Opossums are a common nuisance wild animal to home and business owners in Humble Texas and the greater Houston area. Call The Critter Team when an opossum decides to take shelter under your porch, dig under building foundations or take refuge in your compost pile. The Critter Team is a licensed and insured professional wildlife management company specializing in the removal and control of all wild animal species, including opossums, bats, birds, snakes, skunks, armadillos, rats, raccoons, squirrels and more. Call The Critter team today at 281-667-0171 for awesome possum removal services.

Humble TX Opossum Removal

The Critter Team provides expert opossum removal, opossum control, opossum trapping, opossum exclusion and opossum relocation services for all residential, commercial and industrial locations. Opossums aren’t particularly fussy about what they eat. Opossums are omnivores, so they eat everything from insects, small mammals, earthworms and amphibians to corn, berries, vegetables and apples. One fun fact is that possums are immune to rattlesnake venom, so they eat a few snakes as well.Opossums are nocturnal and adaptable creatures. Although they tend to wander alone through wooded and open terrain in suburban and rural areas, they’re just as comfortable living in your yard or business location. They use abandoned dens, crawl spaces, woodpiles, sheds, porches, decks and other structures for shelter. Opossums are proficient swimmers and climbers due to their unique naked, prehensile tail. The opossum’s reproductive habits are also unique among mammals. Mama possums produce two or three litters annually. An average litter is composed of seven miniature possums. A newborn opossum is about the size of a navy bean. The newborn possums spend the first 60 days or so nursing in their mama’s pouch.

Opossum Trapping

Opossum in yard

The Virginia opossum is the only marsupial animal species living in North America. Opossums are generally regarded as shy and harmless animals, but they will bare their teeth and hiss when they sense danger. They have more teeth than any other North American mammal, 50 in number. Opossums are justifiably famous for “playing possum.” Possums pretend to be dead by rolling over, shutting their eyes, opening their mouth and going completely limp. Some opossums will allow their tongue to hang out and even drool. The purpose of this unique defense strategy is to deceive unsuspecting predators.

Humble Texas Opossum Damage

Humble TX opossums become a nuisance when they take up residence near homes and businesses. Opossums will show up wherever there is an abundance of food and water. They have a penchant for getting into compost piles, garbage cans, bird feeders and pet food. They will also use their uncanny climbing ability to destroy local bird nests. Humble Texas opossums will chew on wood structures and dig under building foundations. Opossums never build their own dens, so they are always searching for abandoned dens, building openings, crawl spaces and other structures for shelter.

Humble Texas Opossum Control

The Critter Team employs a number of opossum control and opossum exclusion techniques to keep homes and businesses possum free. Contact The Critter Team to have a nuisance possum expertly removed and relocated. The Critter Team specializes in opossum removal, opossum trapping and opossum exclusion in Humble Texas and the greater Houston area. Call 281-667-0171 to speak with an opossum control expert. The Critter Team is a veteran owned business that offers humane wildlife removal services, affordable prices and unrivaled customer service.