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The opossum, sometimes referred to “possum”, is the most common form of marsupial found in the Western Hemisphere. They can grow up to the size of a large cat, but are actually about 2 – 3 feet long with the length of their rat-like tail. Opossums have distinctively elongated snouts and narrow skulls, pink noses, black eyes and black, hairless ears. The fur on their bodies is a grayish white, which fades to a darker gray on their limbs.

Opossum Inspection

Opossum on branch image from EliminateEm Connecticut animal control exterminatorOpossums are nocturnal creatures with a flexible diet, making them difficult to catch in action and even more difficult to get rid of for good. They love to hide in dark areas below or above ground. These adaptable little creatures can just as easily take over an abandoned burrow as climb a tree. Unless you catch one rummaging through the garbage, your best bet for locating where an opossum been is to follow the tracks its sharp claws have left behind.

Damage Caused By Opossums

Opossums are some of the least picky eaters on the planet. These omnivores will feast on everything from road kill and worms to Fido’s kibble or your leftover fruit salad! Not only will possums rummage through your garbage, they’ll eat crops fresh from your garden and trample what they leave behind. This, coupled with their abounding resilience, makes opossums a formidable foe, best taken on by a trained professional who is never fooled by their “playing possum”.

Opossum Removal

Eliminate’Em Pest Control Services provides you with fast, professional, courteous service and licensed technicians to handle all your pest control needs. We offer same-day services and free estimates to eliminate opossums, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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