4 Natural Ways to Get Rid of Opossums Under the House

Opossum Control

Have an opossum problem underneath your home? Try using these four natural remedies to get rid of them quickly.

How to Get Rid of Opossums

1. Set up an Animal Trap
Trap and relocate the opossums using a live animal trap. Effective baits include pet food, fruits, marshmallows, and peanut butters.

You may want to call animal control to help with the relocation process. Opossums are generally non-aggressive animals but may still bite and potentially transmit diseases.

Opossum Live Animal Trap

2. Block off All Access
The best way to get rid of opossums under the house is to prevent them from accessing that space in the first place. When the opossums are out and about, start blocking off all access by installing hard materials like chicken wires or wire mesh.

In general, opossums are nocturnal creatures so you may have to wait till the evening before you can do any of the fence installation work.

Fox Urine Opossums

3. Spray Fox Urine under Your House
Use a natural repellent like fox urine to scare them off. Drench an old rag with fox urine (other types of predator urine would work too) then place it underneath the house. Repeat this step until the opossums have left your home.

4. Remove their Food Source
Scope your home and remove anything that might become a food source for the opossums. This could include fallen fruits, leftovers in open trash cans, bird seeds, and insects.

The opossums will naturally disappear and wander off to another location once they realize there is nothing to feed on.