Possum Removal Services in Dallas, Texas
Our specialists can minimize the damage and health risks to your home or property. Possums can destroy yards, gardens, and attics while infesting these areas with their disease carrying fleas. Possums are scavengers by nature leading them to occupied buildings where they seek shelter and food. Possums are omnivores, meaning they will eat anything including meat, pet food, and rotting carcasses. Possums are nocturnal and will usually be heard in the attic at night time. Possums in attics, under sheds, and in yards have become an increasingly common find in Dallas, Plano, Allen, Frisco and McKinney due to the rapid land development and property growth.
Possums are an extreme health risk to humans and their pets. Due to possums being opportunistic scavengers, they often come in contact with building occupants and their pets. Possums are not very fast and will often stand their ground when threatened. This can lead to a nasty bite from a mouth bearing 50 sharp teeth. Possums are carriers of fleas, ticks, and many parasites. Their droppings present several health risks such as leptospirosis and salmonella.
- Possums are a carrier of fleas and commonly cause flea infestations.
- Possums are North America’s only marsupial, (like a kangaroo) meaning the tiny young grow in the mother’s pouch, and then cling to the mother’s back.
- Possums have the lowest brain to body mass of any mammal.
- When threatened, possums sometimes feign death or “play possum”.
It is extremely important for possums to be removed immediately! Possums can cause a very costly flea infestation in your home or business while exposing the occupants to fatal diseases.