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Opossums in treeThere are many different animals that call Florida home, the opossum being one of them. These furry, nocturnal creatures, while mostly docile, are notorious for causing trouble in residential areas. From destroyed gardens and disturbed porches to overturned trashcans and littered yards, opossums will wreak all sorts of havoc on your Lake Wales property in their search for food. If you notice an opossum on your property, here’s why you should contact the professional Auburndale opossum removal services of Critter Control® of Polk County.

The Problem With Opossums

Infamous for playing dead when panicked, opossums may seem harmless, but this is far from the truth. Not only can they attack if truly provoked, they also can possibly carry a number of diseases or mites that can pose a potential health threat to you or your loved ones.

Furthermore, having opossums on your property can also end up costing you money. As scavengers, opossums can terrorize your garden by consuming any fruits and vegetables that you may be growing. You can also expect them to dig through your trash or eat up all of your pet’s food. All of these scenarios end in the animal leaving an unappealing trail of waste and debris all-around your property resulting in costly and time-consuming clean-up.

3 Common Opossum Signs

Because they are most active at night, opossums are often hard to catch in action. However, there are a few telltale signs that you can look out for during the day to confirm you have an opossum problem.

  1. Droppings – Opossum droppings are brown in color and are a very obvious sign that they have made a home on your property.
  2. Noises – Opossums make specific sounds that are reminiscent of clicking noises or sometimes growls. Try to listen for these at night.
  3. Tracks – Opossum tracks are very distinct. Their back paws are larger than their front paws. This means that they will leave a small and large print pattern behind in your dirt.

If you notice any of these signs, it’s time to contact the Auburndale opossum removal professionals at Critter Control® of Polk County to remove the critters before your problems worsen

Your Local Auburndale Opossum Removal Professionals

Have you encountered an opossum on your Polk County property, then leave their removal to the wildlife experts at Critter Control® of Polk County. Our experienced pest specialists follow a proven and humane four-step removal process. Our CritterSafe® method includes inspection, removal, prevention, and restoration in order to ensure that your pest issue is taken care of carefully, efficiently, and permanently.

To schedule your free consultation, call Critter Control of Lake Wales today at 863-204-2815.


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