The opossum weighs 4 to 7 lbs. and stands 6 to 8 inches high at the shoulder. Females produce at least 2 litters annually in their southern range.

Opossums carry diseases such as leptospirosis, tuberculosis, relapsing fever, tularemia, spotted fever, toxoplasmosis, coccidiosis, trichomoniasis, and Chagas disease. They may also be infested with fleas, ticks, mites, and lice. Opossums are hosts for cat and dog fleas, especially in urban environments.

Thanks to its repulsive smell and the size of its droppings, opossums are responsible for some of the most rancid infestations of any North American animal aside from a skunk. Due to an opossums size and neutrality in preference for focusing on a home's attic or crawl space, opossums are one of the most destructive species to have in a home. Most homes evaluated where an opossum intrusion is noted are often accompanied with a rodent infestation.

Our broad range of top-quality services ensures the safety of not only your home, but also the removed animal(s). We take pride in the ethical treatment of all of vacated wildlife and in the protection and restoration of your home. Each one of our services comes with a lifetime guarantee for your complete satisfaction.


Opossums can create serious potential health hazards within your dwelling. To keep your family and dwelling safe from potential opossum intrusions, call for our opossum removal and decontamination services in Columbia, Irmo, Lexington and surrounding areas.

Our professionals will arrive and provide you with a thorough examination of your home listing all of your current intrusion areas and service needs. Our opossum removal is comprehensive and thorough, so you can get back to enjoying a pest-free life with peace of mind.

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