Animal Removal, Opossum Removal, and Raccoon Removal Services in Boca Raton & South Florida
Opossums are the only marsupials that inhabit North America. They may have as many as ten young in their pouch until they become too large and then may ride on the mother’s back. They are very numerous in South FLA and will inhabit many of the same places as raccoons. They are not susceptible to rabies, as the disease is not compatible with their physiology. However, they will carry heavy flea infestations and may carry several intestinal bacteria that may be harmful to people and pets. Opossums, like many other animals, will bite when threatened but may also play dead if threatened heavily. When they become a nuisance, they will usually find openings under air conditioning units or find some other way to enter a crawlspace. They will also enter attics if openings exist that are available to them. Whatever the location, they will defecate on or contaminate insulation in attics and vapor barriers under homes. They may also pull down insulation under homes as they climb onto a pier or duct work. They will infest areas with fleas where they live and their offspring may also inhabit the area once they are large enough to become mobile.