Damages of Opossums for Pest Control
The opossum is the only marsupial that lives beyond Australia and its nearby islands. For pest controllers, opossums are generally considered as a nuisance animal for home and gardens, since they feed on berries, grapes, tree fruits and nuts, and their droppings can cause unsightly scenes. They may get into fights with dogs and cats and can inflict serious injury with their mouthful of sharp pointed teeth.
Above all, opossums carry diseases such as leptospirosis, tuberculosis, relapsing fever, tularemia and spotted fever. They may also be infested with fleas and ticks.