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Excel Termite & Pest Control is the #1 New Jersey pest control & extermination company. We have over 27 years experience, and have helped over 40,000 homeowners and businesses with opossum extermination and other pest control. Read on to learn why we are the top choice for pest control in New Jersey, then pick up the phone and call us for same day help with your pest problems.

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Why CallExcel Termite & Pest Control


  • Free Inspection & Estimate

  • Same Day Service, No Extra Charge

  • 27 Years Experience

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  • Locally Owned & Operated

  • Fully Trained, Licensed, & Insured Technicians

New Jersey Opossum Treatment


Opossum

How To Identify An Opossum Problem

Appearance - Opossums are typically about 2 - 3 feet long from nose to tail tip, weighing anywhere from 4- 15 pounds (about the size of a large house cat). Opossums have gray bodies and white faces, with pointed snouts. They have long, hairless tails that are used to wrap around tree branches.

Behavior - New Jersey opossums are marsupials that thrive in both wooded and suburban areas. They will eat almost anything, adding to their ability to flourish and reproduce in suburban areas successfully. There is a reason why these creatures have been around since the time of the dinosaurs.

Roadkill, grass, fruit, garbage, insects, birds and snakes are just a few items that comprise their diet. As a survival mechanism, they often play dead by curling up on their backs. They're also well known for baring their teeth and hissing. This behavior is often mistaken for rabies. Opossum sightings will most likely occur at night since they are nocturnal animals.

You may not see an opossum right away and may instead find your garbage can tipped over and eaten, or find birds or snakes dead in your yard. If you are outside at night, you might see one scurry away after finding a meal. These are both ways to identify if you have an opossum problem on your property.

Why You Might Have Opossums

Since New Jersey opossums do not discriminate when it comes to diet, there are a few things that homeowners can do to discourage opossums from frequenting your property.

Most importantly, do not leave trash outside your home, especially at night, and always make sure your trash bins are completely closed up. If you have fruit trees on your property or a garden, your property may be more likely to be targeted by these creatures.

Reasons To Treat Your Opossum Problem Immediately

Opossums can be great assets to any property as they are only of the only species that feeds on tIcks, but cannot contract any tick-related diseases. Other than this small fact, having opossums on your property can be a nuisance, and they need to be moved promptly.

Although it is a common misconception that opossums spread rabies, they are actually less likely to spread this disease than other animals such as raccoons and household pets.

However, more commonly, opossums in New Jersey are notorious for spreading fleas. Fleas are a major problem, and an infestation can break out very quickly. Because opossums will bite and claw if they feel threatened, it is important that property owners do not take removal into their own hands.

A professional New Jersey wildlife removal technician is trained in humanely and efficiently handling opossum removal.

Our Service Area

  • Bergen County

    Allendale
    Alpine
    Bergenfield
    Bogota
    Carlstadt
    Cliffside Park
    Closter
    Cresskill
    Demarest
    Dumont
    East Rutherford
    Edgewater
    Elmwood Park
    Emerson
    Englewood
    Englewood Cliffs
    Fair Lawn
    Fairview
    Fort Lee
    Franklin Lakes
    Garfield
    Glen Rock
    Hackensack
    Harrington Park
    Hasbrouck Heights
    Haworth
    Hillsdale
    Ho Ho Kus
    Leonia
    Little Ferry
    Lodi
    Lyndhurst
    Mahwah
    Maywood
    Midland Park
    Montvale
    Moonachie
    New Milford
    North Arlington
    North Hackensack
    Northvale
    Norwood
    Oakland
    Old Tappan
    Oradell
    Palisades Park
    Paramus
    Park Ridge
    Ramsey
    Ridgefield
    Ridgefield Park
    Ridgewood
    River Edge
    River Vale
    Rochelle Park
    Rockleigh
    Roselle Park
    Rutherford
    Saddle Brook
    Saddle River
    Teaneck
    Tenafly
    Teterboro
    Upper Montvale
    Upper Saddle River
    Waldwick
    Wallington
    Washington Twp
    West Englewood
    Westwood
    Wood Ridge
    Woodcliff Lake
    Wyckoff

  • Essex County

    Ampere
    Avondale
    Beaufort
    Belleville
    Bloomfield
    Brantwood
    Brookdale
    Caldwell
    Cedar Grove
    East Orange
    Essex Fells
    Fairfield
    Glen Ridge
    Harrison
    Hutton Park
    Kearny
    Livingston
    Llewellyn Park
    Maplewood
    Meadow Village
    Millburn
    Montclair
    Morehousetown
    Newstead
    Newstead North
    North Caldwell
    Northfield
    Nutley
    Oak Island Junction
    Orange
    Pleasantdale
    Roseland
    Roseville
    Short Hills
    South Kearny
    South Orange
    Two Bridges
    Upper Montclair
    Verona
    West Caldwell
    West Orange

  • Hudson County

    Bayonne
    Jersey City
    Hoboken
    Union City
    West New York
    Guttenberg
    Secaucus
    Kearny
    Harrison
    East Newark
    North Bergen
    Weehawken

  • Middlesex County

    Avenel
    Barber
    Brownville
    Carteret
    Chrome
    Clearbrook Park
    Colonia
    Concordia
    Cranbury
    Crossmans
    Dayton
    Dunellen
    East Brunswick
    Edgebrook
    Edison
    Ernston
    Fords
    Gillespie
    Heathcote
    Helmetta
    Highland Park
    Iselin
    Jamesburg
    Kendall Park
    Laurence Harbor
    Lincoln Park
    Madison Park
    Melrose
    Metuchen
    Middlesex
    Milltown
    Monmouth Junction
    Morgan Heights
    New Brunswick
    Old Bridge
    Perth Amboy
    Plainsboro Center
    Port Reading
    Princeton Meadows
    Raritan Gardens
    Rossmoor
    Sayre Woods
    Sayreville
    Sayreville Junction
    Sewaren
    Society Hill
    South Amboy
    South Plainfield
    South River
    Spotswood
    West Carteret
    Westons Mills
    Woodbridge

  • Monmouth County

    Allenhurst
    Allentown
    Allenwood
    Asbury Park
    Atlantic Highlands
    Avon-by-the-Sea
    Belford
    Belmar
    Bradley Beach
    Branchport
    Brielle
    Cliffwood Beach
    Deal
    East Freehold
    East Long Branch
    Eatontown
    Elberon
    Englishtown
    Fair Haven
    Fairview
    Farmingdale
    Freehold
    Freneau
    Galilee
    Highlands
    Interlaken
    Keansburg
    Keyport
    Lake Como
    Leonardo
    Lincroft
    Little Silver
    Little Silver Point
    Loch Arbour
    Long Branch
    Low Moor
    Manasquan
    Matawan
    Mechanicsville
    Monmouth Beach
    Morganville
    Natco
    Navesink
    Navesink Beach
    Neptune City
    Normandie
    North Long Branch
    North Middletown
    Oakhurst
    Ocean Grove
    Oceanport
    Pine Brook
    Port Monmouth
    Port-au-Peck
    Ramtown
    Red Bank
    Reevytown
    Robertsville
    Roosevelt
    Rumson
    Sands Point
    Sea Bright
    Sea Girt
    Shark River Hills
    Shrewsbury
    Shrewsbury
    Spring Lake
    Spring Lake Heights
    Strathmore
    Tinton Falls
    Union Beach
    Wanamassa
    West Belmar
    West End
    West Freehold
    West Long Branch
    Yorketown

  • Passaic County

    Bloomingdale
    Clifton
    Greenwood Lake
    Haledon
    Haskell
    Hawthorne
    Hewitt
    Little Falls
    Mountain View
    Newfoundland
    North Haledon
    Oak Ridge
    Passaic
    Paterson
    Pompton Lakes
    Prospect Park
    Ringwood
    Riverside
    Totowa
    Upper Macopin
    Wanaque
    Wayne
    West Milford
    West Paterson

  • Union County

    Berkeley Heights
    Clark
    Cranford
    Elizabeth
    Fanwood
    Garwood
    Hillside
    Kenilworth
    Linden
    Mountainside
    New Providence
    North Plainfield
    Plainfield
    Rahway
    Roselle
    Scotch Plains
    Springfield
    Summit
    Union
    Westfield
    Winfield
    Winfield Park

What to expect from our treatment


  • Target the Source
    First we identify and target the source of your Opossum problem with our custom treatment.
  • Inside Treatment
    We then treat unfinished basements, garages, crawl spaces, trash areas, attics; wherever there is the possibility for a pest to enter your home or make residence, we will create a barrier to protect you. We deploy a variety of techniques depending on what works best for your situation.
  • Outside Treatment
    We create a protective barrier around your home using a granular base around the foundation. We then treat windows and doors, as well as under siding, to keep the pests out. We will also place a granular bait in your flower and mulch beds so that it is taken back to any potential nests, destroying them.
  • Local New Jersey Owned Business

We exterminate opossums inThree Steps!


  • 1Inspect
    We conduct a free, zero obligation home inspection. We will identify the source of your opossum problem.
  • 2Plan
    We put together a plan that best fits your home in order to eliminate and protect against opossums.
  • 3Exterminate
    We exterminate your opossum problem.

What Our Customers Say


Awesome service and courteous techs! Highly recommend.


December 14th, 2017

Excel Pest control is very professional and also very reliable. I know that I can get great service with them anytime. Excel is very dependable when I need them on any given day, they are more than willing to come out on the same day if needed. So far I am very content with Excel Pest Control.


October 25th, 2017

It was a great experience to work with the entire team. My original contact Otha, was extremely knowledgeable and courteous. Scheduling service was very easy. The technicians that come out for service do a great job!


October 27th, 2017

Our Guarantee


Excel Termite & Pest Control guarantees its treatment plan for a full year. If for whatever reason you have any new opossum problems or other covered pests, we will treat immediately and at no cost to you. Immediately means you are our priority.

The barriers we put in place to protect your home and family against pests will naturally break down over time. This is why over the course of the year we will regularly reapply treatments to ensure your home is protected. For more details on our treatment schedule read our Home Protection Plan page.

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