Opossum Removal in Arkansas

Quick, Humane & Effective Opossum Control Services

Opossums, with their unique behaviors and adaptability, are common wildlife residents here in Arkansas. However, when these marsupials decide to take up residence on your property, a variety of challenges can arise. 

McCauley Services offers specialized expertise in opossum control and can help eliminate animal intrusion on your property effectively and affordably. Opossum removal is not a DIY task; leave it to our experts for safe completion and best results. We've been locally trusted since 1983 and can be reached by phone 24/7. We're also happy to provide same-day services whenever possible and provide free estimates!

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About Opossums

Opossums, North America's only marsupials, are known for their distinctive appearance, including a hairless prehensile tail and a remarkable ability to "play possum" when threatened. These nocturnal creatures are opportunistic omnivores, feeding on a wide range of food items such as fruits, insects, small animals, and even carrion. Opossums are highly adaptable and can thrive in various environments, including urban and suburban areas.

Opossums are excellent climbers and are capable of utilizing elevated spaces like attics, garages, or sheds as shelter. Their adaptable nature and ability to find food in different environments contribute to their presence in residential areas.

Hazards Associated with Opossum Infestations

While opossums play a role in controlling insect and rodent populations, an infestation on your property can lead to several concerns:

  • Property Damage: Opossums may cause damage by creating nests in attics or crawl spaces, tearing insulation, and scratching surfaces. Their presence can lead to costly repairs and compromise the structural integrity of buildings.
  • Disease Transmission: Opossums, like other wildlife, can carry diseases and parasites that pose a risk to humans and pets. The feces and urine of opossums may contain pathogens, making proper cleanup and sanitation crucial.
  • Unpleasant Odors: Opossums can leave behind unpleasant smells from their urine and feces. This odor can permeate through the property, causing discomfort and lowering the overall quality of living.

How Opossum Infestations Happen

Opossum infestations often occur when these adaptable creatures find suitable conditions for shelter and food on a property. Factors contributing to opossum infestations include:

  • Access Points: Opossums can enter buildings through openings such as vents, gaps in the roof, or holes in the walls. They may also take advantage of pre-existing openings created by other wildlife.
  • Food Availability: Opossums are attracted to properties where food sources are abundant. Access to outdoor pet food, bird feeders, or unsecured garbage can lure opossums closer to human habitats.
  • Warmth and Shelter: Opossums seek shelter in warm and secure places, making attics, crawl spaces, and sheds ideal nesting sites. Once they establish a presence, they may reproduce, leading to a growing infestation.

Recommended Reading: How to Keep Opossums Out of Your Yard

Why You Should Leave Opossum Removal to a Professional

Dealing with an opossum infestation requires the expertise of professionals like McCauley Services for several reasons:

  • Humane Removal Techniques: Our professionals utilize humane trapping and removal methods to ensure the well-being of opossums while preventing harm to residents.
  • Identification of Entry Points: Experts conduct thorough inspections to identify and seal entry points, preventing future infestations.
  • Health and Safety Measures: Handling opossums, their droppings, and nesting materials requires proper protective gear and sanitation procedures. Our team ensures a safe and hygienic removal process.
  • Behavioral Understanding: We understand opossum behavior, enabling our team to develop targeted strategies for removal and prevention.
  • Comprehensive Solutions: McCauley Services not only removes opossums but also provides comprehensive solutions to address the root cause of the infestation.

Coexisting with wildlife is a reality, but when opossums encroach on your property, professional assistance becomes imperative. McCauley Services, with our specialized knowledge and commitment to excellence, offers a comprehensive solution to opossum infestations. 

Let us be the reliable partner you need to protect your property and loved ones from opossums. Contact us today.

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