Our buildings and in particular our roof voids provide warmth, shelter, moisture and close access to food sources for possums. Possums are protected in Australia and there are very strict guidelines in place regarding what can and can’t be done. No-one is allowed to harm or kill a possum and there are hefty fines for doing so. Under certain circumstances a vet can euthanize a brushtail possum. A brushtail possum can only be relocated within 50 meters of the building it has set up home in. We work to the highest Industry Standards and Guidelines regarding possum removal to ensure the possum is unharmed.
Possums can eat fruit, vegetables, flowers and young plants in and around gardens. The male brushtail can cause concern and even annoyance with its loud rasping call. They are not known to spread disease. They give off a distinctive odour which can also cause people some distress. Dogs can also be agitated by the close proximity of possums and can bark causing extra distress.
Possums can damage insulation inside a roof void as well as damage plaster inside walls. They have also been known to damage wiring so short circuits can happen causing potential damage to the building.
What We Do
We perform a thorough Inspection and advise you on the best and most cost effective option. Sometimes there may be more than one option available.
These options can include exclusion such as proofing the building and its surrounds. Dependant on the circumstances of the possum removal job, we can also suggest deterrents once the possum has been relocated.
We can also offer a trapping system. We have to be very careful to avoid any harm to the possum and this is done where trapping is really the only option available.
Other options can include installing a one-way door where the possum can exit the Building safely and then proofing and exclusion can commence.?
What You Can Do With Our Help and Advice
Ensure that all droppings are cleaned up but be extra careful coming into contact with droppings. Always wear protective equipment and wash your hands thoroughly afterwards.
Try to locate the entry points which will help in sealing these areas off. Continue to keep an ear out for possums and liaise with your local Franchisee regarding return service calls.
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WHAT ARE POSSUMS?
Possums are mammals and known to play dead when threatened. They could be in a state of complete inactivity for periods of 40 minutes to 4 hours.
HOW DO WE IDENTIFY POSSUMS?
Possums are easily identifiable, though they are nocturnal animals. There are quite a variety of them and they are found in abundance in Australia.
ARE THOSE DANGEROUS ?
They are not dangerous but do make a very harsh hissing noise when threatened. To avoid any unpleasant incidents it is always advisable to employ professional possum control personnel to handle any problems you might have with possums, therefore you need possum control.
GETTING RID OF POSSUMS
Professional possum control personnel would trap them and release them to a environment that they would be safe. They would also use the appropriate methods and use the necessary equipment in capturing possums or possum control.
DO WE NEED POSSUM CONTROL?
We need possum control as they could be quite a nuisance if they make it a habit of invading our homes or offices. They would scrounge for food in our homes when left unattended.
IS IT A PROFESSIONAL EXERCISE?
Possum control is a professional exercise as they need to be handled delicately and safely. It is always better to relocate them than harming them. Professional possum control personnel are trained to handle them with care, and would know where to relocate them.