Opossum Trapping and Removal

Opossum standing on a deck. Interstate Pest Management, serving Portland OR and Vancouver WA provides opossum removal services.

As a homeowner, you don’t want to deal with pests on your property. This includes wildlife animals such as opossums. While they’re common in the Pacific Northwest, not many people are familiar with them.

Possums are always searching for food and shelter, which is why you may see them in your yard at some point. As any wild animal, possums are also unpredictable. They may become aggressive if they feel threatened or cause damage to your home.

At Interstate Pest Management, we know how stressful it can be to deal with opossum, which is why we’re proud to offer professional and human opossum trapping and removal services in Portland OR and Vancouver WA.

Signs of Opossum

  • Damaged gardens
  • Nests in trees
  • Chewed up insulation, air ducts, or drywall
  • Musty odors
  • Food scraps


Dangers of Opossum in Portland OR

When compared to other pests, opossums pose very few threats to people. Still, they should not be handled by homeowners. Below are some of the dangers of opossums.

  • Possums eat nuts, fruit, and grass so they can quickly destroy a garden
  • Opossums produce a unique musty odor that worsens over time, which can be unpleasant when in your home
  • Opossums are avid climbers. They will make their way onto roofs and into homes, where they will then chew and scratch on insulation, siding, gutters, and more
  • Possums don’t carry rabies, but they can spread fleas–which is concerning if you have pets
  • Opossums may show their sharp teeth, play dead, or bite if they’re cornered
  • Opossum are attracted to food scraps may ravage through your garbage

Humane Opossum Removal Services

Although opossums are not overly aggressive, if they feel threatened or are protecting their babies, they could attack. They’re also just a general nuisance. They’ll nest in inconvenient areas and make a mess out of your trash.

It’s wise to contact a professional opossum trapping and removal company like Interstate Pest Management when dealing with these wild animals. We’ll safely and humanely remove these pests from your property and offer tips to help future problems from occurring. To learn more about our humane opossum removal services, contact us today.