Possum Control

No more pesky possums!

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Possum Control

No more pesky possums!

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OzPest Solutions—controlling possums with care.

These creatures might be cute and cuddly, but if a possum takes up residence in your roof, you may not be so fond of them. As our homes have spread out, our native possums have more difficulty finding shelter and protection.

In some cases, this means they might end up inside your roof. Once there, a possum can cause a whole lot of noise, mess, and damage. As a protected animal, it’s illegal to catch them, and there are strict guidelines on moving them. At OzPest Solutions, we offer safe and kind possum removal with guidance on preventing a return.

Learn more about possums and how to deal with them

Why trust us to manage your possum problem?

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With our safe methods and products, your family, home, and local environment is in safe hands.
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We’re fully qualified, highly experienced, and ready to share our knowledge with you.
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We’ll take the time to explain what we’re treating, why we’re treating it, and how you can prevent pests from returning.
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6. Guaranteed

With our 6-month guarantee on most treatments, in the unlikely event that pests return, we’ll spot treat for free.

Is it a possum, or is it a rat?

One of the most common questions customers ask is whether their noisy neighbour is a possum or a rat. While both pests are drawn to roof spaces, there are some simple ways to tell the difference.

Identifying Possums

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Brushtail possum

Between 35 and 55cm with a bushy tail and pointy ears, they weigh between 1.5kg to 4kg. They communicate with smell as well as sound, usually hissing and coughing.

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Ringtail possum

Around 30 to 35 cm with rounded ears and a curled tail, these possums prefer nests of twigs and leaves but will enter rooves if they need to.

POSSUM BEHAVIOUR

Nocturnal and territorial, possums will search nearby at night for food, usually fruit, leaves, and insects. But when in your home, they may raid your bins and eat pet food, which isn’t good for them, or you!

POSSUM BEHAVIOUR

Nocturnal and territorial, possums will search nearby at night for food, usually fruit, leaves, and insects. But when in your home, they may raid your bins and eat pet food, which isn’t good for them, or you!

PROBLEMS CAUSED BY POSSUMS

Like pest rodents, possums can cause a lot of problems in the home: they damage structures, insulation, and wiring, and scratch and scamper. But one of the most disruptive problems is the noise they make. At night, these creatures will thump very loudly across ceilings and make distinct squealing noises.

PROBLEMS CAUSED BY POSSUMS

Like pest rodents, possums can cause a lot of problems in the home: they damage structures, insulation, and wiring, and scratch and scamper. But one of the most disruptive problems is the noise they make. At night, these creatures will thump very loudly across ceilings and make distinct squealing noises.

Preventing possums in your home

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As native animals, it’s vital that we manage possums in a way that allows us to live alongside them. When we remove one, they must be released close by. We’ll assess your home for problem areas and fix them so the possum can’t get back in, but there are some steps you can take yourself.

Remove access

As with other pests, you can do a check of your property for entry points. For possums, you should:

  • Check roof for missing or moved tiles
  • Remove overhanging branches from gutters and roofs
  • Cover chimneys when not in use

Use repellents

Some people have success with natural, environmentally safe repellents, such as:

  • Motion-sensor lights and sprinklers
  • Mix freshly crushed garlic with hot water, infuse overnight, and spray on plants and around the property
  • Spread cat or dog fur around gardens and trees near the house to scare the possum away

What our customers say...

Brooke Filewood
Brooke Filewood
July 21, 2022.
Jake was very professional, considerate of our pets and did a great job. Would highly reccomend
Linda Filewood
Linda Filewood
July 19, 2022.
Easy to work with, turned up on time and did the services pre discussed. Will use them again for future pest extermination and inspections.
dhinushka vizer
dhinushka vizer
June 15, 2022.
Very Professional service . The German cockroaches were treated successfully . Jake is very professional and was very understanding when we had to reschedule the appointments . We are very thankful and happy for the service.
Amanda Yates
Amanda Yates
June 7, 2022.
I had the pleasure to meet Jake from OzPest Solutions. He was great to deal with, very courteous and professional. He answered all of my questions and was very knowledgeable. I would 100% recommend Jake and OzPest Solutions to everyone and will be using them for all future pest needs
Benjamin Program
Benjamin Program
June 3, 2022.
I recommend this business he definitely done a great job and was very helpful in any questions i had
Kelli Miller
Kelli Miller
May 18, 2022.
Jake from OzPest Solutions is extremely professional. He is always on time and keeps you updated with reminders. Jake only sprayed yesterday morning and we are already (less than 24hrs) seeing results. Thankyou Jake and OzPest Solutions for a fantastic job
Mark Speerin
Mark Speerin
April 4, 2022.
Jake was very thorough he didn't miss a thing much better than others I've employed in the past I would highly recommend ozpest solutions to anyone 😀 😉 👍
29Cessnock NSW
29Cessnock NSW
February 22, 2022.
We got our pest control done by OzPest Solutions. We found Jake to be courteous, knowledgeable and prompt. He even rescheduled his job to accommodate our urgent request. The house looks fantastic and free of pest. Thank you Jake for such a wonderful service. We will surely be using you and your team in future.
sharon riddle
sharon riddle
February 15, 2022.
I would highly recommend Jake as he was friendly, professional and explained everything to me. Thank you again for the great job you did spraying my house.
Sarah Howden
Sarah Howden
February 13, 2022.
Highly recommend. Very thankful for Jake helping us out with our spider problem. Our home is now spider free. Will be using OzPest solutions in the future.
  • Jake was very professional, considerate of our pets and did a great job. Would highly reccomend

    thumb Brooke Filewood
    July 25, 2022

    Easy to work with, turned up on time and did the services pre discussed. Will use them again for future pest extermination and inspections.

    thumb Linda Filewood
    July 25, 2022

    Very Professional service . The German cockroaches were treated successfully . Jake is very professional and was very understanding when we had to reschedule the appointments . We are very thankful and happy for the service.

    thumb dhinushka vizer
    July 1, 2022
  • I had the pleasure to meet Jake from OzPest Solutions. He was great to deal with, very courteous and professional. He answered all of my questions and was very knowledgeable. I would 100% recommend Jake and OzPest Solutions to everyone and will be using them for all future pest needs

    thumb Amanda Yates
    July 1, 2022

    I recommend this business he definitely done a great job and was very helpful in any questions i had

    thumb Benjamin Program
    July 1, 2022

    Jake from OzPest Solutions is extremely professional. He is always on time and keeps you updated with reminders. Jake only sprayed yesterday morning and we are already (less than 24hrs) seeing results. Thankyou Jake and OzPest Solutions for a fantastic job

    thumb Kelli Miller
    June 1, 2022
  • Jake was very thorough he didn't miss a thing much better than others I've employed in the past I would highly recommend ozpest solutions to anyone 😀 😉 👍

    thumb Mark Speerin
    May 1, 2022

    We got our pest control done by OzPest Solutions. We found Jake to be courteous, knowledgeable and prompt. He even rescheduled his job to accommodate our urgent request. The house looks fantastic and free of pest. Thank you Jake for such a wonderful service. We will surely be using you and your team in future.

    thumb 29Cessnock NSW
    March 1, 2022

    I would highly recommend Jake as he was friendly, professional and explained everything to me. Thank you again for the great job you did spraying my house.

    thumb sharon riddle
    March 1, 2022
  • Highly recommend. Very thankful for Jake helping us out with our spider problem. Our home is now spider free. Will be using OzPest solutions in the future.

    thumb Sarah Howden
    March 1, 2022

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