Abalon Exterminating & Possum Removal
Serving New York City & Westchester
Residential & Commercial Possum Removal Serving NYC & Westchester
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Dispelling Myths About Possum Removal
Scavengers by nature, clashes between humans and the opossum or possum are inevitable, as possums are invariably attracted to human food waste. Homeowners may find the appearance of a possum disturbing, often incorrectly assuming the animal is a rat the size of a housecat. Possums can grow to 14 pounds, boast 50 teeth, and are capable of running at speeds up to 7 miles per hour.
Fortunately, possums are known for their tendency to play dead for up to 4 hours at a time when threatened. During this time, they are not in control of their bodies, which have entered an instinctive comatose state, and cannot move. Despite this, possums in the home pose a significant threat as they can carry parasites, disease, and even lyme disease via ticks on their coat.
3 Steps to Deal with Possums in the Home
- Do Not Approach
- Skip the Poisons, Use Traps
- Get Professional Assistance
Possums should not be approached or handled if found in the home. Possums with young can become aggressive. It is not possible to remove possums from the yard or home through the use of poison, as possums are highly resistant to a number of toxins. The safest choice for removing this unique animal is to call a professional who can humanely trap the possum and also make efforts to locate any young which may be present.
With more than 80 years of experience securing homes against animals, Abalon can quickly identify the methods that will be most effective for guarding your home against possums, preventing further costly damage. Technicians from Abalon Exterminating can humanely relocate possums and their offspring, acting in just 4 hours to ensure that possums are safely removed and away from your family. We answer our phones 24 hours a day and perform wildlife removal day or night, 7 days a week.
Call Abalon today and eliminate your possum problem!
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