Hi my name is Brendan Mangnitz and I am the owner of 24/7 Wildlife Control. I have been in business now on my own for nearly five years and I have been in this industry for close to 10 years working with friends, family and other companies while learning, training and understanding the wildlife removal & nuisance animal control industry. I started off by graduating from the University of South Florida with my Business Management degree. After this degree I got into the field of wildlife control because I knew there was a big issue with possums getting into people's residences and I realized that there are not many professional possum removal companies. I wanted to be one of the most professional possum specialists and possum trapping companies out there. You want to always hire a professional possum removal company and possum trapper that is properly licensed, insured, bonded, has workers comp, but additionally you want to hire possum removal companies and possum trappers that show up in uniforms, have wonderful customer service, have clean trucks and respect both of you and the animals like the possums being trapped. We treat our animals in a humane way.
Frequently, I get asked questions like what do possums eat? What is a good possum trap? What's the best bait to catch a possum? My answers are pretty simple: What do you have around your house? Possums have learned how to adapt to an urban environment; this simply means that they no longer need to scavenge in the trees or dig up your lawn in order to find grubs. Possums have learned what to eat around urban areas like cities and suburbs.
What do possums eat?
Possums eat trash
Possums eat garbage
Possums eat cat food
Possums eat dog food
Possums can eat just about anything. Their digestive systems have changed given their changes in diet and changes in environment. If a possum is used to eating the trash out of your garbage, go ahead and take your possum trap and use the garbage as possum bait. Load the trap with garbage, set the trap near your garbage and chances are next morning when you wake up you will have a possum in that trap. If the garbage in the trap didn't do the trick, for the best possum bait; try cat food. Cat food is great possum bait to use when trapping possums in your home and property. However, every now and then you might capture a cat with cat food.
If you do, simply open the trap and let the cat out and reset the trap using another type of possum bait, I personally love using oatmeal cream pie cookies as possum bait; they are one of the best possum baits because they're made with marshmallows and sugar. Possums have a sweet tooth; so they love oatmeal cream pies! Another great lure that works very well is marshmallows. Take a handful of marshmallows and lightly sprinkle them around the trap, in the trap and place a lot of marshmallows in the back of the possum trap.
Ultimately, if you want to get rid of possums you need to start doing possum trapping. That is the best way to do so. In order to do trapping you need to know what possums eat. If you can figure out what the possum is eating and you can place that bait in the back of the trap, you will be able to get rid of possums in your attic or yard..
Possum habitats have changed largely over the past 25 years with growing population, construction and new development.Possum habitats are no longer the woods, in the wild or the forest. Make sure you adapt your trapping methods to New Age possum removal tips in order to use the right possum bait to capture that nuisance animal. If you have any questions my name is Brendan Mangnitz at 247wildlifecontrol.com. Give me a call if you would like me to help you trap that pesky possum!