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Will a pest control company remove an opossum?

So you go into your attic one day only to see something that you never expected to see. Something that is something you surely did not want to see. There is an opossum that is making its home in your attic. This is a real nightmare.

This is something that none of us want to see happen but, surprisingly, it happens a lot more than you may know. Animals like the opossum find your home to be the ideal place to set up residence. Your attic, shed, under your porch, garage, or other structure makes for the perfect location for them to make a home out of. This is especially true if the location is an isolated one where people rarely go. Because the opossum is a nocturnal animal, it sleeps during the day and wants to find a place where it will be left alone. Your attic is perfect for this.

Clearly, you want to get rid of this animal. These are messy, gross animals, that carry a whole lot of diseases and parasites, which can mean that they can pose a great health risk to your family and pets. This is why you must get rid of them as quickly as possible.

The problem is trying to figure out how to make that happen. You simply can’t open the attic and yell “Shu” and it will run away. You may want to try to find a professional to assist you, but where do you turn to make that happen?

For some, the first thing that they think of is to contact a pest control company to see if they will remove the opossum, but the question is if they will do that or not? The answer to this is that most likely they will not.

You have to consider that pest control companies are in business to get rid of things like insects. Many of these companies may even assist with small rodents like rats or mice, but an opossum is a whole different issue. These animals are often far outside the scope of what a pest control agent can work with primarily because they do not have the equipment to make this happen. While an opossum is not a bear or a lion, it still requires different equipment to trap and get rid of them. Most companies do not carry this kind of stuff.

There will be some that will assist in getting rid of your opossum problem, but you are likely going to have to call around to make that happen. It may take looking for a company that directly deals in trapping and disposing of wild animals to have success. Read more: Opossum Control, How to Get Rid of Opossums, Opossum Feces.

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