Do opossums burrow under porches?

Around a human home, the opossum utilizes the underside of decks, decks, stairs or crawl spaces for its temporary residence. … This is why it prefers to find a shelter that is dark and covert, such as cavities in hollow trees, crawl spaces under houses, attics or other abandoned burrows that supply dark.

Do possums do any damage?

Opossums can cause substantial damage to the attic and under the house, and the most prominent damage is the deposition of their waste materials. … The animals can turning the attic to their toilet, and the turds they leave can be big.

What problems do opossums cause?

Opossums carry diseases such as leptospirosis, tuberculosis, relapsing fever, tularemia, spotted fever, toxoplasmosis, coccidiosis, trichomoniasis, and Chagas disease. They may also be infested with fleas, ticks, mites, and lice.

What attracts possums to your yard?

Opossums are scavengers and will consume practically anything. They are attracted to overruning or odorous trash cans, exposed compost pile or other containers that you might have outdoors. They like to establish their environment near water or damp locations.

Will opossums attack you?

Generally Opossums are shy when it comes to people and it is very unlikely that they will ever attack a human. They are very non-confrontational animals.