Opossum Control and Removal in Austin, Texas

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

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

    Even though they're frequently mistaken for big rats, opossums are nocturnal marsupial animals more closely related to kangaroos and koalas. Opossums are common in the Austin, Texas area, as well as throughout most of North America. They have no problem leaving their natural habitat for urban areas—so it's no surprise they're nuisances just about everywhere. Opossums are one of the most common wildlife species to be found inside the attic or in the crawlspace of your home.

    Opossums can eat pretty much anything, which is why you'll often find them rummaging through your trashcan or chowing down on your outdoor pets' food. Though opossums are not aggressive animals, they will occasionally make noises in order to scare away attackers or just play dead until their attacker loses interest. Usually, the male opossums exhibit more assertive behavior, but mothers with young can be quite protective.

    The real danger is not the opossum itself, but the fleas, mites and parasites it carries. Flea infestations spread quickly throughout the home and to pets, and are hard to control. It often requires tearing down of all the insulation in order to properly remove them and clear the contaminated areas. Not to mention, the opossum's presence can trigger severe allergic reactions in both humans and pets.

    Understanding the opossums' behavior and general tendencies is mandatory when it comes to performing a professional opossum removal job, not only in Austin, Texas, but all across the United States. Omega Animal Removal has a trained team of professionals that have methodically studied opossums and their ways in order to execute successful extractions.

  • Signs of Opossum Infestation

    Signs of Opossum Infestation

    If you have one or more opossums residing in your house, the following are signs that you may need professional help removing the animals:

    • Noises—like someone walking around or thumping in the attic or the walls, particularly at night.
    • The presence of droppings the size of a housecat and urine in spaces that should be closed off such as attics and crawl spaces.
    • The appearance of leaves and other yard debris in confined area, which are typically used to create their nests.

  • Omega Animal Removal Can Help With an Opossum Infestation

    Omega Animal Removal Can Help With an Opossum Infestation

    Omega Animal Removal provides a customized, comprehensive approach to every opossum removal in the Austin, Texas area. One of our Opossum Control Specialists will arrive at your house to examine the entire premises and determine what type of animal is residing in your home. Once the animal or animals have been identified, your Omega Animal Removal specialist will perform the following actions: 1. safely remove the animal(s), 2. repair the damage, and 3. decontaminate the area.

    The first step of Omega’s opossum removal process is to live trap and safely remove the animals from your Austin, Texas home. Our specialists do not use lethal trapping mechanisms. We handle the animals with care, making sure they are humanely removed.

    The second step is to identify all of the entry points of the opossum, and ensure they are sealed with quality materials to prevent new animals from coming inside.

    The last step performed by the Opossum Control Specialist is to make specific recommendations to the homeowner about how to fully remove all the damaged insulation, nesting sites, waste, urine, feces and debris left behind by the opossums. This is not a process we recommend for all animal infestations, but the health threats from the opossum's fleas, mites and parasites warrant a removal of all tainted insulation.

    Omega Animal Removal’s Opossum Control Specialist uses a three-phase fogging treatment to sterilize the area. Afterwards, our Opossum Control Specialist blows in new wool blanket fiberglass insulation (an R-38 value). We only use Knauff JetStream Insulation for our cleansing and restoring jobs since it's the finest blow-in fiberglass insulation in the industry.

    As soon as your attic and crawlspaces have been repaired in full, and the opossum infestation has been entirely resolved, you'll enjoy an elevated peace of mind with Omega Animal Removal's best guarantee in the industry.

    decontaminating opossum feces from an attic