You may not always be aware of them, but there are usually several types of critters lurking around your home during the night. One in particular you may have seen eating your pets outside food when you turn on your outdoor lights or while you are driving on a dark road…the opossum. While these creatures of the night typically come and go without incident, some homeowners will require opossum control and Critter Busters is ready to help!
Local Opossum Control
According to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNR), “The Virginia Opossum (Didelphis virginiana), or “opossum” as it is commonly known, is a native mammal in Georgia…about the size of a house cat; They have long, dense body fur that is usually a grayish white color…An opossums face is white with a pointed snout and whiskers…the tail is about a foot long…The tail is “prehensile” which means it is can be used to grasp onto objects such as tree limbs…An adult opossum has 50 teeth, quite a lot, and is not afraid to bare them when scared or angry…”
Critter Busters may need to get involved if you have an opossum that is becoming a nuisance at your home or around your neighborhood or business; if you have an opossum consistently getting into garbage, bird feeders, pet food or destroying bird nests in your yard, you may want to consider our opossum control services.
At Critter Busters we provide humane animal removal of nuisance wildlife along with professional exclusion. All of our full-service exclusions come with the security of a WARRANTY that ensures your home will remain pest free. Plus, our experienced critter control team is fully licensed and insured by the state of Georgia’s Department of Natural Resources. We also offer Emergency Services 24/7 for your immediate assistance and convenience.
Stopping Lyme Disease
Did you know that opossums eat ticks? They are one of the few mammals that actually help prevent the spread of Lyme Disease by eating the adolescent ticks that carry the bacteria. These ticks are usually most active during late April and May, so if you happen to see an opossum every once in awhile around your home that isn’t being a nuisance, think twice before sending it packing. While Critter Busters is always glad to take your call and help with wildlife removal, it is not always necessary. Next time an opossum stalks across the road in front of you in the night, just think, it could have just eaten harmful ticks that were living near your home or where your children play!
Questions or concerns? Please feel free to contact our team Critter Busters online or by phone at 404-372-1645.