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.
There are many different signs of possums in the attic. Before you try to figure out how to get rid of possums in the attic you must confirm that you actually have possums in the attic. You can do this by reading through my Feces Identification Guide and by checking out pictures of possums in the attic. When you have determined that there are possums in your attic or on your property, be sure to call a professional animal control team such as 24/7 Wildlife Control to provide you with a free inspection and plan to remove the animal moving forward.
Once it is confirmed that you have possums in your attic, the first thing that I like to look at is the possum poop. Possum poop is different than other animal poop because it is normally about three quarters of an inch to an inch in diameter and possum poop also has berries in it. Possum poop will generally only be in one area; this is called a latrine. For more information about possum poopplease check out my possum poop page.
Another thing that I like to look for is damage that possums create when they are in your attic, on your roof or if the soffits are pulled down. Did the possum try to get into your house, rip up the shingles and walk around the exterior of your home? Possums are a pretty good-sized animal and their claws are very big! Possums are actually strong, so if you see damage that looks quite extensive on your home, roof or soffit, chances are you're dealing with possums in the attic and not raccoons or squirrels. Possums can cause serious damage to the roof and attic. Possums also cause damage to the soffit. Possum damage is not generally covered by insurance; because of this you want to hire a professional possum removal company. Read some of my tips on hiring a good professional possum removal company and what to look out for.