Identification

  • Size: Adults are typically 25 to 40 inches 

    Colour: Varies; grey, white head and throat

    Reproduction: 2-3 litter per year; can have up to fourteen babies

FAQ

  • 1.

    What should I know about opossums?

    • Opossums are nocturnal; they frequent open woods, farmlands, ditches and rivers.

    • When they are threatened they may play dead; however, it is more likely to hiss and open mouth.

    • They do not hibernate, they will avoid temperature below -12C to avoid frostbite.

  • 2.

    How do I know I have opossums?​

    • Visual indication of their activity on your property.

    • Burrows (tunnel-like channels) visible from ground level, usually you'll see some sort of dirt splash, as with many other animals that dig.

    • They are mostly active at evening.

  • 3.

    How do opossums impact my property?

    • They can cause damage to the garden, green vegetation or crops.

    • Uncontrolled presence of opossums, may become into a nuisance. 

    • They can enter accessible crawlspaces, take refuge in abandoned burrows.

  • 4.

    How can I prevent opossums from invading?

    • Fill holes, or discourage wildlife from continuing to enter by other means of landscaping.

    • Remove debris, fallen trees, hollow logs.

    • Consider wildlife proofing.

    • Ask our licensed pest control professional for help!

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