Opossums can be considered a nuisance pest animal due to their nature of scavenging near properties and their habit of making them selves at home in attics, garages, and crawlspaces as well as underneath decks, porches and patios. Most of our animal nuisance calls for opossum trapping and control involves an opossum inside someone's home, office, place of worship or place of business. Opossums can be sick since they carry, fleas, tick and other parasites, which transmit diseases to them. They can cause lots of damage when inside a structure. Once inside, opossums urinate and defecate all over the area, leaving droppings full of parasites and bacteria. Dr. Pest Control NY will remove the opossums living in your attic, will trap the opossum living under a deck or house or where ever this pest animal is intruding. Don't wait and allow this nuisance wild pest animal steal food from your pets. Call dr. Pest Control NY and let us trap and remove the opossum from your place. 866-615-7378. We deliver solutions.
Opossums are the only marsupials in North America. Marsupials are an infraclass of mammals, which the females carry their young in a pouch. Female Opossums give birth to about 13 young and carry and nourish them in their pouch. Both male and female opossums resemble giant scruffy rats. They bare hairless nose and a rat like tail. Their bodies are covered with gray and white fur. Their ears are black with white tips or plain black. They have five toes on each foot and black eye rings. They walk in a clumsy way, sort of like a stumbling manner. They are expert simmers and awesome climbers, using their naked tails as gripping tools to old on to branches, ledges etc.
Opossum Health Risks And Diseases
Even though they can be harmless, they are scary looking, especially when they open their large mouths and intimidate you with their sharp pointy teeth. Opossums are not carriers of rabies, their low body temperatures makes it hard for the virus to survive. However they carry ticks, fleas and are vectors for the diseases these parasites can transmit. The constant droppings and urine left behind by opossums pose a health risk such as salmonella and leptospirosis.