Opossums under your house, deck, or in your crawl space? Those scents and sounds may well be an opossum. They are often considered nuisance animals. We trap and remove opossums. Call your local Critter Control office today at 800 CRITTER for effective opossum removal and exclusion services.



Opossums are the only marsupial found in the area. They can be found in urban settings, woodlands, and open fields. They are best known for ‘playing dead’ as a defense mechanism.

  • 3 feet long, including the tail
  • 6-12 pounds
  • Gray fur
  • White, pointed faces
  • Long tails used to help them climb
  • Feet the resemble hands, with 5 fingers on each
  • Back feet contain thumb digits that also help with climbing

If you believe you have spotted an opossum under the deck, an opossum in the crawl space, or an opossum under a shed, you should call Critter Control of Houston.


Opossums enjoy living among wooded areas near sources like streams, wetlands, swamps, and thickets. Highly adaptable, opossums survive easily in urban environments. Opossums have a diet that consists of insects, small rodents, amphibians, fruits, berries, garbage, and even unattended pet food.

Opossum Problems

Opossums inside of homes are not completely unheard of, but it is uncommon. Opossums will enter homes in search of food and shelter. Opossums under porches, opossums under sheds, opossums under decks, and opossums in brush piles are common problems for residents. While searching for food, opossums look for garbage cans, gardens, pet foods, and compost piles.

Opossum Damage

Opossums become aggressive when they are cornered. They will bite, scratch and bare their teeth in order to escape. Pets and people alike may be harmed in the presence of aggressive opossums and are then susceptible to the diseases they carry. Opossums carry diseases such as tuberculosis, tularemia, and Chagas disease. Additionally, the opossum in your home may be infested with parasites such as fleas, ticks, mites, and lice.

Opossum Control

Trappings & Removal

For opossum removal in Houston Texas, call Critter Control of Houston. We are experienced in effective opossum trapping techniques. We will ensure your family and pets are safe the entire trapping and removal process, getting rid of your opossum problem quickly.

Damage Repairs & Prevention

Critter Control of Houston will assess and repair opossum damages done. In order to help keep opossums out of your yard and home, Critter Control of Houston will suggest habitat modification efforts, including the removal of overgrown shrubs and grasses to limit hiding places. Building fences around gardens and other common opossum shelter areas will keep them out and restrict easy access to creating damages to your home.

Call Critter Control for opossum control and removal in Houston. 713.391.8066

Critter Control of Houston Service Area

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