Possums may not be as devastating as other forms of wildlife, but seeing them in your yard or garden can be concerning as they can grow quite large in a short span of time. These marsupials are omnivores and can eat away anything including, garden vegetables, pet foods and leftover waste from an accessible trash can. While calling the possum removal melbourne specialists is the best method to safely get rid of these pests from your property, there are some do-it-yourself methods that discourage their presence and lead them to forage elsewhere.

Use Mothballs:

The smell of mothballs is unbearable to them, so placing mothballs around the closed areas such as underneath the sofa and porch can keep the possums away. In fact, it is considered to be one of the cheapest ways of eliminating the possums.

Use Ammonia:

Another efficient yet affordable way to remove these marsupials from the house and gardens is using ammonia. This chemical smells horrible and makes the possums obnoxious. Placing ammonia scent strategically all over the house keep these nocturnal creatures away.

Use Spice: 

Possums cannot tolerate the smell of chilli powder. If you sprinkle them around your home, they will leave your property for not being able to resist the strong odours of the chilli powder. Quassia spray can also be used to induce possums to leave your property.

Use Garlic Spray:

You can make a spray by mixing garlic bits in water and sprinkle them around your garden area to keep possums away. Hot peppers or hot mustard mixed with a little quantity of water and dish soap also works well in deterring them.

These methods can be helpful only to prevent possums making their way into your home. Once they established their nests in your attic or elsewhere in your home, you need to call in the professionals to get rid of them. Enviro Safe Pest Control provides possum control melbourne services in compliance with the possum removal regulations imposed by the Australian government. To know how we can help you with eliminating possums from your yard, garden or home, call 1300 997 272 and talk to us today.