1. They are great climbers and can access your attic through soffits and open holes in the roof.
2. Opossums contain nasty, sharp teeth that can be very dangerous.
3. They defecate in attics which leaves a horrible smell and carries tons of bacteria. This bacteria can enter through the smallest holes and contaminate the interior of your home.
I am a successful scavenger, thanks to my adaptability and excellent immune system. Of my 100+ opossum species friends in the world, our most common and recognizable in the United States are the Virginia opossum.
We inhabit Central America and the eastern half of the United States, as well as parts of the west coast, where we had just been introduced during the Great Depression. While we prefer deciduous woodlands with nearby sources of water - like streams or swamps - we are extremely adaptable and succeed in a variety of habitats and climates. The most important elements in our home range are food, water and shelter. We don't build our own dens; therefore we often take shelter in abandoned animal burrows, hollow logs, brush piles, woodpiles, attics and other man-made structures.
Diseases that we can transmit, and they include coccidiosis, Toxoplasmosis and salmonella When we are infected, leptospirosis can be transmitted to humans as well as animals through their feces and urine. We like to defecate randomly leaving you without a clue of our droppings. I guess I now know why we can't live with you. Topper's Wildlife Removal offers dead animal removal in Dallas/Ft Worth area as well as opossum removal and opossum trapping in Dallas/Ft Worth area.