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Trying to find someone that can deal with an opossum problem for you is not usually too difficult, as most areas will have an expert available, and there are online directories of animal removal specialists who can deal with different type of animals. A pest control company will usually deal with a specific type of animal, and will have particular techniques that they will be used to using. While some companies will agree to your request and will try to deal with the problem, it is important to ask whether they really can solve your opossum problem.
What Is The Specialty Of A Pest Control Company?
The main role of a pest control company is in dealing with small pest animals such as termites, cockroaches and other insects, while some may also be able to help with mice and rats. However, their real expertise lies in dealing with insect infestations, and their techniques will usually be designed to deal with this ind of animal, rather than larger animals such as opossums.
Problems With Hiring Pest Control Experts To Deal With An Opossum
Because the pest control company will not really have the experience of dealing with opossums, they may try to use poison or lethal traps, which can often cause more problems than it solves. The difficulty with dealing with an opossum is that it is a much larger beast and very different to what they usually deal with so their experience of trying to solve an opossum problem will often be on a par with your own.
Finding An Appropriate Company
If you do want a professional to try and solve your opossum problem, then you should really be looking for an animal removal expert, and look for ones that are used to dealing with opossums and similarly sized animals. There are online directories of such companies that will be able to help, while speaking to your local veterinarian or animal services department can also provide some good recommendations.
Dealing With An Opossum Problem Yourself
It is possible to deal with an opossum problem yourself if you are keen to carry out the work, with the basic equipment if the opossum is getting into a yard or garden usually relatively inexpensive. The real difficulty arises if the opossums are inside your property, in an attic or a cavity under the house, as then you will need breathing masks, which will usually be more expensive than hiring a wildlife removal expert to deal with the opossum.
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