There is no doubt that almost anyone’s compound or backyard will attract different types of pests and insects that may be a nuisance, and this being possum breeding season leading into spring, you may easily find yourself invaded with possums. Just like any other pest problem, you need to take control of the situation before the possums do. So what do you need to do so as to get rid of possums from your home?
Since with such pests there are risks once they find a home in your property, you need to carefully think about the best preventive measures. When it comes to dealing with possums, prevention is the perfect approach. Always try to keep your home as clean as possible, seal openings in the buildings and avoid leaving foods outside. Such measures will discourage possums from coming to your house, attic, etc. The major challenge is the fact that a lot of preventive techniques will not work well because these creatures can be very obtrusive and will find a lot of reasons to use your place as their home. So how can you get rid of these dangerous possums from your compound completely? The best method is to possum-proof your territory. This method will include getting rid of all the unnecessary debris such as deep leaf litter, fallen trees, unused equipment or unused cars.
It is also very important to ensure that you keep the grass in your compound short, trim the bushes around your home, etc. Do not forget to trim all the branches of trees that are close to or hanging over your house or branches that actually touch your house. Another important thing you need to do is to cover all the possible areas that are accessible such as under porches, on sheds and outbuildings. You will need to fill these holes with rocks as well as hardware cloth to block them. You will also need to get rid of the possum shelter. You should start by raking up all the bush piles that may be around your property. I think this is one of the best alternatives of getting rid of a number of possums from your compound. In case you have any wood piles around your compound, a good idea would be to keep them in a shed or tight shelter.
You will also need to ensure that all your garages, woodsheds and boathouses are properly closed at all times. This is because possums like to hide under low decks. Proper fencing is also very important such as electric and woven wire fencing. One of the fastest way you can be able to get rid of possums is by using a fence that is about 4 feet high. Also, the top foot of the fence needs to face outwards and away from the garden. This will make it hard for pests and animals to climb over. In case you decide to use electric fencing, the height of the fence needs to be 3-4 inches over the top. You need also to try and eliminate the open spaces around your compound. You should check not only your garden, but your entire home in places where the possums are likely to hide.
Despite these DIY measures, the best and most effective solution when it comes to dealing with possums is to contact a pest control company. At A1 Pest Control, we have a team of experts who are well trained to get rid of possums without hurting them. We will use the method that will be most effective for your home and the safety of your pets. Contact us today and we will act immediately.