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More often than not, when discovering that their property has been invaded by critters such as opossums, a home or business owner’s first reaction is to try and deal with the issue on their own. We offer professional opossum removal services because trying to deal with invasive critters without help from experts is not only unsafe but costly as well. For those in the Lakeland area looking for a cost-effective and safe way to opossum-proof their property, the licensed and certified experts at Critter Control® of Lakeland are equipped to help.

3 Signs You Have an Invasive Opossums

Opossums are nocturnal critters, which means that the majority of damages they could potentially cause are more likely to happen at night. These critters often enter properties with the intention of finding a suitable place to nest and protect their offspring or to scavenge for food. Some major indications that you may have an opossum problem include:

  1. Unidentifiable brown droppings and stains

    Opossum feces can stain and stink up your home or workplace with an unpleasant odor.

  2. Random growling or clicking noises

    Opossums make clicking sounds to communicate with each opossum and growl as a form of defense when they are frightened or intimidated.

  3. Large and small pawprints

    Opossums have small front paws and large back paws, therefore pawprints left by an opossum on surfaces or floors will vary in size.

Potential Damages Caused by Opossums

Though they may look frightening, opossums are nonconfrontational critters, and will often be more scared of you than you are of them. Opossums typically try their best to avoid conflict with other creatures and humans by “playing opossum” or acting as if they are dead in order to buy themselves time to scurry off.

Even though opossums often do not pose a threat to humans physically, it is important to deal with them as soon as possible as they can potentially carry mites or other diseases that they could then transmit to people in your workplace or home. Opossums also are known to scavenge for food in gardens and trashcans, which can lead to destroyed produce and trash being scattered around your property.

Trusted CritterSafe® Removal Method

At Critter Control® of Polk County, our highly trained and certified technicians use our specialized CritterSafe® method for the humane and eco-friendly removal of invasive critters. This method is composed of four steps that effectively remove opossums and other invasive creatures from your home and keep them from returning.

  1. Inspection

    Your property is evaluated by our experts in order to find any compromised areas or entry point being used by the opossums to access your home.

  2. Removal

    Humane and eco-friendly trapping methods are used to remove the opossums.

  3. Exclusion

    Our experts will opossum-proof the area around your home.

  4. Restoration

    Contaminated and opossum-damaged areas of your home will be repaired and restored to their original condition.

Lakeland Opossum Removal

At Critter Control® of Polk County, we are dedicated to safely and effectively getting rid of unwanted rodents and critters, such as opossums. We are a fully licensed and insured animal and pest control company that employs highly trained and certified technicians who are well equipped to deal with all wild animal and pest related issues. We are proud to provide an excellent service to our customers using humane and eco-friendly alternatives to traditional forms of pest and animal control.

If you find yourself facing an opossum situation or have any problems related to unwanted animals or pests on your property, call Critter Control® of Polk County today at 863-204-2815 to schedule your free inspection.


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