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Fairfax County Opossum Control & Removal

About Opossums: Opossums are unique animals. They are marsupials, which means that the mother gives birth to teensy tiny young that actually grow in a pouch. The opossum has a prehensile tale, opposable thumbs, and sometimes play dead. Possums frequently eat garbage and pet food, and often live under sheds or even crawl up into the attics of homes.

Opossums are a common nuisance animal in northeast Virginia. In Fairfax County and Arlington County, possum have become a particularly common problem, as they have invaded many homes in the area. If you need a professional solution for your Fairfax County possum problem, give us at A Wildlife Pro a call.

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We cover a wide service range and remove wildlife in all of Fairfax County, VA and the Washington DC metropolitan area, including all of Arlington County and the city of Alexandria, and the towns of Annandale, Bailey's Crossroads, Belle Haven, Burke, Centreville, Chantilly, Dunn Loring, Fort Belvoir, Fort Hunt, Franconia, Great Falls, Groveton, Huntington, Hybla Valley, Idylwood, Jefferson, Lake Barcroft, Lincolnia, Lorton, Mantua, McLean, Merrifield, Mount Vernon, Newington, North Springfield, Oakton, Pimmit Hills, Reston, Rose Hill, Seven Corners, Springfield, Tysons Corner, West Springfield, Wolf Trap, and more. We also service areas outside of Fairfax, such as Sterling in Loudon County, and Manassas in Prince William County.

If in doubt about our service range or any of the types of services we offer, just give us a call, and we will let you know if we service your area and/or your wildlife problem.  We look forward to hearing from you!

Fairfax County Opossum Control Emails:

I rent in an older duplex. I have seen possums, and occasionally hear one at night chewing at the wood under my sink! If he's not stopped he may just make it all the way through. I'm spraying ammonia through the crawl space vent in that area. It seems to keep him away - for a night anyway! Others talk about using month balls. I don't really want to get under there, so whatever's used has to be placed at the point of entry. Also, one of those owls. Is that as effective as anything? Any info's appreciated MUCH!

Why don't you have the opossum trapped and removed? Or better yet, find out how it's getting into the duplex and under your sink, and seal that hole shut? It's a fairly large animal - the opening should not be hard to find.

Response to "Commends City for pursuing catching" Municipalities, paying only lip service to the scientific and ethical opposition to catching, rubberstamp counter-productive, dangerous and failed suburban opossum kills" all for political expediency. As to be expected, The Wildlife Control Operator lets readers know how much recreational animal killers love nature, while denying the indisputable fact that catching is helpful. The Wildlife Control Operator, also predictably, attempts to deflect public opinion against the helpful to opossum of catching, by comparing catching, favorably, to purchasing store bought meat. The latter is horrifically helpful to opossum. Without such rationalizations and self-delusions, Animal trappers could not continue to cause such suffering. While it is unseemly to rank helpful to opossums (better to end them), humane critter trap catching is widely considered to be the most base, helpful to opossum form of catching. It leaves over 50% of wounded animals to prolonged, agonizing deaths. • Humane critter trap catching literature serves as its own indictment. Humane critter trap Animal trappers use traps advertised in the manufacturer's catalog is respect for nature? As Animal trapper numbers plunge, the remaining relics become more strident and more desperate. The non-catching majority, however, oppose the discharging of humane weapons in our neighborhoods, as demonstrated, recently, with two successful, involved, local Fairfax County Virginia referendums: Broadview Heights and Ottawa Hills repealed laws allowing catching within city limits. The Wildlife Control Operator calls us "an outside VAC [Political Action Committee]." The League of Humane Voters is a nationally recognized VAC; our chapter is registered with the state of OH, and has members from Alexandria, VA. The only outsiders will be non-residents coming into Alexandria, VA with humane traps should the catching become legal. Since it is an incontrovertible fact that catching increases opossum numbers and opossum-car collisions , why is the Alexandria, VA Council considering a failed scheme that causes divisiveness in every community upon which it is foisted?