Opossums are very unique and quite troublesome animals as they often live under houses or sheds and can even get into attics. These animals are the only marsupials in North America and raise their young in a pouch. Adult opossums rarely live beyond two or three years and grow on average to be between 10 and 14 pounds. They are nocturnal in nature and omnivorous, eating just about anything including garbage, pet food, and meat or rotting carcasses. They are also nomadic and typically choose man-made structures to live in such as attics and basements in homes as well as sheds and decks.
Professional Opossum Removal
Opossums are common in the residential and urban areas of Chicago and its suburbs and they frequently invade many of the area’s homes. They get into attics, basements, and in between walls where they leave droppings, cause destruction, and even die in hard to reach spots. Opossums also carry parasites and disturb pets by stealing their food or viscously biting them with their 50 sharp teeth. If you are having a problem with an opossum in your home or on your property, call Attic Solutions immediately to have the animal removed.
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