We’re not strangers to possums here in Australia, in fact we have three different types – two species of Brushtail Possum and the Ringtail Possum. The Common Brushtail Possum is the one we’re most likely to cross paths with, since it is readily adapted to urban life.
Possums are nocturnal and are most active during our sleeping hours. When possums live in your roof they may damage insulation, chew electrical wiring or contaminate with the area with their urine and faeces. A possum can also make a hell of a racket especially with their friends and family!
Possums may look cute and cuddly, however they have been known to keep you awake at night, damage ceiling insulation, cause structural damage, chew electrical wiring and urinate & defecate in your ceiling.
Call Jim’s Termite & Pest Control now and we’ll work with you to control your Possum Problem – Guaranteed!
Our Possums Services Include;
Catching & Releasing – Possums are territorial and if caught can only be released within 50 metres of the structure. Unless you address the problem in the structure and fix the entry point the Possums can quickly return.
Inspections – Jim’s Termite & Pest Control are dedicated to providing an eco-friendly possum removal service, including inspecting your home for entry points, ensuring all possums are removed and repairing your building back to its original condition.
Possum Proofing – If we catch possums, we hold them for a period of 24 hours while the possum-proofing is carried out. We are then legally obliged to release the possum within 50 meters of the property. We find that because of the experience of being trapped and held (we feed them well and look after them), the possum is likely to try go back to the roof void. And especially so, when they find their entrance point has been sealed up. Typically, we release the possums again after dark within 50 meters of the property they were captured at.
Another Alternative – Instead of first capturing the possums, some Jim’s Pest Technicians can also offer and explore the use of one way doors, where the possum can exit, but can not re enter the roof void.
What You Can Do At Home…
Please ensure your house roof, eves and facias are well maintained. Ensure that any gaps are quickly and professionally repaired. We would rather they not get into your ceiling in the first place.
Mario provided a very thorough, professional, efficient and friendly service. He explained the process well and communicated about what would happen next i was very impressed with his customer service.
Hugh was incredibly friendly, professional and informative. I would definitely recommend Jim’s Pest Control and Hugh in particular to friends and family. I will be requesting Hugh’s services again next time.
Paul was brilliant. Great service friendly vey helpful. Couldn’t have asked for a better person. We were very stressed upon moving into a new house and finding an extreme ant infestation outside. Paul come over on very short notice and felt with them right away. Can’t thank him enough!
I contacted Jim’s at 8pm on a Saturday night. I received a quick response and solid advice, a visit occurred before 7am on the Monday morning and a rat trap was placed in my ceiling. At 10am Monday morning, I received a call from another pest control service I had attempted to contact, they were promptly told that Jim’s had already contacted, quoted and visited before they even got around to calling me.
Can’t believe how good Eric has been. He was out the next day to give me an inspection of the entire property and gave me an outline of the best system to use and the cost. Had quotes from others and we put them to Eric and he beat the rest. Can’t do better than that. Great work at a great price. We will be recommending Eric to everyone we know. He certainly has a big job ahead as the ground is overrun with white ants. Just need to keep em out of the house or destroy the nests would be best.
Our technician was Allan. We were amazed at his level of professionalism and commitment to his job. We will always use him for future pest issues. I have been telling all my family friends and work mates how amazing the service Allan gave us was. If there are any awards or recognition for good service in you company I nominate him all the way. Cannot express how amazed we were. Would happily refer or write testimonials ANYTIME.