People don’t normally think of opossums as pests. The mammal is more known for its propensity for faking death when it feels threatened by predators. However, the opossum can often wind up inside homes near its habitat. When this happens, the opossum might take up residence in someone’s attic in search of a warm, dry home. Opossums, however, make very poor housemates. If an opossum takes up residence in your home, it is important to call a New Jersey animal control professional immediately to relocate the animal safely.
The Problem with Opossums
Opossums can cause a great deal of damage to a home, and are wild animals. With all wild animals, it is always important to contact an animal control specialist and leave relocation and removal to professionals. Opossums can carry a wide variety of pathogens and parasites including the rabies virus. This makes them dangerous for the inexperienced person to attempt to handle on their own.