Humane Opossum Control and Opossum Removal in Illinois

Humane Opossum Trapping and Removal Throughout Northern Illinois

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Opossums build burrows under stairs, stoops, decks, and sheds. Opossums carry fleas and their burrows are stinky. Opossums are a danger to your pets, because they inflict serious bite wounds when dogs attack them. When opossums invade your property, call our expert team to humanely remove them.

ABC Wildlife resolves human-wildlife conflict across Chicago and the Chicago Suburbs by humanely removing opossums and repairing the damage they leave behind.

  • Humanely remove opossums from under decks, stoops, stairs and sheds
  • Repair the damage that opossums cause
  • Eliminate unpleasant odors and fleas by removing opossums from under your house
  • Install barriers to prevent opossums from coming back
  • Deliver peace of mind

Opossums have their place in nature, not under your house.

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“The removal specialists arrived early, found the opossum and captured it in under 15 minutes. I figured it would take much longer in our cluttered garage but they surprised me with their efficiency! Thanks so much for finding and removing the critter so fast!”

What Happens When There’s an Opossum Under My House?

Opossums have large families, so it’s important that all of the opossums are removed humanely. Our trained experts inspect your yard to determine where opossums are denning.

Once all of the opossums are removed, unless they’re permanently excluded, new opossums may move in to occupy the empty burrow. After we remove your opossum, our team will install an underground barrier of opossum-proof steel material under your deck, shed, porch and stairs to make sure that opossums and other wildlife won’t invade your home again.

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ABC Wildlife Certified Experts Humanely Trap Opossums

We solve every wildlife issue from A through Z. When opossums invade your home, yard, attic, or business, we make solving your opossum issue and opossum proofing your building as simple as A-B-C.

Our highly trained professional technicians solve any wildlife problem, including opossums, when wildlife cause damage to property or threaten human health and safety or the safety of your pets.

Expert Staff

Every ABC Wildlife technician is state-certified. They are individually licensed to humanely trap and remove animals from your home or property.

Scientific Techniques

Our team of biologists uses modern techniques to humanely capture and remove opossums. They get the job done quickly and get the job done right to keep your family safe.

Comprehensive Service

Once the opossums are removed from your property, our team of structural exclusion experts uses animal-proof materials to seal opossums out from under your home, stoop, stairs, deck, or shed.

Best Opossum Removal and Prevention in Chicagoland

Get them out. Keep them out. Get your life back.

Humane Trapping

Efficient and humane trapping methods with respect for wildlife.

Get Animals Out

Damage Repair

Eliminate health hazards and get life back to normal.

Repair Animal Damage

Sealing Opossums Out and Preventing Them from Returning

Opossums want to come back. We’ll make sure they can’t.

Keep Animals Out

Which is Correct, Opossum or Possum?

You can say possum or opossum because both correctly refer to the Virginia opossum, a common nuisance wildlife species in Illinois. The possum is Illinois’ only marsupial, which means they have a pouch. Possums also have large litters that average seven young per litter.

When possums are under your home, contact our team of humane possum trapping experts to remove possums and keep them from returning.

Want To Get Rid of Your Opossum Problem? Contact the Experts

Don’t let opossums ruin your home and destroy your peace of mind. Contact our experts to get the job done right.

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Opossum Control & Removal

Are there opossums in your home? Digging under your stoop, porch, or shed might mean you have unwanted visitors. If so, we can help. ABC Humane Wildlife Control & Prevention has the experience, resources, and methods to effectively handle all of your opossum control & removal needs. Give us a call today at 1-847-870-7175.

Opossum Identification

The only marsupial native to North America, opossums are roughly the size of a house cat. They are grey and white in color, have narrow, tapered heads and pointed, pink noses.  Both their front and hind feet of include five curled toes, and the inner toe on the hind foot is opposable, much like a thumb, allowing the animal to grab small branches.  Opossums range in size from 24 and 33 inches long and typically weigh between 6 and 15 pounds.

Opossums are nocturnal, meaning they venture out of their dens in the evening in search of food. They are very secretive, slow, and solitary.  Opossums are excellent climbers and will climb trees or hide in bushes when chased. When unable to reach safety, an opossum will lie down, close its eyes,  let its tongue hang out of its mouth, and excrete a very bad smelling substance. This behavior has become known as “playing possum” and is caused by nervousness, but the opossum usually recovers quickly and will seize the opportunity to make a clean getaway.

Opossum Habitat

Opossums are common throughout the Midwestern and Eastern parts of the United States, including all of Illinois. Opossums have a large habitat radius and build multiple dens throughout the year. Most live near wooded areas with access to fresh water, but many have adapted to urban and suburban areas as well. They seek shelter in dens created by other animals, under sheds or buildings, rock piles, brush piles, culverts, and fallen logs.

Opossum Damage to Homes & Businesses

Opossums frequently burrow under structures near or around homes to create a den. They are found under decks, crawl spaces, front stoops, and sheds. They can also burrow under the side of your home, creating significant damage to the foundation and siding. Opossums can enter your home or business via small existing holes, and their claws and many teeth can damage siding and other structural elements.


Contact an Opossum Removal Expert

You should contact a professional opossum removal and remediation service as soon as you identify any potential opossum problem. Call 1-847-870-7175 to talk with our friendly and helpful staff today. ABC Humane Wildlife Control & Prevention has over 40 years of experience in opossum prevention and repair.

We have both the knowledge and tools to get rid of your opossum problem no matter how simple or complex and to address and fix the damage to your home or business. Every one of our courteous and professional staff members is trained in opossum removal, trapping, and control techniques and in how to identify opossums and prevent future opossum damage.

ABC Wildlife Opossum Removal Service Area

ABC Humane Wildlife Removal & Prevention is an animal removal and prevention provider based in Arlington Heights, IL. For over 40 years, we have served individual home owners, commercial business owners, property managers, and municipal customers dealing with opossum infestations and other property damage caused by opossums. Below are some of the areas where we have helped customers deal with opossum problems in both homes and businesses. This list is not exhaustive. If you are located anywhere in Northern Illinois, please contact us today at 1-847-870-7175 and our expert animal removal specialists will be happy to help.

Want To Get Rid of Your Opossum Problem? Contact the Experts

Don’t let opossums ruin your home and destroy your peace of mind. Contact our experts to get the job done right.

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