What Do Opossum Tracks Look Like?
Opossum tracks are very recognizable, since each foot has five toes and the rear tracks look like those of an infant child. This human resemblance is because the inner toe of each hind foot is opposable like a human thumb. Front prints are around two inches in diameter while hind prints are moderately larger. They are commonly found in the snow or mud around homes and are often accompanied by drag marks from the opossums' tails. Opossum tracks are often found close together and may even overlap since the pests walk with a distinctive shuffling gait. Greater Pittsburgh property owners may also find evidence of footprints along deck railings, downspouts, and trees, which opossums climb to gain access to homes and other buildings.
Getting Rid of Opossums
Spotting opossum tracks around your Greater Pittsburgh yard is a sign that an infestation is present. The pests bring numerous parasites and diseases into homes with them and can be aggressive to house pets and residents alike, due to their territorial nature. To ensure that pest opossums are humanely removed from private properties, the best option is to Contact Us at Critter Control of Greater Pittsburgh. Our trained technicians can easily identify opossum tracks and have the tools to help prevent future infestations.