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Opossums Are not terribly bothersome, Opossums are nocturnal and North America only marsupial. Opossums will sometimes den up with skunks and large denning sites can have an offensive odor. They will eat anything they can fit into their mouth, anything at all. They can have up to 12 young at a time with an average of around 6. The female gives birth to her young, at this time they can fit into a teaspoon. The female then deposits them into her pouch where she will keep and nurse them until they are ready to come out and ride on her back. They are weaned at about 2 1/2 months.

The Opossum is not a very smart animal, the Opossums’ brain is about the size of the end of a human thumb. The term “playing possum” is actually false, the Opossum will actually go into shock when it is attacked. The Opossum has no real defense, when approached they will open their mouth and show their teeth which have given them the nickname “grinner”.

The biggest problem that Opossums cause is getting into trash cans that have no lid or exposed trash bags. larger denning sites of opossums can cause a foul odor and they will sometimes den up with skunks.

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How to Keep Possums Away

Opossums are common nocturnal marsupials that are common in many places across the United States. They are often characterized by their pointed snouts, dark hair, and long tails. Opossums generally prefer forested areas that are nearby sources of water, however, as land continues to be developed they are increasingly common within urban and suburban areas. Opossums are known to rummage through trash cans and can destroy vegetation on a property which is why many seek to find methods to keep them out. Here are some ways to keep them away in a safe and effective manner. Visit to learn more about opossum removal methods.

Eliminate entry points

Opossums are not able to create their own nests. Because of this, they seek out sheltered spaces that they can use to rest and protect themselves from predators. Areas of the home such as crawl spaces and attics are common spots where the animals will set up their homes. In order to prevent this, entryways or open spots into the home should be fully covered up. Places such as the roof and foundation should be checked for holes or cracks. If any are found, they should be barricaded with expandable foam or concrete mix. Barriers such as vent covers can also be installed to further the effectiveness of these solutions. 

Startle tactics

Similar to keeping out animals like skunks or raccoons, opossums can be kept away by creating a space around your home that is uncomfortable for them. Scare tactics can be utilized to fend off opossums and turn them away from attempting to scavenge for food in your yard. Smaller investments such as motion-activated sprinklers and lights can be placed in different spots around the home that come on when wildlife is in the vicinity. When they quickly turn on, the opossums are startled and will leave. Sonic repellents can also be used in a similar fashion. These devices let off a high-frequency sound that repels the opossums and keeps them away from your home or property. 


Installing quality fencing around your property is a great way to deter possums from entering your yard or home. Because opossums are not very skilled when it comes to digging, they will be unable to get around the barrier which safeguards your yard and prevents any of the adverse effects of having opossums on the property. In addition to this, it can also aid in protection from other wildlife animals such as raccoons. 

Hiring a Wildlife Removal Company

Although the previously listed options will surely add protection to your home and yard when it comes to preventing opossums, the best way to solve this issue is by hiring professionals who are experienced when it comes to this topic. Trained wildlife specialists at our company New Hampshire Animal Damage Control can install preventative infrastructure and utilize efficient methods to ensure that your yard is protected in the long term. A focus will be put on solving the issue effectively while making sure that you do not have to worry about spending an excess of time or money on low-quality fixes. 


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