Oppossum REmoval & Exclusion Services in PA

Opossums (often known as possums) are very common in Pennsylvania. They are members of the marsupial family, which means they raise their young in pouches until they are old enough to survive on their own.

Females typically have five to eight babies in a litter.

Did you know that opossums lived during the age of dinosaurs? Fossilized remains have been found from 70 million years ago!

Problems Caused by Opossums

Opossums are generally not destructive. When they enter a home or business, it is usually through a pre-existing opening.

Opossums can be a nuisance to humans and pets when they do get into a building. They can leave a mess, including urine and feces.

Leaving pet food out can attract opossums, and they will stay as long as there is a food source. Opossums do not have territories. They live where the food is.

Q: Do Opossums carry rabies or other diseases?

A: Any warm blooded mammal can carry rabies but it is very rare in opossums.  

I have never come across a rabid opossum in all the years I have been doing wildlife control.

Q: Will an opossum attack my pets?

A: The more likely scenario would be your dog attacking the opossum.

Cats and opossums usually leave each other alone although a cat can sometimes kill young opossums.

Opossums are generally non-aggressive animals that try to avoid confrontation. They will not attack pets.

If they are threatened they will usually “play possum”. Just like any animal they can bite if they feel their lives are in danger.

Q: Why Do I see opossums during the daytime?

A: Even though opossums are nocturnal they will sometimes be seen during the day.

During the spring and summer a mother opossum with young may have to forage for food during the day in order to provide enough food for them. They will also look for food during the day in places with very cold and snowy conditions.

Food can be hard to come by in these conditions causing them to become hungry.

Sick or injured opossums may also be seen during the day.

If you come across a sick or injured opossum call a County Wildlife control professional or wildlife rehabilitator.

How Aaxis Can Help With opossums

If you have an opossum that has entered your home, business, or property, call Aaxis Wildlife at (610) 247-0501 or contact us to request service.

We will identify the entry site, trap and relocate the opossum, and prevent further encroachment.

Call or Contact Us Today!

Call Aaxis Wildlife at (610) 247-0501 to develop an opossum removal plan to ensure that opossums leave your property safely and are prevented from returning.