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Orlando Opossum Removal

The only marsupial that can be found in North America is the opossum. Opossums live alone and are active at night, usually scavenging for fallen fruits and vegetables, or decomposing birds and insects. They prefer to not hunt for live prey. Opossums are actually relatives of the kangaroo, but are much smaller and much slower.

Since opossums generally go out at night, and like to stay hidden during the day, you may find them in your attic causing destruction. They’ll chew through wires, wood and drywall, leaving droppings behind and using your insulation to build a nest.

This is likely because they have discovered that your home or property is a fertile food source. They’ll also climb into insulation beneath your floors or travel through ductwork.

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They like to rummage through your kitchen, open garbage cans and will particularly go after your pet’s food. It is not uncommon to hear scurrying in your home at night when an opossum is in your home.

They like to keep to themselves, which means they’ll avoid confrontation, but if they feel threatened you may hear them hiss or screech. They can carry diseases and parasites and have also been known to bite and scratch if threatened and to tend to produce a nauseating odor.

Signs to look out for include damage to your building exterior, which can include damaged soffits, or torn up shingles. You may notice your pet’s food is missing, particularly if you leave cat food out. Hissing, shrieking, scratching and ripping noises can tell you there may be an opossum trapped inside your home. Opossums also tend to defecate more frequently than other mammals, causing an awful odor.

If you are experiencing any of these issues or are seeing signs of an opossum, please give us a call for wildlife removal services.


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A thorough inspection is vital in determining the type of intruder, areas of vulnerability and the implementation of a solution to your problem.

Your technician will document his findings and then review with you the treatment plan to safely and humanely remove any intruders from your home, your property and how to keep them from coming back.

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Now that we have an understanding of your situation, the solution may include the actual removal of animals. These methods may include traditional traps and baits.

Whenever possible Drake Lawn & Pest Control chooses to set live traps and relocate the animal in a safe and designated area.

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Drake guarantees to provide any additional necessary re-treatments, should your problems persist, for up to one full year, when Exclusion work has been performed.

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In conjunction with the removal of any unwanted intruders your technician will work with you to keep them from coming back. Exclusion work would include things like patching, sealing and securing entry points. Every home and situation is different so a custom plan will be performed which will best suit your home and property.

  • Gaps and holes in roofing, fascia, soffits, and outer walls
  • Roof returns and plumbing vents
  • Pipe openings and foundation grates
  • Crawl space and garage door openings

Common Household Intruders