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Opossums

If you don’t want opossums around your house:

  1. Pick up all pet food
  2. Keep a tight lid on all garbage cans
  3. Pick fruit as soon as it is ripe or pick it up soon after it falls to the ground
  4. Block holes in fences and buildings with wire or wood
  5. Soak rags in ammonia and strategically place them around the area you are trying to keep opossums from entering. The smell of ammonia is annoying to opossum and will usually drive them away.

Adult Opossum Containment

  1. Put a box or laundry basket over the opossum and weigh down the box with a brick or rock.
  2. Call Pacific Wildlife Care at 805-543-9453 (WILD) 

Baby Opossum Containment

  1. Put the baby (or babies) in box with air holes
  2. Place a heating pad set on “low” beneath the box
  3. Place an old t-shirt in the box to give the babies something to snuggle under
  4. Do not give anything by mouth, this can cause death
  5. Call Pacific Wildlife Care at 805-543-9453 (WILD) 
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with extended hours April to September
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