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How to get rid of Opossums

Opossums are indeed vital to the ecosystem but when they make their way into an attic or the living room, very few people are happy about it. They often start to wonder who to call for an opossum problem and that’s where we come in.

We trap and remove opossums in the Memphis area very frequently and we are quite good at it, too. However, Trapping the animal is only half the battle as you’re going to want to know how it got into the attic in the first place.

Trapping as I said is only half the battle – to get rid of opossums you must get rid of the entry point. We will perform an inspection of the property to determine how they got in and offer you a full solution to completely solve your wildlife control problem. 

Opossums can be a real terror to those who are truly afraid of them. Often times those little guys mean no harm but regardless few people will accept them in the house!

If you find a Opossum in the attic or need an expert Opossum removal done, we are the right people to call. We are familiar with Opossums and Opossum elimination. Sometimes you will need to do more than just remove them, you may have to clear up some brush, remove a wood pile, or repair holes in your foundation.

Opossums are there because one or more of their primary needs are being met. Exterminators cannot treat an opossum problem like they would an insect problem. There is no spray or magic potion to remove them. The best way to get rid of them is to trap and remove, then, seal up any potential entry points. The fastest and the most effective way to remove an animal other than by direct capture is by positive setup. A positive setup is where the trap is placed at the entry point directly.  If we can use a positive setup to eliminate your opossum problem, then that’s we’ll do. 

How much does opossum removal cost?

The best answer I can give you is to call and have us come out and perform an inspection. Remember, the opossum is not the real problem – there is something open allowing them to enter. To truly solve the problem we have to find and repair the hole. Give us a call and we will surely help you right away!

Do Mothballs work to get rid of Opossums?

Yes, they do if you have enough of them! To get rid of an opossum using moth balls you will need so many that you will not be able to stand it either, so we highly discourage you to use them – besides they are for moths!

For the best results though, we use commercially prepared professional baits in our traps! You can find professional baits for wildlife at


Quick Fact about  this lawn damaging critter!

Opossums and possums are scientifically two different groups of animals.

The term “Possum” covers about 70 species of marsupials in Australia

And the term “OPOSSUM” covers about 100 species of marsupials in the western hemisphere – including our own area in Memphis.

So give us a call for an OPOSSUM as  it is doubtful you will find a “possum” in or near Memphis, TN!


Memphis opossum in a trap

Memphis Opossum

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