If you have an opossum under your deck, then you’re certainly not alone. Many people have had to deal with this issue too. The good news is that opossums are quite harmless. Still, they can be pesky. So, what’s the BEST way to get rid of opossums from under your deck? Hire a professional to do it.
Can Smells Repel Opossums?
Sure, you can try driving it away with ammonia, cat / dog urine, garlic. or mothballs, but there’s no guarantee that any of it will work. Why? Because if they’ve already made a den under your deck, then they may not just up and leave. Alternatively, a professional opossum remover will trap it and relocate it to a safe location. If you’re in Connecticut, then give us a call–we’ll remove the opossum safely.
How to Prevent Opossums From Making a Home Under Your Deck
While you should leave the actual removal process to a professional, there are steps you can take to deter opossums from entering your property. Specifically, you should
- Secure Your Trash Cans – Opossums are attracted to trash because it smells good to them. Keep the smell contained by ensuring that your trash cans are securely shut.
- Board Up Openings – Seems obvious right? If you already had unwanted opossums under your deck or house, then you should board up the openings.
Got a Opossum Problem? Call Anderson Wildlife Control
If you’re in Connecticut, then you can trust the professionals at Anderson Wildlife Control. We understand how annoying and potentially frightening wild animals can be. Thankfully, we’ve been humanely trapping and removing them for decades. If you have an unwanted opossum, then don’t wait–call us now!