Opossum Control, Trapping & Removal

Providing Professional Opossum Trapping & Removal Services in Louisiana & Mississippi for Over 60 Years

With all of the marshes, ponds, swamps and other wetlands along the Louisiana and Mississippi Gulf Coast, there’s a good chance you’ll eventually have an opossum in your yard or garage!

Fischer Environmental provides opossum trapping and removal services throughout Louisiana and Mississippi to safely and effectively remove wildlife that has become a nuisance. We are located in Mandeville, Louisiana, and serve the entire metro New Orleans area including St. Tammany, Orleans, Jefferson & Tangipahoa Parishes.  We also serve the Mississippi Gulf Coast including Hancock & Harrison County MS.

Facing the High Likelihood of an Opossum Infestation in Louisiana

Opossums are fairly simple creatures. They are attracted to any structure that will put them in close proximity to a food source. Finding a food source is not hard for these omnivores. They can survive on your property by eating fruit from a nearby tree, rummaging through your garbage cans, digging up bugs in the yard or stealing your pet’s food.

They are not particularly stealthy animals. You will likely realize you have an opossum problem when you spot these critters knocking over your trash, digging in your yard, climbing your trees or crawling into your basements, crawlspaces or garages.

If you have trees or any other structures against the side of your building, opossums could potentially nest in your attic as well. Opossums are roughly the size of a housecat, but they are known for their large rat-like tails.

Why Worry About Having Opossums On Your Property?

Opossums are generally non-aggressive animals, and it is extremely rare for them to be rabid, contrary to popular belief. However, this does not mean that you should not urgently seek opossum trapping and removal services if you find these animals on your residential or commercial property.

Any animal that feels trapped or threatened in any way can be a threat to you. If an opossum does feel threatened, it does have fifty sharp teeth and sharp claws to use for defense. What is more likely to happen is that the opossum will emit a very foul smelling fluid, similar to a skunk’s spray, in order to defend itself. You certainly do not want this to happen in your home or business.

Opossums also carry fleas, ticks and mites that could be hazardous to your health, and the health of any pets on your property. These animals could also potentially be carriers of diseases such as tuberculosis, spotted fever and leptospirosis.

Leave Trapping & Removal to the Professionals

If you are tired of having opossums dig up your yard, damage your buildings and pose health risks for everyone on your property, it is time to enlist professional help to eliminate the existing opossum problem and ensure that these animals do not return.

The experienced and qualified pest control specialists at Fischer Environmental will utilize humane and effective opossum traps in order to safely remove the animals from your residential or commercial property. Do not attempt to trap the opossums yourself, as this can be very dangerous.

Preventing Opossum Infestations

At Fischer Environmental, we do much more than just trap and remove opossums from your home or commercial property. We will also complete a thorough assessment of the area, identifying and implementing strategies to prevent opossums from returning.

These services include finding and blocking any areas within your property that might serve as attractive homes for the opossums. We will also determine methods of blocking opossums from food sources on your property. Thanks to our many years of experience, we are familiar with the most successful wildlife control strategies. Let us show you how to apply these to your property.

Contact Fischer Environmental to learn more about our Louisiana or Mississippi wildlife control, including opossum trapping and removal, services by calling 800.391.2565.