Opussum Trapping Experts At BATS R US LLC
Removing Opossum Throughout Southern CT, Including Greenwich, New Cannan, Stamford, Westport And Wilton
The BATS R US Wildlife Removal Specialists have qualified Opossum Trapping Experts who will help you remove opossums on your property.
Effective Opossum Control
BATS R US LLC’s opossum crew removes opossums using humane and effective live cage opossum traps and safely removes them from homes and businesses. As highly knowledgeable opossum specialists, we know they are entering your property in search of food, water, and shelter. We not only use effective trapping techniques we also have procedures that will keep opossums off your property.
BATS R US Keep Opossums Out
Building and habitat modifications must follow the professionally supported opossum control trapping and removal to minimize the return of opossums. Bats R Us Wildlife opossum trapping experts detect all vulnerable areas that attract opossums into or around your buildings and property. All building access points will be closed and repaired, preventing future access.
When A Opossum Feels Threatened, It Will Automatically Go Into “Playing Dead” mode. Please Do Not Touch An Opossum During This Behavior. Be Aware That Opossums Also Give Off A Very Stinky Odor For Defense.
Bats R US Wildlife Opossum Trapping Team Provide Some Opossum Insights
Opossums are relatively relaxed critters and seldom attack unless protecting their young. Though an opossum can bite with its 50 teeth, its “forms of attack” are hissing and using a greenish-colored anal fluid that is extremely stinky. Fortunately, an opossum cannot spray, so you must contact the liquid directly. Also, an opossum will create excessive drool from bubbles blown out of its nose, making predators think it’s sick and unpalatable.
Opossums frequently eat ticks, preventing the spread of Lyme disease. So, if you are in an area heavily infested with ticks, you may want to keep a few possums around your property. Also, almost 90% of opossums are immune to rabies, so our opossum trapping crew is quite confident any opossums on your property will be rabies-free. Still, we do not recommend anyone attempt to touch an opossum with their bare hands.
Opossums, The Only Marsupial In The US, Carries Their Babies, Called Joeys, In A Pouch Like A Kangaroo, Koala, And Wombat, For Up To Two Months While Joeys Feed. When They Get Too Large A Mama’s Pouch, She Will Keep Them On Her Back For Up To Four Months.
This opossum was playing dead, which is an automatic response if it feels threatened. Please do not touch an opossum in this mode, as it can bite.
Our BATS R US opossum trapping pros use humane baited cage traps. Once we trap the nuisance opossum, we can safely release it back into the wild.
Advice From Our Opossum Trapping Experts On How To Keep Opossum Off Your Property
- Since opossums are nocturnal, placing motion-activated bright night lighting on your property can help scare opossums off your property.
- Habitat modification also helps keep opossums from living on your property. Keep your garage and shed doors closed. Make sure there is no way an opossum can get access underneath your buildings, including your porch and crawlspaces. Our BATS R US crew can protect these areas using strategies and materials that are proven effective.
- Make sure your trash cans are firmly closed, no pet food is left outdoors, and bird feeders are high enough that opossum cannot reach them.
This opossum took up residence under this porch. But the BATS R US opossum trapping team was able to quickly lure it into a baited live cage trap and removed it.
Even though opossums are nocturnal mammals, they will come out during the day in search of food, especially during the cold fall and winter weather.
What Do I Do If I Find A Baby Opossum All Alone?
In Connecticut, opossums start breeding in early April and have a very short gestation period of 13 days. Yes, 13 days! When born, the joeys immediately climb into the mother’s pouch and feed for two months before they crawl out, hanging onto their mother’s back.
Joeys become orphaned if their mother dies or if they fall off their mother’s back. If you find an injured or dead opossum, check if there are babies nearby or in her pouch. Bring the mother and her babies to your local wildlife rehabilitation center if possible. If the joeys are inside the pouch, do not take them out. Do not handle the possum with your bare hands.
On several occasions, clients have called our opossum trapping expert saying they have found a baby opossum without their mother. Some of the calls regarding finding baby opossums have to do with whether they can be kept as pets. Baby opossums may appear cute, but they are high maintenance, and having them as pets is illegal for Connecticut residents.
So if you have found a baby opossum and don’t want us to take it away, our opossum trapping experts highly suggest you contact a local rehabilitation center like Claws N Paws Rehabilitation Center. By talking with Claws N Paws, they can give you options of volunteering or becoming a wildlife rehabber. Their information session lasts about an hour, and you will need your phone, Internet, FB, and FB messenger. Study materials and hints on how to get ready are supplied. Information on registration for a compulsory workshop and you must pass a final test. Options to connect with a mentor are furnished.
If you see baby opossums alone there’s a good chance their mother has been killed by a predator though most likely a car.
A baby opossum can be cute, but they are a handful to raise and illegal to have in Connecticut unless you are a licensed rehabilitator.
Another Great BATS R Us Wildlife Testimonial
“…One Of The Honest Ones.”
“I called with concerns regarding bats in my home — we had seen a black object flying across the house, plus my son marks on his leg that resembled a bat bite. Joe was extremely responsive, texting me shortly after to say that he didn’t have cell service but could communicate via text.
We scheduled an inspection with Joe two days later, and for $25 they took infrared photos of the exterior of my 3 story home and inspected areas of concern inside. 24 hours later I got a text indicating that there was no sign of bats (the fluttering sound in my chimney was caused by black chimney swift birds, two of whom had escaped through an open flue).
I make a point of calling out honest — and dishonest — businesses, because we’ve all been ripped off. Thankfully this is one of the honest ones. I’m hoping we don’t need them, but they’ll be the first we call if we do.”
Sharon K. Ridgefield, CT
Bats R US Wildlife Removal Specialist LLC
80 Walnut Hill Road
Bethel, CT 06801
Telephone: (203) 885-3822