Possums are greyish-brown marsupials that are usually found around homes, stealing pet foods as well as vegetables, fruits and tender plants from the garden. Alike other pests, possum infestations at home can be absolutely annoying. They can thrive in all sorts of conditions and have a good memory to return to their home. Once they have nested around your home, it is difficult to get rid of them out of your property. Apart from stealing food, possums can cause extensive damages to your property and also carry diseases that are deadly to humans and pets. You can simply hire a professional possum removal melbourne company for all your possum control needs!
Let’s Have A Look At The Threats These Creatures Pose To Humans And Pets:
- Threats To Farms:
Possums can threaten the livestock and crops grown in a farm. Possums are omnivorous and their diet includes crops and poultry. They loot the farms at night to steal chickens, so having these animals in secure pens can prevent possums from reaching them.
- Threats To Pets:
While possums are not strong enough to pose dangers to most pets, the threat is in the disease they may carry. These creatures can pass the infection called ‘equine protozoal myeloencephalitis to horses’. This parasite attacks a horse’s nervous system, so horse owners are advised to cover their horse’s food to reduce the chance of attracting possums. They can also carry fleas which can hop on to the household pets such as cats and dogs.
- Threats To Humans:
Though possums are smaller than a cat, they have around 50 teeth and can bite humans and other animals if provoked. They are placid creatures but give you a painful bite if they feel threatened or cornered. To reduce the risk of bites, humans should avoid confrontations with them.
- Threat of Carrying Diseases:
Possums can potentially carry tuberculosis, leptospirosis, relapsing fever, toxoplasmosis, spotted fever, trichomonas, Coccidiosis and chagas disease.
How to Get Rid Of Possums From Your Property?
While there are many repellent products available in the market today, it is highly recommended to seek the assistance of a professional possum control Melbourne company. Enviro Safe Pest Control has a team of exterminators who can eliminate all kinds of pests from your property and take measures to prevent them from coming back. For More information on our possum control services, give us a call on 1300 997 272.