Most people don’t find their first encounter with a possum pleasant.
Many homeowners mistakenly believe they have dead possums when dealing with an possum problem. This is due to the possum’s “playing possum” behavior. The possum will pull back its lips and expose its teeth, releasing a foul-smelling odor. An possum may need to regain consciousness in order to flee an area. This can take from minutes to hours. Carolina Pest Management can safely inspect your property for any “dead” or potentially dangerous possums.
Possums can be a nuisance to their hosts and cause anxiety.
These little creatures are resilient and can be a nuisance. They love to live in crawl spaces, such as attics, under houses, garages, and other crawl spaces. In suburban areas, possums are more prevalent.
This guide will help you to take control of your possum problem permanently.
First, let’s take a moment to consider an important fact. The Australian law protects possums as native animals. No matter how annoying they may be to you, there are steps that can be taken to rid your property of them.
How can you detect an possum problem?
- You may see possums in your crawl space beneath your home or business. They can climb up walls and into your attic where they often cause significant damage.
- Feces and urine stains can indicate a problem with an possum, or any other wild animal.
- A sign that an possum problem exists is a rustling or hearing noises in your attic.
- You can find holes in your air conditioner ductwork or chewed wiring insulation to identify a problem with an possum, or any other wild animal.