Safer Alternatives to Deter Possums

Safer Alternatives to Deter Possums

Our Possum Removal Specialist is here to help you reclaim your space and maintain a peaceful living environment. Possums can be a nuisance, but using harmful chemicals to deter them can have unintended consequences. These chemicals can harm not only the possums but also other wildlife and pets in the area. Here are some safer alternatives to try instead:

Trim Trees and Bushes

Possums are excellent climbers and can access rooftops and attics by using overhanging tree branches and bushes. Trim back branches that are close to your home or other structures, keeping them at least 10 feet away from the roof. This makes it more difficult for possums to access your property and find potential nesting spots.

Install Motion-Activated Lights and Sprinklers

Possums are nocturnal creatures, and they prefer dark and quiet areas. Install motion-activated lights around your property to startle possums and discourage them from approaching. You can also consider using motion-activated sprinklers to deter them. The sudden burst of water can be an effective deterrent and helps create an uncomfortable environment for possums.

Remove Clutter and Hiding Spots

Possums seek out cluttered and overgrown areas for shelter and protection. Keep your property well-maintained by regularly removing debris, piles of wood, and other clutter. Trim back overgrown vegetation and mow the lawn regularly to eliminate potential hiding spots for possums.

Use Deterrent Scents

Possums have a keen sense of smell, and certain scents can repel them. Consider using natural deterrents like ammonia-soaked rags or commercial possum repellents around areas where possums have been spotted or where they might try to gain entry. Refresh these deterrents regularly to maintain their effectiveness.

Install Fencing

Installing a sturdy fence around your property can be an effective way to keep possums out. Choose a fence that is at least 4 feet tall and has a smooth surface on the outside to prevent climbing. Bury the bottom of the fence a few inches below the ground to deter burrowing.

Eliminate Water Sources

Possums need water to survive, so eliminating any standing water sources on your property can discourage them from sticking around. Fix leaky outdoor faucets, ensure gutters are clean and properly draining, and remove any containers that collect rainwater.

Possums can be a bothersome presence, but with our expert removal services, you can trust that the problem will be handled safely and efficiently. Don’t let pesky possums disrupt your peace of mind any longer. Contact us today to reclaim your space and ensure a harmonious living environment for you and your family.