Opossums love to get into your attic or basement. Unfortunately, they’re not respectful house guests. They’ll tear up your walls or insulation until there’s nothing left. Please address this issue with help from US Wildlife Removal

We provide humane opossum removal services in Washington. To schedule your service, please call us.

What should you do if you see a wild animal in your home?

When you encounter a wild animal in the home, it’s natural to be afraid. Don’t panic! Instead, follow these simple steps:

When you encounter a wild animal in the home, it’s natural to be afraid. Don’t panic! Instead, follow these simple steps:

  • Don’t make any sudden movements
  • Slowly walk away from the scene
  • Discreetly take a photo if you can
  • Immediately call us for removal service

Never capture a wild animal on your own, especially an opossum. They’re known for attacking when provoked. Instead, call the professionals for opossum removal. If you’re in Washington and need opossum removal service, call now to speak with a member of our team.

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    Our Humane Opossum Removal Services

    As one of the most prolific nuisance animals in the United States, opossums are becoming very common in both rural and urban residential areas. While they are very unique creatures, when opossums are around humans, they can present a wide variety of problems, making it necessary to remove these critters as soon as possible. Continue reading to learn more about opossums and how you can get rid of them permanently.

    What Problems Do Opossums Cause?

    There are two main types of problems that opossums cause. The first, most serious problem has to do with the health risk they pose to you and your family. Opossums are commonly found carrying nasty diseases such as rabies, tuberculosis, leptospirosis, and many more. Each disease opossums carry has the potential to put you, your family, or even your pets in a serious health condition. These diseases can be spread by bites and scratches from opossums, coming into contact with their urine or feces, or even coming into contact with saliva, hair, and even areas where the opossum has placed its feet. 

    In addition to the health risks opossums pose, they also are known to cause a pretty large amount of damage. As most opossums get into homes, they generally like to make their more permanent home in the attic of your home. This leads to some real damage up there. The worst thing opossums do is destroy your insulation. They will tear it up, ruining its energy and money-saving usefulness. In addition, opossums can break or chew their way through more materials to find access to other rooms in your home or new holes exposing your home to nature. As can be seen, it is important to remove opossums as soon as possible.

    How Do I Prevent Opossums?

    The prevention of opossums is a two-pronged approach. The approach must take both the home and the property into account. When dealing with the home, the first step that needs to be taken is a thorough inspection of the home’s exterior, as well as the interior. Once you have examined the home, repairing any problem areas you may have found is imperative to the success of keeping opossums out. These problem areas can be fixed with all-weather sealant, aluminum sheeting, or even treated lumber in many cases.

    Once the home is secure, it is time to perform prevention work on the property. The first step is to eliminate easy access to food. Putting all garbage and pet food in a secure location out of the reach of animals is a must. Once this is done, focus on cleaning up your yard. Any tall grass, weeds, or piles of debris should be taken care of. These are easy sources of small prey for nuisance animals. You can even go so far as to put up an opossum-proof fence if you feel inclined to do so. Once this is done, you will be good to go.

    How Can I Trap Opossums?

    Removing opossums from your property might sound easy enough, but it can actually be a serious challenge. The problem is that many opossums that get into homes will have their young within the home. If you remove the mother opossum, the babies will die slow deaths and create a terrible odor within your home. In addition, the amount of diseases opossums carry is another reason removing opossums can be a problem for homeowners. Finally, many opossums are trap-shy and can only be removed by hand. These are the main reasons that it is highly recommended to hire a professional wildlife removal service to remove any and all opossums for you.

    Why Hire US Wildlife Removal?

    Here at US Wildlife Removal, we believe in serving residents of King County, WA and Pierce County, WA, with the utmost in integrity, safety, and customer service. Our experts have years of experience in removing opossums humanely from virtually every type of scenario. At US Wildlife Removal, we are so confident in our ability to provide the most effective, humane opossum removal that we offer 12 months of wild-free warranty. If you are experiencing a nuisance wildlife problem of any kind, be sure to give us a call here at US Wildlife Removal as soon as possible.


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