Opossums are not native to California. Their natural habitats are diverse ranging from arid to moist but prefer environments near wetlands and streams. Opossums have adapted and are now thriving in southern California..
Opossums are the only marsupial found in North America. An adult opossum is about three feet long including the tail and weighs roughly 12 pounds.
Opossums are omnivores and will eat just about anything including the following: animal feces, insects, vegetables, fruits, grains, meat and are notorious for visiting compost piles, garbage cans and pet food.
Opossums live alone and have a home range of about one square mile. Mating season extends from January to July, during this short time a female opossum will have two litters each averaging about seven baby opossums. Because opossums are marsupial the gestation period is only 13 days, the young are blind and helpless when born. The babies develop in a pouch on the mother's belly. On average the babies remain in the pouch for 7 to 8 weeks.
Disease: Opossums have a strong immune system which lowers their risk of diseases. On occasion, opossums might contract rabies. Opossums are carriers of fleas and other parasites. Their feces can contaminate the area and pose health risks, such as salmonella.
Opossums can become a nuisance in both urban and rural areas. They will often play dead when frightened. Opossums tend to live under homes,porches,sheds and even in attics. This can become a major problem if left unattended. A Opossum in your attic or crawlspace can damage drywall, insulation, air ducts and electrical wires which can cause a fire. After the nuisance animal is removed, repairs must be done to prevent other animals or rodents from re infesting the affected areas. Any damage done can be repaired and cleaned by us, no matter the damage. All work done by A-Team Rodent Control,LLC is GUARANTEED! Contact us now a friendly and knowledgable representative will be happy to answer any questions you may have.
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