Possum Removal Melbourne, Possum Control Melbourne

Traditionally possums seek out hollowed out trees, but because there aren’t as many trees around anymore in suburban areas, they find their way into the ceilings of homes and can cause damage to roofing and wiring.

So if a possum has taken up residence in your roof, call 1300 484 030 for a free quote

Possum Control

Did you know?

  • To deter predators, possums will pretend to be dead, hence the term, ‘playing possum’.
  • Ringtail possums, if not in your roof, sleep during the day in a leaf and bark nest called a dray.

Possums are native nocturnal marsupials. In suburban areas possums will take advantage of broken tiles, loose iron sheeting or unfinished work to enter roof voids and floor cavities to shelter during the day. As well as the noise and nuisance of having a possum in your roof or wall cavity, there is also the added mess and damage they cause to ceilings and roofs. Possums will also gnaw electrical wiring, which can lead to fires.

Typical Signs of Possums

  • Scratching in the roof and wall cavity
  • Strong odour
  • Hissing
  • Damage to garden plants
  • Droppings on paved areas
  • Your dog barking

Preventing Possum

  • Cloves of garlic, camphor or naphthalene are natural deterrents
  • Seal entry points to your roof
  • Remove any edible substances around your home

If any of these measures don’t work and you wish to evict your unwanted guest, please do not try to poison them with bait. Possums are a native species and protected by regulations. Possum removal and relocation is recommended.

Possum Removal

Patterson’s Pest Control will seal the possum entry points, replace any broken tiles, re-nail loose iron sheeting, check all ridge caps and re-cement where necessary, use one way possum exits or cages to remove the possums from your roof, install a possum box if required.

Weekly possum cage hire is also available. All work is fully guaranteed, department of sustainability and environment approved and licensed.

If you would like to arrange an obligation free quote or inspection, call today on 1300 484 030 or email info@pattersonspestcontrol.com.au