If you talk to anyone who had an awful experience with Opossum removal services, he or she will tell you about a great deal of nuisance that comes with these pests nearby. You will know a Opossum by merely looking at them. They have brown/black bodies with sort of snow-white faces. The other striking feature about them is their long hairless tail they drag around. Being from the southern USA, Opossum are known to hang from trees, which here in Toronto I personally have never seen or heard of an Opossum hanging from its tail.
Opossums are determined pests that will do about anything to get at their next meal. When they find a suitable place for food, they will return on a daily basis to wreak havoc and score their daily meals. In essence, there are certain factors that suit Opossums and the minute they see them in your home, you will be their target until the day they probably die. The following explains more about things that encourage Opossum invasion in your home.
The food source
Where do you put unwanted or extra food? If you leave trashcans unattended or pay little attention to their situation, the Opossums will spot them and make your home a perfect source for their meals. Taking away their foods source is one of the most effective ways of keeping them at bay. In some occasions, you will find Opossums invading a home with the food source. Therefore, all you need to do is ensure that all the trashcans are in good condition and there is no unwanted food left easily available anywhere.
By securing your garbage cans in your garage or putting them in an airtight container, you will be making it hard for them to get food. Keep your pet’s food either inside the house or in a locked pet house. Moreover, do not leave vegetables or fallen fruits on the ground because they will attract opossums. Opossums only leave your home alone if you give them a good reason – no source of food at all.
No fence around your home
There are certain parts of the house that Opossums target in order to get clear access to your home. A home without a proper fence structure is more susceptible to opossums. Vitally, ensure that your yard, garden or the entire home has a good fence structure around it that gives opossums a hard time to get past. Some of the reliable fencing structures that you may want to go with when putting up a fence are wire mesh fence or picket fence. Bury the fence at least a foot underground and ensure that it extends a few feet above the ground to prevent the opossums from burrowing under the fence or jumping over it to access your home.
No effective opossum removal system at home
Repellents come in handy when you want to keep pests away from your home. Notwithstanding, opossums prove a hard nut to crack when you use certain repellents in your home. For instance, predator scents as well as aversion odours will not make much of a difference when you want to get Opossum removal.
One sure way of eliminating these pests from your home is by setting up a motion-activated sprinkler system especially in areas where they like to go such as gardens and yards. When they go to these places and meet the motion-activated sprinkler system, it will spray and scare them away. With this system in place, you are not likely to have them hovering around your home area in search of food or shelter.
Perfect habitat setup at home
Conventionally, opossums will target your attic or garage for a habitat. They will find the place ideal to live in if it comes with warmth and no dampness. If you have an attic invaded and choose not for Opossum removal services, you will have a bad odour not from only the animal but also all the waste it produces. Ensure your roof has no open sections from poor workmanship to damages caused from storms. The same applies to the garage where roof and doors are secured from these pests.
In general, opossums can make quite a terrible mess in your yard if you are not keen enough to secure your household waste. They will readily attack your garden of veggies and eat them all if they find no fence around it.
Moreover, they will feed on your pet’s food and give them a nasty bite if disturbed. Their droppings contain parasites that your pets may end up eating hence catching illnesses. If certain parts of your home are open to a dry living space for the Opossum, it will create a perfect habitat for it to seek shelter and to give birth to their young. By sorting out these factors, you will be on your way to preventing an imminent Opossum removal