Possums are perhaps the only domestic pests that garner mixed reactions. Even if you do take a fancy to them what you wouldn’t want is all the chaos and damage they can cause in your residence.
You know what makes for a disastrous combination? – A small business runs at home! Your home already is a paradise for possums. Whether a food-production business or pure management business, running your business at home means your residence is now stocked with several baits to attract and sustain possum activity. So how DO you tackle this situation?
If you do happen to hear hissing sounds or slow moving sounds, you can be sure that they have decided to make your residence their own. The fact that they are protected under the Wildlife Act 1975 only makes the problem worse. This means that you can’t really kill them and any infestation of this pest needs to be treated with discretion.
At best you can employ the service of a trusted pest control service to gain control over the situation and play exterminator before they destroy your business production as well as your hard-earned reputation.
Having said that, there are certain things that you as a proactive business-owner in Melbourne can do to keep your residence possum-free.
Revamp the location
Dense greenery around the premises and roof needs to be constantly trimmed. Trash cans need to be sealed so that possums cannot access and rummage through them for food.
Fallen fruits and flowers, and heaps of leaves etc. need to be disposed of. Any openings in the doorway or the patio need to be sealed off.
That’s right mothballs are your friend as you play exterminator in removal of these pests! Being fragrant they also deter these night critters with their aroma.
Distribute these in the room that you use for your business, especially focusing on areas with pipes and wiring.
Shut off those vents
Although vents may help keep your office area cool and comfortable, they also help possums gain effortless entry into the house.
The vents help prevent unwanted house smells from seeping into the office area but they are the main place where pest control service people will start looking.
Ensure that the vents are screwed on with metal covers. This leaves space for unwanted odors to go out and keeps the possums from coming in!
Trim those trees
Trees running along the landscape are perfect for possums to enter your home like Tarzan. Long branches adjacent to the walls or the roof are the best route for them.
Since the branches take on the same shape and length as pipes, wires and other office materials in your home, possums can move to and fro with extreme ease.
Even if you hire a company for removal through professional means they will use traps to capture and then release them within 50 metres from where it’s been captured.
The idea is to close any entry points to your home-office, where the possums were gaining entry from.
Removal through professionals
Of course the most convenient and effective way is calling one of Melbourne’s experts. Being acquainted with the behaviour patterns and the latest technology means that they will take care of the situation. There’s nothing that spells out rest for you and a solved problem other than calling in the specialists.
About the Author
Muzi Tsolakis is the owner of Protech Pest control. If you need to get rid of possums in your home and office space they are just the people to connect with. With the latest technology in place and their expertise, Protech Pest Control is the most reliable for Possum Pest Control.