barnes wildlife control: Dayton’s premier animal removal company & your best choice for opossum removal service
Barnes Wildlife Control: Your Local Solution to Opossum Pest Control
At Barnes Wildlife Control, we provide fast and effective opossum trapping and removal. Opossum Pest Control is a common service BWC provides Miami Valley residents when the critters have invaded your home. Opossums are most often found in garages feeding on pet food left out for the cat and on occasion will climb into the attic. Opossums are opportunists and instinctively search for easy an easy meal and protected shelter such as under a shed or crawlspace. We specialize in animal removal and opossums are a common wild animal pest problem in the Dayton Ohio area. We can provide you with opossum trapping, home wildlife proofing & exclusions, and fecal matter removal services. Get rid of the Opossum now by Calling Barnes Wildlife Control.
How to Identify Opossums and Health Concerns
The Miami Valley is home to the Virginia opossum or common opossum—the only marsupial living in North America. Opossums in the Dayton area have 2-3 breeding cycles per year and give birth to approximately 10-14 joeys or baby opossum per litter. Given such a large litter size, it is very important to start opossum control at the first sign of a problem to prevent a large infestation.
Leptospirosis is a disease caused by a bacteria called Leptospira. Human disease is associated with contact with wild and domestic animal urine, and opossum and rats are both vectors. Leptospirosis is spread mainly by contact with water or soil contaminated by the urine of infected animals. Persons can get the disease by coming into contact with wet soil or plants contaminated with animal urine. The disease also can be transmitted through direct contact with urine, blood, or tissue from an infected animal. Go Here to get some information on opossum diseases and health-related information provided by the CDC.
Most Common Complaints And Habitats of Opossums
- Attic noises in garage at night
- Dumpster diving and trash in yard
- Opossum living in my attic
- Opossum on the roof
- Opossum getting into garbage cans
- Possum in my garage
- Opossum in my basement
- Opossums poop on deck
- Opossums living under the shed
- Sick opossum in my Yard
- Opossum eating dog food & steaaling cat food
- Possums living under the deck or porch
- Possum inside your crawlspace and tearing up insulation
- How do I get rid of a opossum?
Barnes Wildlife Control Opossum Exterminator Services
Barnes Wildlife Control can provide you with humane opossum trapping and removal by using professional methods as all of our technicians are properly trained and licensed. Each wildlife removal vehicle is equipped with industry-leading and tested products so that you can have reliable service and efficient opossum removal and damage exclusion repairs.
Deterrents only fail, do not waste time and money on gimmicks like coyote urine repellents, strobe, and attic lights, playing loud music, tossing mothballs everywhere, and pouring liquid ammonia. A lot of these substances are harmful to your health. Leave it to the experts at Barnes Wildlife Control, as they have decades of trapping and repair experience to help you resolve your problem and restore your peace of mind! Call us at 937-340-1867.
Barnes Wildlife Control has been in the business of wildlife removal and prevention services over the course of many years and we are a homegrown mom and pop business. Every critter catcher that works for Barnes Wildlife has a vested interest in this area being born and raised in the Miami Valley from New Lebanon and Centerville to Vandalia and Troy to name of a few. Our trained wildlife control professionals provide services in varmint removal conducting humane treatment of animals while delivering exceptional service, efficient procedures, and effective methods to get the animal pest control project done right the first time.
Are there opossums in your Dayton or Springfield OH home? Scurrying or scratching noises in your garage, attic, or crawlspace might mean you have unwanted visitors. If so, we can help. We have the experience, resources, and methods to remove these animals from your home effectively. Based in Troy and Beavercreek Ohio we help residential and commercial clients across the region with wildlife removal and opossum pest control issues.
Should you need a Centerville opossum removal and remediation service expert, call 937-340-1867 to talk with our friendly and helpful staff today. Barnes Wildlife Control has over 80 years of experience in possum prevention and repair throughout the Dayton region.
We have both the knowledge and tools to get rid of your opossum problem regardless of how simple or complex. Every one of our courteous, professional staff members is trained in animal removal, live trapping, and control techniques as well as how to identify and prevent future opossum damage to your home.
Barnes Wildlife Control Opossum Removal Tips – #1 In Opossum Knowledge
#1 Remove the Temptation
Opossum or possum (http://writingexplained.org/opossum-vs-possum-difference) extermination is something that can be done any time of the year. The first thing to do is locate and remove attractants, as opossums are opportunists and take advantage of any easy meal or place to live. Clean up waste, food scraps, mulberries fallen in the yard, and birdseed. Do not feed your pets (dog, cat, etc.) outside if possible. If you compost or store garbage outside your garage, keep it in animal-proof containers.
#2 Limit Accessibility to your Structure
Most nuisance opossum calls we receive occur when possums gain access to your garage, home, barn, or shed. Opossums can climb, but they are far less agile than Raccoons or Squirrels and often enter at ground level and only climb when necessary. So be sure to keep your garage door closed when not in use, attic doors and entryway doors shut, close walk-out basement doors and window wells off, and remove any overhanging tree limbs to prevent them from easily climbing on your roof. Install vent covers of roof and attic vents or screens, and repair any openings along the foundation and crawlspace to prevent opossum from wandering inside your home.
#3 Opossum Deterrents and Repellents
We have found no effective possum repellent on the market and therefore cannot recommend one. However, residences with dogs seem to be less victimized by opossum invaders than those without, but be sure to keep the pet food stored to prevent a dangerous encounter.
#4 Opossum Trapping and Removal
If all else fails or you are already in a situation where an opossum family calls your residence home, the only remaining option is capture and removal. Call Barnes Wildlife Control at (937) 340-1867 today if you are searching for a Opossum Pest Control Exterminator.
#5 Opossum Damage Repairs and Exclusion
If they have been living in your attic or under your porch or deck for prolonged periods, fecal matter and urine buildup can be dangerous and emit unpleasant odors. Barnes Wildlife Control can repair these entry points permanently and restore your attic to new by removing the fecal matter, sanitizing the attic area, and installing new insulation in its place. Once we remedy the opossum problem, the best option to prevent this from reoccurring is to seal off the damaged areas or close the openings that they entered through.
Amazing Facts about the Opossum