South Bend wildlife removal - article of the month
How Humans And Opossums Interact
The opossum is one of the most adaptable and resourceful animals that can to be found on this planet, and these
traits have helped them to thrive in a similar way to humans in North America. These relatively small marsupials
will usually be around the size of a domestic cat, and the gray fur that covers most of the body helps to make the
white face particularly striking.
Can The Opossum Be Dangerous To Humans?
One of the first South Bend rat control things to note is that although the opossum and humans will often live in fairly close proximity to
one another, they rarely come into direct contact because they are generally nocturnal. Probably the most common
problem that will bring the opossum into direct contact with humans is if they try and make their nest within a
domestic South Bend raccoon removal property. Although they will not do as much damage as some other animals, their feces and urine will often
contaminate the area, and they can occasionally bite through a cable or something similar.
One of the main concerns for most people will be whether they can catch South Bend bat removal diseases from an opossum, and this is really
very unlikely. Although it is possible for opossums to carry rabies, the prevalence of the disease is much less than
in other species such as rodents and even dogs. Around 0.125% (one in eight hundred) of the animals actually carry rabies.
Their bodies are at a much lower temperature when compared with other animals, meaning that fewer diseases are likely to be
One area in which opossums can come into conflict with humans is if they are confronted. Although they are shy animals, and
will usually flee or ‘play possum’ which can happen if they are startled, they can become aggressive if they have no other alternative.
Their sharp teeth can deliver quite a nasty bite, although this will often be more dangerous to overly inquisitive dogs rather than
Keeping An Opossum As A Pet
There are quite a few people who will choose to keep an opossum as a pet, but there are a number of considerations to bear in mind
before committing to keeping one. Although they are quite cute animals, they are not always going to be perfect South Bend snake removal companions and cannot
be expected to act in the same way as a domestic cat or dog. Firstly, you can only keep on opossum as they are solitary animals and are
likely to fight or become stressed if they are aware there is another opossum nearby.
One reason that many people will want to avoid keeping an opossum as a pet is their habit of playing possum if they are startled.
Part of this process of playing dead involves a reeking liquid being released from their anal scent glands. For those animals that
are kept within a house or shed, this can be very difficult to get rid of. For those who do want to keep an opossum as a pet it is best to
tame them from a very young age, and it is important to restrict their diet to food suitable for an opossum as they an eat almost anything.
The South Bend bird control problem for many opossum owners is that if they are fed incorrectly they can suffer from a number of conditions that can paralyze them or
cause bone deformations that make movement painful. They should also be kept in a large cage and given plenty of exercise either in a garden
or a pen.
Dealing With An Opossum On Your Property
The majority of wild opossums do not stay in one place, so if there is one in your garden at night then it will rarely return for more than
two or three nights. There are laws about catching and domesticating wild animals, so it is wise to check your local South Bend rodent extermination regulations before setting
Other South Bend animal pest control topics:
How to Kill a House Mouse
Info About Beavers
How to Trap an Opossum
How to Repel Skunks
South Bend's wildlife can be unpredictable
sometimes, especially when our weather starts
to change. Some critters will get stranded
somewhere away from their shelter as bad weather
arises, causing them to seek shelter in your
home or shed. If you find yourself in this
predicament or a similar one, feel free to
give us a call. Our team answers our phones 24/7
to service your wildlife needs.
We service the following cities :
Georgetown, Gulivoire Park, Indian Village,
Lakeville, New Carlisle, North Liberty,
Osceola, Roseland, Walkerton
and Notre Dame.
We also service the following counties:
Berrien County, Cass County,
Elkhart County, Marshall County,
Starke County, and LaPorte County.
We are ready to solve your South Bend wildlife removal issue!