Live Opossum Trapping
Opossums are readily taken by Varment Guard technicians using live-catch wire cage traps (16″ x 5″ x 5, 24″ x 8″ x 7″ or traps of similar type and size). Traps are set in trails or at entrances to dens. Raw meat, frankfurters, poultry, fish, moist canned dog or cat food are excellent bait choices.
Opossum-proof Your Building
The most permanent way of correcting opossum problems resulting from their living under buildings or in attics or outbuildings is to opossum-proof the building. A buried wire exclusion fence comprised of 1/2 inch mesh galvanized wire hardware cloth, fastened as a skirting around decks and porches, above and below ground, will prevent re-entry by persistent opossums.