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.

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Possum Catcher Pest Control Canberra Call 0407 065 413

There has been a larger than ordinary possum calls outs this winter. Many reasons for this as Canberra expands to make way for buildings and housing destroying possum habitat and food source they are heading into suburbia and that is when it becomes a problem.

Who would blame possums for wanting to keep warm in Canberra winters!

Our team is one of the few pest control companies that are fully licensed by TAMs to trap and release possums. As a bonus, we will also repair minor entry points of the possum when it is a small job with easy access.

We will not set traps over the weekend as we do not work on Sunday to release them which would be cruel.

As you can see in the video possums are protective and also territorial and they normally travel in pairs and will regularly, fight with their partners or fight over food but believe me they are a big pest especially while you are sleeping.

RING OUR TEAM TODAY 0407 065 413 or go to our website A1 Pest Control Canberra

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Possum Catchers Hints and Tips

Those cute little big eyed possums are great in the wild but let them find their way to your roof void through broken tiles or not properly sealed cooling/heating units your peaceful nights will be no more!

In fact when you are getting ready to close your eyes the possums are ready to party and they do and scurry in your roof like they have army boots on, fight and mate that will keep you awake or disturb your sleep.

Bob and the team get called out regularly to trap/relocate possums and people think that they have only one possum but that is not true they travel in pairs with their mate and customers are very surprised when we do trap the 2nd possum.


– never leave food out for possums as this encourages them to return

– rake up fallen fruit from fruit trees

– trim back bushes and shrubs from outside the house by a metre

– get rid of vines growing on the house as they are easy access to your roof

– check that installed air conditioning is properly sealed
– don’t leave pet food bowls with any food left in it outside

A1 Pest Control Canberra are one of only a few pest control companies that are fully licensed by TAMS to catch and release possums.

We can also hire the traps out for those that want to do this themselves (POA).

Call Bob on 0407 065 413

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