Opossums are the only marsupial found in North America, and they can be responsible for serious damage around Traverse City homes. Although opossums have a few helpful behaviors like eating ticks (up to 5,000 per season), they can also be aggressive when they feel threatened and are unwelcome visitors on properties. They are carriers of multiple diseases and they will bite/scratch, so it's best to call the professionals at Critter Control of Traverse City. Call our office at 231.238.3553 or leave us more information about your opossum issue here.

Get Rid of Opossums

Traverse City opossumsOpossums are frequently found in urban settings, woodlands, and open fields across the nation; Michigan is no exception. They are perhaps most infamous for "playing dead," a defense mechanism utilized to be less appealing to predators. Opossums are nocturnal and omnivorous — their diet consists of insects, small rodents, fruits, berries, garbage and even pet food.

Common Opossum Issues

  • Opossums become aggressive when cornered and may bite, scratch, and hiss in order to escape.
  • They're infested with problematic household pests such as ticks, fleas, mites, and lice.
  • They often appear in areas like under decks, in sheds, or in the attic.
  • Opossums are known carriers of diseases such as tuberculosis, tularemia and Chagas disease.

Full-Service Opossum Control

Critter Control of Traverse City has the knowledge, proper tools, and traps to handle your opossum issues. It's best to leave opossum trapping to the professionals, call Critter Control to identify opossum damages, create solutions, and keep troublesome opossums from coming back to your property! Call Critter Control of Traverse City at 231.238.3553 today!

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Critter Control will remove possums from your home or surrounding property using a humane approach that keeps both your family and the animal safe. Possums like dark areas that stay cold, but they will nest in just about any available space in your home.
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