5 Signs That You Have Possums Living in Your House
Opossums are strange animals. They’re mostly nocturnal animals and their “playing dead” survival instinct is one of the most unique in the animal kingdom. They serve an important part of our ecosystem, but from time to time they will also make their way into our homes. As someone who’s been providing Maryland with our animal removal services for years, we wanted to take some time today to talk about some signs that you may have opossums living in your home.
1. Scratching Noises
If you’re hearing scratching or scraping noises coming from your attic or cellar, then you may have an opossum or another animal in your home. Your best bet is to steer clear and call a Maryland animal removal specialist. Though opossums are unlikely to have rabies, you could be dealing with any number of wild creatures. In the interest of safety, you should never deal with this yourself.
2. Damages to Your Home
You may start noticing scratches or damages to your home if you have animals using it for shelter. These scratches could be from opossums, raccoons, skunks, or any other kind of critter. If you have scratches on your home, then the animals aren’t far behind.
3. Foul Odors
One of the most common animal problems we receive is that a home has begun to smell. Animal’s and their excrement can create a horrendously foul odor, one that can waft throughout a house. If you’re smelling foul smells in your home, you may have animals living in your home or dead animals somewhere. To get rid of the smell your best bet is to hire a professional Maryland animal removal specialist.
4. Missing Pet Food
Animals are drawn in by food, and this includes your pet’s food. If you have cats, dogs, birds, or any kind of animal, then outside animals can be drawn into your home. The best way to prevent this is to keep your pet’s food stored safely when they’re not eating it. If you feed your animals outdoors, make sure you pick up the leftover food once your animals have finished.
5. Animal Noises
Obviously, if you’re hearing animal noises emanating from anywhere in your house, then you likely have an animal somewhere. You may hear hissing, scratching, clicking, or any other number of noises. Even if you think it might just be old pipes, call someone to come take a look so that you can rest easy.
Work with an Experienced Maryland Animal Removal Specialist
Here at Bay Area Wildlife, we’ve been providing Marylanders with our animal removal services for years, and we’ve enjoyed every moment of it. If you believe you have opossums in your home or any other kind of animal, give us a call. Our team of professional Maryland animal removal experts is standing by ready to help give us a call.