Possums are certainly not the most appealing of creatures to deal with. When threatened, they will leave off an odor. There are over 23 species of Possum in Australia. They are herbivores also known to eat insects and birds’ eggs. Possums often take residence in tree hollows.
It is against the law to trap or kill possums, which means you have to be careful in their removal. You are required to call in an expert who can then relocate the possum to a different neighborhood. Possums can build nests on your roof and are normally attracted by leftover foods or simply a nice and elevated place to build a shelter.
If you have a nice, juicy garden, make sure it is possum proof. They will eat the plants in your garden unless you deter them. Possums are nocturnal animals, and they like to sneak around while you sleep at night.
Possum Prevention Sydney
If you are looking to prevent Possums from entering your home or garden, there are some moderately effective remedies. Sprinklers can keep them away from gardens, and molasses (black treacle) is also a deterrent.
The Two most common types of possums in Australia include the Common Brushtail Possum and the Common Ringtail Possum. Despite natural possum population control in Australia, Common Ringtail Possums can be found all along the East of Australia and SW Western Australia, and Common Brushtail Possums flourish throughout mainland Australia, Tasmania, and Kangaroo Island.
Due to the myriad of laws and regulations surrounding possums, they are no longer the cute furry creates that are nice to watch. They are pests that can eat your crops, and you have little recourse except to keep them away or call in the professionals. Many tests have demonstrated that when a possum is hungry, odors and other DIY remedies have no effect. They have to be relocated elsewhere.
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Generally, possums are not all that dangerous. They tend to be shy and timid, though they will defend themselves if threatened. The Common Brushtail Possum will email a foul smell if threatened as a defense mechanism.
They are a native species that have gone into decline. This is because Possums eat leaves and are known to destroy crops. For this reason, gardeners have taken to spraying their plants with all manner of protective substances which now only wards off the Possums, but also tends to harm them.
Being quite docile, a Possums will not deliberately attack. They usually only attack as a last resort, if they are being attacked themselves. They are friendly herbivores. In some rare cases, possums might attack humans or pets, when extremely frightened or agitated.