Virginia Professional Wildlife Removal Services, LLC
Telephone: (804) 457-2883
OPOSSUMS
The Opossum (Didelphis virginianus) is North Americas only native marsupial. Opossums are omnivorous they will eat vegetables from your garden, food scraps from your garbage, and pet food from your pet dishes. They will often take up residence in crawl spaces and under porches and outbuildings.

Opossums are relatively resistant to rabies; however, they can be infected with the disease. Opossums can carry Equine Protozoal Myloencephalitis (EPM) which is a major threat to horses.

Virginia Professional Wildlife Removal Services provides nuisance opossum trapping, removal and exclusions in Central and Eastern Virginia - including Richmond, Charlottesville, Goochland, Louisa, Fluvanna, Orange, Albemarle, Mineral, Gordonsville, Earlysville, Keswick, Powhatan, Henrico and Hanover. Call us today and we will be happy to come out and help you with your unwelcome guests.

Description of Damage

Although opossums may be considered desirable as game animals, certain individuals may be a nuisance near homes where they may get into garbage, bird feeders, or pet food. They may also destroy poultry, game birds, and their nests. (Source: Prevention and Control of Wildlife Damage, 1994)

Health Concerns

Opossum carry diseases such as leptospirosis, tuberculosis, relapsing fever, tularemia, spotted fever, toxoplasmosis, coccidiosis, trichomoniasis, and Chagas disease. They may also be infested with fleas, ticks, mites, and lice. Opossum are hosts for cat and dog fleas, especially in urban environments.

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