Opossums can be dangerous to people and domestic animals. They are extremely attracted to homes and buildings where they can get into garbage cans, gardens with cultivated fruits and vegetables, and other wildlife prey can be found. In many cases, opossums will rip through screens or enter into the home or a building through exposed duct vents and other openings. They can be aggressive and have razor sharp teeth and claws.
While they can be trapped using bait, it is illegal to re-release them back into the wild without a permit. Plus, it just puts you at risk of getting bitten or scratched and possibly exposed to disease. Contact Animal Wildlife Trappers immediately if you find an opossum in your home or if you feel one is lurking outdoors and can pose a threat your family or property.