Emergency Environmental Control provides clients across Nassau and Suffolk County with trusted and dependable emergency wildlife removals, including the controlling and removal of possums. Possums, or sometimes called opossums, can be a nuisance to homeowners. They are nocturnal animals and can live in a variety of places. They can live in your attic. They can live under your home, deck or shed. Or they can eat your pet's food or garbage. These are typically the biggest reasons someone is in need of possum removal.
Possums are great climbers, which is how they can infest your attic. If nesting there, they can leave quite a mess. Their dropping are large and they can bring in materials from the outside. Also, they carry various parasites and dieseases, which is troublesome. Lastly, they are dirty and have a strong odor. You can know if you have a problem by just the smell.
They are unique, since they are the only marsupials that inhabit North America. What does that mean? Well, it means that the females have a pouch that carries and nourishes their young. These pouches can carry up to 13 young.
Another unique aspect of this animal is their tail. They have a prehensile tail from which they can hang by. An adult possum can reach a length of two feet and weigh up to ten pounds. They are omnivores and will eat almost anything, which can lead to a variety of issues for homeowners.
Their lifespan is only about three years and are slow moving creatures, which helps in the controlling and removing process. And unless you have lived under a rock, you have probably heard of the saying, "playing possum." This phrase came about due to the ability of the possum to play dead as defensive tactic.
If you are having possum issues, please call 631-862-2560 or send us an email today. We are located in St. James and serves homeowners in Nassau and Suffolk County.