Save Yourself the Fine With Expert Possum Control in Melbourne
With all state regulations at play, possum removal is quite a daunting task. If you want to ensure everything is handled properly, hiring a licensed possum catcher is a must! Aside from householders, it is only professional controllers who are allowed to interfere with possums. Also, the animal has to be inhabiting a building or the roof. There are many additional regulations about relocating, catching and handling the possums, so hiring a possum control professional is the safest bet for you.
Book the Fantastic wildlife handlers and make sure the issue is properly taken care of. When you opt for the help of the outstanding pest control experts you know you will be getting reliable results!
Identifying the ProblemWe get plenty of calls from Melburnians who believe that they have a possum in the attic only to find out that it was rats or mice that bother them. If you suspect an intruder in your property, leave it to the possum catchers to identify it. The nocturnal marsupials are loud, clumsy and they can be also recognised by the specific pungent smell they leave behind.
Rats, on the other hand, are rather stealthy rodents who can sneak around unnoticeably for some time. Moreover, you can discern the presence of rats by the quiet gnawing and scratching sounds they produce.
Possum Removal MethodsOur effective possum removal methods are applied in accordance with the Wildlife Act and DELWP regulations. The qualified and licensed possum catcher will place traps with baits in strategic places, which have been identified as the likely points of entry for the marsupial. The traps do not put the possum under any risk, nor do they interfere with their well-being.
The service includes at least 2 sessions because we will place traps and check up on them every 24 hours, for approximately 5 days. Our pest technician is obliged by law to release the captured possum in 50 meters in diameters from where he captured it.
Always be InformedWhen the marsupial gets caught, the possum catcher will remove the trap and release the animal back in Nature, complying with state regulations.
Whenever possible, depending on the specifics of your property, the marsupial will be caught via a one-way exit method. For your peace of mind, you can also count on our emergency response. This means that we will come and remove the animal, once it has entered the trap, to save you from the further inconvenience and to avoid causing undesirable distress to the possum.
Free Proofing AdviceAs part of the service, the Fantastic possum control expert will point out to you all the measures you can undertake in order to prevent the possum from re-entering your roof space. Proofing your property and sealing all points of entry are the only way to keep these adept climbers at bay.
If you're having trouble with other pests, don't hesitate to give us a call. We also get you rid of rats, exterminate your ants, stop your mice infestation, and more.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I recognise whether I’ve got rats or possums?
You can count on the experienced wildlife controller to confirm whether you are dealing with a possum in your roof or a rat issue. Possums are usually noisier, but before they remove the possum from your roof space, the handler needs to first make sure it is a possum they are dealing with. Furthermore, it is not uncommon to have rats and a possum co-existing under the same roof.
My garden plants have been demolished by a possum. Can you help?
Unfortunately, there isn’t much that we can do about this. We will attempt to remove the possum only if it has broken entry to your house. It is illegal to interfere with possums in any way unless they have found shelter in your loft or in another structure of your property. There are a few ways which may help you repel the possum with relative success. You can try using motion-activated sprinklers, plant strong-scented plants or place a possum nest box in a strategic spot and well away from your immediate property.
Will you relocate the possum in a way that it does not return to my property?
Relocating a possum is also illegal. An experimental research has proven that relocated possums die in a space of a couple of weeks. The Law says that a possum should be released within 50 metres radius from where it was caught and never in the daylight, because the animal will endure unnecessary stress. It is up to you, then, to ensure that all points of entry are sealed. You can also take actions and make your place undesirable for possums. These may include placing collars around fruit trees, pruning branches of trees that touch or are close to your roof, installing a floppy fence around your garden, which bends easily and more.
I can live with a possum, as they are so cute. But are there any possum-borne diseases I should worry about?
Possums can transmit dangerous diseases to humans, such as leptospirosis, mycobacteriosis, rickettsia and Lyme disease. There’s also the Buruli bacteria, carried by possums, which causes painful skin ulcers in humans. Moreover, possums’ faeces may contain the gut parasite cryptosporidium and their urine can cause breathing problems for asthmatics. They are wild animals, so it is advisable that you do not allow them to settle in your house, as their excrements may pose a danger to your health.