Many Sydney residents consider possums as pests because they are one of the noisiest creatures that come out at night. They make loud, disturbing, and sometimes, frightening walking, crashing, and scraping sounds on the roof.
Possums can also cause all kinds of damage to a property, including urine stains and odours to ceilings which can also affect the walls. They will eat and destroy edible and non-edible plants in your garden as well.
Possums, which are one of Sydney’s nocturnal pests, are protected by the National Parks and Wildlife Act 1974. This means that you can’t kill these creatures even if they damage your home and are continuous sources of disturbance on your property. If you want to get rid of a possum, you have to get a license from the Office of Environment and Heritage to trap it. You also have to trap the creature humanely and release it in an area within 150 metres from the place where you caught it.
Dealing with Possums
Living with possums is not an easy thing to do. If you want to discourage this creature from staying in your home and destroying your plants, follow these tips:
In case you can’t get rid of the possum on your roof and your garden, you may need to call the pros. Pest control experts will use safe and humane methods to trap the possum and release it into the wild properly.
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