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Do opossums carry diseases?

Opossums and Diseases: The Real Deal Opossums might not be as disease-prone as you think. Here's the scoop on their health status.

Low Risk: Opossums have a lower body temperature than most mammals, making them less susceptible to many diseases that affect other animals.

Clean-Up Crew: Opossums eat insects, including disease-carrying ones like ticks and cockroaches, which can actually help reduce disease transmission.

Fun Fact: Opossums have a unique defense mechanism – they can emit a foul-smelling fluid when threatened.

Opossum Seasons: Opossums are active year-round, but their nocturnal habits keep them mostly hidden from view.

Health and Safety: Opossums are not known to pose significant health risks to humans or pets.

Our Approach: At Wildlife Control Pros, we're focused on facts:

  1. Accurate Information: We provide you with reliable insights into opossum behavior and health.

  2. Precautions: While opossums are generally safe, we can guide you on staying cautious.

Coexisting with Opossums:

  • Stay Informed: Educate yourself about proper hygiene practices to minimize any potential risks.

  • Pet Considerations: Keep your pets up to date with vaccinations and regular health checkups.

Your Peace of Mind: For more information about opossums and their health status:

  • Expert Input: Have questions? Reach out at (231) 299-0929 or

  • Guidance: We're here to provide you with practical insights and advice.

Health and Harmony: Worried about opossums and disease? Get in touch for information and support. We'll help you understand the facts and ensure you and your family are well-informed and safe.

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