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Opossum removal

Opossum Removal in Louisiana


Opossums are usually classified as a pest species due to their habits of scavenging and living in attics and under houses. The most common complaints include the following: Opossums living in the attic, Opossums living under deck or house, Dead opossum on property or roadside, Stealing pet food or bird seed, Sick potentially dangerous opossum, Presence is alarming dogs/pets. For these reasons, many people will need our opossum removal service. Opossums are usually solitary and nomadic, staying in one area as long as food and water are easily available. Some families will group together in ready-made burrows or even under houses. Though they will temporarily occupy abandoned burrows, they do not dig or put much effort into building their own. As nocturnal animals, they favor dark, secure areas. These areas may be below ground or above. All reasons for you to call about our Opossum Removal Service.

When threatened or harmed, they will "play possum", mimicking the appearance and smell of a sick or dead animal. This physiological response is involuntary (like fainting), rather than a conscious act. In the case of baby opossums, however, the brain does not always react this way at the appropriate moment, and therefore they often fail to "play dead" when threatened. When an opossum is "playing possum", the animal's lips are drawn back, the teeth are bared, saliva foams around the mouth, the eyes close or half-close, and a foul-smelling fluid is secreted from the anal glands. The stiff, curled form can be prodded, turned over, and even carried away without reaction. The animal will typically regain consciousness after a period of between 40 minutes and 4 hours, a process which begins with slight twitching of the ears.

Adult opossums do not hang from trees by their tails, as sometimes depicted, though babies may dangle temporarily. Their semi-prehensile tails are not strong enough to support a mature adult's weight. Instead, the opossum uses its tail as a brace and a fifth limb when climbing. The tail is occasionally used as a grip to carry bunches of leaves or bedding materials to the nest. A mother will sometimes carry her young upon her back, where they will cling tightly even when she is climbing or running.

Threatened opossums (especially males) will growl deeply, raising their pitch as the threat becomes more urgent. Males make a clicking "smack" noise out of the side of their mouths as they wander in search of a mate, and females will sometimes repeat the sound in return. When separated or distressed, baby opossums will make a sneezing noise to signal their mother. If threatened, the baby will open its mouth and quietly hiss until the threat is gone. Hissing or squawking is a defensive process that helps the opossum deter other animals from approaching it. This is not the time to try opossum removal.

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What areas do we provide our Louisiana Opossum removal service

Trapper J, a North Louisiana opossum Removal specialist is the most professional and humane nuisance opossum service available in Monroe, West Monroe, Ruston, Bastrop, Alexandria, and Pineville in the North and Central Louisiana area.

Primarily serving the North and Central Louisiana Parishes of Allen, Beauregard, Bienville, Catahoula, Concordia, Caldwell, Claiborne, East Carroll, Franklin, Grant, Jackson, La Salle, Lincoln, Madison, Morehouse, Natchitoches, Ouachita, Rapides, Richland, Sabine, Tensas, Union, Vernon, West Carroll, Winn and surrounding communities.

We also service the North and Central louisiana cities and towns of Alexandria, Arcadia, Bastrop, Colfax, Columbia, Oakdale, Farmerville, Harrisonburg, Homer, Jena, Jonesboro, Kinder, Lake Providence, De Ridder, Oak Grove, Oberlin, Marksville, Monroe, Natchitoches, Rayville, Ruston, Saint Joseph, Tallulah, Vidalia, West Monroe, Winnfield, Winnsboro.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • I'm hearing scurrying noises in my attic at first light, and at dusk. At night everything is quiet? Trapper J Says...You are dealing with a grey squirrel infestation, an inspection of the exterior roof and roof line will show you where the access hole is and where to set the traps.
  • I'm hearing something walking around the attic, it sounds very heavy and all the activity is at night?Trapper J Says...You are dealing with a raccoon, an inspection of the roof and roof line will show you the access hole and where to set the traps.
  • I have something that has dug a hole under my deck, I fill it in but every morning it opens back up? Trapper J Says...Your dealing with a skunk. If it was a groundhog the activity would only occur during daylight hours.
  • I saw a skunk going under my shed but I'm not smelling skunk odor, shouldn't I be smelling a skunk if there living on my property? Trapper J Says...Skunks do not go around spraying there musk all the time, they have a limited supply at any one time and only spray when they feel threatened. Skunks can go a year without releasing there musk.
  • An animal chewed through the soffit of my house and I think it is living in my attic. What do I do? Trapper J Says...The best way to handle a situation like this is to call us to catch the animals for you. Once the animals have been removed, he can repair the damage to prevent other animals from gaining access.
  • I found a baby wild animal on my property, what do I do?Trapper J Says...It is best to leave it alone. Usually the mother will come and pick it back up, try not to disturb wildlife.

About Trapper J

Trapper J has the training, equipment and experience to handle your nuisance wildlife situations. He can resolve your current wildlife problem and then "animal-proof" your home or place of business to prevent future infestations. We also conduct damage cleanouts (including dead animals and droppings), repairs and deodorizing with environmentally safe products.

We strive for the most humane and environmentally effective techniques for handling nuisance wildlife problems. The use of modern innovated methods will provide sound wildlife management services to ensure the protection of our customer's investments and most importantly their health.

We will repair damages, install custom and standard chimney caps, seal homes completely to prevent wildlife from entering, remove bird or bat droppings from an attic, install burial fencing, and remove dead animals, and pretty much anything related to a wildlife problem.

National Wildlife Control Operators Association

  • Trapper J is a member of the National Wildlife Control Operators Association. Nuisance Wildlife Control Operator # 454005
  • A professional wildlife control operator is a person with demonstrated expertise in the art and science of applying the principles of wildlife damage management to the sound resolution of wildlife conflict with humans.
  • NWCOA, a nonprofit, professional trade association devoted to professional development of the Wildlife Damage Management Industry through the individual development of well educated, experienced, and dedicated wildlife control operators.

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