Have you ever driven at night in Minnesota and seen these creatures cross the roads? Well, it’s not just because they’re more common at night – opossums have a special ability to survive in darkness, enjoy a flexible diet, and reproduce like no other creature could. Opossums have incredible resilience; if lucky enough, they could be evicted from your home through any means necessary – luck doesn’t count! Minnesota Wild Animal Management is your go-to opossum removal specialist!
Homeowners may view opossums as unwanted pests, but they can also be beneficial creatures. On one hand, having an opossum around can be advantageous since they feed on harmful insects and annoying pests like cockroaches, rats, and snakes – one single opossum could eat up to 5,000 ticks annually according to research by the Environmental Institute of Houston. Possums have immunity against all snakes, are eight times less likely than wild dogs to contract rabies due to their immunity and have incredible multiplying abilities; one opossum could have up to thirteen babies at once! But is having one around necessary when they belong in their natural habitat?
Opossums In The Home: When wildlife animals enter your residence, they can pose a potential risk to its structural integrity. If there’s an entry point for them to get inside, such as under houses or into attics, opossums have the potential to do serious damage by digging through insulation, breaching vapor barriers, and damaging air conditioning units. By making your home their home, they may use various parts of it as nesting areas and leave behind droppings that could create unpleasant odors in a home environment. Furthermore, while any animal has the potential for spreading diseases, opossums do not usually harbor rabies according to The Wildlife Rescue League.
Rabies: People often mistake the open mouth hissing and drooling behavior of opossums as a sign of rabies. However, this is just a bluffing behavior that opossums use as a defense mechanism. In fact, rabies is extremely rare in opossums, perhaps because they have a much lower body temperature compared to other warm-blooded animals.
Minnesota Wild Animal Management’s skilled professionals will inspect your property and assess the situation, then humanely eliminate the opossums, and repair any damage they’ve done. We guarantee that no opossums can enter your home again and cause more destruction. Minnesota Wild Animal Management Inc. is your go-to for opossum control in Minnesota; open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week! Give us a call today for assistance!