Possum Problems? Our Wildlife Removal Experts Can Humanely Evict These Weird Looking Critters!
It’s easy to understand why coming face to face with a possum gives people quite a shock! These bizarre looking marsupials are essentially harmless, but that doesn’t mean we want them living in our attics! Our wildlife removal experts safely remove these critters from your home and return them to their natural habitat.
Understanding These Strange Intruders
Possums are North America’s only marsupial and, like their Australian kangaroo counterparts, they raise their young (called joeys) in a pouch. While fascinating, these wild animals are unwelcome guests in your home and can make quite a mess. It is important to have wildlife removal experts handle these strange animals as they often harbor dangerous diseases.
Our Possum Control Process
Our first step is always to undertake a thorough site investigation. We will look for points of entry for the possums, assess the severity of your infestation, check for secondary infestations by roof rats or squirrels, and discuss removal options with you.
Generally, possum removal requires using live traps to safely and humanely trap the possums. Afterwards we’ll collect the traps and relocate the animals. Possums enjoy certain state and federal protections and we follow all applicable regulations.
Exclusion, Sanitizing, and Damage Remediation
After the possums have been removed we will seal up all available entry points, preventing them from being able to return. Next, we’ll thoroughly clean and sanitize the impacted areas. Lastly, we’ll repair any damage they may have caused – possums are notorious for shredding insulation to make their nests and love chewing on wires!
The Advantages of Working With Cramer Pest Control
Expert Service Comes From Expert Training
A core component of our business is training. Our technicians carry Clemson Extension Univ 7A certification, allowing us to safely remove wildlife, including possums, from homes. We run weekly training sessions for all of our staff, including safety training, animal control best practices, and on how to provide top-tier customer service.
We’re Only Finished When You’re Happy With the Results
At Cramer Pest Control we don’t consider our job done until your pest problem has been completely handled. After our technicians visit your home you’ll receive a follow-up call – if you have any remaining concerns let us know and we’ll take care of it!
A Commitment to Customer Service
Everybody says it, but so many pest control companies get it wrong. From your first phone call, to our technician’s visit, to follow-up calls you can expect an unrelenting commitment to your satisfaction. We don’t just want customers, we want raving fans.
See What People Have to Say About Our Pest Management Services
“Cramer Pest Control provided top notch service for my condo. I received great costumer service from Jared. He answered my emails & phone calls in a timely fashion. My technician Jeremy Sims was awesome! He took time to not only explain the service but gave me suggestions to help prevent the problem from occurring in the future! I would definitely recommend Cramer to anyone looking for quality service. Thank You Cramer.”
– Daniele S.
You'll Be in Good Hands
“We started using Cramer in November 2020 and since they were hired….no more bug problems inside the house. On-time and very friendly. If you are fortunate enough to have Paul take care of your servicing, you’ll be in good hands.”
– Stacy T.
“We are so happy with Cramer Pest Control. We have been clients for several years for pest control. During a routine service call, CJ alerted us to a pipe leak that we had no idea was occurring. As a result, we were able to have a plumber and contractor come and fix the issue. It could have turned into a much bigger issue. Thank you!”
– Tina S.
Frequently Asked Questions
Are possums and opossums the same?
In the United States there is only a single species of possum, known to biologists as the Virginia Opossum or Didelphis virginiana. This means that whether you need opossum removal or possum removal, you’re asking for the same thing!
Are possums dangerous?
Possums are not aggressive and when confronted by a human or pet will generally play dead (this is where the expression ‘playing possum’ comes from!). Unlike many mammals, possums almost never carry rabies.
However, despite their mellow disposition, possums can harbor fleas or ticks and may carry illnesses including leptospirosis and typhus.
Is it legal to keep possums as pets?
In South Carolina it is only legal to keep a possum as a pet if you have a permit. In North Carolina it is always illegal to keep a possum as a pet.
Regardless of legal status, we strongly recommend against trying to keep a possum as a pet as they are wild animals and commonly carry dangerous diseases.
What areas in my home do possums like to live in?
Possums are commonly found living in attics, crawlspaces, sheds, and even unoccupied cars or campers. The animals are excellent climbers and attics are their preferred location as they are elevated, warm, and full of fluffy insulation which they will use to make their dens!
Does possum repellent work?
There are no chemicals which have been shown to be effective possum repellents. Some DIY remedies use noxious chemicals which can cause health problems in humans or build up in the environment and we recommend that you contact a wildlife control specialist instead.