The young cling to mama's back.

Customer Opossum Email: David, I have confirmed that I have a mommy opossum and at least one cute little baby living in a space between the house and the patio cover... The cover mates up under the eve of the roof line. They have been there for a few months minimum, (I am used to my Queensland Healer dog chasing Possum’s and that is what I thought it was) until I couldn’t sleep anymore as the entry/exit point is right above me bedroom and I hear them all night, my wife is going crazy... Tonight I got a flashlight and did a little banging on the wood below them, the Mommy and one baby came to the exit and then with the dog barking the mommy climbed the tree within easy reach of the exit. I just read your guide out-loud to my wife and I agree, there is no need to kill them. Can you recommend anyone in the Temecula CA area? How much should I expect to pay? Does that include a cleanup? The Baby I saw appeared to be about the size of a house cat, the mommy is two to three times that size. Thank you for taking the time to explain everything in a nicely written guide. My best, Troy

My Answer: Check my California directory for a trapper in your area. Every company charges differently, so I can't give you a price estimate.

If you need wildlife control services in your hometown, click for the National Directory of Wildlife Trappers that I've carefully compiled in every US city.

Click to go back to my full opossum removal photo gallery. Visit my opossum removal journal blog! Lots of great opossum stories!

The opossum, also commonly called the possum, is actually named the Virginia Opossum (Didelphis virginiana), and it is the only marsupial native to North America. Possums have several unique traits. Most people know that they sometimes "play possum" which is a form of playing dead, and they also know that opossums can hang from their tails. But possums are unique in many other ways - they have a low body temperature that prevents many viruses and diseases from affecting them, that tail is prehensile (they can grip things with it) they have opposable thumbs, and they have 50 teeth, the most of any land mammal. They are very opportunistic and good climbers, which causes them to commonly break into decks, sheds, and attics, where they cause considerable damage, leave a lot of droppings, and they often die and stink in these areas. Thus, opossums are considered pest animals by many people, which is why I remove them. If you want to learn more, please read my How To Get Rid of Opossums page.

AAAnimal Control is a privately owned wildlife removal and pest control business, located in Orlando Florida. I deal strictly with wild animals. I am not an extermination company, but a critter removal and control specialist. The above photos are some of the many that I've taken in the field over my years of work. Please email me if you have any questions about the above photographs, or any questions about wildlife problems or opossum control issues.

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