Opossum Control Palm Beach – Pro advice on how to effectively eradicate them from your home
Palm Beach is one of the most prominent and most visited cities in the Miami metropolitan area. The reason for this is its white sandy beaches that are a major attraction to people who are looking for exotic getaways and vacations. The beauty and splendor of this area, have however come under a scathing attack by the presence of opossums that...
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OPOSSUM CONTROL PALM BEACH – PRO ADVICE ON HOW TO EFFECTIVELY ERADICATE THEM FROM YOUR HOME
Palm Beach is one of the most prominent and most visited cities in the Miami metropolitan area. The reason for this is its white sandy beaches that are a major attraction to people who are looking for exotic getaways and vacations. The beauty and splendor of this area, have however come under a scathing attack by the presence of opossums that have wrecked havoc in many of the residential homes and even business premises. The presence of these marsupials coupled with their continued nuisance has seen a rise in demand for Opossum control Palm Beach services to help put the situation under control.
Opossums are the only known marsupials that are native to the Americas. They are commonly found in Australia and New Zealand. The species that is found here has however been adapted to the climatic conditions of the Americas, although it does differ much from the one found on the Eastern end of the globe. Marsupials appear like large rats that have a very hairy body. They have numerous teeth that are sharp and which they use to scare away any human or pet animal that may pose a threat to them. Typically, they are not dangerous, but just like any other animal, the opossums will want to protect themselves when they are cornered. Their scratches and bites are known to contribute to the spread of tuberculosis among many other fungal and bacterial infections. Opossums, however, use a trick to fool human beings and other predators into thinking that they are dead and thus leave them alone. This phenomenon is known as playing possum. In this state, the opossums will lay still and open its mouth. Its internal organs will excrete a certain type of fluid that will make it stink like a decomposing animal. In most instances, this smell is a turn off to human beings and predators and thus you will want to leave the possums alone. But given a maximum of four hours, the possum will ‘come back to life’ and walk away healthy. You need to be aware of this and thus take the appropriate action of getting rid of the possum in your efforts of opossum control Palm Beach although it may appear dead to you.
Opossums like causing nuisance in a variety of ways, but the most common one is knocking over garbage cans at night and rummaging through the components. This leaves your compound messed up and will inconvenience you each morning as you will have to spend a lot of time cleaning up, this time could as well be used constructively elsewhere. If you are a business entity, the presence of such a mess could be the worst turn off to your customers and clientele. You, therefore, need to put in the most appropriate opossum control Palm Beach methods to help you get rid of these nuisance marsupials. Opossums being nocturnal beings, will want to cause their nuisance at night when most likely you will be least active. This means that you need to come up with a way to rid yourself of this menace even without you being physically present. The most advisable and effective way of doing this is by ensuring the garbage can is emptied frequently. This will deny the opossums any source of food that they may be looking for at those times of the night that they will be active. Another helpful way would be to cover the top of your garbage cans by use of a cover top that cannot be easily knocked over by the opossums. Ensuring that the garbage can is stood at a secure place where it cannot fall also helps in controlling the opossum nuisance.
Opossum control Palm Beach is also possible through trapping of these marsupials. Trapping is no mean fete and thus you will need to research a lot on what is the right way to trap an opossum should one be present in your home or business premises. What you need to know, is how the opossum behaves. Knowing this helps you have an upper hand when t comes to influencing this behavior of the opossum(s) in question to best help you capture them and get rid of them. Like has been said above, opossums are nocturnal beings and thus your trapping should be geared towards capturing the opossums at their prime time of activity. Before you set up an opossum trap which should be done with strict adherence to the guidelines that have been given by the manufacturer, you will need to know where they are located on your property. Once you have identified this, you can then strategically place the traps along the paths that the opossums are most likely to use in their movements. Opossum traps are almost the same size as raccoon traps and thus it should not be hard to find them. In case you fail to find one, using a raccoon trap works just as well. Check the traps in the morning to see if any opossums have been trapped and in case one has, then release it from the trap and then use the best available method to get rid of it humanely. Here, you can also call in an opossum removal expert to help you relocate the opossum to another area where it will not be a nuisance.
Opossums are best dealt with by controlling their entry and exit into your premises, do this by having in place proper shielding material such as wire mesh on top of your chimney opening. Any ventilation openings on your property also need to be secured by the use of wire mesh to help you keep off the opossums from getting inside. Routinely check your attic and maintain it clean to make it uncomfortable for opossums to settle into it. Filling burrows around your home also does wonders for your opossum control Palm Beach endeavors. If you have a vegetable garden in your home, it is best to seal it off from access by opossums, here once again, wire mesh becomes an invaluable and cheap tool that you can put into use.
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