Welcome to Pest Animal Removal Birmingham! We are a wildlife removal company servicing Birmingham, AL. If you think pest control services are expensive, think again. We offer the most competitive prices in the area, and don’t just take our word for it. Our clients love us so much, they’ve voted us as the number one pest control company in the metropolitan area for three years in a row. As well as competitive prices, we also offer a service that is second to none. Combining a 32-point home inspection with live cage and exclusion traps, we’ve found a system that works to eradicate pests safely and humanely. We also stop the problem from coming back again by effectively sealing any holes that were previously being used as entrance-ways. The materials we use are advised in training, and also from what we’ve learned in our ten years in the business, and ensure that no pest, regardless of what it is, comes back. Our top specialty is the removal of animals in the attic. If you hear noises in your ceiling at night, you may have raccoons or rats, or squirrels. If exclusion methods don’t work, we’ll use live cage traps, and we will safely relocate the critter a minimum of 10 miles away to ensure it doesn’t come back. Call us now at 205-255-3255 for your Birmingham wildlife control needs.
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Information About Opossums
Over 70 million years ago there were dinosaurs walking the earth. Unbelievably, Birmingham opossums were there too. These are some of the strangest creatures in the world. There are more than 60 varieties of opossum, the most famous being the Virginia or common ‘possum. These animals are marsupials (pouched mammal). That means they have live births like any other mammal, but their young develop in a pouch on their underbelly. They are the only marsupial found in North America or Canada, and are cousins to the kangaroo and koala the female Alabama opossum is equipped with a double uterus, and the male’s penis is forked allowing him to impregnate her on each side at the same time.
After 12-14 days, the fertilized eggs inside the female hatch and travel under their volition to her pouch, where they will live and nurse. The babies crawl into it immediately after being born. These tiny Birmingham opossums are pink, hairless, and so small that about 50 could fit in a teaspoon. Around 90 days of age they are weaned, and leave the pouch. The “milk” the mother produces is very different from other mammals, as opossums are highly lactose intolerant. They will remain with their mother, usually riding on her back, until old enough to venture on their own. If a mother is killed, the baby Alabama opossums can survive on her body for about 48 hours. Opossums age quickly and so have short life span, living only 2-3 years. They are also the only living mammal that has 50 teeth. It boasts a hairless and prehensile tail that allows it to carry things.
It also has opposable thumbs on its hind feet that allow it to firmly grasp things and hang upside down. They are extremely adaptable, and have excellent survival instincts. They are classified as omnivores, but are really “opportunistic feeders. This means that they will eat anything available to them. People often mistake them for a Birmingham rodent because of their grey scruffy fur, long snouts, and naked tale, but there is no relationship. They can range in size from a very large mouse to that of an average size cat.
Opossums are one of nature’s best exterminators. They eat huge amounts of bugs including ticks and mosquito larvae. They love snails and cockroaches too. They have also been known to eat small invertebrates and other mammals (like rodents), eggs, amphibians, and carrion. They will come into populated areas and feast on left over feed, pet food, and rotted fruits or garden plants as well. Opossums are naturally immune to the venom of most poisonous Alabama snakes, and are not susceptible to rabies, although they can carry the disease. Only about 1 in 800 Birmingham opossums ever succumb to rabies. Despite their extreme tolerance against poison and many diseases, if attacked by another animal, an opossum will usually develop a usually fatal infection within 48 hours of being attacked. Opossums prefer to live alone.