You won’t find opossums in your home very often around Dallas, but when you do they can be a real problem. No matter what type of critter you have invading your personal space, it’s important that you have it taken care of to minimize damage to your home and health risks to yourself. Here are some opossum basics.
There are a number of warning signs that you might have an opossum in your home. For starters, you might notice damage to the exterior of your home where the opossums are trying to get in. You might even hear the scratching that causes this damage from time to time. However, some of the most common opossum warning signs are pet food disappearing, lots of animal noises and unpleasant smells. If you notice any of these signs, you should call somebody right away.
Opossums aren’t the most aggressive animal, but they still pose risks when they enter your home. If you scare an opossum and get too close to it, there is a chance that you’ll be attacked. However, most of the risks that come with having an opossum in your home aren’t that direct. What’s much more likely is an opossum attacking your pets. The one piece of good news is that opossums almost never have rabies, so you probably don’t have to worry about diseases if an opossum bites you or one of your animals.
Aside from this, opossums will cause damage to your home from trying to get in and out, using your home as a bathroom and more. This is why it’s important to have opossum problems taken care of as soon as you’re aware of them.
Make the Call
If you have a critter in your Dallas home, the best thing you can do is get rid of it as soon as possible. Critter ControlÂ® of Dallas has been dealing with animals in homes for years, so we have what it takes to take care of your opossum problem. If you need help ridding your home of critters, give us a call at 817-222-1101.