Orlando Florida Opossum Removal
Opossum Info: Opossums are the only North American marsupials. The females of this group have a
pouch on the belly where the young are carried and nourished for a time after their birth. Opossums are
2-3 feet long including the naked scaley tail, and weigh 8-14 pounds as adults. They live in a variety of habitats.
The are nocturnal animals. Opossums are omnivores, and will eat almost anything, including insects, snails,
rodents, berries, fruit, grasses, leaves, carrion, pet food, and garbage. They prefer meat to vegetables.
Biology: Opossums have many unusual physical features. As stated, they are marsupials. The females have 13 nipples upon which the young cling, as they grow in the pouch. As they get older, they push each other off until about four are left, then they leave on their own. They are famous for their prehensile tail, which they use for balance and grasping, and can occasionally hang from, though this is rare. They are also known for "playing possum", a defense tactic of mimicking death when frightened. They have
opposable thumbs, and are excellent climbers. They usually only live 2-3 years, even as adults. The males have a bifurcated penis, which led to a myth about them copulating through the nose. They have 50 teeth, which is the most of any mammal, except for some killer whales, I'm told. They have incredible immune systems and are low on intelligence compared to other mammals.
Nuisance concerns: Opossums are prolific breeders, and need places to live. Oftentimes human structures,
such as the undersides of porches and sheds provide ideal habitat. Opossums can raid garbage cans
and steal pet food. They can also carry parasites and diseases, although rabies incidents are much less
frequent than in other animals, such as raccoons. I often encounter opossums living in attics, where
they make a terrible mess with their droppings, and a lot of noise. Opossums are also the most common dead animal that I deal with,
because they don't live long in the wild, and tend to die under homes and in attics.
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Opossums are a very common animal dealt with nationwide for opossum pest control experts. The professionals who
take care of opossum problems do not do opossum extermination, they are opossum trappers
who will physically trap and remove the animals from the premises. There aren't many good means of opossum prevention other than
the usual prevention measures to keep animals out from structures. There is no opossum repellent for sale that actually works in keeping
them away from home or property. Opossums should definitely never be treated with poison, because you don't want to kill an opossum, you just
want to remove them from the property. This is especially the case if you have opossums in the attic that you want to get rid of. If
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