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How To Get Rid of Possums Fast and Permanently

Learn powerful up to date methods from the experts that will stop possums in their tracks and get rid of them for good. 

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Frequently Asked Questions

In addition to your location, the cost of opossum removal depends on how many opossums are present, where they are living, and what method the wildlife professional uses to capture them. Removal of an opossum from underneath a shed or deck ranges from $100 to $200. Removing a family from a chimney is around $200 to $300. The most extensive opossum removal, clean up, and exclusion can be as high as $500 or more.


Again, this depends on the method used. Almost every opossum will move on within 2 to 3 days without any action on your part. Professional opossum removal could be an immediate process if there is access to the opossum and it can be removed with a snare pole or by hand. Setting traps, either by a professional or DIY, can take a few days to capture the opossum.

Unless you take steps to exclude opossums or make your property less habitable for them, they (or other opossums) could easily return after removal. Getting rid of opossums permanently requires addressing what brought them and how they entered. By removing those areas with professional wildlife control or DIY methods, you can keep opossums from returning in the future.

Habitat management and exclusion are as effective at a business as a residential property, and can be used anywhere. You can trap opossums with the same methods as well. Because wildlife in a business puts customers and employees at risk, and is often a health code violation, many business owners choose professional wildlife control for animal removal.