What Kind of Damage do Opossums Cause

Opossums need an area that has the features of their natural or native environment with the benefits that living closely to humans offers. Garbage bins provide food. Bird baths and pet dishes give water. Wall, an attic, or crawl spaces are as comfortable as a hollow tree.

These Riverside opossums like manmade living areas for the many rewards they offer. What this creature is searching for is a location with a comfortable climate, place that is safe from predators, and close to a stable food source. This defines a number of areas that humans offer. Parked RVs, patios, decks, crawlspaces, attics, play houses, and basements are all good. These creatures will search both low and high, and once they discover the right location, they will gladly arrange housekeeping.

Risk of Having Opossum in an Attic or Under your House
Probably the most noteworthy damage caused by California opossums is the droppings that they leave behind. Opossums poop a lot, and normally they can make an attic a regular toilet. The feces are usually equally large. Moreover, folks may discover the clutter left by these animals and need to have the stools and urine cleaned up. People also will want to know measures to be taken to make certain these animals will not return. Households may also discover dead Riverside opossums in their attic or home. As infuriating as live opossums can be, dead opossums are much worse. If you have had these animals living in your attic or under your home, then you have got critter feces and urine in those places. It is vital to clean those areas up for several reasons:

• The droppings and urine is unhygienic in general, and can definitely smell bad
• The droppings and urine can develop mildew, which can cause lumber rot
• The scent of these animals, from grease, droppings, pheromones, and, urine can entice new wildlife to come in the attic.
• The infection can cause human diseases, like salmonella, histoplasmosis, , or roundworm infection
• These creatures can leave organisms that can infect pets

Other Destructive Tendencies
It is particularly important to remove these animals under your Riverside house or in attic because of the harm that they can cause. It is not just their waste; it's also their destructive trends. Opossums will regularly tear up the whole ductwork structure in an attic. These animals will rip open outlets and remove the insulation paper around piping. Opossums chew and gnaw to have their teeth in check which makes it more destructive.

Opossums chew on wood, but even worse, even electrical wires. This can be a fire risk, particularly if the exposed cables or wires touch the wooden beams under the California house or in the attic. Wire chewing may also cause electrical shortages, or cause safety systems to blowup. If you have water pipes under your house or in the attic, you will certainly end up with a leak when California opossums chew the pipes.

Visit our Riverside wildlife trapping home page to learn more about us.