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i just catch them or shoot them so they won't eat my chickens, i didn't know anything about EPM!
11/10/2008 9:38:56 PM
11/10/2008 9:20:40 PM
Keep Food Covered and stored inside.
11/10/2008 8:57:46 PM
Keep food waste in enclosed garbage cans, limited access to barn cats food, no outside food scraps
11/10/2008 8:55:59 PM
11/10/2008 8:48:26 PM
have a barn cat and dogs. keep horse feed in cans
11/10/2008 8:32:28 PM
Take up cat food at night; shoot possums I see.
11/10/2008 7:42:33 PM
11/10/2008 6:55:13 PM
Trap & shoot
11/10/2008 6:03:03 PM
We have six dogs to roam the land
11/10/2008 5:07:54 PM
shoot them on sight
11/10/2008 5:03:52 PM
11/10/2008 4:26:48 PM
I board so I do not have hands on control, but I do have my horse vaccinated with the new/trial vacc
11/10/2008 4:10:18 PM
no food sources, trap and euthanatize
11/10/2008 3:50:43 PM
11/10/2008 3:44:50 PM
don'[t have possums here
11/10/2008 3:37:11 PM
Shoot them when we see them. We also do not keep cat food around and we make horse feed inaccessabl
11/10/2008 3:03:37 PM
all feeds are covered tightly in containers and my husband hunts them**
11/10/2008 1:45:08 PM
Keep the brush trimmed back well away from pastures.
11/10/2008 1:23:25 PM
11/10/2008 11:54:08 AM
I have dogs that kill opossums
11/10/2008 11:30:26 AM
what should you do
11/10/2008 10:46:55 AM
11/10/2008 9:34:28 AM
keep food & trash locked up
11/10/2008 12:36:05 AM
11/9/2008 9:54:44 PM
11/9/2008 7:38:10 PM
11/9/2008 6:07:45 PM
Shoot them on sight when found in or near the barn. It's awful, but works.
11/9/2008 6:03:18 PM
have a dog to discourage them.
11/9/2008 5:34:22 PM
Have 3 dogs that eradicate them in the barn and on our property.
11/9/2008 5:29:26 PM
Pick up spilled feed quickly, cut grass short around the barn area, use repellents
11/9/2008 5:08:42 PM
kill !, shovel into trash bag my dream horse has EPM!
11/9/2008 2:01:44 PM
Trap and elliminate them.
11/9/2008 12:28:22 PM
Shoot them on site
11/8/2008 9:07:30 PM
We never take feed in the pastures or paddocks.
11/8/2008 8:13:12 PM
the only time we see possum is on the road not around the barn
11/8/2008 4:37:34 PM
Wire fencing and dogs
11/8/2008 2:16:22 PM
plenty of dogs
11/8/2008 10:49:50 AM
No popossums up Here yet, as far as I know.
11/8/2008 9:30:31 AM
Has anyone tested waterfowl (Canadian geese) for this disease?
11/8/2008 12:08:46 AM
.22 Mag. and a spot light
11/7/2008 4:41:28 PM
there is only one type of good opossum!
11/7/2008 4:11:43 PM
My dog , Gus . He's the best varmit dog around. He'll sit under a tree all night just waiting for a
11/7/2008 3:11:06 PM
Try to capture and eliminate them.
11/7/2008 2:28:12 PM
A dog that REALLY doesn't like them
11/7/2008 1:27:39 PM
Set traps, with no luck. My Icelandic had EPM this yr.
11/7/2008 12:56:02 PM
Wire mesch fence to the ground
11/7/2008 12:06:51 PM
We don't have opossums!
11/7/2008 10:52:52 AM
feed cats away from horse food storage areas
11/7/2008 10:49:48 AM
fence with 2x4 wire
11/7/2008 10:20:18 AM
11/7/2008 10:07:54 AM
No opossums around us.
11/7/2008 10:03:45 AM
keep water source off ground, keep feed, barn and cat food locked up, shoot them when we see them
11/7/2008 10:03:32 AM
We keep dogs and cats to help keep wild animals off the property
11/7/2008 9:24:36 AM
11/7/2008 9:08:28 AM
catch and release; permit foxes to den on property
11/7/2008 8:32:04 AM
keep my place spotless and feed locked up
11/7/2008 8:05:10 AM
we have livestock guardian dogs on the job and keep feed in metal cans with lids
11/7/2008 8:00:39 AM
shoot them dead
11/7/2008 7:53:03 AM
11/7/2008 7:33:21 AM
Opos are too prevalent; no steps are effective
11/7/2008 3:56:48 AM
Haven't ever seen an opossum here in NW Washington
11/7/2008 2:56:20 AM
Possums are not really an issue in my area (CO)
11/7/2008 1:51:59 AM
keep a claen barn area ans shoot any of them we see.
11/7/2008 12:10:47 AM
Live trap...them kill them:(
11/6/2008 11:49:29 PM
Keep grain locked away and in steel barrels.
11/6/2008 10:41:11 PM
Hunt & shoot them, burn carcass
11/6/2008 10:24:51 PM
trap coon and possium
11/6/2008 10:23:38 PM
Catch in Hav-a-Hart trap and relocate nowhere near horses (we live in FL and I lost my horse to EPM)
11/6/2008 9:57:34 PM
There are very few opossums in my area.
11/6/2008 9:49:35 PM
trap and remove
11/6/2008 9:44:15 PM
Trap and destroy any we find.
11/6/2008 9:28:31 PM
i trap and then shoot them!
11/6/2008 9:13:38 PM
I have Jack Russels
11/6/2008 8:43:52 PM
11/6/2008 8:40:04 PM
Keep barn closed, feed tubs closed.
11/6/2008 8:19:08 PM
yes I keep 4 dogs
11/6/2008 7:26:45 PM
we don't have opossums where I live.
11/6/2008 6:31:58 PM
Keep them away from the manure pile and clean the manure from the field regularly
11/6/2008 5:56:18 PM
too arid here for o's
11/6/2008 5:50:57 PM
electric fence low to the ground to keep out critters
11/6/2008 5:45:46 PM
leave no grain on the ground under feed buckets
11/6/2008 5:26:04 PM
No opossums on Vancouver Island
11/6/2008 5:22:49 PM
we don't really have an issue with oppossums so we haven't had to take any preventative steps...
11/6/2008 4:58:50 PM
We don't have them in our area of the country
11/6/2008 4:51:15 PM
Live trapped several over the years, only when I see them.
11/6/2008 4:49:18 PM
with 26 rhodesian ridge backs, coons, coyotes, possums take off fast
11/6/2008 4:40:55 PM
11/6/2008 4:33:26 PM
use horse designed no climb fencing on my perimeter to limit intrusion from outside critters
11/6/2008 4:25:24 PM
I shoot 'em all!!!!
11/6/2008 4:15:14 PM
I limit their access to hay by keeping it in a tightly closed barn.
11/6/2008 3:52:50 PM
After horses eat I turn the feed bowls upside down. All feed/grain kept in galvanize trash cans.
11/6/2008 3:44:07 PM
SHOOT AND TRAP THEM
11/6/2008 3:34:24 PM
We set traps
11/6/2008 3:31:09 PM
11/6/2008 3:23:36 PM
have plenty of dogs
11/6/2008 3:22:12 PM
The coyotes get them.
11/6/2008 3:21:46 PM
feed is stored in rodent proof containers
11/6/2008 2:53:27 PM
WE do not have opossums in Alberta Canada
11/6/2008 2:46:26 PM
cover feed; use large water tubs which are inaccessible to smaller animals
11/6/2008 2:45:39 PM
kill all I find
11/6/2008 2:43:43 PM
have no idea how i'd be able to do that
11/6/2008 2:41:20 PM
11/6/2008 2:35:02 PM
Opossums do not cause EPM.
11/6/2008 2:31:37 PM
Take up pet food at night to discourage them having a regular source of food.
11/6/2008 12:43:33 PM
we kill any oppossums that we see on our property.
11/6/2008 12:32:30 PM
11/6/2008 11:46:02 AM
we have dogs outside that discourage opossums and raccoons from coming around. They will kill them.
11/6/2008 11:21:50 AM
My farm dogs keep all vermin off property. Fence off ponds and only provide fresh water&clean tubs
11/6/2008 11:12:40 AM
Barn is secured against critters.
11/6/2008 9:56:23 AM
11/6/2008 9:44:47 AM
22 rifle, pitch fork - and just keep the area around the barn clean & unfriendly to opossums
11/6/2008 9:36:23 AM
I have had live traps out for years and still had 1 horse to get epm. What else can you do?
11/6/2008 9:09:01 AM
Keep property tidy!
11/6/2008 8:52:16 AM
i have jack russels no sweet feed no spilt feed
11/6/2008 5:40:01 AM
We have humane traps set. We shoot and dispose of the varmit.
11/6/2008 1:09:12 AM
keep grain in critter tight containers and my Doberman does the rest
11/5/2008 11:43:31 PM
trap them and move them far far away monthly
11/5/2008 11:10:02 PM
we don't have any for some reason
11/5/2008 11:03:53 PM
keep feed and trash out of reach
11/5/2008 10:50:46 PM
Haven't seen a possum since we moved to Arizona desert; had a lot of them in California however!
11/5/2008 10:44:21 PM
feed cats at house, transport caught live animals to other place
11/5/2008 10:21:21 PM
11/5/2008 10:13:33 PM
This is Florida, there
11/5/2008 9:57:04 PM
Try to scare them away.
11/5/2008 9:34:12 PM
shoot and or relocate them
11/5/2008 9:24:12 PM
I live trap the opposums
11/5/2008 9:13:20 PM
eliminate access to cat food every night
11/5/2008 8:52:43 PM
I've only seen one in 12 years.
11/5/2008 8:13:48 PM
Installed a no-climb horse fence
11/5/2008 7:41:49 PM
lost 1 horse due to it. Elimate any that are around
11/5/2008 7:41:27 PM
protect feed from possum. Water from elevated tubs.
11/5/2008 7:02:41 PM
I don't know how
11/5/2008 6:22:02 PM
shoot tyhe possums if I see them
11/5/2008 6:17:37 PM
I keep my feed in metal trash cans. Also keep my hay in a secure shed.
11/5/2008 6:17:36 PM
my blue healer loves to kill them for me!
11/5/2008 6:12:17 PM
keep feed locked up and my dogs love to patrol the property
11/5/2008 5:41:12 PM
trap & remove
11/5/2008 5:36:43 PM
11/5/2008 5:22:47 PM
Put up cat food at night. I have one horse with EPM already.
11/5/2008 5:16:02 PM
Trap and shoot them. Do not leave food (i.e., cat food out at night)
11/5/2008 4:47:13 PM
Not opossums in UK
11/5/2008 4:39:02 PM
We don't have any opossums where I live
11/5/2008 4:23:24 PM
set up traps
11/5/2008 3:53:21 PM
11/5/2008 3:51:13 PM
I have four dogs that keep the possums running
11/5/2008 3:48:19 PM
Have never seen an opossum in Wyoming!!
11/5/2008 2:52:58 PM
trap and remove them, try not to leave to much food for them
11/5/2008 2:31:23 PM
Wildlife has a hard enough time existing with people without adding to it.
11/5/2008 2:31:14 PM
Don't leave out catfood.
11/5/2008 2:10:52 PM
11/5/2008 2:05:09 PM
kill & dispose of
11/5/2008 1:57:10 PM
keep barn very clean ... lots of activity (dogs) .. shoot on site!!! Goes for raccoons too
11/5/2008 1:50:55 PM
11/5/2008 1:39:11 PM
11/5/2008 1:26:50 PM
Keep a dog and keep no garbage or open feed around.
11/5/2008 1:19:07 PM
fencing that goes down in the ground
11/5/2008 1:14:15 PM
take late nite walks and leave the dogs out!
11/5/2008 1:13:53 PM
There are several dogs at my bran. Maybe they help keep opossums away.
11/5/2008 12:54:55 PM
shoot, shovel, hit & run
11/5/2008 12:49:44 PM
I had no idea about the danger.
11/5/2008 12:48:12 PM
keep food covered; shoot every one we see
11/5/2008 12:31:38 PM
Keep feeds locked up and doors closed. Also have dogs.
11/5/2008 12:25:25 PM
I water all horses from tanks up off the ground. I feed horses in feeders off the ground.
11/5/2008 12:19:44 PM
11/5/2008 12:13:54 PM
I board my horses, so I have no control over it
11/5/2008 12:09:00 PM
trap/relocate or kill
11/5/2008 12:08:39 PM
I lost a great horse to epm so we KILL all opossums
11/5/2008 12:07:40 PM
we trap them, then shoot them.
11/5/2008 12:05:33 PM
let the coyotes have 'em
11/5/2008 12:05:16 PM
11/5/2008 11:54:03 AM
We do not have Opossums problems in Colorado
11/5/2008 11:52:25 AM
Use a cat door in the feed room door to limit access by feral animals.
11/5/2008 11:45:22 AM
We shoot the suckers.
11/5/2008 11:42:13 AM
Trap them and dispose
11/5/2008 11:28:47 AM
I cover grains and keep hay in barn. we have plenty of predators. dogs, owls, hawks
11/5/2008 11:28:06 AM
yes, but darn if I didn't just see a opossum in the barn this morning - 1st in 5 years!
11/5/2008 10:52:57 AM
no barn cats, no cat food around
11/5/2008 10:34:50 AM
Beat on them with 2x4, trap them, shoot them...
11/5/2008 10:30:18 AM
clear underbrush, no access to feed rooms, keep dogs on property
11/5/2008 10:10:39 AM
The barn is closed up tight for the night every night, and lids to feed bins are locked down.
11/5/2008 10:10:19 AM
I live in Michigan. We don't leave food around, but there is really no way to avoid possoms.
11/5/2008 9:54:34 AM
Live catch and release, don't leave feed for cats in barn, I have a GREAT dog!!!
11/5/2008 9:33:31 AM
the dogs naturally keep them away.
11/5/2008 9:33:03 AM
I no longer live in an area where there are opossums, thank goodness, creepy little creatures!
11/5/2008 9:31:43 AM
11/5/2008 9:26:11 AM
kill the little demons!!! (have 1 w/EPM)
11/5/2008 9:22:28 AM
Wish I knew how to
11/5/2008 9:18:02 AM
wouldn't know what to do
11/5/2008 9:07:28 AM
wehave coy dogs in our area
11/5/2008 9:00:57 AM
Keep all foodstuffs in metal containers. All cats and dogs are fed in the house. No food outside.
11/5/2008 8:56:41 AM
I keep dogs and cats to make the barn and pasture unwelcoming
11/5/2008 8:52:45 AM
yes,shoot any i see
11/5/2008 8:48:49 AM
My dogs, rat terriers, won't let them near the property.
11/5/2008 8:44:22 AM
wWe shoot any that are near horse areas
11/5/2008 8:43:37 AM
Put away the cat food!
11/5/2008 8:29:59 AM
11/5/2008 8:26:00 AM
11/5/2008 8:18:05 AM
all feed (including cat food) is securely locked away.
11/5/2008 8:17:46 AM
Vaccinate annually. Except this fall, our vet said the vaccine is not available from manufacturer.
11/5/2008 8:13:01 AM
KEEP ALL FEED CONTAINED, HAVE GUARD DOGS AT NIGHT IN TWENTY YEARS ONLY TWO OPOSSUMS GOT CLOSE
11/5/2008 8:12:24 AM
11/5/2008 8:06:23 AM
We don't have possums around here.
11/5/2008 8:05:48 AM
11/5/2008 8:00:27 AM
keep all feeds tightly covered
11/5/2008 7:59:11 AM
shoot if possible
11/5/2008 7:55:11 AM
don't have any opossums here
11/5/2008 7:48:29 AM
11/5/2008 7:40:11 AM
Keeping food put away, covering water sources at night.
11/5/2008 7:11:51 AM
properlystore feed, do not feed off teh ground and use humane traps to capture and remove opossums.
11/5/2008 6:48:03 AM
We kill possums on sight!
11/5/2008 6:45:30 AM
fencing, no food outside
11/5/2008 6:42:07 AM
Make sure they don't have access to food storage areas
11/5/2008 2:30:39 AM
trap and kill
11/5/2008 1:46:17 AM
keep garbage up; shoot them if they persist in coming around
11/5/2008 1:40:02 AM
11/5/2008 1:37:07 AM
Barn I board at does not limit - but I not seen any opussums around
11/5/2008 1:34:19 AM
Don't have possums here in the desert
11/5/2008 1:20:12 AM
None around here.
11/5/2008 1:01:19 AM
I have lived here all my life and never seen 1 opossum. Thankfully we just don't have them here
11/5/2008 12:21:37 AM
No cats on the property
11/5/2008 12:05:21 AM
11/5/2008 12:01:08 AM
human traps and release them out in the wild where there is no farms at all.
11/5/2008 12:00:44 AM
Keep all feed in tight containers, have a big dog!
11/4/2008 11:37:49 PM
we are up in Canada where there are no possums
11/4/2008 11:33:55 PM
no pet food left out of doors;no food in compost pile
11/4/2008 11:31:17 PM
11/4/2008 11:30:38 PM
I would if there were opossums where I live.
11/4/2008 11:22:05 PM
trap and transfer
11/4/2008 11:04:22 PM
opossums are not common in my area
11/4/2008 10:38:46 PM
Keep grain in metal cans in closed feed room. Also, have dogs and cats roam the area frequently.
11/4/2008 10:33:12 PM
I kill them whenever I can.
11/4/2008 10:32:54 PM
11/4/2008 10:32:06 PM
We have four dogs. They even keep the mice in control.
11/4/2008 10:17:42 PM
I make sure not to leave any feed out and pick up all uneaten cat food.
11/4/2008 10:14:33 PM
I rely on a .22 rifle and a good eye to limit the possum population
11/4/2008 10:09:52 PM
TRAPS AND A .22
11/4/2008 9:59:00 PM
Keep feed covered. Keep area well lighted.
11/4/2008 9:53:05 PM
I shoot them if they are on my property
11/4/2008 9:51:38 PM
With increased activity around the barn and barn cats and dogs we don't have problems with possums.
11/4/2008 9:51:08 PM
WE do keep our feed in metal containers in a locked storage room in the barn.
11/4/2008 9:46:39 PM
keep all hay and grain securly covered at all times. clean feed buckets and water buckets daily.
11/4/2008 9:46:35 PM
trap them and then shoot them
11/4/2008 9:45:07 PM
check for opossums and elimanate any we find.
11/4/2008 9:40:40 PM
they are exterminated when found
11/4/2008 9:39:19 PM
feed the hay off the ground in the pasture
11/4/2008 9:32:51 PM
Between the dogs and cats, we never see any sign of opossums
11/4/2008 9:18:42 PM
keep an outside very territorial dog
11/4/2008 9:18:26 PM
too many in this area to be able to have any control over them!
We do not have opossum where i live in Canada
11/4/2008 9:02:03 PM
as much as I can.
11/4/2008 9:00:59 PM
I keep live traps set and also use a rifle.
11/4/2008 8:53:17 PM
11/4/2008 8:53:04 PM
have guard dogs that kill them
11/4/2008 8:48:29 PM
Live trap and remove if possible, shoot if not possible
11/4/2008 8:44:04 PM
No opossums in my area so not a risk
11/4/2008 8:41:24 PM
11/4/2008 8:35:37 PM
We trap/shoot any that cruise the barn looking for food.
11/4/2008 8:26:47 PM
I have 2 dogs that HATE opossums and they take care of them.
11/4/2008 8:24:40 PM
we have very few up here in NW Montana.. I will remove them if I see one
11/4/2008 8:22:41 PM
limiting plantings that attract opposums, let dogs run free at night.
11/4/2008 8:21:09 PM
Do not keep oat hay or other tastey morsels on the property. Lockup feedrooms, etc....
11/4/2008 8:21:00 PM
11/4/2008 8:13:12 PM
Close up cats/food; as for my horse, supplement to reduce herpes virus level and boost immune system
11/4/2008 8:11:30 PM
Everything and anything neccesary!
11/4/2008 8:09:38 PM
Do not have items around that will attract them, such as food.
11/4/2008 8:09:10 PM
11/4/2008 8:07:56 PM
There are no opossum issues in my area
11/4/2008 7:59:19 PM
We don't have them here!
11/4/2008 7:59:15 PM
None of those critters in our Pacific NW area-just coyotes and our feisty mare takes care of them .
11/4/2008 7:53:46 PM
11/4/2008 7:51:59 PM
We have the meanest barn cat you ever saw!
11/4/2008 7:45:28 PM
Our farm dogs dispatch them
11/4/2008 7:44:35 PM
Keep my hay source absolutely secured in a separate building with an overhead door.
11/4/2008 7:39:51 PM
trap and shoot
11/4/2008 7:39:09 PM
we shoot them
11/4/2008 7:35:00 PM
11/4/2008 7:34:40 PM
Live trap and destroy unwanted captures.
11/4/2008 7:31:46 PM
Get rid of any possums, keep feed in closed containers, Large Dog
11/4/2008 7:29:09 PM
11/4/2008 7:26:27 PM
we kill the little buggars when they show up. Now have a dog to chase them off.
11/4/2008 7:17:09 PM
open barn doors are screened - pond fenced off.
11/4/2008 7:17:00 PM
we've tried elec. wire, motion sensor horns and keeping the dogs in the barn at night, all for nada.
11/4/2008 7:16:13 PM
have a dog who kills them
11/4/2008 7:15:16 PM
1. keep grass short. 2. set traps & shoot them. 3.keep clean feed, hay & facilites. 4 read inform.
11/4/2008 7:15:01 PM
I've never seen one in our area, nor have I heard of EPM here
11/4/2008 7:11:24 PM
11/4/2008 7:10:53 PM
Stopped leaving the cats' food out at night
11/4/2008 7:09:25 PM
This is 1st yr w/opossum and simply making sure there is no cat food at night has helped immensely
11/4/2008 7:08:38 PM
Thank goodness no possums in NV
11/4/2008 6:47:50 PM
LOL I don't live where there are opossums!!!
11/4/2008 6:45:42 PM
keep food up, keep dogs out, and shoot any I see
11/4/2008 6:44:27 PM
Have skunks but no opossums
11/4/2008 6:37:54 PM
11/4/2008 6:30:12 PM
11/4/2008 6:28:27 PM
Trap and kill any possum in my barn.
11/4/2008 6:17:45 PM
The traffic seems to do a pretty good job of taking care of them!
11/4/2008 6:14:06 PM
We live in area where ther are no opossums
11/4/2008 6:12:29 PM
I trap them in a live trap and then I shoot them.
11/4/2008 6:09:30 PM
11/4/2008 6:04:33 PM
Had my wonderful gelding put down for EPM X1 year ago. Now keep areas clean as possible
11/4/2008 6:01:44 PM
Not sure what I could do to prevent opossums
11/4/2008 5:55:44 PM
no brush piles or places for them
11/4/2008 5:55:31 PM
When I do have them in my barn I trap them
11/4/2008 5:55:06 PM
Grain is kept in an old chest freezer. It is rodent proof and inexpensive.
11/4/2008 5:55:05 PM
I keep all feedstuffs enclosed and secured
11/4/2008 5:53:21 PM
pick up any cat food for the barn cats at night, and keep the hay barn doors shut.
11/4/2008 5:50:49 PM
Keep grain in metal containers
11/4/2008 5:49:18 PM
I never leave pet food outside.
11/4/2008 5:48:50 PM
11/4/2008 5:48:37 PM
The dogs keep the opossums from being comfortable at our place
11/4/2008 5:48:35 PM
the horses have no tolerance for strange animals in their pasture
11/4/2008 5:40:43 PM
11/4/2008 5:39:43 PM
dispatch all opossoms and raccoons whenever possible
11/4/2008 5:35:53 PM
kill the little buggers!
11/4/2008 5:35:22 PM
11/4/2008 5:33:39 PM
We shoot them on site to prevent disease.
11/4/2008 5:30:24 PM
It's about host health of the horse. Clear ouot the oppposums, but feed the horses immune systems!
11/4/2008 5:29:50 PM
No opossums in my country.
11/4/2008 5:26:33 PM
keep feed secure; watch for critters--just went thru EPM with gelding; luckily is doing well..
11/4/2008 5:22:35 PM
We have many barn cats and dogs. Also, we trap and move them to Federal Forest land.
11/4/2008 5:21:53 PM
limit cat food availability; keep areas near barn tidy
11/4/2008 5:20:11 PM
I board my horses so I expect the stables to take care of this.
11/4/2008 5:19:37 PM
Put cat food away overnight, keep all horrse feed in closed containers, shoot possums.
11/4/2008 5:15:24 PM
Kill any opposums in or near the barn
11/4/2008 5:13:58 PM
I don't know what to do. I can't seem to get them to stop coming back.
11/4/2008 5:11:54 PM
Dog/barn cats don't tolerate them. Shoot em if we have to.
11/4/2008 5:11:36 PM
Trained, enthusiastic dogs that are encouraged to hunt con, possoms and coyotes. They are free 24/7
11/4/2008 5:10:18 PM
Clean up brush in pastures, clean up fruit trees, pick up dead carcus on road
11/4/2008 5:10:04 PM
I have fenced off my pastures from the creeks on my property as well as keep my water troughs clean.
11/4/2008 5:09:42 PM
11/4/2008 5:08:27 PM
We don't have opossums in the desert (AZ)
11/4/2008 5:08:12 PM
we don't have opossums in Colorado
11/4/2008 5:07:44 PM
I kill them every chance I get
11/4/2008 5:06:40 PM
11/4/2008 5:03:13 PM
Diamond-mesh fences on exterior of farm
11/4/2008 5:02:51 PM
kill and remove them
11/4/2008 5:02:20 PM
What can you do to limit opossums?
11/4/2008 5:00:25 PM
We set traps and shoot on site...my mare had EPM 3 years ago. Great vet discovered it early!
11/4/2008 4:55:20 PM
11/4/2008 4:55:19 PM
trap them and release them in state land about a mile away
11/4/2008 4:52:13 PM
Limit the food supply; i.e. garbage and cat food are both tightly covered
11/4/2008 4:51:40 PM
I trap & kill them.
11/4/2008 4:50:20 PM
I store all feed. I ELIMINATE all opossums
11/4/2008 4:46:11 PM
KEEP ALL FEED IN METAL CONTAINERS. NEVER LEAVE CAT FOOD OUT AT NIGHT.
11/4/2008 4:44:55 PM
not sure its possible in the south
11/4/2008 4:42:21 PM
set live traps and take them to the game reserve
11/4/2008 4:41:46 PM
Don't have opossums in our area
11/4/2008 4:41:09 PM
Never see them as we have dogs that keep eveything away
11/4/2008 4:39:00 PM
short if hitting them with our vehicals what can we do?
11/4/2008 4:38:13 PM
We shoot them
11/4/2008 4:36:53 PM
put feed in steel bins they can not get into.
11/4/2008 4:35:43 PM
Not many around and haven't seen any in my pasture or barn area.
11/4/2008 4:35:08 PM
Never leave food (horse/cat/dog) around to attrack. No stock tanks - only elevated waterers
11/4/2008 4:35:07 PM
kill them if they are in the vicinity of the barn, keep the barn clean, no food laying about
11/4/2008 4:32:55 PM
Four big dogs, three fierce goats, and a watch-donkey maintain law & order in the pastures & barn!
11/4/2008 4:32:30 PM
Keep feed in metal drums with tight lid, and trap and shoot any that are hanging around.
11/4/2008 4:32:00 PM
The Dogs Kill them. We had one horse get EPM in 2003. Hood River Oregon has a lot of Opossums!!
11/4/2008 4:31:36 PM
nasty dog on guard
11/4/2008 4:31:11 PM
Possums are a plague in the NW. Same precautions as for rats
11/4/2008 4:29:34 PM
No, I don't even know what I can do!?!?
11/4/2008 4:24:47 PM
Dogs do a pretty good job
11/4/2008 4:24:41 PM
few around. i make sure things of interest are secure and H2O sources aren't easy 4 them to reach
11/4/2008 4:23:14 PM
Trap and eliminate them!
11/4/2008 4:19:44 PM
The horses spend a lot of time in the timber also. No EPM problems
11/4/2008 4:16:21 PM
Traps set in the barn and run-in shed. Once in the trap, I put a bullet in their brain.
11/4/2008 4:14:50 PM
Our dogs help keep them away, and I have gleefully hit one with my car.
11/4/2008 4:14:42 PM
Seriously doubt opossums are the real problem. 3 horses and the healthiest one gets it and dies? Why
11/4/2008 4:14:05 PM
don't know what to do.
11/4/2008 4:12:49 PM
We don't have opossums where I live
11/4/2008 4:12:41 PM
We had 3 stray dogs decide to live here, nothing else will come on the farm know
11/4/2008 4:09:28 PM
Keep feed and supplements covered, killed one that would not stay away and caused damage.
11/4/2008 4:09:15 PM
We trap them and kill them.
11/4/2008 4:06:34 PM
Keep cat food in airtight container, remove xtra after kitties eat
11/4/2008 4:05:44 PM
we don't have a problem here in northern mn
11/4/2008 4:04:48 PM
11/4/2008 4:03:40 PM
There are very few possums where I live, but my horse got EPM anyway
11/4/2008 4:03:27 PM
Our dog kills opossums on sight. Also shoot them if we see them.
11/4/2008 4:03:13 PM
big white dogs -Great Pyrenees - don't let ANTYHING in the pasture other than horses and sheep
11/4/2008 4:00:06 PM
keep grain in closed containers and dogs deter the opossums from staying
11/4/2008 3:59:34 PM
I wouldn't know how to begin...
11/4/2008 3:56:00 PM
My husband shoots them
11/4/2008 3:49:38 PM
we leave the radio on at night, which seems to have reduce both the opossums and sink sightings
11/4/2008 3:47:36 PM
Dug in no-climb wire and dogs.
11/4/2008 3:47:09 PM
Dirty, nasty little things, I don't even feel bad shooting them.
11/4/2008 3:46:36 PM
shoot or trap - release away from farms
11/4/2008 3:46:12 PM
I purchase steam-crimped and pelleting grain and keep tightly closed for all night creatures.
11/4/2008 3:43:53 PM
I've never seen one here. Plus we have a dog.
11/4/2008 3:39:01 PM
There are not very many in my area
11/4/2008 3:19:00 PM
Don't leave any dog/cat food out that would attract them.
11/4/2008 2:34:54 PM
Lock up my cats and their food at night.
11/4/2008 1:38:07 PM
Shoot them when I can
11/4/2008 1:00:21 PM
keep all cat food in a secure place
11/4/2008 12:43:27 PM
shoot on sight
11/4/2008 11:42:29 AM
11/4/2008 11:01:19 AM
Can't - woods and ponds and wildlife.
11/4/2008 10:59:09 AM
11/4/2008 10:34:56 AM
Live in rural area, trap for mice/rats only
11/4/2008 10:30:45 AM
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