Opossum Control and Removal in Orange County, California

  • Don't Share Your Orange County Home With an Opossum—Remove It

    Don't Share Your Orange County Home With an Opossum—Remove It

    Opossums, the only marsupial mammals that reside in North America, are one of the most common species of wildlife infestations in Orange County, California. With their rat-like appearance and incredible adaptability to various food and urban conditions, these peculiar animals love to roam around residential zones, looking for food and staying away from predators. When opossums take over your Orange County, California attic or crawlspaces, odds are that the damages will be considerable, and you will end up spending a lot of money on repairs. It is essential to contact an opossum removal and control specialist as soon as you suspect their presence on your property. Opossums carry mites, fleas and parasites, which easily spread all over your house in a matter of days, before you even become aware of their presence.

    Understanding opossum behavior, lifestyle and infestation patterns helps our Omega Animal Removal Opossum Specialists conduct a professional removal operation. The mammals are not belligerent, nor do they usually attack humans and other animals, but they do possess a few defense mechanisms that help them fend off predators. If an opossum is threatened by your presence it will snarl at you, raising the pitch of its voice as you come closer. A second defense mechanism, and the most recognized trait of opossums, is their ability to play dead for up to 4 hours. This is actually the opossum entering in a state of shock when threatened. It is not a reaction by choice, but an automatic response of their brain to fear.

    Opossums are great climbers, and even have the ability to run and climb with their babies hanging from their back. The climbing abilities of the opossums, along with their strong prehensile tails, make access to your attic spaces simple. The life expectancy of opossums is extremely short, only 2 to 4 years. It is even less in the wild where food is not that easy to find and the opossums are exposed to predators and harsh weather conditions. This is one of the reasons that opossums migrate into urban zones, and why you should call Omega Animal Removal as soon as you recognize the signs of an opossum living in your home or office.

  • Signs of an Opossum Infestation

    Signs of an Opossum Infestation

    Call Omega Animal Removal immediately if you notice any of the following signs:

    • Droppings about the size of a cat or small dog
    • Urine patches
    • Leaves and debris gathered in piles around your attic
    • Noises that sound like someone is walking around upstairs between midnight and 4am
  • Omega Animal Removal Can Help With an Opossum Infestation

    Omega Animal Removal Can Help With an Opossum Infestation

    As soon as the opossum has taken over your attic, they will cause massive damages, carrying fleas, mites or parasites into your home that rapidly spread all over, putting your health and the health of your family and pets at risk. Cats and dogs are known for the severe allergic reactions they have to fleas, especially if they are not protected. Opossum infestations can cost you thousands of dollars if it gets out of hand.

    When inspecting your house, the Opossum Specialist will look for tunneling in the insulation, feces, urine, bunches of leaves, nesting places and any other waste that is relevant to an opossum infestation. After he or she has seen all of the signs and gathered all the information from you and from inside of your Orange County, California home, a full removal solution will be proposed to you, which involves the removal of the animals, the repairing and decontamination of the spaces and the exclusion of new opossums.

    • Omega’s first step to opossum infestation is to provide a comprehensive evaluation of the situation.
    • We then trap and safely remove all opossums from inside your property and its surroundings, using live traps and excluder valves, if the situation requires it. Our Opossum Control Specialists never use lethal trappings, and only treat the animals with care and dedication.
    • The third step is to find all entry points of the opossums, and to seal them off with weatherproof and time-resistant metal materials, in order to avoid future infestations.
    • Finally, Omega Animal Removal will decontaminate the entire space applying a three-phase fogging treatment that will properly sanitize the premises including the attic, crawlspaces, and any other similar structure that has been invaded by the opossums. After the treatment is applied, our specialist will blow-in a new wool blanket fiberglass insulation, at an R-38 value, using only the best insulation available on the market, the Knauff JetStream.

    With all these steps performed, your home will be free of the opossum infestation, safe to live in, and no longer a health hazard. In addition to all this, you benefit from Omega Animal Removal’s Lifetime Guarantee in which we offer opossum removal and control for the rest of your stay in that residence or office.

    decontaminating opossum feces from an attic