Pest Control, Nuisance Wildlife Animal Removal & Termite Services
Broken Arrow, Oklahoma
Call (918) 282-7621
EnviroTech Exterminating uses humane animal control & removal methods. Opossum control and removal can be challenging for the wildlife control & removal professional. Opossums can be a very aggressive animal and their initial appearance makes them seem really aggressive and vicious. However, the opossum are actually very shy, very mellow animals that only look to gain a free meal every chance they get. They will bite if provoked but will usually run from any confrontation.
Opossums are categorized in the marsupial family and one of the only animals in the United States that carried their babies in a pouch just like a kangaroo. Kangaroos and opossums are in the same family structure and have very unique and similar birthing and young rearing practices. Opossums can and are a nuisance animal they carry many unique diseases that are very unique to this animal. Some of the diseases are: tuberculosis, relapsing fever, tularemia, salmonella, spotted fever, toxoplasmosis, coccidiosis, trichomoniasis, Chagas Disease, yellow fever, and rabies.
Opossum Life Cycle
Opossums life cycle starts in a pouch, like all marsupials including kangaroos, the opossum bears is and after only a 14 day gestation. After the baby opossum is born in the bout it makes its way through the house to find teat. Here the opossum mother will nurse the baby opossum for approximately 75 days at this point the baby opossum is considered weaned. Shortly after being weaned the young opossums start to ramble around the neighborhood with their mother getting into trash cans and eating roadkill all along the way. Young opossums become sexually active at the age of six months, their the reproduction cycle starts all over again. Opossums have one of the shortest lifespans for are a marsupial their size, living only 2 to 4 years in the wild. Opossums are considered omnivores and have a very broad diet. They can be seen along the road eating carrion, they are also known to eat insects, bird eggs, birds, small mammals and anything else they can find.
Opossums usually will stay in one area as long as there’s food shelter and water in the vicinity, they are known to be solitary creatures only interacting with the opposite sex during the breeding period which is in the months of February and March. There are many different species of opossums with the most common posture being the Virginia opossum.
Opossums can become a nuisance when they either enter your attic to find shelter, or they turnover your trash cans in search of food, or they find their self in some of the curious position been in your garage, your shed or some other common place in which you run into a possum.
Opossums trapping can be done to eliminate a nuisance opossum problem. Traps can be baited with several different varieties of bait including raw meat, chicken eggs, sardines and fruit. Contact a trapper licensed by the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation. We are licensed as a professional trapper and can assist you if you need the removal & relocation of pests such as Raccoons, Squirrels, Skunk, Opossum and other nuisance wildlife.
Broken Arrow, OK