Humane Opossum Removal
Opossums are beneficial to urban environments in the fact they eat dead animals, ticks, and are less likely to carry diseases such as rabies. But, they can be a problem here in Sacramento County, CA. They are North Americas only marsupial and often have up to 3 litters per year. They can be nomadic animals often traveling from place to place. But once they set up a den location they often compile trash debris to make up their nest. They can be found in attics, crawl spaces, under decks, sheds, and mobile homes. In horse stables opossums can make horses sick by contaminating their feed. The EPM protozoa Sarcocystis neurona is spread to horses in the feces of opossums. Horses can ingest the protozoa from contaminated feed, hay, water or pasture. We are often called to remove opossums when they are seen multiple times in and around residential and commercial properties.