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Opossum Trapping

Opossums in your garbage cans, eating your pets’ food, roaming close to the house, or living under the house?

Old Fort Wildlife Control can remove opossums and repair any damage they may have caused.


The opossum is a small-medium-sized marsupial with white/gray/black fur, a white face, and a naked tail. It’s usually 2ft long, 8-12 inches tall and weighs 6-10 lbs. Opossums are nocturnal, climbs trees, and can hang by its tail. It eats mostly dead matter but will kill smaller birds/animals. It is generally harmless although will stand its ground and shows its teeth when threatened. If an opossum feels very threatened it may “play dead” for 20 minutes or so.

Removal Method

Old Fort Wildlife Control will locate entry/exits and place cage traps in the best location. As animals are caught and removed, the traps may be moved. After a few days of no catches and no sightings or damage, the traps are removed. Entry/exits are then blocked or repaired to discourage other uninvited guests in the future.