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Nuisance Opossum Problems
In Michigan Opossums are the only marsupial, meaning they have a pouch that they carry their young in. They have long prehensive tails which gives them another limb to use for hanging. Opossums are usually found under decks and in sheds. We sometimes find them in attics but that isn't generally the case here in Michigan. They need a decent size opening to enter into the attic.
Opossums give off a strong odor and often times find places like your garage or under your deck to die. No one likes the smell of a decaying animal. They also get into dog food and annoy home owners pets. Opossums aren't known for biting, but will give off a hissing sound when close to them to make you aware of them. They will also "play opossum" if they feel threatened. Basically they make themselves look dead and can give off the odor of a decaying animal because they know that most predators are not scavengers and will not go after bad meat.
Opossum Problem Solvers
Trap and relocate is the best method. We actually find these animals the easiest to trap because they will eat anything so it doesn't take a lot of effort to get this critters into the trap. Opossums are easy to trap, but you need a nuisance wildlife control permit in order to relocate them.
How to Get Rid of Opossums?
The only real way to remove opossums is by live trapping. When baiting for Opossums you can pretty much use any bait. They will eat anything. Opossums are scavengers and look for anything to eat.
- Inspect for an opossum entry point. Most of the time they are living under your deck, basement or shed. It is possible for them to live in your attic, but generally there needs to be a wide open hole.
- Once you identify the entry point, set up live traps near the entry point. Remember you can use pretty much anything to bait with. Cat food works pretty good. When setting up traps try and place them in shaded areas. Opossums are nocturnal and do not do well in direct sunlight.
- You may actually be able to just remove the opossums by hand. Opossums generally "play possum" and won't try and attack you. This means they will play dead. Wear heave gloves, grab them by their tail, or scruff of their neck. A catch pole is works well also. Rabies can occur in any wild animal, but with opossums its unlikely. Their body temperature is too low for the rabies virus to survive.
- Sealing the entry points. After removal of the opossums you need to seal the openings to prevent them from returning. This can be done with galvanized hardware cloth, screws, and solar seal.
How Much Does it Cost to Get Rid of Opossums?
Opossum trapping is the best and really only method to get rid them. Charging for opossum trapping is much like trapping raccoons, squirrels, or skunks. We charge a flat rate fee for the inspection and set up of traps. During the inspection we come out to your home to survey the property and strategically set traps. Depending on the location of your home you may expect to pay an inspection and set up fee of $250. Typically for opossums we charge a flat rat cost or we may charge a per trip charge. Per animal cost could be anywhere from $60-$100 depending on the placement of the traps and location of your property. Trip charges depend on the location of your property. Flat rate charge is the method we usually use for opossums. At an added cost once the opossums are trapped and removed we can also screen off decks or fill in holes to keep them from returning. For free detailed quote click on the free price quote button.
Disclaimer: At Michigan Wildlife Solutions, LLC we reserve the right to turn some trapping jobs down. Trapping jobs outside of our territory and during are our busy exclusion season, often we can not accommodate customers to the best of our abilities. We will try and refer you to an animal trapper in the area.
We service over 14 counties in Michigan for fox removal jobs. See our service area to see if we are in your area. Looking for a professional wildlife control expert specializing in the fox removal process, but not sure who to hire? Click here for information on hiring a wildlife control expert.
If you have have a Opossum problem and you live in Michigan we service you. Common areas we serve throughout our service area are: Bay City, Dewitt, Eagle, Elsie, Fowler, Maple Rapids, Ovid, St. Johns, Westphalia,Bellevue, Charlotte, Dimondale, Eaton Rapids, Grand Ledge, Mulliken, Olivet, Potterville, Sunfield, Vermontville, Waverly, Burton, Clio, Davison, Fenton, Flint, Flushing, Goodrich, Grand Blanc, Linden, Montrose, Mount Morris, Otisville, Swartz Creek,Dansville, East Lansing, Lansing, Leslie, Mason, Okemos, Stockbridge, Webberville, Williamston, Jackson, Grass Lake, Almont, Attica, Clifford,Columbiaville, Dryden, Imlay City, Lapeer, Metamora, North Branch, Otter Lake, Argentine, Brighton, Fowlerville, Hartland, Howell, Pinckney, Whitmore Lake, Armada, Center Line, Chesterfield, Clinton, Eastpointe, Memphis, Mount Clemons, New Baltimore, New Haven, Romeo, Saint Claire Shores, Shelby, Sterling Heights, Utica, Warren, Midland, Carleton, Dundee, Estral Beach, Luna Pier, Maybee, Monroe, Petersburg, South Rockwood, Auburn Hills, Berkley, Beverly Hills, Bingham Farms, Birmingham, Bloomfield Hills, Clarkston, Clawson, Commerce Twp., Farmington, Farmington Hills, Ferndale, Franklin, Holly, Lake Orion, Madison Heights, Milford, Novi, Oak Park, Ortonville, Oxford, Pontiac, Rochester, Rochester Hills, Royal Oak, South Lyon, Southfield, Troy, Walled lake, Wixom, West Bloomfield, Wolverine Lake, Birch Run, Chesaning, Frankenmuth, Merrill, Oakley, Saginaw, St. Charles, Zilwaukee, Bancroft, Byron, Corunna, Durand, Lainsburg, Lennon, Morrice, New Lothrop, Owosso, Perry, Vernon, Akron, Caro, Cass City, Fairgrove, Gagetown, Kingston, Millingston, Reese, Unionville, Vassar, Ann Arbor, Barton Hills, Chelsea, Dexter, Manchester, Milan, Saline, Ypsilanti, Canton, Livonia, Northville, Plymouth, Wayne, Westland. For more areas we service visit our locations page.
Other Nuisance Wildlife We Service
In Michigan we come encounter with many types of bat removal jobs. Bat control, bat extermination, bat pest control are our specialties in Michigan. We service many types of residential and commercial buildings. Residential homes ranging from ranches, colonial, bungalow, gable style, log cabins and many more. Some commercial properties we have got rid of bats in are churches and a commercial building with office spaces.
Beavers in Michigan can be a nuisance to humans, properties, forestry, and farmlands. Beavers create dams in Michigan properties near rivers and lakes. It is important to capture all nuisance beavers by trapping either using a leg hold method or into a live trap. Beavers will chew down your trees creating great damage. Often there are floods along the banks of rivers and lakes and even into your yard. Floods into the Michigan homes have sometimes come from the dams of beavers. Beavers are considered the largest rodent in North America. They live in aquatic environments and build there dams (living areas) out of logs, sticks and whatever else they can find. They have large teeth and use them to saw down trees and branches.
Birds in Michigan can sometimes cause more damage than any nuisance wild animal. There nest are filled with bacteria and fungi. There are several diseases associated with bird nest material. Just like with bat guano you can contract histopoplasmosis when inhaling the airborne spores of the nest. The birds we generally deal with that give problems to homeowners and industrial buildings are pigeons, chimney swifts, starlings, sparrows, swallows and wood peckers.
Coyotes in Michigan are from the canid family and generally live in dens created with leaves, sticks, and other materials. Coyotes are carnivorous and prey on rabbits, squirrels, chipmunks, chickens and other small animals. Coyotes will prey on larger animals like deer in packs. If there is no food present coyotes will scavenge on dead animals.
Just like coyotes, Fox in Michigan are from the canine family. They live in dens usually left open from other wild animals. Fox are predators and prey on chickens, rabbits, squirrels, chipmunks, and other small animals. 2 types of fox in Michigan are usually spotted, the grey and red fox.
In Michigan we take care of nuisance groundhogs or woodchucks. You will find groundhogs in open plains or digging holes and living underground. Groundhogs in Michigan are found living under decks, in rock walls, and in hills. Groundhogs have rounded claws used for digging. Groundhogs are vegetarians and eat plants, grass, flowers, and other vegetation.
Poison Free Mice Control
The most common problem we deal with in Michigan are field mice. Mice are mainly nocturnal rodents but can also be found during the day. Mice love to live underneath insulation and burrow tunnels through out your attic. Mice can fit through 1/4" holes making construction gaps on your roof gateways to your attic.
In Michigan Opossums are the only marsupial, meaning they have a pouch that they carry their young in. They have long prehensile tails which gives them another limb to use for hanging. Opossums are usually found under decks and in sheds. We sometimes find them in attics but that isn't generally the case here in Michigan. They need a decent size opening to enter into the attic.
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Have you been hearing scratching sounds, loud banging or walking around in the walls or attic of your home or business in Michigan? If so, you may have a raccoon problem!
Skunks in Michigan are recognizable with their black and white stripes. Generally skunks live under deck and porches. Skunks also dig holes and create dens underground. Skunks feast on grubs and other insects below your soil. Also skunks get into garbage's scavenging for food. Skunks are near sighted animals and use their sense of smell to maneuver around. Skunks will spray an unbearable odor out their anus up to 10 feet if they feel threatened. A warning sign skunks feel threatened is by stopping their feet and raise their tail. If this happens, back away slowly.
There are different types of squirrels in Michigan. Red squirrel, fox squirrel, gray squirrel, black squirrel, chipmunk, and flying squirrel. Most squirrels are diurnal but the flying squirrel is nocturnal. They fly through the trees at night so they can avoid hawks, eagles, and other flying predators. Squirrels feast on pine cones, bird seed, egg corns, walnuts, and during Halloween pumpkins. They like to gnaw on treated wood because of the salt in the wood. They live mostly in trees and underground. They make nesting material out of leaves and sticks.