Possum Removal in San Diego

Possum Removal San Diego


A female opossum gives birth to helpless young as tiny as honeybees. Babies immediately crawl into the mother’s pouch, where they continue to develop. As they get larger, they will go in and out of the pouch and sometimes ride on the mother’s back as she hunts for food. Possums may give birth to as many as 20 babies in a litter, but fewer than half of them survive. Some never even make it as far as the pouch. Possums are scavengers, and they often visit human homes or settlements to raid garbage cans, dumpsters, and other containers. They are attracted to carrion and can often be spotted near roadkill. Possums also eat grass, nuts, and fruit. They will hunt mice, birds, insects, worms, snakes, and even chickens.

Critter Gitters will remove possums from your San Diego home or business humanely, quickly, and professionally.


Many of us in San Diego love having fruit trees in our yards. There is nothing better than having the ability to go out to your yard and pick up a piece of delicious ripe fruit and eat it. Unfortunately, possums feel the exact same way. We all know that you may not be able to eat every piece of fruit that drops off of your trees, but it is important to pick up all the fruit that falls off of your trees even if you are not going to eat it. Possums have a very sensitive sense of smell just like most animals that are scavengers. Leaving ripe or rotting fruit on the ground is like sending a possum an invitation to a party that does not require a RSVP. Possums will also be willing to raid a garden without much hesitation.

The city of San Diego is not well known for gardening but some people will grow a small number of vegetables that are all organic. The northern part of San Diego county has a larger amount of people that garden. If you have a garden of any shape or size, you should be aware that possums love to eat fresh vegetables just like you. Many of the items that possums like to eat are in the soil that you have worked to keep fertile all growing season. A good indication that a possum has been eating in and or around your garden is a cone-shaped-hole several inches deep. Possums use their nose and feet to dig holes in the soil so they can find some of their favorite foods. These holes normally appear to be in a cone shape.

Possums do not have a very long lifespan but they reproduce in large numbers at a rapid rate. If you have one possum it can easily turn into a dozen adult possums within 6 months. Critter Gitters in San Diego can set traps that will humanely contain the possum or possums until we are able to remove them from your property.

Call us today for Opossum Removal at 619-820-8993.