Opossums are said to be great to have around the garden: they feed on slugs and other garden pests which can help keep populations of these down thus allowing your garden plants to thrive. But that doesn’t mean you need them setting up a permanent home within your home!
Although they are rarely dangerous, they can become a pest in terms of mess, as well as potential structural, insulation and other home maintenance issues. Plus, on rare occasion, when threatened, they may even bite, posing a threat to house pets.
Furthermore, opossums can fit into much smaller gaps than most people realize! They’re able to contort their bodies into gaps of siding and around foundations, and can often be found nesting in wall voids, with the comfort and warmth of insulation proving to be a real siren call for their nesting instinct. All of which means they can invade any manner of cozy spots in your home.