Opossum Control & Removal in San Diego
Opossums, or possums as they’re commonly known, are the largest marsupial in the western hemisphere. Opossums can range in size between just larger than a house cat and as small as a mouse. They are omnivorous; eating plants, insects, small mammals and small reptiles. As long as they have a source of food and water nearby, they can remain in an area and will group together in families. Opossums are nocturnal and prefer dark, secure areas such as under homes, decks, sheds and garbage can areas.
There are a few steps you can do to prevent Opossums from becoming interested in your property. Opossums are opportunistic omnivores, eliminating sources of food and water are the first steps in getting rid of these pests. Bring outdoor pet food inside at night. Make sure garbage can lids are secure after disposing of trash. Fruit tress and vegetable gardens also act as food sources and should be kept clean and free of fallen fruit and vegetables.
When cornered or threatened, an Opossum will bare its teeth, hiss or play dead. Opossums have an incredible tolerance for pain and can fool you into thinking they’ve died by “playing possum” despite suffering major injury.
Opossum Trapping & Removal
Opossums are vectors for disease and should be trapped only by professionals. We are committed to the humane trapping of Opossums within San Diego county and look forward to working with you.
If you have a Opossum problem, we strongly recommend preventative maintenance steps to keep your Opossums from returning. Opossums tend to use already existing openings around the home to make their dens. If these holes are left unsealed, more Opossums will move in. We eliminate the presence of future Opossum infestations by sealing any openings that they might use.
Opossum Waste Cleanup
After the Opossums have been removed from your property, we’ll clean out the toxic urine and feces. We’ll remove and replace the damaged insulation, deodorizing the affected area as we go.
Pacific Coast Animal Control offers professional trapping services for customers who have continued problems with Opossums. Opossum trapping contracts are for a period of 10 days. We strive for customer satisfaction and professional excellence. Please call (760) 696-7604 for prices and any questions you may have regarding Opossum trapping services.