Possums are marsupials and usually create dens in hollow trees or borrow that have previously been home to other animals. They tend to find living under decking, in a homeowner’s roof space, shed or anywhere else quite attractive. Usually, possums are not aggressive, but they can become aggressive when they catch a disease. One can look for a reliable company in Adelaide that would deal with possum prevention and removal.
Get rid of possums—
- One should cover up the foundation vents. Usually, possums get into a house via the dryer vents. So, blocking these can prevent them from sneaking into the home.
- One can block the openings with vent covers made of metal. These covers have enough space for smoke and steam to escape; however, possums cannot pass through them.
- Trim off tree branches—Actually, possums can get into one’s house through the roof by creating holes. So, one should consider trimming tall plants and tree branches.
- The distance between the branches and your roof should be at least 8 to 10 feet.
- Placing climbing plants close to the house is not a good idea.
How do you get rid of them?
One of the most common methods is by using traps. These need to be placed in areas where there are visible signs of activity such as burrowing. This may be at various locations around one’s property and in which case he will need to place various traps. This is an effective way of catching some possum but if the homeowner has a large colony in his property, this could just be ‘scratching the surface’.
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Having some form of fencing is always a good idea and chicken wire is one of the best options along with being relatively cheap. The fence needs to be around four feet high with the top 12 inches bent away from one’s garden to make it harder to climb. Electrifying the fence will also help although one might prefer to simply put liquid or granular repellents.
Call for expert service
If all this sound just a little too much, then it is a good idea to call in the experts who have years’ of experience dealing with these pesky creatures. They will quickly have your property possum free as well as deterring the creatures from making a return.
If someone is looking for a complete solution to possum prevention and removal and spiders and cockroaches control in Adelaide, he can contact Adelaide Plains Pest Services. Adelaide Plains Pest Services is a friendly pest control company crafted to suit the requirements of the customers by providing pest control services in the form of insect control, possum management and more. Please visit the website for more details.