We run a professional wildlife removal business operating in Elk Grove, California. We service the whole Sacramento metropolitan area, and do much of our work in Elk Grove. We are a full-service
Elk Grove animal trapping and removal company. We specialize in wildlife only, and are not like a regular Elk Grove pest control company or Elk Grove exterminator. We use humane methods to
solve wild animal problems in California. 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 916-226-9530 to discuss your Elk Grove animal control issue, and to schedule a fast appointment.
Elk Grove wildlife control tip of the month:
Is it safe to handle an opossum with bare hands?
Generally opossums are not at all aggressive animals and do not have an offensive behavior. However if they are caught by Elk Grove wildlife removal and especially they are trapped in the cases when they are hungry as well, then there may arise a problem. The animal may adopt the attacking mode and it may bite you. However that is not a usual practice and it happens one in several cases when the opossum starts attacking the holder in order to rescue it. There are many reasons for which people usually want to catch the opossums. Some people want to catch them just for fun. Others want to catch them for food. Still there is a huge class of people who want to trap them and just want to get rid of them because of the annoying characters of animal. In any case, it is not at all safe to handle the animal with bare hands.
Catching the opossum
There are many ways of catching or trapping a live opossum. Usually Elk Grove pest control people prefer catching a live opossum with the help of a cage trap. At other times, they catch the animal with the help of a snare pole. One should be very careful while handling the opossum with bare hands. It is not at all advised to catch and handle the opossums with bare hands. In case of any difficulty in catching the opossum, it is very easy to get it done by hiring the pro. Opossums are generally very submissive creatures. They are not aggressive. However sometimes they defend themselves when caught.
Handling the Elk Grove animal trapping opossum
If you have to handle the opossum with hands, it is advised in Elk Grove animal control to hold them by means of their tails. Where ever you find the opossum, just go near it. You can creep up to the animal quietly if you fear that it will run away. Otherwise you can walk to the animal confidently. It is strongly advised to wear the gloves for Elk Grove exterminator. If you start waving one hand in front of the opossum, you can distract the animal’s attention. In this way you can easily capture it by its tail. Once you get hold of the opossum, you should keep him away from your body so that it may not attack you with the help of its paws or teeth. In case of catching an adult opossum you should be more careful because it can be more offensive as compared to young ones.
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