little purpose around your home other than to create problems for you, and that is exactly what they do.
These are some of the most hideous animals, who love to get into your garbage cans, leave their waste around, and make a problem for you and your family. Add to it the fact that these animals carry diseases like rabies and it is easy to see why you would want to get rid of them if you have a possum or two making your home or yard a regular stop on their route. If you are looking for some tips in keeping these opossums from your home, then here are some things you will want to implement.
The first thing to do is to work on ensuring that they cannot get into your home. Opossums will make your attic, basement, or garage a great home if given the opportunity, especially a place like your attic that has limited traffic. To prevent this from happening you will want to make sure that there is no easy access to get into your home. Find areas where there are holes or cracks in the walls or siding and make sure you patch those properly so that they are not an entryway. It is also a good idea to put a wire mesh around the fix you apply to make the fix more permanent.
The next thing you will want to do is deny any sources of food that may be available. This means closing your garbage cans tightly, protecting your gardens and removing other animals food. Let’s tackle each of these one at a time.
Your garbage cans are a prime source of food. You will want to remove this as a tantalizing option. If you can put your garbage cans in the garage or shed so that they are not accessible to the possums. If that is not possible ensure that the lid can securely fasten to the can. If you find that you are not able to get a good lock then use bungee cord to secure the lid in place. This will keep them from getting food from there.
If you have a garden you will want to completely enclose it with a fence. The fence should be built so that it is at least 12 inches below the surface. This prevents the opossums from digging their way into your garden.
If you have a cat or dog, ensure that you do not feed them outside. This means removing their water dish from the outside as well. Opossums need water too, and if you are going to continually put out a fresh dish they will gladly belly up to the bar to get a refill. Also, if you have a bird feeder make sure that it is not accessible to knock down or knock over. Seeds can be a tasty treat to a possum, and they are not ashamed to eat anything they can find.
If you have a shed you will want to make sure that the doors close tightly and that there is no access under the structure or in the walls. A small crack can be turned into a big gap by a possum, so you need to make sure you take the extra precaution to keep them out.
If you have animals on your property like chickens, other birds, or fish, you should know that this is fair game to an opossum. They view your fish filled pond as a new soup, and your chickens as a quick take out. You need to keep these animals securely locked up behind a firm structure or I assure you that the opossum will come a calling. No one wants to see your tropical goldfish become the possum’s next meal, so keeping these areas out of reach of the opossum is a must.
You can also buy possum repellant’s that you can spray around your yard. These things work quite well and usually have minimal effect on your own pets, so you won’t make your dog or cat afraid to go outside. Fear that your pets will get bitten by one of these critters is a real possibility so protecting your home by making it an unwelcome smelling place is just what you need. You should be aware that a good rainstorm will wipe away these repellants, so you may need to spray on a regular basis to keep them from coming back. Usually once you have made them afraid to appear on your property they will not likely be coming back at another time.
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We service the greater Charlotte North Carolina area including the towns of
Matthews, Monroe, Gastonia, Mount Holly, Huntersville, and more. Call us any
time at 704-419-8169 for professional wildlife pest animal control, including opossum removal services, in
Charlotte NC. To learn more about us, visit the Charlotte wildlife removal home page.