Don’t be alarmed if you see that you have an opossum living in your yard.
be alarmed if you see that you have an opossum living in your yard. A
friend of organic gardening, they can be quite handy. Opossums eat
garden pests such as slugs and rodents and are also great for tick
control. GOT SLUGS? Don't shoo away that
opossum. Opossums may not be right for everyone... If you find that
they have taken up residence under your house, you can easily sway them
out to find a hole to burrow in by placing wadded up paper in the area
where they have entered. Keep a close eye out for when they come out by
knocking the paper over and board up the area. For a barn or other out
building, poke holes in a coffee can and place rags saturated in ammonia
in the can and put the lid on it. They hate the smell of ammonia and
will not return to that space. You won’t want to place the can of
ammonia soaked rags under your house or you may be as offended by the
odor as they are.