I need to know how to get rid of opossum and fast!
My wife and I have an RV, and we used to spend every summer driving around to different places, enjoying life on the road. I got sick two years ago, though, so the RV has just been sitting on our pad on the side of the house. My wife was so great. Sometimes, when I was feeling the worst, she would pull out a map and we would figure out where we wanted to go on our next trip. Planning it all out gave me something to look forward to, and I swear it helped me get well faster.
So, this year, I’m well enough to go. I waited until the weather warmed up a little, and then decided to get out there and get the RV ready for our upcoming trip. I woke up that Saturday morning excited and ready to work. Had no idea, though, what was in store for me.
I opened up that door and WHAM! The smell hit me like a ton of bricks. Cupboards were open, stuff was strewn all around, stuffing from the dining bench had been pulled out and matted around. The worst part, though, was the excrement. It was huge and smelled horrible . . . one of the worst odors I’ve ever smelled in my life. And some of it even looked fresh. Disgusting.
Now, my day of excitedly getting the RV ready for our summer vacation turned into a day of getting rid of opossum and cleaning up after them. Good thing my wife came running out of the house when she did, too. I was headed on into the RV with a bag to start the cleanup, but she told me that opossum droppings can have roundworm. The last thing I want to do is get sick with something else right now. We decided to call in a professional to do the cleanup and help us get rid of the opossum.
Made me so mad to see all our stuff being hauled out of the RV and thrown away. A lot of it could be salvaged, but some of it was broken or filthy. I just hoped they could get that awful smell out of there. No matter how clean and sterile they got it, I wouldn’t be able to sleep in there if any of that awful stench remained.
A neighbor caught an opossum in a raccoon trap a night or two after that, but I was sure there were more. I’m sure some mama opossum had babies in there, and opossums tend to return to their nests year after year. We had to make sure we got rid of every opossum before I’d be comfortable parking our RV in our driveway again.
Fortunately, the cleanup went well. They sterilized the RV and got rid of the smell. A few more opossum were trapped while we were gone on our trip that summer. We had a great summer after all, but it still made me mad to think some opossum family had made their home in our place. Good thing I hadn’t known about it while I was sick.