Opossums become problematic when they nest and forage. They can cause serious issues in both residential and commercial areas.

Identifying Opossums

Opossums are carriers of numerous unwanted pests. Fleas, lice, mites, and ticks can all be introduced to your home area through their presence. They can also carry a protozoan known as Sarcocystis neuroma, which can cause neurological disease in equines:

Subterranean Termite

  • 21 – 31″ long
  • 4-15lbs
  • Usually gray but can vary from red to brown
  • White-tipped guard hairs on their fur coat
  • Pointed face with large, hairless ears
  • Long hairless, rat-like tail

When opossums infest or nest nearby, you may notice one or more of these signs:

    1. Loud scratching noises similar to rats and mice but louder.
    2. Hissing and shrieking, clicking or lip smacking.
    3. Damage to shingles, roofing, siding, eaves, and gutters.
    4. Smell is one of the most distinct characteristics of an opossum infestation; their droppings can soak into building materials and insulation, causing a pungent odor.
    5. If you have a pet, their food vanishing faster than usual can signal an opossum foraging.


Unlike their close relative, the possum, opossums don’t “play possum” or dead when threatened. They usually stand their ground and bare their sharp teeth when pets, other animals, or people confront them. If an opossum has nested in your home area, it’s best to have one of our experts investigate and handle the threat, so you avoid a possible bite.

In addition to handling opossums, we will also work to treat and protect your home area against future infestations. Contact us today for a home evaluation!

Are Opossums Invading Your Home?

Life is too short to worry about the damage and disease opossums can bring into your home. Your home is your castle and we can help you protect it.


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