Do You Have an Opossum Problem?
Learn How Opossums Behave and How They Can Affect Your Home
Opossums are nocturnal and omnivorous. They will eat a variety of foods such as birds, carrion, frogs, insects, fruit, grasses, rodents, and even snakes. This broad diet prompts them to raid food sources provided by people such as garbage and pet food, creating their pest status.
When threatened, they may “play possum” – that is, they will pretend to be sick or dead. This is an involuntary physiological response. They may also hiss, growl or bare their 50 sharp teeth to deter enemies.
Opossums are generally noticeable to homeowners when they raid food sources such as garbage, compost heaps, and pet food. Because they are reluctant to build their own shelter, they may inhabit man-made structures. Opossums have been known to carry rabies, fleas, and ticks, but are not a significant risk to humans.
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