Opossums Can Be a Danger
The real problem with opossums coming into our homes is the damage they cause and the diseases they carry. Many people don’t know what a danger opossum actually are. For one, they are infested with fleas, ticks, mites, and lice. These parasites thrive on the opossum and once inside, they will infest our homes, our pets, and even ourselves. Flea infestations on opossum are especially concerning because of the transmission of flea-borne typhus. Flea-borne typhus is common with opossum can be spread to humans and pets.
While illness from typhus is typically mild, most people infected develop fever, chills, headache, and muscle aches for 1-2 weeks after the bite. In some cases, a rash may begin on the chest, spreading to the sides and the back, and can result in hospitalization. Opossums carry a host of other diseases. They are known carriers of diseases like Leptospirosis, Tuberculosis, Relapsing Fever, Spotted Fever, Toxoplasmosis, Trichomoniasis, and Chagas Disease.
Opossum can wreak havoc inside your home. The most significant damage they cause is from the waste they leave behind. Their disease infested fecal matter will quickly be all over the place they inhabit and their favorite spot in the home is the attic. Opossum excrete very large feces that has a distinct smell that will permeate through your entire home long after the opossum is captured.
Opossum Trapping & Removal
Trapping and removing opossum is the most effective means of removal. We will properly and effectively remove the opossum from your living space in the safest way possible and transport them far away from your property. We can also remove and replace any damaged insulation and wood, make sure all areas are clean and safe, entry points sealed and restore your property to its pre-opossum appearance. Don’t let your opossum problem go on any longer, call us at Precision Wildlife Removal today.