Opossums are one of the many wild animals that often become a nuisance to home and business owners in Kingwood Texas and the greater Houston area. Call The Critter Team when an opossum decides to live under your porch, dig under buildings or make themselves at home in your compost pile. The Critter Team is a licensed and insured wildlife management company specializing in the removal and control of all wild animal species, including opossums, birds, snakes, skunks, rats, armadillos, raccoons, bats, squirrels and more. Call The Critter team at 281-667-0171 for awesome possum removal services.
Kingwood TX Opossum Removal
The Critter Team provides expert opossum removal, opossum control, opossum trapping, opossum exclusion and opossum relocation services for residential, commercial and industrial locations. Opossums are omnivorous animals that eat everything from small mammals, insects, amphibians and earthworms to vegetables, berries, apples and corn. They even eat rattlesnakes. It turns out that opossums are actually immune to rattlesnake venom.
Opossums are nocturnal animals that adapt easily to new environments. They generally wander in solitary fashion through open and wooded habitats in rural and suburban areas. They tend to use abandoned dens, woodpiles, crawl spaces, sheds, porches, decks and other convenient structures for shelter. Opossums rely on their unique naked, prehensile tail to swim and climb. The reproductive habits of the opossum are also unique among mammals. Mama possums give birth to two or three litters each year. An average litter consists of seven tiny baby possums. Believe it or not, a newborn opossum is no bigger than a navy bean. Similar to a kangaroo, the young possums spend their first 60 days of their life nursing in their mother’s pouch.
Opossum on a fence
Speaking of animals with pouches, The Virginia opossum is the only marsupial that resides in North America. Opossums are considered to be shy and harmless animals, but they will hiss and bare their teeth when threatened. They have 50 teeth, more than any other North American mammal. Finally, possums are best known, of course, for “playing possum.” The animal pretends to be dead by rolling over, opening its mouth, shutting its eyes and going totally limp. Sometimes they will even let their tongue hang out and drool. This unique defense strategy is intended to deceive predators.
Kingwood Texas Opossum Damage
Opossums are common nuisance animals in Kingwood TX. They are comfortable living near homes and businesses or wherever an abundant supply of food and water can be found. Opossums are known for getting into garbage cans, compost piles, bird feeders and especially pet food. They also use their climbing ability to destroy bird nests. Kingwood Texas opossums also tend to dig under foundations and chew on wood structures. Opossums don’t build their own dens, so they are always looking for an abandoned building, crawl space or structure to make their own.
Kingwood Texas Opossum Control
The Critter Team will employ a variety of opossum control and opossum exclusion strategies to keep your home or business possum free. Contact The Critter Team to have that mischievous opossum expertly removed and relocated. The Critter Team specializes in Opossum removal, Opossum trapping and opossum exclusion in Kingwood Texas and the greater Houston area. Please 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.