MN Nuisance Wilflife Control
ANIMALS
Bats
Birds
Bugs
Beavers
Gophers
Ferals
Moles
Muskrats
Opossums
Raccoons
Rats/Mice
Skunks
Snakes
Squirrels
Woodchucks
Woodpeckers
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SERVICES
Service Area
Inspections
Humane Trapping
Damage Repair
Deterrents
Exclusions
Consulting
Dead Animal Removal
Prevention
Guarantee

LINKS
MN DNR
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Raptor Center Rehibilition
MN Department of Health
MN Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory

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OPOSSUM REMOVAL
Opossum biology- are grayish in color with a long furless tail. Its 25 to 40” long and weights 4 to 14 lbs. This is Minnesota’s only marsupial.  Opossums are mostly nocturnal and are omnivores. They have 5-13 young that are born after a 12 day gestation, these babies will crawl through the fur to get to moms pouch. The babies will remain in moms pouch for about 2 months.

SymptomsOpossum
Opossums will sent- mark especially during the breeding season, so people confuse this smell with the smell of a skunk. Opossums will take over abandoned den of other animals usually under your deck or shed. They have been known to make a nest under trailer homes. Most people will complain of a odor. Because opossums are very slow moving people will observe them returning to their den during the morning hours.

Removal
The removal all starts with an inspection, we will come out and access the damage, identify the species doing the damage. Then we will set the appropriate traps to remove the animals. We will also recommend exclusions available for your site. And give you a cost to repair the damage

Exclusions
Exclusions are the only way to keep opossums out from under your deck or shed.
For this we use hardware cloth buried into the ground and attached to the structure, this prevents the opossum from gaining access to a possible denning site.

Opossum removalHealth Concerns
Opossum carry diseases such as leptospirosis, tuberculosis, relapsing fever, tularemia, spotted fever, toxoplasmosis, coccidiosis, trichomoniasis, and Chagas disease. They may also be infested with fleas, ticks, mites, and lice. Opossum are hosts for cat and dog fleas, especially in urban environments.