|33 inches long, 12 inches tall
|Opossums are reminiscent of large rats. They have gray fur, a long hairless tail and ears, and a pinkish pointed snout. They’re about the size of a typical adult cat.
|When an opossum feels threatened, it will hiss, growl, or reveal it’s 50 pointy teeth to scare off predators. More than likely, however it will go into shock at the fear of a potential confrontation and faint. This shock induces a comatose state which can last anywhere from 40 minutes to 6 hours. During this time, the opossum’s body will go limp, it will drool, and will start to smell of decay.
|Habitat & Behavior
|Opossums are scavengers. Apart from eating your pet’s food or tearing through your garbage can, these pests are non-destructive. They don’t dig, but rather live inside hollow logs and other abandoned areas.
|Spring / Summer / Fall
|Prevention & Treatment
|Opossums eat a variety of meat and plant-based foods. They’ll eat rodents, insects, and chickens, as well as nuts, fruits, and grass. So to help deter these pests, pick up fallen fruit, eliminate debris, and bring pet food in at night. It’s recommended to work with a pest control professional to inspect your home and perform exclusion techniques in addition to opossum trapping & removal.