How to get rid of opossums in the attic
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How to get rid of opossums in the attic

The Opossum is one of the more interesting critters that you will find in nature. It is North America’s lone marsupial that is native to the land. This means that when its young are born that they live in a pouch inside the mother until they are ready to go off on their own. These are quite unique animals that make them rather fun to study.



While they may make for an interesting conversation or research, that does not mean you want one living in your attic. These are very messy animals that can create a whole lot of health issues for you and your family because of the diseases and parasites that they carry. You clearly do not want them around your home, and especially don’t want them inside your house.

Sadly, your attic presents the most ideal environment for the opossum. Because people rarely go into this room in their home the critter can live there relatively undisturbed for quite a long period of time. The mess that can be made can be quite disturbing to say the least.

So what do you do if you have one of these critters in your home? How do you get rid of opossums in the attic? The solution depends upon what you want the outcome to look like.

If you are looking for a permanent solution than the best option to you is to use some kind of poison or to hire an exterminator to kill off this critter. This is a permanent way of ensuring that the animal cannot come back and keeps your home is much better shape.

There are also those professionals that will capture the animal for you and remove it from your home. While these seem like great options for you, you may not like the idea of having to spend a great deal of money to do this job. That leaves you with a really good option.

What you can do is buy a one-way funnel to get the animal out of your home and help to keep it out. The way this works is simple. Before applying the funnel, look on the outside of your home to find where the opossum is getting in. If you find one make sure that there are no other options. You will want to keep this animal out and if you have not fixed every loose board, hole, or gap.

Once you have found the location attached the one-way funnel. When it is starting to get dark outside make a big ruckus inside your attic and turn on all the lights in there. This will startle the opossum which will force it through the funnel and it will not be able to get back in. Now seal the hole or entryway and your problem should be resolved.

Read more: Opossum Control, How to Get Rid of Opossums, Opossum Feces.


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