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Opossum Removal in Urban Areas of McHenry County, IL

Typically ground animals, opossums rarely venture into attics. They usually choose to live in burrows under stoops, porches, decks, and sheds. Because they’re able to thrive in various conditions, opossum populations tend to spread fairly quickly. Opossums are successful scavengers thanks to the strength of their immune systems, and they’re often carriers of many infectious diseases, including the rabies virus, making them dangerous to humans. If you could use opossum removal services in the McHenry, Lake, or Northern Cook County area, call Illinois Wildlife Services, Inc. to the rescue. We’re fully licensed and certified by the National Wildlife Control Operators Association (NWCOA) to remove many kinds of nuisance wildlife, including opossums, from your home or business.

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Understanding Your Pest: What to Know About Opossums

Opossums are nocturnal animals, meaning they become active shortly after sunset until shortly before sunrise and spend their days sleeping. Female opossums have a pouch on their belly to carry and birth their young. Breeding season is February through March, and they usually give birth just weeks later. An average litter size can be up to 13, with the young being about the size of honey bees at birth. Baby opossums tend to reside in their mother’s pouch for the first 60 days. Opossums tend to be less active during the winter months, and they usually prefer to live alone when they’re not breeding.

We Follow the Best Practices for Your Peace of Mind

For nearly two decades, home and business owners have relied upon Illinois Wildlife Services, Inc. for opossum removal in urban areas of McHenry, Lake, and Northern Cook County. We follow all industry-accepted standards and best practices to rid your residential or commercial property of many kinds of nuisance wildlife and help prevent them from coming back in the future. Please contact us today to request an estimate or more information about our safe, effective animal removal techniques. When you call us, you can expect prompt, professional, and personalized service!

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