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Jem Pest Solutions is the top choice for Delaware pest control & extermination. We have over 26 years experience, and have helped over 20,000 homeowners and businesses with opossum extermination and other pest control. Read on to learn why we are the preferred choice for pest control in Delaware, then pick up the phone and call us for same day help with your pest problems.

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Why CallJem Pest Solutions


  • Free Inspection & Estimate

  • Same Day Service, No Extra Charge

  • 26 Years Experience

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  • Locally Owned & Operated

  • Fully Trained, Licensed, & Insured Technicians

Delaware Opossum Treatment


Opossum

How To Identify An Opossum Problem

Appearance - Opossums are typically about 2 - 3 feet long from nose to tail tip, weighing anywhere from 4- 15 pounds (about the size of a large house cat). Opossums have gray bodies and white faces, with pointed snouts. They have long, hairless tails that are used to wrap around tree branches.

Behavior - Delaware opossums are marsupials that thrive in both wooded and suburban areas. They will eat almost anything, adding to their ability to flourish and reproduce in suburban areas successfully. There is a reason why these creatures have been around since the time of the dinosaurs.

Roadkill, grass, fruit, garbage, insects, birds and snakes are just a few items that comprise their diet. As a survival mechanism, they often play dead by curling up on their backs. They're also well known for baring their teeth and hissing. This behavior is often mistaken for rabies. Opossum sightings will most likely occur at night since they are nocturnal animals.

You may not see an opossum right away and may instead find your garbage can tipped over and eaten, or find birds or snakes dead in your yard. If you are outside at night, you might see one scurry away after finding a meal. These are both ways to identify if you have an opossum problem on your property.

Why You Might Have Opossums

Since opossums do not discriminate when it comes to diet, there are a few things that homeowners can do to discourage opossums from frequenting your property.

Most importantly, do not leave trash outside your home, especially at night, and always make sure your trash bins are completely closed up. If you have fruit trees on your property or a garden, your property may be more likely to be targeted by these creatures.

Reasons To Treat Your Opossum Problem Immediately

Opossums can be great assets to any property as they are the only species that feeds on ticks, but cannot contract any tick-related diseases. Other than this small fact, having opossums on your property can be a nuisance, and they need to be moved promptly.

Although it is a common misconception that opossums spread rabies, they are actually less likely to spread this disease than other animals such as raccoons and household pets.

However, more commonly, opossums in Delaware are notorious for spreading fleas. Fleas are a major problem, and an infestation can break out very quickly. Because opossums will bite and claw if they feel threatened, it is important that property owners do not take removal into their own hands.

A professional Delaware wildlife removal technician is trained in humanely and efficiently handling opossum removal.

Our Service Area

  • Kent County

    Bowers Beach
    Camden
    Capitol Green
    Cheswold
    Clayton
    Crossgates
    Dover
    Edge Hill
    Farmington
    Felton
    Frederica
    Harrington
    Hartly
    Highland Acres
    Houston
    Kent Acres
    Kenton
    Lebanon
    Leipsic
    Little Creek
    Magnolia
    Mayfair
    Morris Estates
    Rising Sun
    Riverview
    Rodney Village
    Sherwood
    Smyrna
    Smyrna Landing
    Towne Point
    Viola
    White Oak Farms
    Woodcrest
    Woodside
    Wyoming

  • New Castle

    Arden
    Ardencroft
    Ardentown
    Bear
    Bellefonte
    Brandywine Hills
    Brookside
    Buttonwood
    Claymont
    College Park
    Delaware City
    Dobbinsville
    Edgemoor
    Elsmere
    Fairfield Crest
    Forest Park
    Glasgow
    Greenville
    Hockessin
    Kentmere
    Lumbrook
    Middletown
    New Castle
    Newark
    Newport
    North Star
    Nottingham Green
    Odessa
    Pike Creek
    Pike Creek Valley
    Rogers Manor
    Silver Brook
    Townsend
    Washington Park
    Wilmington
    Wilmington Manor

  • Sussex County

    Arden
    Bethany Beach
    Bethel
    Blades
    Bridgeville
    Dagsboro
    Delmar
    Dewey Beach
    Ellendale
    Fenwick Island
    Frankford
    Georgetown
    Greenwood
    Henlopen Acres
    Laurel
    Lewes
    Lewes Beach
    Long Neck
    Milford
    Millsboro
    Millville
    Milton
    Ocean View
    Pilottown
    Rehoboth Beach
    Seaford
    Selbyville
    Slaughter Beach
    South Bethany
    York Beach

What to expect from our treatment


  • Target the Source
    First we identify and target the source of your opossum problem with our custom treatment.
  • Inside Treatment
    We then treat unfinished basements, garages, crawl spaces, trash areas, attics; wherever there is the possibility for a pest to enter your home or make residence, we will create a barrier to protect you. We deploy a variety of techniques depending on what works best for your situation.
  • Outside Treatment
    We create a protective barrier around your home using a granular base around the foundation. We then treat windows and doors, as well as under siding, to keep the pests out. We will also place a granular bait in your flower and mulch beds so that it is taken back to any potential nests, destroying them.
  • Local Delaware Owned Business

We exterminate opossums inThree Steps!


  • 1Inspect
    We conduct a free, zero obligation home inspection. We will identify the source of your opossum problem.
  • 2Plan
    We put together a plan that best fits your home in order to eliminate and protect against opossums.
  • 3Exterminate
    We eliminate your opossum problem. Then, our environmental management prevents them from returning inside your home.

Our Guarantee


Jem Pest Solutions guarantees its treatment plan. If for whatever reason you have any new opossum problems or other covered pests, we will treat at your convenience and at no additional cost to you.

The barriers we put in place to protect your home and family against pests will naturally break down over time. This is why over the course of the year we will regularly reapply treatments as well as re-inspect for new conditions, avenues and sources of pests to ensure your home is protected. For more details on our treatment schedule read our Home Protection Plan page.

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