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These Homeowners Found Baby Opossums in a Most Unexpected Place

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These homeowners in Lancaster, Texas were in for quite a surprise. A family of opossums had a den in their attic. Opossums are excellent climbers, and this mama opossum was likely looking for a secure shelter to den with her babies.

These baby opossums had fallen through the ceiling and wound up behind the water heater!

Chris Shea and Brad Woods of our Dallas Trutech team safely captured the babies. The mother opossum was still in the attic. We located and removed her. The babies were taken to a local wildlife rehabilitator. Once we were sure all the opossums were removed, we sealed the house. Because the opossums were in the attic, we made sure to check gable end vents, soffits, and roof returns.


A typical opossum trapping process usually takes between 5-7 days depending on the number of animals in the area. If it’s one opossum, we may be able to catch it on the first night. If there are multiple opossums, it may take up to a week to catch and remove all of them.

If the opossum was living inside your home, we will perform exclusion services to prevent future activity. In most situations, an opossum will access a crawl space or attic when entry points are available. Entry points may consist of damaged gable end vents, foundation vents, soffit, chew holes, roof returns, etc. Trutech will reinforce and repair weak or damaged areas on your home so they don’t become entry points for wildlife. Exclusion work performed by Trutech is backed by a warranty. This ensures that you can get rid of the opossums in your home once and for all.

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