How to Get Opossum Out of Your
A Very Complex Case
Opossums frequently invade attics. Having an
opossum in your attic is a very complex case. Such
case almost always involves a female opossum
living in the attic together with her litter. The
opossum young cling to their momma possum,
however, when they grow up they will simply leave
her and start a life on their own. If you have
opossums in your attic, don’t be at wonder if you
see Florida opossum young roaming around your
attic and falling down in the walls of your attic.
If a young opossum falls into a cavity of your
attic, it will call out its mother with a chirping
call. If you don’t remove a trapped young opossum
as soon as possible, you will have a biohazard in
your home. In this article, we will learn how to
get rid of opossums in your attic, no matter how
complex your case is.
Opossum in the Attic Removal
Now, we will give you a step-by-step guide on how
to get rid of opossums in your attic. Follow these
steps carefully, and you will successfully get rid
of opossums in your attic:
Step 1 - Inspect your home
thoroughly for opossum entry holes. If you find
opossum entry holes, you should seal them with a
metal mesh or anything else that Florida animals
can’t gnaw and chew on.
Step 2 - Enter your attic. Lookup
for the adult female opossum. If the momma opossum
is in the attic, you should catch her with the
help of a snare pole.
Step 3 - After catching the mom
opossum, search for the baby opossums. They must
be somewhere in your attic. When you finally find
baby opossums in your attic, we recommend you
remove them by hand. However, wear protective
gloves while removing possum young.
Step 4 - If you didn’t succeed in
implementing the first three steps, then you
shouldn’t panic. You should set up some live
opossum traps in your attic instead. Opossums are
very likely to enter your live opossum traps if
you bait them correctly with apples or aniseed oil
spread on a piece of bread.
Step 5 - Once you make sure that
all Florida possums aren’t present in your attic,
i.e. when you make sure you’ve removed them all,
you can start with repairing the entry holes in
your attic. Consider repairing every small crack
and hole in your attic with pro-grade repairs.
Step 6 - The last step you should
implement is cleaning your attic. You should clean
your attic after opossums because their waste is
dangerous for your health. We recommend you wear
safety equipment and a gas mask while cleaning up
your attic from opossum waste so you won’t get
infected with diseases found in opossum droppings.
Once you clean up all possum waste in your attic,
spray your attic with an enzyme cleaner.
Trapping Opossums in the Attic
If you can’t find the opossums right away in your
attic, you will need to set up some traps to catch
them. There are a plethora of opossum traps to
choose from, but the best opossum traps are live
Florida opossum traps. Live opossum traps are the
most humane way to catch opossums in your attic.
When you are about to buy a live opossum trap, opt
for buying a large trap so that the opossum may
fit in it completely. Your live opossum trap will
have to bait with ease. Place your live trap in
the center of your attic and bait it with an
apple. Check it every day. When you catch an
opossum in it, call a wildlife removal service to
release the opossum somewhere in the wild.
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