How to Get Rid of Possums

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Australian possums are small to medium-sized marsupials. Possums in Australia range in size from the pygmy possum, which is about the size of a hamster, to the Brushtail possum, which can grow up to the size of a cat. Possums are nocturnal animals attracted by bright lights and attracted to yards by bird feeders. If you find a possum in your yard, it is important not to approach it as they can be aggressive when scared. Instead, call Central Coast Pest Exterminators. Our team specialise in possum removal and can safely relocate the possum.

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How to identify a possum problem

While possums are not typically considered pests, they can cause significant damage to gardens and crops. Possums are attracted to fruit trees and garden beds, where they will eat leaves, buds, and fruit. They can also strip bark from trees, causing extensive damage.

In addition, possums are known to carry a range of diseases which can be deadly to pets and children. If you suspect that you have a possum problem, it is important to take action immediately. Look for signs of damage, such as stripped bark or eaten leaves, and call Central Coast Pest Exterminators to remove the animals before they cause any further damage.

What methods do professionals use for possum removal?

There are several methods that we use for possum removal.

One common method is trapping, which involves setting up a trap baited with food in an area where possums are known to frequent. Once the possum enters the trap, it is unable to escape, and we can then safely remove it from the area.

In some cases, such as when possums are taking up residence on roofs or other structures, removal may involve physically removing them by hand. Whatever the method, the Central Coast Pest Exterminators team will take care to remove the possum safely.

How to prevent possums from entering your home or yard

If you want to prevent future possum visits, there are a few things you can do:

  • Install motion-activated lights or bright lights around the perimeter of your property; this will deter possums from approaching
  • Make sure all garbage is securely contained in bins that have tight-fitting lids
  • Trim back trees and shrubs that are close to your home, as possums use these to travel around
  • Make sure there aren’t any holes or gaps in your roof, walls, eaves and chimney stacks
  • Seal up pet doors at night; possums can use this to come into your home

Possum Removal Central Coast

Possums are unique creatures that can cause problems for homeowners. If you believe possums are on your property, it’s important to take action to remove them most safely and humanely possible. Central Coast Pest Exterminators have the necessary tools and experience to get rid of possums quickly and prevent them from returning in the future. You can also take some preventive measures to keep possums away from your home or yard. By following these steps, you can keep your property safe from possums and other pests.