Opossum Noises in Yards

Opossums are difficult to detect because they are almost silent during day-to-day activity. However, opossum sounds are possible, including hissing, growling, screeching, and rumbling. Homeowners might also hear rustling in tall grass or shrubs as the pests forage for food. Offspring and mothers develop a unique form of communication that has been compared to bird noises. Young opossums have a distinctive cry, which mothers respond to with clicking sounds.

Problems and Solutions

The pests are sometimes drawn to trash cans as food sources. When homeowners discover the messes left behind, they can incorrectly blame raccoons. In addition to rummaging through garbage, opossums will also eat grass, nuts, birds, and even chickens. They damage some plants by eating the fruit, as well. Individuals who think they hear opossum noises or are otherwise worried about the presence of these animals in their yards can contact Trutech for professional removal.

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Opossums are found throughout the United States including Richmond, Dallas-Fort Worth, San Antonio, Oklahoma City, Indianapolis, Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill, except for the Rockies and the deserts in the Southwest.