Although opossums have got a bad reputation in the houses being a pest and is responsible for spreading infestations in different parts of the house, but the opossums are also considered beneficial to some extent. In fact the opossums are very useful in the garden of many people. Although they are pests themselves but they can eat up the other small pests in the garden like slugs, snails, rats and other such creatures which might be posing threat to your plants and crops. In addition to this, the opossums can rarely be a problem themselves and therefore they can be safely attracted in the garden to hunt on the small pests of garden and plants. In addition to this, the opossums are very intelligent animals and these are very much entertaining due to their agility. Basically the opossums are wild animals but their habitat has been destroyed much due to agricultural activities and development works. Therefore they can get a safe haven in the garden where they can be mutually beneficial and get shelter and food in return. However it is you’re your skill and responsibility not to let them inside the house otherwise they can prove to be really devastating animals.
Attracting the opossums in yard
There are several agents which can attract the opossum in your garden. For this purpose you have to make certain arrangements and preparations in the garden. There are certain things which are required to be kept in the garden in order to attract the opossums in the yard and garden. Experts recommend placing bowls, nest boxes, fresh produce and cat kibble in order to attract the opossums. There are certain measures which you need to follow in steps.