Possums may be an iconic Australian animal, but they can also be an extremely noisy, messy and certainly unwelcome house guest. Professional possum removal is extremely important, not only for the well-being of the animal, but for your own sanity and a solid night’s sleep.

Our extreme Darwin climate can force possums to find alternative shelter from the great outdoors. Being a nocturnal animal they quite regularly find a cozy place to sleep in your roof void during the day, then wake up to party during the night.

Does your roof void sound like a race track during all hours of the night? It’s extremely likely that you may have one, or quite a few, possums set up in your roof and now calling it home.

Contact us now on 131546 and we can talk you through our safe and humane removal process.

Why professional possum removal is important for you, and the species

Did you know that possums are a protected species?

Also, handling and relocating possums without the appropriate permits can incur fines of tens of thousands of dollars?

At Jim’s Termite and Pest Removal Darwin we have all the required NT Parks and Wildlife permits for the legal handling of possums.

We are experienced in the safe handling that ensures the safe and humane relocation of the species.

When you contact Jim’s Termite and Pest Removal to handle your issue you know you have the backing of one of Australia’s most recognisable brands.

Jim’s can offer you a free quote over the phone in minutes. Why trust anyone else when it comes to the protection of your home and well being of your family?

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The damage a possum may cause to your home and spread of disease

Possums can cause thousands of dollars damage if left to live in your roof. They will chew electrical wiring, damage insulation and stain your ceiling and walls.

They can also pose a serious health risk to your family via their urine and faeces. In fact, they have even been known to infect humans with such diseases as leptospiros and buruli bacteria (flesh ulcers).

Their smell alone can linger in your roof and home long after the animal has been removed.

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Habits: the importance of possum removal & possum proofing your home

Possums are an extremely territorial animal and if they have moved into your roof once they will certainly do their best to keep coming back time and time again.

Equally important as the safe removal of the animal, is the location and repair of their entry points.

Possible entry points can include;

  • Ridge and valley capping
  • Broken tiles
  • Damaged eaves
  • Pipe work and service holes
  • Ventilation grills

We can certainly locate and advise you with the repair of all these areas. Jim’s uses a variety of flashing and mesh products that can cover the most difficult situations.

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Possum control FAQs

What does possum control cost?

Possum control costs will vary depending on the service required. Trapping possums living in your roof can vary from $220 up to $440. This service will usually incur the additional costs of repairing any entry points. Entry points may be as simple as repairing flashings or patching holes in eves. Occasionally it can mean more complicated alterations to your roof.

How do you get rid of possums?

Being a protected species there are some limited options when deterring possums. Simple measures taken around high traffic areas can help deter them. These can include leaving outdoor lights on, covering fruiting plants, motion activated sprinklers, and installing bird spikes on fences and popular climbing spots.

How do I get rid of possums in my roof?

If you have a possum living in your roof there are a couple steps you will need to take. The possum will need to be trapped and removed and all possible entry points to your roof sealed off. If any entry points are left open there is a high possibility of the possum returning to your home again.

What kills possums fast?

Killing possums in Australia is not an option. Possums are a protected species. Any deliberate harm caused to possums will incur fines relevant to the regulations in your state or territory. It is also a requirement to hold a permit to be able to trap and handle possums. When consulting with a pest company you should always ensure they hold the relevant permits.

What time of night do possums come out?

Possums are a nocturnal animal so will be very active from dusk to dawn. They will spend most of the night out foraging for food and then return to their resting area to sleep during the day. Quiet often spotting a possum during the day can be a sign that they are unwell or distressed.

How long do possums stay in one area?

Possums are very territorial and will always prefer to stay in the one area. They will mark their territory with their urine and the scents of dirty appearing rub marks left along trails and amongst trees. They can become aggressive when protecting their area and will always try to fight off any intruders.

Will moth balls keep possums away?

It has been found that the odour omitted by moth balls is very unpleasant to possums. However, the success of mothballs as a possum repellent is quite inconsistent. You may find It does help deter them from areas around your yard. If possums have taken up residence in your roof, then moth balls will probably have little effect. Possums are very territorial and will not be easily evicted.