Looking for help getting rid of opossums in your Seattle area home? Opossums are often considered nuisance wildlife, and they can be a threat to your health and safety. Though they seem mild-mannered, they can bite, scratch, and spread diseases if touched. If you have an opossum in your attic, garage, or anywhere in your house, be safe and call professional wildlife control services to handle the job.
The spring and summer months see an increase in opossum activity. Because our homes are near forests, lakes and rivers, opossums thrive in the area. Warmer weather means scavenging for food, breeding, and setting up nests. Opossums love to use our warm, dry attics and crawl spaces for shelter. Once inside your home, opossums can:
Opossums carry diseases such as leptospirosis,tuberculosis, relapsing fever, tularemia, spottedfever, toxoplasmosis, coccidiosis, trichomoniasis, and Chagas disease. They may also be infested with fleas, ticks, mites, and lice. Also, Opossums are hosts for cat and dog fleas, especially in urban environments. Therefore it is best to professionally remove an opossum from your house, garage, deck, attic or crawl space.
We at Eastside Exterminators help homeowners in getting rid of opossums. We offer effective opossum removal and control services in the Seattle area. Our specialists are trained in wildlife behavior and can effectively help you in getting rid of opossums. Without professional training, knowledge, and resources, it can be difficult to ensure safe and proper opossum removal, so please call the pros.
You should not choose to ignore opossum problems, as there are many types of damage and health risks this type of wildlife can cause. Safety is our number one priority, so homeowners should seek our professional opossum removal when wildlife becomes problematic.
If you have opossums in your home or inside another building on your property, the infestation should be immediately apparent. These animals are loud and less confined to nocturnal schedules than some rodents. Should your infestation be a group of opossums, you may notice any combination of the following five signs.
Because opossums usually enter a building by climbing, you may notice exterior damage first. Often, opossum damage takes the form of torn up shingles and ripped soffit on your rooftop. An opossum infestation may also impact your siding, eaves, and gutter system.
Opossums are particularly drawn to cat food. If you have cats, especially any outdoor cats, you may notice that their food disappears more quickly when you have an opossum infestation. If you suspect an opossum infestation, take measures to protect your cats who could become injured in a fight with an opossum.
Opossums have a wide range of vocalizations, including hissing and shrieking. Mother opossums also make clicking or lip smacking sounds to call their babies. If you notice these noises when inside a building, chances are you have an infestation or a single opossum trapped inside.
As opossums nest, they make lots of ripping, scuttling, and scratching noises. These noises can sound similar to rats or mice, but you will likely notice that the noises seem louder because they're created by a bigger animal.
Additionally, you may notice scratching across a wider area with an opossum infestation than with any other rodent problem because opossums do not stick solely to the edges of the attic space.
One of the most distinct signs of an opossum infestation is the smell. Opossums defecate more frequently than most mammals and their droppings can be as large as a house cat's. These wet droppings can soak into insulation and building materials, causing a distinctly unpleasant odor.
Opossums can also become trapped by wiring or other architectural elements and may die there. If you have a dead opossum in your attic, you'll know by the strong smell of decay.
If you are considering getting rid of opossums from your home yourself, be aware that these animals have sharp teeth which can cause harm. Trapping is one of the best methods for getting rid of opossums, so invest in your home by hiring our expert opossum removal service. Our specialists operate with state-of-the-art equipment and have extensive knowledge to ensure fast, efficient opossum removal. As a licensed, bonded, and insured pest exterminator, we remove opossums from:
Whether you are dealing with opossums on your property or inside your attic, it is important to call our specialists to schedule an opossum control consultation in Seattle. During this time, our specialist will identify all entry points and damages that the wildlife has caused. Once our specialist has customized an opossum control plan to resolve the issue in your home, they will be able to start the work on site immediately.
Our opossum control specialists are highly trained to deal with even the most complex situations and have extensively studied the behavior of opossums. We can help you in safely and humanely getting rid of opossums on your property, and prevent them from ever returning with a strategic opossum control plan for your Seattle home. Choose us for our:
For more information on our opossum control services in Seattle, feel free to call Eastside Exterminators! 425-954-2463