Getting Rid of Opossums
As soon as you have made certain that you have an opossum living in your attic, you are probably ready to start trapping yesterday, right? Before you start, you want to make sure you know what you’re dealing with, rather you have on opossum or a whole family. You don’t want to trap and remove a mom and run the risk of the babies passing away in your attic. If you are dealing with a mom and babies, you can safely trap the mother and then hand remove the babies, this way you are able to release them all at the same time.
You will also want to make sure you seal up your home. This means that you should go around your home finding any and all entry points and seal them off, which will prevent any additional opossums or any other wildlife from entering your attic again. Regardless of what animal you have, they will leave a pheromone trail behind them, which other animals follow and if you don’t have your home sealed, you may start the entire process over again. While opossums cannot fit through tiny holes, other animals are able to, so it is important to always get any hole sealed that you are able to find. You can start this process with opossums still in your home, you just want to avoid sealing their main access point until all opossums are out of the attic.
After your home is sealed and all of the opossums in your attic have left, you are finally ready for the cleanup process. This is the final step in the process, and also the most nasty. This process can be exceptionally difficult with opossums since they leave their feces everywhere. You must wear protective gloves and a mask while performing the cleanup. Collect and remove all feces, disposing of it immediately. Then go over the entire area with a disinfectant, which will break down all bacteria left over.