When an opossum decides to make your home his own, he can create messy nests in your garage or attic and harm poultry or other birds and their nests. Also, an opossum may bite a human if startled. If you suspect that you may need wildlife management services in Pleasanton, CA for an opossum on your property, then there are several signs to watch for. When there’s an opossum living on your property, you might notice torn up gardens and flower beds, piles of droppings, knocked over garbage cans, damage to bird feeders or missing pet bowls, and signs of digging in your yard.
To prevent an opossum problem from happening, store your trash cans indoors or in a sealed shed or garage. If you must keep your trash cans outdoors, then choose ones that have animal-proof lids. Also, do not leave pet food bowls outside to avoid attracting opossums and other wildlife. Finally, inspect your home, crawlspace, basement, and outdoor buildings for any holes and then seal these off to eliminate opossum entry points.