Possum Removal

Nassau & Suffolk County Possum Removal

Emergency Environmental Control provides clients across Nassau and Suffolk County with effective possum control and removal. 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 is large and they can bring in materials from the outside. Also, they carry various parasites and diseases, which is troublesome. Lastly, they are dirty and have a strong odor. You can know if you have a problem by just the smell.

Are Possums Hard to Get Rid Of?

The short answer is no, possums are not that hard to get rid of and there are long-term advantages for both you and the possum from keeping them off your property. The health of the possum may suffer when it consumes too much human food, like the kind it can find in the trash. Keep your trash locked up and lower the chance of these animals entering your yard due to the slight risk of disease or attack. But the best course of action for you to take in case of an infestation is to simply leave the possum alone. It will likely move on in the next few days.

However, a possum that enters the home presents a bit of an emergency and may require immediate attention. These animals may be more dangerous or destructive when kept indoors, so if you are attempting to remove one that made its way inside, be sure to be safe about it. When this sort of wild animal gets inside the setting of a home it may exhibit bizarre behavior. For an issue like this, it is best left to the pros.

Steps for Possum Removal

Sometimes a possum will make a permanent home below your patio or other area of your home and that is cause for concern. However, there are some steps to take if the possum is being stubborn. Our possum removal team has success across Long Island in fighting possums and safely removing them from the premises.  


For the safety of both you and the possum, the possum inside or around your home should be immediately released outside. Depending on the exact situation, this removal might entail guiding the possum through an open door. However, it sometime requires an elaborate trapping process. Another way to safely remove the possum out of its den on your property and move that setting to a more natural location.


Rather than making the possums leave your property to find food and shelter, change the habitat in your yard that attracts the possums in the first place and address the points of entry that will successfully keep all possums away from the property moving forward.

Whether the possum is in your yard or inside the home, try not to kill the animal. Killing is a cruel way of dealing with an issue that can be resolved another way. Instead, rely on non-harmful, humane approaches to the removal of the possum. Many times, you will be able to deal with this situation on your own. However, there are circumstances that arise where you will need the help of a pro and when that time comes turn to the team at Emergency Environmental Control! We know the best methods and ways of handling the creature to ensure everyone is kept safe.

Possum Facts

Long Island Possum RemovalThey 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 its 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 a defensive tactic. 

Call For A Free Estimate!

Emergency Environmental Control has years of experience in the field and handles a wide range of pest and rodent issues across Long Island. This includes expert possum removal. If you are having possum issues, please contact us today. You can call 631-862-2560 for a free estimate. We are located in St. James and serve homeowners in Nassau and Suffolk County. For your safety, we are a licensed and insured company.

Emergency Environmental Control
88 Woodlawn Avenue
St. James, NY 11780