Possums are innocent looking furry animals, yet they are one of the uninvited pests that will make you search for the best possum deterrent in town. Aside from the fact that they will wreak havoc in your home, also possums urinate where they have taken up residence and that smell is disgusting and hard to get rid of.
Up-close and personal with a Possum
There are either grey possums or black possums. Generally, these possums have a bushy tail, a pointed snout, thick body fur, and pointed ears. Though their weight and size may vary across Australia, most adult possums weigh between 1.5 and 5 kg, and are 65 to 95 cm long.
Possums have the ability to jump and walk. With their prehensile tail, they can effortlessly climb a tree and move from one tree branch to another.
The main habitat of these nocturnal animals is the forest. However, possums can actually live anywhere as long as there is shelter and enough food supply. Thus, these animals can now be found across Australia.
Possums as Pest
While these animals have a role to play in their natural habitat, possums become pests once they invade your homes and workplaces. If you fail to cut back scrubs and mend those capping or loose tiles, these possums will turn your safe homes into their very own shelter and they will live and breed there for free.
If you leave dog bowls with food overnight, possums will feed on what is left. Once these possums feel comfortable in your place, they will bring their entire colony and make your place their new home.
If there are already too many possums in your environment, Possum pest removal will be difficult to do on your own. There are who try to get rid of possums on their own by throwing baits into the roof void. This is actually unsafe and illegal as the possums are protected. They could be charged with a hefty fine by doing this.
Ask help from professional possum catchers
At A1 Pest Control Canberra, we are trained to carry out legal and humane possum removal. We can repair the spots where possums are getting in for additional cost or we can suggest to bring in a professional.
What happens during Possum Catchers’ first visit?
As initial check, we will study the dropping from the animal. Immediately, we can tell if the dropping is from a possum or from bush rats. If the droppings are from possums, we will find the exact spot in your place where the possums are getting in and set our trap. At first, possums may be suspicious, but eventually they will go near the trap and take the bait.
The following morning, call us so we can get the trapped possums and release them to their actual environment. We will then set another trap for other possums that might still be in your area as possums typically travel in pairs. The procedure would be repeated the next day. After 2 days have passed and no possums we would take the trap down.
What if the possum is still in the roof and can’t get out?
We will set a one-way trap that will allow the possum to leave the roof without any chance to go back.
What if the possum hasn’t been caught and we still hear noises?
We will move the trap to a new location and try our luck again.
We love to help you with your possum pest problems. Call the Possum Catchers at
0407 065 413.