Signs You Have a Possum Problem on Your Northern Virginia Property

Possums can be noisy, destructive, and even a little bit aggressive

If you are dealing with a possum problem on your property, you’re going to want to take the necessary steps to do everything and anything you can to eliminate it before it becomes a nightmare situation.

Possums can be noisy, destructive, and even a little bit aggressive at times, so it’s best that you take the necessary steps to remedy the problem early.

How to verify there is a possum problem on your property

The first thing that you’re going to want to do is verify and determine that there actually is a possum problem on your property. Not only are you going to want to look for obvious signs that a possum is the cause of the trouble (visual sightings and confirmation will definitely help), but you also want to listen for the telltale signs that they are around.

Possums in particular are tremendously noisy, hissing, shrieking, running in bouncing around at all hours of the day and night, making it rather easy to determine whether or not you’re dealing with them.

Three quick steps to remedy the problem – and present it from happening ever again

Even though possums are considered to be “nomadic”, at least as much as animals can be, you’re going to want to do everything you can to get them off your property in a hurry.

The three steps you’ll want to use to eliminate the problem (and prevent it from happening ever again) are:

  • Identify where the possum is entering or exiting your property
  • Set up live traps, box traps, or steel traps to capture the opossum
  • Seal up any obvious damage to your home and also run fine wire across exposed wooden areas to eliminate them from chewing through in the future

When to contact a wildlife control expert to do the “heavy lifting”

Outside of that, you’ll want to call in professional assistance if the possum problem persists on your property. Wildlife control experts will come directly to your home or property, scout the area to assess the situation, and quickly begin the necessary steps to take the possum out of your life forever, eliminating almost all possibilities that the possums return in the future, and it’s well worth the peace of mind and confidence you’re able to enjoy!

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