Wondering why a possum prefers living under the shed, porch or deck instead of in the glory of nature? This is because the immense food source is usually found under the home. Possums are wanderers and opportunistic creatures that they will eat away anything that comes along their way. Right from garden waste, compost piles and garbage to pet food, anything will quench their taste buds and appease their hunger. When they find a reliable food source and a tolerable place to live, they take up residence in your home. Here are a few possum control tips for you.
Remove what is attracting these marsupials into your home and encourage them to leave the space. Remove garbage and pet foods as the possums are attracted to a location where they have access to food and shelter.
Trim down foliage and remove dense hedge as they provide better coverage beneath your deck and serve as a better hiding place for the possums.
If you have a fruit tree in your garden or yard, make sure that you clean-up fruits fallen from the trees. This is because possums make their way into your home to feed on those fruits.
Look around your property to find out if there are any damaged spaces and holes. If you find gaps or holes, seal off them as soon as possible. Possums will leave their nest after sunset in search of food, so examining your property after dusk can be a good idea.
A simple and efficient method to prevent possums from entering your home is to construct a fence. Well, possums are good climbers, so build fences of woven wire to the height of at least 3 to 4 feet.
Call the possum removal melbourne experts. Though these tips can help deterring the possums to some extent, the best thing you can do is to call the possum removal experts.
At Enviro Safe Pest Control, we have many years of experience in the pest control industry and are able to provide the best solution for all your pest control melbourne needs. To know how we can help you with possum removal, call 1300 997 272 and talk to us today.