Reston Wildlife Control
|We operate a professional Reston wildlife removal company based out of Fairfax County Virginia. We specialize in the resolution of
conflicts between people and wildlife. Examples of common jobs that we do include the removal of squirrels in attics, complete rat removal and prevention, removal of
bats from buildings, bird prevention, raccoon trapping, snake removal, and more. We remove dead animals from homes, repair wildlife damage, perform full home inspections,
clean up wildlife waste and clean attics, and do 100% wildlife prevention work.
We are not a standard Reston exterminator or Reston pest control company. We specialize in
Reston animal removal only. Give us a call any time at 703-881-3164 and we will listen to you describe your wildlife problem,
and schedule an appointment to solve your Reston animal problem.
Why do opossums die under houses?
Opossums, or Didelphimorphia, are small-sized marsupials that grow like a small cat or a mouse. They are semi-arboreal omnivores, although some of them stick to eating fruits and seeds. They are most common in the Western Hemisphere, although some of them can be found in South America and some neighboring continents. Opossums are basically scavengers with a very flexible diet. Their diet includes grasses, nuts, and fruits and seeds. They can also hunt for smaller animals such as birds, insects, mice worms, snakes, and chicks. They can eat anything from the garbage to left over foods in the basket. They are nomadic and solitary animals. They roam around alone and bring foods by themselves.
How do opossums get under your house?
As it was mentioned before, opossums are scavengers and they dig anywhere where they can find foods. Sometimes, they dig into garbage cans to look for food. Sometimes, they can also find some under your house, especially when there are small grasses therein that they can munch into. Opossums are also excellent climbers and they can access your house from the outside.
Opossums are usually solitary and nomadic, and they stay in secluded and dark areas in the house. They might create burrows under your house, making it conducive from them to live in. They live in places where they can access food and water.
Why do opossums die under your house?
There are instances when a sick opossums get trapped under your house. If you have installed a wired under your house, it will be hard for the opossum to get off the place and there is a huge possibility that it will eventually die there.
What to do when opossums die under your house?
When an opossum dies under your house attic, it will cause you trouble than you expect. When it decomposes under your house, the odor will leak through the flooring and eventually fill the whole house with it. What you need to do is get rid of the dead animal carcass and bury it immediately before it brings infectious diseases. Once the opossum was removed from your house, clean the area and disinfect the whole place and keep the window open for a couple of hours to let the fresh air in.
When you bury the dead opossum, make sure that it is buried a foot underground or deeper to avoid other animals from digging it out or flood from washing it away when it rains.