Tips For Pest Control

What To Do When There’s A Possum On Your Property

Possums are often considered to be a great nuisance for any property owner, especially in yards and gardens. These pests can feed and trample your precious plants, rummage through your garbage, or even steal your pets food. Getting rid of a possum safely and efficiently can be a tricky process, especially when you’re concerned about keeping the animal safe and preventing further damage to your home. But thankfully, with a little patience and know-how, you can help convince that little possum to move away from your property, giving you a clean yard and peace of mind. 

What Attracts Possums?

The best way to help you manage your possum problem is to know and understand their habits and how they function. Possums typically prefer open fields near water or heavily wooded areas, but have also been known to make their homes in the crevices of trees, under bushes, or beneath steps or decks. 

How To Safely Get Rid Of A Possum

When looking to safely remove a possum from your property, there are a few control methods homeowners can use. Most common are possum repellents and fencing. 

    • Possum repellents There’s a variety of products out there that can help you be rid of an unwanted possum, and repellents, as the name suggests, work to repel possums off your property. Another common control method is timed sprinklers used to startle a possum away from your yard or garden. 
    • Fencing Some property owners may choose to put up a wire or even electrical fence in order to control possums and other larger pests. When installing fencing around your yard or garden, make sure it’s at least 4 feet high, with the last foot facing outward and away from your property, ensuring that the possum can’t climb over and onto your property. 
  • Possum Traps Trapping is another known and effective method for possum control. However, carrying the possum off of your property once trapped can be difficult, but if done correctly and with patience, you should be able to safely escort your possum out and away from your property. 

However, the most effective method of possum control is to make your property less appealing to the creatures. Overgrown trees, shrubbery, and other plants should be pruned, making sure there’s no heavily covered areas that a possum would want to settle down into. 

Don’t Underestimate Your Possum Problem

If you want that possum off of your property for good, be sure you call the team at Contractors Best Pest Solution! If you need more help or information when it comes to common pests that invade residential properties, contact the experts at Contractors Best Pest Solution at 678-929-5655.


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