A Not-So Welcome House Guest
Here on Cape Cod, Possums are extremely common. While their presence does have benefits in the local ecosystem, and generally are not dangerous to humans or their pets, their waste products as well as the damage and messes they cause should be left outside where they belong.
Possums often find themselves stumbling into open garages, basements, or attic spaces in search for food or shelter (similar to raccoons and other mammals.)
Did You Know?
Possums eat up to 90% of the ticks that attach to them (about 4,000 annually). Helping to prevent Lyme Disease.
Health Risks of Possums
While possums don't often carry rabies or other diseases themselves, They do carry a large amount of parasites in the form of fleas, ticks, other dangerous insects. They also leave a lot of droppings, which pose the usual health risks, such as leptospirosis & Salmonella. In addition, possums very frequently die inside buildings, inside the attic or walls, and the smell of a rotting possum carcass is horrible. Something which should be left in the hands of well-trained professionals.
The Trap All Wildlife Services Difference: Prevention & Exclusion
The first step is to always remove the pests, but few go the extra mile to keep them from returning. We take the time to identify key entry points into your home or property by either sealing holes, adding welded wire below decks, chimney caps, attic vent covers, metal flashing, or installing ridge guards afterwards to best prevent these pests from coming back.