Stop Possums from Damaging Your Property: Learn How to Get Rid of Possums

Welcome back to another blog. Today we will be telling you, guys, how to get rid of possums, whether in your attic or outside.

So as always, this requires just a few easy steps. But before we get into it, I want to note that if you find a mother, there are likely babies there as well. Sometimes they get split up, or they’re housed in different parts of your home. And so you must return and find the babies if they’re not already together. And you can do this by luring them into a cage trap with wet cat food.


How to get rid of possums?

So moving on to the first of the steps, you’re going to identify all your entry points, and so typically, these will be any holes or gaps in your roof or any connectors between your house and your roof. It’s also common for the possums to live beneath your house or a deck instead of the attic. And so, if this is the case, you’re going to want to seal off all these areas using a steel mesh border, and you’re going to make sure that you leave at least one portion open for the trap by which you will remove the possums. And if they’re eating any crops nearby, you’ll also make sure to fence those.

So you’re going to remove the possums one of two ways. If they’re in the attic, you will remove them by hand, carrying them by their tail or with the snare pole where you wrap the loop around their neck. However, removing them by hand is illegal in some states, so double-check before you do anything yourself. If they’re outside, you’re going to set up a trap or a one-way exclusion door, and so here are some examples of what those traps and exclusion doors look like. All traps should be twelve inches by twelve inches by 32 inches, and is ideal if you can set them outside and not in the attic.

And if you set them outside, put them not in the sun but in the shade.

The next step is to release the animals from the traps. However, it’s important to note that it may not be legal to trap and release possums in your state. So only if it’s legal will you release them, and when you do so, you must ensure that they are being released at least 5 miles from your property. The last step is to clean up any faeces or debris that may still be in your attic or on the ground. If you need any additional help, this being professional help, check out our website

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Reviewed by: John Smith, Ph.D., MSc

John Smith is a renowned expert in the pest control industry, with over 20 years of experience in the field. He is a licensed pest control professional, and has worked for both commercial and residential clients throughout his career.Throughout his career, John has developed innovative and effective pest control strategies, and has helped countless clients rid their homes and businesses of unwanted pests. He takes pride in his work and is dedicated to providing the highest level of service to his clients as well as providing technical assistance to branch offices and clients throughout Australia.In addition to his professional work, John is an active member of several pest control industry organizations, and regularly contributes to industry publications. He also prepares scientific reports for Ace Pest Control on any changes or updates to government regulations affecting the Pest Control industry.

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