Opossum Removal and Control Richmond, Virginia
When you need professional opossum removal and control in Richmond, Virginia or its surrounding counties, trust our licensed and insured possum trappers for safe and humane service at an economical price. Although an interesting and usually docile marsupial species, opossums are highly destructive and pose several health and safety threats for people, pets, and properties. If you are experiencing heightening opossum sightings on or around your property, we can help you animal proof your home or business against opossum intrusions. If you suspect that you have opossums burrowing in your home or somewhere on your property, we can safely extract them and reverse the mess they made.

We operate our business based on industry best practices and in compliancy with all local, state, and EPA regulations for wildlife control and animal trapping. Furthermore, we remain current on all the latest advancements and sciences in the industry, combining them with our acute animal removal and prevention strategies to deliver unparalleled work that stands the test of time. Best of all, all our possum control services come with a guarantee, and some even qualify for a 2 year limited warranty.

From opossum trapping and opossum control to opossum infestation cleanup, opossum damage repair, and dead opossum removal, Virginia Wildlife Pros is your one-stop solution to any and all possum problems. Contact us today at 804-292-0156 to learn how you can get rid of opossums in Richmond, Virginia without jeopardizing your safety, comfort, or budget! We serve all of Henrico County and its surrounding counties, including Chesterfield County, Hanover County, and Albemarle County.

Opossum Damages and Threats

The Virginia opossum (Didelphis virginiana) is a common nuisance here in Richmond. As land and tree animals, possums can access several different areas of a home or property, often times underneath, in crawl spaces and beneath steps, porches, patios, decks, and sheds. They commonly find their way into attics as well, using nearby tree limbs to get atop roofs and inside attic spaces. You can always count on opossums leaving behind a large volume of droppings anywhere they go, which are smelly, unsightly, and contain all sorts of diseases. As opportunistic and omnivorous scavengers, they will pillage lawns, garbage cans, bird feeders, pet food, gardens, and poultry coops, leaving behind huge messes and devastating losses in their wake. Not only is this costly and inconvenient to clean up, but it can attract other pests too.

But opossum threats do not stop at infestation and tampering. Opossum burrows can be structurally damaging to the surrounding area, resulting in rotting wood, warping boards, eroding soil, degrading siding or roofing, rust, mold, parasitic outbreaks, and much more. Furthermore, their burrows generate a pungent odor that can be detected from several yards away, sometimes even inside the home.

Not only are opossums unsanitary and destructive, but they are also known to transmit all sorts of parasites and diseases, including ticks, fleas, mites, lice, Leptospirosis, salmonella, relapsing fever, tularemia, spotted fever, toxoplasmosis, coccidiosis, trichomoniasis, and Chagas disease. If you have horses or livestock, beware that nuisance opossums can transmit Equine Protozoal Myloencephalitis (EPM). To make matters worse, opossums are not a solitary species. They often live in large colonies, so where there’s one, there are definitely more nearby.

Whether your opossum problem is inside, outside, or underneath your Richmond home or business, Virginia Wildlife Pros can help. As a licensed and insured wildlife trapping and pest control company in Richmond, we retain the latest technologies and comprehensive skillsets to safely trap opossums, plus opossum-proof your surroundings to keep prevent future intrusions. We also provide full-service animal damage repairs, as well as infestation cleanup, decontamination, enzyme treatments, and hazardous waste removal. Got a dead possum in your house? We can take care of that for you too.

Opossum Trapping and Possum Proofing

How do you get rid of opossums in Richmond? The answer is simple: opossum trapping and opossum proofing. Here at Virginia Wildlife Pros, we retain cutting edge technologies, state-of-the-art equipment, and premium materials, allowing us to deliver effective opossum removal and animal proofing services at an affordable price. When opossums invade your property, we use non-lethal traps, barricade-style traps, and species-specific baits and lures to trap opossums or force them out while protecting the surrounding environment. Our highly trained and licensed Richmond VA animal trappers know how to locate opossum burrows, where to set the traps and lures, which baits to use, and the best practices for handling possums upon results.

Once opossums are off your property, our wildlife control operators can apply a series of scientifically proven solutions to opossum-proof your home and its surrounding premises. Our opossum proofing services involve exterior sealing and exclusion using animal-proofing installations and underground barriers like vent guards, chimney caps, mesh screening, metal flashing, crawl space doors, crawl space locks, lid locks, and more. We will also give you instructions on how to modify the surrounding environment to divert and manage local opossum populations, such as treating a lawn grub infestation, trimming your trees, using lid locks for your garbage cans, locking your pet doors, removing outdoor pet food, keeping your grass short, cleaning your grills, picking up dropped fruit, and even removing or modifying features of your property that double as a shelter for opossums (log piles, tall grasses, underbrush piles, large planters, empty barrels, etc.).

Whether you are a residential, commercial, industrial, or municipal caller, our opossum trappers are fully equipped to customize a nuisance critter control plan that is unique to your environment. Contact us today at 804-292-0156 to learn how to get rid of possums in Richmond, Virginia, and surrounding counties.

Frequently Asked Questions About Opossums
Will an Opossum Attack or Bite?
Opossums are known to be docile and gentle creatures. However, like anything that wants to survive, if threatened, a possum might hiss, growl, scratch, or bite, especially if they are cornered or in the presence of their young. This often happens in the case of a curious dog or cat. With a mouth full of 50 sharp teeth, you don’t want this to happen to you or your pets.
Do Opossums Have Rabies?
Opossums very seldomly carry the Rabies virus. In fact, they are relatively resistant to it. However, they can be a host for several other infectious diseases, such as leptospirosis, salmonella, tularemia, spotted fever, toxoplasmosis, coccidiosis, trichomoniasis, and Chagas disease.
Do Opossums Carry Their Babies in a Pouch?
Opossums are the only marsupial native to North America, the largest in the Western hemisphere in fact. They are distantly related to other common marsupials found around the world, like kangaroos, koalas, and wombats. Like these marsupial species, opossums also carry their young in a pouch, called a marsupium. Baby opossums are called joeys, just like baby kangaroos. Immediately after they are born, the baby possums crawl into the marsupium an attach themselves to a teat.
What Do I Do if I See a Possum? What if it is Dead?
Opossums are a nocturnal species, which means you are most likely to spot them at night, between dusk and dawn. If you see a possum on your patio, fence, tree, porch, driveway, or some other outdoor area of your property, simply ignore it and let it be. It is important to never attempt to touch, trap, harm, or kill an opossum, as these actions are against the law in Virginia. If the opossum continues to come back, contact Virginia Wildlife Pros for fast and affordable opossum trapping and removal. Our animal pest control operators also provide dead opossum removal services.
Request Opossum Control Service Today
It is always a good time to develop and implement an effective opossum control service plan for your home or business. Opossums are destructive, dangerous, and incredibly messy, making pest prevention an essential part of investment protection, as well as your safety and peace of mind. Contact us at 804-292-0156 to speak with a knowledgeable Richmond opossum pest control operator you can trust. We serve residential and commercial properties throughout Central Virginia, including Charlottesville, Midlothian, Mechanicsville, Henrico, and Glen Allen.



2708 Hanover Avenue Suite 8, Richmond, VA 23220