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Our company is Mobile Wildlife Pest Control and we operate a professional wildlife removal company based out of Mobile, Alabama. Examples of common jobs that we do include the removal of squirrels in attics, complete rat removal and prevention, removal of bats from buildings, bird prevention, raccoon trapping, snake removal, and more. We remove dead animals from homes, repair wildlife damage, and clean up wildlife waste and attics.

Mobile Wildlife Pest Control is licensed and insured in the state of Alabama. We service both residential and commercial projects throughout Mobile. Give us a call any time at 251-345-6879 and we will listen to you describe your wildlife problem, and schedule an appointment to solve your animal problem.

We primarily service the greater Mobile area, but will travel further for many types of jobs. We service both Mobile County and Baldwin County, and the towns of Prichard, Chickasaw, Saraland, and Satsuma, as well as Tillmans Corner, Bay Minette, Daphne, Fairhope, Theodore, Seven Hills, and Grand Bay.

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Mobile Wildlife Removal Tip: How to keep opossums out of my garden


Back in the day, the go to method in order to keep opossums away from your property was to shoot them.

However, in light of how inefficient and ineffective (not to mention, inhumane) shooting can be, there have been steps made in order to educate the public on why shooting should no longer be the go to method. Here are just a few reasons:

  • Shooting a wild animal is not as easy as just aiming and shooting. For an inexperienced marksman, catching the creature in the act can be a nightmare!
  • It is not the safest of methods when it comes to getting rid of your opossum problem. Handling a dangerous firearm can be harmful for you and anyone close by so use a firearm only if you have to and do so with extreme caution.
  • Local ordinances and regulations in and around your area were placed specifically with safety in mind and you should check them all out before you go ahead and doing anything. Found not following the law could land you in jail and with some pretty hefty fines to pay!
  • This method is highly un-practically especially in urban and suburban areas where you may end up shooting something other than your main target. A stray bullet can very well injury a beloved pet dog or cat, or a loved one. It could also very well lead to death.

Chemical deterrents

Although popular and very much out in the market, chemical deterrents don’t necessarily have the best results when it comes to keeping opossums away. Chemical deterrents also seep into the soil and destroy your garden. Not to mention because they are obviously hazardous chemicals in them, they are also dangerous for your pets and humans not just the opossums you want to keep away.


Trapping is probably one of the better methods that will be mentioned in this article. It will indeed keep groundhogs away and in more effective and efficient manner too. It is also a more humane way of doing so.

All you have to do is set up several baited cages in certain areas where you think the opossums are likely to travel and wait. Keep checking the traps regularly and see if you catch anything.


This is the second method that is a far better method of keeping opossums away from your property. It is also a more permanent method. If you decide to build a fence around your garden to keep away wild animals such as opossums, it should at least be three feet tall and made out of wire mesh and buried securely into the ground about one foot deep.

The only downside to this method is that it may end up being time-consuming and prove to be expensive but the investment might be worth it if it keeps the pesky creatures away.

This Month's Advice: What Should I Do If I Find A Nest Of Wild Animal In The Attic?

The most common animals that go into an attic are mothers that are looking for a safe place to give birth ad raise their babies. Attics are ideal because they offer protection from the weather and predators and often have some food sources for the Mobile animals. A variety of wild animals can easily get into the attics of building and homes to cause a serious infestation. In most cases, people normally find out about the presence of the animal in their attic when they begin to hear noises coming from their attic. The louder the noise, the more severe the infestation is. Also, if the animal in the attic already has a nest it will simply signify the aim of the animal in coming into your attic, which is to make a nest of babies. You must do something quickly when you discover an Alabama wild animal nest in your attic to avoid having a serious problem you will not be able to control.

Confirm If There Is a Nest of Babies in the Attic
Depending on the season of the year and the kind of animal in your attic, you have to confirm whether there are babies in the nest found in your attic. Most wild animals normally enter breeding season immediately once they are out of hibernation after winter. But to avoid killing innocent baby Mobile wild animals you must ensure that you confirm whether there are babies in the nest or not before taking any drastic action.

If There Are No Babies in the Nest, Remove the Nest Immediately
If you have found a wild animal nest in your attic and discover there are no babies, then you have to immediately remove the nest. That will help to disturb the Alabama animal and make it uncomfortable staying in your attic. While removing the nest, ensure the animal is not inside to avoid getting a bite from the animal which may result in a serious health hazard.

Remove the Possible Food Sources for the Wild Animal
Make sure you clear up the entire environment as well as your attic. Remove the possible food sources for the animal, which will help to keep the animal off permanently from your attic. Remove your pet foods, cover up your garbage and ensure your compound is neat and well cleaned. It is important for you to be aware of the diseases Mobile wild animal droppings and urine can cause before handling the nest in your attic.

Hire a Wild Animal Removal Expert When You Find a Wild Animal Nest in Your Attic
Whether there are babies in the wild animal nest in your attic or not, the professionals will know the best way to completely remove the nest for the animal to move to another place. You can easily contact a professional animal removal service in your area and get the problem solved without experiencing any form of stress. Some wild animal removal companies do not charge a huge amount of money to render their service to clients.

Past Advice Articles:
Are Alabama Foxes Dangerous Pets?
What Should I Do If I Find A Nest Of Wild Animal In The Attic?
What Is Goose Egg Addling?
What is The Best Brand of Cage Trap?
Mobile Alabama Free Public Raccoon Animal control
Is Wild Animal Feces Dangerous To Touch or Breathe?