As far as wild animals go, possums are typically considered one of the more docile animals. What you may not know, however, is that possums can become pests when they take over space in or around a home or business and set up camp. If you’ve discovered a possum living under a porch, in a basement, or another hideaway around a residential or commercial area, it’s going to be important to call on a professional to handle possum removal. Here are a few reasons why:
- Disease Carriers. Possums are known carriers of disease. While many of us are familiar with the idea of rabid animals, possums can also carry other very dangerous diseases such as leptospirosis, tuberculosis, spotted fever, and many more. Coming in contact with an infected possum could lead to severe illness in both humans and pets!
- Infested with Biting Insects. Another reason possum removal should be handled with care is because they can be infested with biting insects, such as lice, ticks, and fleas. All of these pesky things also bite humans and pets, which can further transmit disease and simply make the whole family miserable.
- Problems for property inhabitants. Possums can wreak havoc on an area by stealing pet food and bird seed, digging through trash cans, and creating damage by making their home in attics, basements, and under porches. They can also be very upsetting for pets and can carry foul odors when alarmed.
At A-1 Wildlife Control, we are well-versed in the best practices for possum removal, and we will be glad to assist you if you have a possum problem. We can also help with the removal of many other concerning animals, such as squirrels, bats, raccoons, snakes, and more. Call us today to schedule services.