Possums are native to Australia and are a protected species, however, when they move in to our homes to seek shelter and set up a family, they can become troublesome pests.
Possums are nocturnal and are most active during our sleeping hours, and their thumping noises in ceilings during the night often keep people awake. When possums live in your roof they may damage insulation, chew electrical wiring or contaminate the area with their urine and faeces.
Although they may appear cute and friendly, Possums can become aggressive when they feel threatened.
Call Jim’s Termite & Pest Control now and we’ll work with you to control your Possum Problem – Guaranteed!
What is the Treatment?
In Australia, there are laws governing the removal and relocation of possums – These laws state that possums can only be released within 25 meters of their capture site. We will work with you to humanely capture the possum(s), block off any entry points (to prevent it returning), and release the possum.
Possums are very tenacious critters and will try to find a way to return to the warmth and security of your roof space. To make your home less desirable, we recommend hanging wooden nesting boxes or hollow logs in trees nearby to give the possums new homes.
What is the result?
The possum(s) have been safely removed, your roof void is now secure and they will be unable to re-enter.
Recommended Preventative Tips
- Remove overhanging tree branches that possums and rodents can use to gain access to your roof.
- Splash the old entry areas liberally with a strong smelling substance such as disinfectant. The possum’s scent glands will have marked the entries to its den. If you don’t destroy the scent, the possum will try to re-enter the den.
- Professional removal of possums followed by proofing of entry points is the best option. Contact your local possum experts, Jim’s Termite & Pest Control: Phone 131 546, or click here to get a free quote.
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