We run a professional wildlife removal business operating in Alpharetta, Georgia. We service the whole Atlanta metropolitan area, and do much of our work in Alpharetta. We are a full-service
Alpharetta animal trapping and removal company. We specialize in wildlife only, and are not like a regular Alpharetta pest control company or Alpharetta exterminator. We use humane methods to
solve wild animal problems in Georgia. We solve the root of the problem, by performing home repairs to keep animals out, and preventative measures in addition to critter trapping
and removal. We offer a variety of services, from animal damage repair to waste cleanup, dead animal removal and odor control, and more. We handle several nuisance wildlife
species, including squirrels, raccoons, snakes, skunks, and opossums. We also perform bat removal and bird control services, and rodent control, including poison-free mouse and
rat removal. Give us a call any time at 404-609-4280 to discuss your Alpharetta animal control issue, and to schedule a fast appointment.
Alpharetta wildlife control tip of the month:
About opossums - These little Georgia mammals may seem as something of a mix between a mice and a rat, their quite unusual appearance will still indicate that it is a completely different species however. Alpharetta wildlife removal Opossums are incredibly widespread throughout the world and they are opportunistic omnivores, but they also take a place in the food chain as a source of food since they are targeted by other predators.
Starting from their physical appearance, they are known reach body lengths from nose to the tail of about 70-75 cm, while their weight varies between 4-6 kilograms. Therefore, they are still larger than rats and certainly larger than mice. There are about 60 different species of opossums and they are commonly referred to as just possums. Their tails are fur-free and are of bright, pink color while their fur ranges in shades of black and gray. They have dark black eyes and a set of ears that tend to be a mix between black and white shades.
As for their reproduction, a female opossum is able to give birth to a number of tiny little babies that have an instinct to immediately crawl to the safety of their mother’s pouch; this is where they continue their development. The similar practice is seen in kangaroos for instance as they too give birth to almost unfinished and not fully developed babies, yet they crawl into the pouches of their mother where they stay until they’ve grown more. During the growth of the baby possums, they will occasionally leave the mother’s pouch and take a ride on her back while she hunts for food. The number of young babies varies between 15-20 per a female in a litter, but often times only 50% of them survive.
Concerning their diet; all opossums are scavengers and just like Georgia rats and mice they will frequently visit the homes of people and various settlements in search for food and water. They will not hesitate to take on garbage cans or containers as long as they smell that there is something in there. In addition to that, opossums are also know to eat a variety of fruit, grass and nuts, but also they take a shot on their smaller relatives, mice, but also any worms, insects and even birds and chickens, as long as the opportunity presents itself.
However, their trademark characteristic is playing dead when threatened; this type of behavior is also called playing “possum”. They usually resort to it whenever they feel threatened by Alpharetta wildlife control predators which include foxes and dogs usually, as they would then fall to the ground with their tongues out, playing dead and hoping that the predator loses interest. As for their habitat, they are proficient climbers equipped with sharp claws and they usually nest in trees.
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