We are Tacoma Animal Attic, a full service wildlife removal company servicing Tacoma, WA. What do you do when you wake up in the middle of the night and here critters crawling across your ceiling inside your attic? You call us! We have trained staff that are on duty 24 hours a day, 365 days year. They are ready to assist you with emergency situations like waking up to find a raccoon in your kitchen, or realizing that bats have turned your attic into their home. Our staff works quickly and efficiently, often being able to provide same-day service. However, we guarantee that a technician will be out within 24 hours of your call. Our staff are experts in using state-of-the-art techniques to remove problem animals, and we stand behind our work. We have become the leaders in this industry in our area, and have every intention of staying that way. That means you can guarantee that the service you receive is going to be the very best. We are much cheaper than many of the other businesses in the area, but are still the best. We pride ourselves on our exceptional service and expertise, and that will never change. This is why if you are having a problem, you should call us right away. Our operators are standing by to take your call. Call us now at 253-231-3224 for a solution to your wild animal problem.
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Opossums are naturally nocturnal animals. They spend most of their daytime sleeping and they forage for food during the night. However, you might see an opossum walking in your backyard during the daytime. This should not cause you any alarm.
Raccoons might change their sleeping habits during winter seasons. They can go and get their food while the sun is out because they won’t be able to stand too much cold. They are always on the move. When they feel unsafe in their hiding places or dens, they can simply move out and search for other habitats in broad daylight.
It is normal for nocturnal animals to be active during the day since not all of them require a whole night’s sleep. As long as the opossums are not foraging your trash vans or disturbing your bird feeders, you can leave them alone. They are gentle creatures and would rather play dead, or avoid a human instead of attacking them.
Opossums are resistant to rabies. They have a strong immune system especially if they grew up in the wild. They will rarely attack people. It is very rare to find a rabid opossum. However, an opossum that is thin and acting strangely might attack a pet or a person if there’s something wrong with them. If you are bitten or attacked, which is very rare, you should go to a physician immediately. Rabid opossums have erratic behaviors and this usually shows up when they attack a cat or a dog.
You also have to report the rabid opossum and hand it over to wildlife authorities. This will ensure that they will not be able to attack anyone again. The wildlife rehabilitators also remove rabies after a week or a month of rehabilitation before the opossums are released in the wild.
Many people think that an opossum that is foraging inside trash cans during the daytime is rabid. This is just a myth. Just like people, it’s perfectly okay to be awake on a time of the day that you should suppose to sleep.
What Should You Do If You See One?
The best thing to do is nothing. Just avoid them unless they are wreaking havoc inside your house. Just make sure to shut out any entry points inside your house so they won’t get any access to it. Opossums are non-aggressive animals and it can be illegal to shoot them down in some states. If you suspect that an opossum is injured, you should wear gloves before handling them. You should take care that the opossum does not scratch or bite you. Call a qualified veterinarian, a pest control company or a wildlife rehabilitator in your county. They are examples of qualified people who can take care of the opossum for you. If help does not arrive for a few hours, make sure to do proper research before trying to handle the opossums.