The Like the raccoon, they’re a very opportunistic creature. They feed primarily on food made out by people for example: pet food, garbage cans, private waste or another food which may be readily found. They are able to have litters at almost any time of year. Opossum litters usually consisting of around 10 young in each litter. They stay within their mothers pouch for the first month or two of life. For the upcoming few months riding on her back until she eventually urges them off to stake their own land. They’re quite much a solitary creature from that point forward.
As A defense mechanism, opossums may bare their teeth and growl at anyone that gets too near. This is usually the most competitive behavior that they’ll demonstrate. Opossums are best known for their defense mechanisms of “playing opossum”. Their body becomes stiff and they secrete a foul odor from anal glands that imitates the smell of a dead and decaying animal. This hopefully warding off any potential threat to their safety.
Opossums main living Space usually is made up of any confined space with easy accessibility. They rarely create their own entrance point if it takes much effort. They will use holes created by other animals, open base vents, holes in damaged soffits or additional spaces available in or around your residence. They are also carriers for the American Dog and Cat Fleas as well as several other parasites which can be transmitted to pets and humans. Many times, a pets infested with fleas may be a sign that you may have a visitor staying in or around your home.
Opossum elimination is similar to that of many other Animals that invade our homes and property. This can be best accomplished through live trapping, relocation of the creature and closing from all other entry points by Naples Wildlife Control. Limiting all food resources outside will even help keep these animals from attempting to enter your dwelling. Including feeding pets inside and procuring your garbage cans, as they may provide a simple meal for a hungry opossum.
On your property, a wildlife relocation specialist may be able to Assist you in shifting your unwanted visitor.