Believe it or not, opossums get a bad rap most of the time and generally do not cause problems. They generally take advantage of preexisting structural problems or previous damage caused by other, more destructive, animals.

The biggest issue Stewart Pest Solutions has experienced with opossums are that they often die in hidden areas such as under decks or porches. Exclusion is often the best method for dealing with these critters.

Manufactured homes are most at risk for an intrusion from an opossum because of their insulation layer under the floor. Opossums take advantage of the insulation and often will den under the floor. We have personally witnessed opossums in these situation come from under bath tubs and out of sink bases.

Make sure to be on the lookout for opossum on your property if you notice the following:

  • Footprints
  • Wear Spots (Around Decks, Sheds, Porches, Skirting)
  • Unknown Feces
  • Smell Game Trails

The worst kind of opossum removal I have witnessed, in the Lansing & East Lansing, MI area, was an employee that spent an entire day trying to locate a deceased opossum. Stewart Pest Solutions also will trap or catch opossum when needed by hand.

Get in contact with our team today to help with your next opossum removal. Don't let these animals linger around your Lansing & East Lansing, MI property!