Opossum Removal in Columbia

It is most common to find them around streams and other wetland areas. However, in urban areas, they seek shelter in attics, garages, chimneys, under houses, or in any other shelters that will offer protection.

Family of Opossums in a field
Pest wildlife in Columbia had better watch out!

Opossum Trapping Columbia


Opossums are unique animals, as they are the only marsupial found in North America. Opossums are diverse in finding habitats- ranging from woodlands to open fields. While it may be common that these marsupials be found in urban areas, it is a rare occurrence that these urban-living opossums are actually seen because they are nocturnal animals. Opossums eat a variety of foods, making them omnivores. Their primary food sources are insects, earthworms, small rodents, snakes, snails, birds and frogs, but they also ear many kinds of fruits, berries, and vegetables. Opossums may also become a nuisance when they begin to eat your pet food, fruit on trees, pecans, seeds in bird feeders and garbage in trash cans.

When frightened, opossums sometimes pretend to be dead. It is important that you do not approach or attempt to touch an opossum exhibiting this behavior. Often times, they “revive,” and becoming extremely defensive when they do. Opossums carry and can transmit several different diseases. People sometimes assume that opossums are rabid because they salivate heavily. Opossums could also be able to transmit Murine thyphus or other diseases to people or pets through fleas. It is important for pet owners to be diligent in keeping fleas off of their animals in areas where opossums are common.


It is essential that immediate action be taken in removing an opossum from your home. If you think you may have an opossum in your attic, an opossum under your porch, an opossum under your shed, an opossum in your chimney, or an opossum in your utility building, you should call our opossum removal professionals at AAAC Wildlife Removal of South Carolina as soon as possible. Our wildlife control specialists have the required training and skills to properly remove your nuisance opossum, followed by the necessary repairs and exclusion techniques to keep opossums out of your home. AAAC Wildlife Removal of South Carolina removes opossums with humane and safe trapping.

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