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Anyone succeeded in getting rid of possums ?

Discussion in 'General Property Chat' started by justine77, 10th Jul, 2016.

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  1. justine77

    justine77 Well-Known Member

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    Even if u pay some hundreds of dollars for someone to block holes and put cages
    They still return as law forbids taking them far
    Or apparently others move in
    After paying a few times years ago and cutting all trees that they climb up
    I gave up
    But I'd like to maybe try again as they thump through the roof throughout the house scaring and waking us
    Any latest methods
    Anyone succeed ?
    Thanks
     
  2. Bran

    Bran Well-Known Member

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    Yep.

    Search for my thread.

    You have to seal your house. There should be no reason this isn't doable, even if you have to wrap the whole thing in rat/mice wire
     
  3. Phar Lap

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    Move house, the games up. PC + Greens = you lose.
     
  4. Bran

    Bran Well-Known Member

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    Removing a squatter (of sorts)

    I eventually got rid of it in a near death experience involving the baby, the mother, and a series of local ring-in possums that all came running towards whilst my wife wielded a rake and shreiked like a banshee.
     
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    We borrowed the community trap, caught him and patched up a hole in the roof. Took a couple of days. Have done it a couple of times and so have our neighbours. It's just one of those things.
     
  6. hammer

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    Get yourself a big fat carpet Python then throw it into the roof cavity.
     
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  7. Phar Lap

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    I was about to say, shotgun ?
     
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    We haven't seen or heard any possums since about the same time i found a six foot long snake skin wrapped through the palm tree at the corner of the garage. Two Jack Russell terriers made short change of the one possum that dared to come down onto the ground.
     
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    Chilli pepper worked well for me with cats, they dont like it. I read possums also. Big bag of cheap chilli powder, spread it around where they go.
     
  10. Scott No Mates

    Scott No Mates Well-Known Member

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    When Dame Edna shows up, this possum bails.

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    Scott No Mates Well-Known Member

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    A neighbour down the road has had her tree branches wrapped with metal sheeting to prevent them climbing.
     
  12. S0805

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    Just learn to live with them (except them getting in roof)....they will not go away. We tried for few years with all different options they won't budge....if you succeed do let us know...