We run a professional wildlife removal business operating in Alabaster, Alabama. We service the whole Birmingham metropolitan area, and do much of our work in Alabaster. We are a full-service
Alabaster animal trapping and removal company. We specialize in wildlife only, and are not like a regular Alabaster pest control company or Alabaster exterminator. We use humane methods to
solve wild animal problems in Alabama. We solve the root of the problem, by performing home repairs to keep animals out, and preventative measures in addition to critter trapping
and removal. We offer a variety of services, from animal damage repair to waste cleanup, dead animal removal and odor control, and more. We handle several nuisance wildlife
species, including squirrels, raccoons, snakes, skunks, and opossums. We also perform bat removal and bird control services, and rodent control, including poison-free mouse and
rat removal. Give us a call any time at 205-803-6098 to discuss your Alabaster animal control issue, and to schedule a fast appointment.
Alabaster wildlife control tip of the month:
What is a opossum’s mating habits, when do they have babies, how do they raise their young?
The breeding season for an opossum can begin as early as December and continue all the way through October in Alabaster animal control. It is during the months of February through June that most infants end up being born. Most female opossums will have somewhere between one to three litters per year. During this time, the male opossum will try to attract the female by making a series of clicking sounds with his mouth.
It may roughly take eleven to thirteen days after the mating period is over for infant opossums to be born. There could be over twenty infants in one litter but an average-sized litter is about eight to nine infants only.
When they are first born, the infants are so tiny that all twenty of them could fit into a teaspoon! They are hairless, embryo-looking, no bigger than a dime and weigh roughly around .13 grams!
However, their development period doesn’t stop their. In fact, it has only begun. These young opossums make an arduous journey from the birthing canal to the pouch upon entering the immediately latch on to a teat so that they can continue their development process.
The young opossums remain in the mother’s pouch for about two and half months which is around 55 to 70 days at which time, their eyes begin to open. For those two months, their sole source of nutrition is their mother’s milk.
These infants become to big for the pouch and therefore, start climbing out of the pouch and climb onto their mother’s back where they will stay as she scavenges for food.
This is a pivotal point in the lives of the young opossums as this is the time they learn important survival skills such as:
Finding food sources Avoiding predators
If a young opossum were to be separated from his or her mother at some point in Alabaster animal trapping, it will produce a sneezing sound in order to catch her attention. The mother opossum will then reply with clicking sounds at the Alabaster exterminator.
In approximately, three months, the mother will start weaning her infants off and about four to five months, the infants are big enough (around seven to nine inches at this point) to go out on their own. After a few more months, the infants will no longer be infants are now adults and go off on their own.
To learn more about our Alabaster pest animal removal services, visit the Birmingham animal trapping and removal home page or give us a call at 205-803-6098.