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Opossum Removal in Macon, Columbus, and South Georgia

A mother opossum and her babies in a trap after being removed from a house by a wildlife removal company.

Opossums are medium-sized, primarily nocturnal animals that are common throughout Georgia and most of the United States.

As wildlife goes, the opossum is an odd-looking animal. Their jaws resembles those of canines, their tails are rat-like (although also prehensile), their ears resemble those of a raccoon, and their paw prints look a lot like miniature human hand and foot prints. They also have opposable "thumbs," but they're on their hind feet.

In addition to their rather unique appearance, opossums are the only marsupials native to North America. Female opossums carry and nurse their young in a pouch on their bodies called a marsupium for a period of time between the babies' birth and when they're ready for the outside world.

Opossums are among the most adaptable of all animals. They're arboreal by nature and therefore have good climbing skills, but they're also comfortable on the ground. They'll live in caves, hollow trees, and pretty much anywhere else. That includes any part of a house or building including garages, crawl spaces, wall and ceiling voids, attics, barns, sheds, and pretty much anywhere else.

Opossum Removal and Control

Opossums are considered a nuisance mainly because they eat agricultural and garden crops. They also make a mess when they get into garbage pails or dumpsters and are capable of transmitting a number of diseases. Equine Protozoal Myeloencephaliti is one of the more serious diseases carried by opossums. It's a serious disease that affects horses, making opossums especially unwelcome around stables.

Opossum control consists of trapping and removing the possum, cleaning up after it (including replacing contaminated attic insulation, if needed), and animal-proofing the house to keep opossums and other wildlife, nuisance animals, and pests from getting inside.

Opossum Control Gallery

Here are a few pictures of opossum removal work we've done in Macon and Columbus and throughout South Georgia. Stay tuned for more!

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A broken cinder block in the foundation right under the sill plate created a gap about six inches wide that allowed opossums into the crawl space of a house in Barnesville, Georgia.
How the opossums got into this Barnesville home
A live adult opossum in a cage type trap on the ground awaiting relocation after being removed from the attic of a Macon, Georgia home.
Opossum removed from the attic of a Macon home
Lifting a shingle reveals a gap of about four inches between the roof sheathing and fascia at the edge of the roof that allowed opossums into the attic of a house in Columbus, Georgia.
Opossum gap into the attic of a Columbus home
Several bricks are missing from the wall around a dangling foundation vent under a wooden deck, which allowed opossums into the crawl space of a house in Columbus, Georgia.
Opossum gap in the bricks at a Columbus home
A homeowner leaned plywood and rocks over a rotted old crawl space access door and its frame, but left a large gap that allowed opossums into the crawl space of the Macon, Georgia home.
Why this house in Macon needs opossum removal
A roughly square hole through the brick wall about five inches wide and high with a couple of pipes and wires passing through it allowed opossums into a house in Perry Georgia.
Man-Made Opossum hole in a brick wall in Perry
A young adult opossum in a cage trap looking at the camera man who is the wildlife control technician who removed the opossum from the attic of a Barnesville Georgia home.
Opossum removed from a house in Branesville
A basement entryway with brick stairs leading down to it and no door allowed opossums to simply walk into the basement of a house in Macon Georgia.
Open-door policy to opossums in Macon
Two square holes about six inches to a side through a foundation block allowed opossums into a house in Zebulon Georgia.
How opossums got into a house in Jebulon
An possum climbing a tree after being trapped and removed from the attic of a house in Roberta Georgia.
Opossum climbing a tree in Roberta
A live opossum in a cage trap in front of the male wildlife removal technician who removed the possum from the crawl space of an Americus Georgia home.
Opossum removed from a crawl space in Americus
A live opossum in a cage trap looks relatively calm after being trapped and removed from the attic of a house in Tifton Georgia.
Opossum removed from an attic in Tifton
Opossum footprint in the dust on a heater duct in the attic of a house in Roberta Georgia.
Opossum print in an attic in Roberta
Two traps set end to end by the porch to catch and remove an opossum from under a house in Columbus Georgia.
Opossum removal at a house in Columbus
Opossum droppings near the outlet of a French drain under the porch of a brick house in Columbus Georgia.
Opossum sign near a French drain in Columbus
Large rectangular gap in the foundation of a house in Macon Georgia needs to be screened to keep opossums out of the crawl space.
How opossums got into this Macon home
Young opossum in a cage trap facing the camera after having been removed from a house in Macon Georgia
Young opossum removed from a house in Macon
Raccoon in a cage trap awaiting its relocation elsewhere after having been removed from the crawl space of a house in Macon Georgia
Raccoon removed from a crawl space in Macon
Someone stuffed a towel in an opening in a brick wall of a house to try to keep opossums out
Do-it-yourself opossum-proofing fail
A baby opossum on the hood of a Rid a Critter service vehicle
Baby opossum on the hood of Chris's truck
A young opossum outdoors in a technicians gloved hand after being removed from under a dishwasher in a house
Baby opossum was removed from under a dishwasher
Front view of a young opossum in a live trap after being removed from a home
Young opossum removed from a home
A young, unafraid opossum being gently held in the gloved hands of an animal trapper
Tim with a young opossum removed from a home
An opossum in a trap snarling after having been removed from a home
Angry opossum awaiting relocation
Opossum in a trap after being removed from a home in Warner-Robins, Georgia.
Opossum removed from Warner-Robins home
Very young opossum in a trap on the rear bumper of a pickup after being removed from a house in Macon, Georgia
Young opossum removed from a Macon home
An opossum outdoors somewhere in Georgia
Opossums waiting to be relocated
An opossum in a trap awaiting humane relocation
Opossum waiting to be humanely relocated
Three baby opossums on the ground
Baby opossums found at a possum-removal job
Three young opossums in a cage after being trapped and removed from a home
Three young opossums awaiting relocation

 

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Spending this Sunday resting up for a big week ahead.
by Chad W.
Sep 10, 2023 08:32:59 am.

Finished up an exclusion before it for too hot outside. Perks of getting up early and getting started.
by Chad W.
Aug 26, 2023 11:03:43 am.

Resting up for another full week of critter ridding.
by Chad W.
Aug 20, 2023 06:11:58 pm.

There is nothing like waking up and looking forward to going to going to work. I love my job and am blessed to be in the position I’m in.
by Chad W.
Aug 19, 2023 07:28:21 am.

Headed to Birmingham to do a raccoon quote. Got another raccoon quote in irondale. Squirrels will be active soon. Call Ridacritter for your free exclusion quote.
by Chris Scott
Aug 18, 2023 09:57:39 am.

A dentist office in Stone Mountain has a dead animal smell that needs checked out this morning
by Chad W.
Aug 16, 2023 07:11:34 am.

Sun’s out in Marietta. Getting hot
by Chad W.
Aug 14, 2023 02:51:31 pm.

Sun’s out in Marietta. Getting hot
by Chad W.
Aug 14, 2023 10:59:56 am.

Headed to Birmingham to seal a bottom transition that snake are entering through. We have a big bat exclusion in sylacauga today.
by Chris Scott
Aug 11, 2023 09:45:07 am.

Installed some crawlspace vent covers in Cartersville then checked out some gutters in Big Canoe
by Chad W.
Aug 09, 2023 02:13:17 pm.

Villa Rica to get some materials, Cartersville to screen some crawlspace vents, then Big Canoe to clean out a gutter for a customer. Busy day
by Chad W.
Aug 09, 2023 06:04:59 am.

Started with bats I Talbotton Ga, Bats in the attic in Manchester Ga. Now to Tyrone Ga for rodents in a home.
by Jason Arruda
Aug 01, 2023 12:52:34 pm.

Taking this Sunday to rest up for a big week. Gonna be a hot one
by Chad W.
Jul 30, 2023 08:20:46 am.

Mountains this morning to check out some carpenter bee and woodpecker damage then to Atlanta to trap a raccoon that’s trying to break in
by Chad W.
Jul 18, 2023 06:42:06 am.

Mountains this morning to check out some carpenter bee and woodpecker damage then to Atlanta to trap a raccoon that’s trying to break in
by Chad W.
Jul 17, 2023 06:12:21 am.

A broken cinder block right under the sill plate created a gap about six inches wide that allowed opossums into the crawl space of a house in Barnesville, Georgia. The crew trapping and removing the opossums will also repair the damage to keep wildlife and rodent pests of all kinds out of the house.
by Webmaster
Jul 13, 2023 09:31:12 am.

Headed to Tuscaloosa. Going to quote a client that has rats and bats. Got a few traps to check around the Birmingham area. Then to Lincoln for a flying squirrel quote.
by Chris Scott
Jul 13, 2023 08:23:51 am.

Villa Rica this morning to pick up some material then to Cartersville to look at a house with problems in the crawlspace
by Chad W.
Jul 12, 2023 05:50:08 am.

Quoting exclusions today, Tifton Ga bats this morning and more bats in Americus Ga this afternoon. Bats in the attic, bats in the house!
by Jason Arruda
Jul 11, 2023 01:35:50 pm.

Headed to Loganville Ga this morning to seal a house and install ridgeguard. Then to Duluth to check some traps
by Chad W.
Jul 11, 2023 06:30:46 am.

Another happy customer in Duluth Ga
by Chad W.
Jul 09, 2023 11:27:57 am.

Atlanta this morning to seal a house and do some ridgeguard. Then to Cleveland Ga to seal some carpenter bee holes
by Chad W.
Jul 07, 2023 06:46:37 am.

In Anniston to look a customer’s chimney. I believe he has chimney swifts nesting in the flue pipe. Going to Leeds after that to set some mouse traps. Couple stops in Birmingham for squirrels and rats later today.
by Chris Scott
Jul 05, 2023 09:10:06 am.

Another good day in the critter industry in the south ga region. Time to call it a day.
by Jason Arruda
Jun 28, 2023 05:53:20 pm.

Stopped in Tifton Ga for a rat quote then to Lakeland Ga for bats. Have others today in Cordele Ga and Arabi Ga also for bats.
by Jason Arruda
Jun 28, 2023 12:09:01 pm.

We will be going around removing traps and deodorizing now that we have stopped all critter activity. Love seeing happy customers!
by Brandon C.
Jun 28, 2023 06:41:28 am.

Started off today having to get a new phone. At the end of the day we have more Exclusions lined up. Customers from Williamson Ga to Macon Ga. Also saw some clients in Sharpsburg and Peachtree City.
by Jason Arruda
Jun 27, 2023 04:01:52 pm.

Headed to Lilburn Ga for a bat quote
by Chad W.
Jun 20, 2023 01:41:56 pm.

Got a few stops in Albany Ga today.
by Jason Arruda
Jun 20, 2023 10:34:47 am.

Rainy day isn’t going to stop production. Lawrenceville, Tucker, Atlanta.
by Chad W.
Jun 19, 2023 07:15:41 am.

Warm Springs Ga bats, Newnan Ga rats just to start off today.
by Jason Arruda
Jun 15, 2023 11:18:36 am.

Hiawassee, Canton, Cartersville, Alpharetta, Winder. Getting around today
by Chad W.
Jun 13, 2023 02:13:41 pm.

The Macon, Georgia office of Rid-A-Critter provides opossum removal and exclusion in the Macon, Columbus, and South Georgia areas, including Adel, Albany, Americus, Barnesville, Byron, Camilla, Centerville, Columbus, Cordele, Culloden, Cuthbert, Dawson, Eastman, Fitzgerald, Forsyth, Fort Valley, Gray, Griffin, Hawkinsville, Jackson, Juliette, Kathleen, Milledgeville, Moultrie, Perry, Roberta, Sylvester, Thomaston, Thomasville, Tifton, Valdosta, Warner Robins, Yatesville, and Zebulon. We are fully licensed and insured.

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