How To Get Rid Of Possums?

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Searching for professional possum removal services? You are not alone! Possum infestations make it necessary to schedule a possum inspection and avail affordable possum removal solutions. As we dwell deeper into knowing about possums and possum infestations, let us first take the question that comes most often, to our possum catchers Melbourne.

How To Get Rid Of Possums

What attracts possums to my property?

Possums are species from the family of kangaroos. Possums behave like kangaroos and have pouch outside their bellies for developing their young ones. Possums are omnivores and can be hectic in neighbourhoods. Possums are scavengers and feed on anything they find. Leaving food scraps in your garbage will definitely keep them around.

Their ample teeth enable them to feed on anything and everything that attracts them. Their food also includes rodents, worms, frogs, snails, and slugs or birdseed, nuts, berries, and even dry and canned food. In case possums get attracted and infest your premises, avail emergency possum removal service!

How to Identify Possum Entry Points Into Your Home?

Possums usually live in forested and brushy habitats, but they have adapted well to living in cities and suburbs. Possums den wherever it is dry, sheltered and safe, like burrows, rock crevices, hollow stumps, wood piles and spaces under buildings or even eaves and roof openings.

Possums shave sharp claws, so any damage to wood or insulation should be an indication! Possums can become a nuisance if they nest in roof spaces/guttering etc. If a possum is found, it should be removed safely and sustainably. Possums may occasionally take shelter in house roofs, which brings us to the next most frequent query that comes to our possum catchers Melbourne!

How to Get Rid of Possums in Roof:

Brush-tailed possums like to live in roof cavities. As these possums are territorial, removing one will not solve your problem as new possums will shortly move into the vacant territory. A relocated possum will not survive in a new territory. So, you need to rehouse them nearby, away from your roof, ideally in a tree in your garden. It is illegal to relocate or kill a possum.

Repel possums by sprinkling the roof cavity with quassia chips and putting a light into the roof cavity and leaving it on for three days and nights. The combination of the light and the smell drives the possums out of your roof. The best and safest option is to hire possum catchers Melbourne for professional possum removal services!

Are Possums Dangerous to Humans and Pets?

According to a study by the humane wildlife conflict resolution for The Humane Society, possums are shy, harmless animals. They are usually, the size of an average housecat. Possums do not pose any major risk or danger to people or pets and they usually tend to avoid encroaching on human territory or that of other animals and pets.

Possums are generally docile, non-aggressive animals and avoid confrontations. If escape is not possible, the threatened possum may show its teeth or bite in self-defence, as any animal would. In case of possum bite, make sure to wash with soap and water thoroughly and apply an antiseptic. In case of inflammation or swelling, seek medical help immediately.

Common Signs of Possum Infestation:

  • Unpleasant smell and stench in your surroundings is an indication of opossum infestation.
  • Frequent and. loud animal noises can be a sign of possum infestation
  • Missing pet food.
  • Unexplained exterior damage to your home or surroundings.

The best way to keep your premises and your people safe from possums and possum infestations is to avail best, effective reliable and affordable possum removal solutions from Pest Control Doctor!


Reviewed by: John Smith, Ph.D., MSc

John Smith is a renowned expert in the pest control industry, with over 20 years of experience in the field. He is a licensed pest control professional, and has worked for both commercial and residential clients throughout his career.Throughout his career, John has developed innovative and effective pest control strategies, and has helped countless clients rid their homes and businesses of unwanted pests. He takes pride in his work and is dedicated to providing the highest level of service to his clients as well as providing technical assistance to branch offices and clients throughout Australia.In addition to his professional work, John is an active member of several pest control industry organizations, and regularly contributes to industry publications. He also prepares scientific reports for Ace Pest Control on any changes or updates to government regulations affecting the Pest Control industry.


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