What attracts opossums?
The opossum is one of the animals that is unmistakable in north
amerce because it is the only marsupial that live there. Opossums
were once South America native but today they have become a common
sight in North America too. Opossums ate seen as invasive species
because they aren’t native to North America.
Opossums are considered as pests because they chew into all things
that they can so as to find their meals and they may return everyday
so as to feed. They can cause a lot of havoc within the yard and the
house. They can also create some unbelievable messes if the yard
especially if you do not secure your trash cans. They can also eat
your fruits and vegetables that are within your garden and they can
also consume any pet food that you may leave unsecured.
They also leave behind droppings that can harm your pets if they eat
them. The critters are able to chew through the exterior of houses
so as to create their own home within the shed, attic garage and
walls of your home. Once they have invaded the home, they can do a
lot of damage by chewing through the dry walls and wood and they can
also gnaw on the electrical wiring tripping up all the house
insulation that you may have in place. These critters can also die
within the home and this is another great biohazard that you will
have to handle.
It is important to make sure that the opossums do not become a
problem within the home at all costs. You need to eliminate all the
food sources that may be around. This can be made possible by
securing all the garbage cans and leave them in your garage in
containers that are airtight.
Make sure that the pet food is always left inside and you need to
make sure that all vegetables and fruits are picked from the ground
and disposed properly. Taking away all the food sources is one sure
way of guaranteeing that they leave your property alone. You can
also build a fence all around the yard, the house or the garden. A
picket fence or a wire mesh kind of fence can do wonders. Just be
sure to bury some part of the fence about a foot below the ground
and make sure it extends some feet up.
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