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POSSUM REMOVAL MITCHAM

POSSUM REMOVAL MITCHAM

If Mitcham isn’t the possum capital of Melbourne then we’re not sure where is! The natural environment of a possum is a tree. However, as we knock down more and more trees this limits the areas for possums to live. It’s inevitable that they’ll make a cosy home for themselves in our roof. A roof space is warm and keeps the possum dry and safe from predators. We specialise in possum removal Mitcham and all other possum removal Melbourne suburbs.

You may think possums are cute but when they’re partying at night while you’re trying to sleep you attitude with change quickly. So how does a possum find it’s way into your roof? Possums are trapeze artists. They can climb downpipes, walk across power lines or jump from close by fences or trees. Possums are well established in the eastern suburbs of Melbourne and will continue to do so. That’s because the legislation governing the control of possums is quite stringent. Did you know that it’s illegal to trap and relocate a possum? Well it is an for good reason.

That’s because a possum is territorial and will fight other possums that encroach into their areas. If you were to catch and release a possum into a new area it’s likely that the possum will be moved into an already occupied possum zone. The end result will usually be a fight to the death.

Tim from Pest Control Empire is experienced in possum removal in Mitcham and virtually any other suburb where possums frequent. Tim says:

“We’re finding that new homes with flat roofs, box gutters, rain head style gutters and shared walls are easily breached by possums. The builder is supposed to construct a property that keeps out water and vermin. While we can say they do a good job at keeping out water, the same can’t be said for vermin. A possum needs an opening about the size of a clenched fist to push it’s body into a roof cavity or wall space.”

Tim continues:

“Once on the roof the possum will investigate for any breach or weakness that will allow entry into the roof space. If there’s a gap they’ll find it. If there isn’t an opening then a possum will often create one. It’s not uncommon for a possum to chew through timber to create a gap large enough to squeeze into.”

Noises in a roof space, particularly at night is a sign that a possum may be living inside. They’re a nocturnal animal and venture out at night in search of food, exercise and play mates. They will return in the morning before light.

If you hear noises in your roof space be sure to call us to investigate. The possum will relieve its bowels in your roof space and you may have urine stains dripping down your walls or staining your ceiling. If a possum dies in your roof the smell is unbearable. We’ve had several clients that have had to rent a hotel room until we were able attend and retrieve the carcass.

When we attend we confirm that the unwanted occupant is in fact a possum. Often we attend and the culprit is rats or mice. We offer a rodent control so if we find these pests we can assist with that.

If it’s a possum we identify the entry points and block them. We then install a one-way door over the active entry point. The possum will exit through the one-way door and will then be blocked out. We return a few days later to remove the door and close off this entry.

We’re the specialists in possum removal from Mitcham homes and businesses and we offer a 12-month warranty for possum removal Mitcham clients. Call us now on 1300 665 573 for all your possum control needs.

Possum Removal Mitcham
We’re the specialists in possum removal from Mitcham homes and businesses. Call us now on 1300 665 573.

POSSUM REMOVAL DONCASTER

POSSUM REMOVAL DONCASTER

If you live in Doncaster and there are constant noises in your roof then you might require possum removal. Possums will exploit any weakness in your Doncaster property to gain entry and set up camp. Once a possum gets in it won’t leave without human intervention – or until it dies and stinks the place out! If there’s any noise in your roof space then you need to call Pest Control Empire – the possum removal experts in Doncaster and Melbourne’s other eastern suburbs.

We have serviced many households in Doncaster who have possums in their roof space. Possums are nocturnal so they are active while we are trying to sleep. Tim Clinnick is the owner of Pest Control Empire and he has vast experience in possum control.

Tim says, “It’s common for homeowners to say they initially didn’t mind the possum living in their roof. They soon change their minds when the possum keeps the whole household awake! The urine stains on walls and ceilings aren’t desirable either. It’s kind of like a tenant that doesn’t pay rent and trashes the place.”

Signs a possum is in your Doncaster roof space include:

• Exterior damage to your property where they enter the roof;
• Noises like scratching, hissing, shrieking;
• Agitated and anxious pets that can smell their presence;
• Odours such as a decaying possum carcass or urine smell;
• Stains from urine;
• Dislodged light fittings caused by possums walking on them; &
• Live sightings of possums on your roof or fence.

A possum will find any weakness in your property that will allow them entry into your roof space. Common entry points for possums include:

• Broken / dislodged / missing tiles;
• Missing bricks;
• Gaps where electrical wiring is connected to the roof frame;
• Gaps in box gutters and rain heads; &
• Where flashing has been installed as it can be easy for a possum to move it.

You may think there is no way a possum can gain entry onto your roof to enter the cavity. You may have a double storey with no trees that come anywhere near the roof line.

Tim adds; “Many clients say they have inspected their property and can’ see how a possum can get to their roof line let alone gain entry. Well if you have power and communication lines that are above ground then this is the likely access point. If a human can walk on a rope (think of a trapeze artist), then a possum can easily walk along a thin electrical or communication cord to access the roof.”

If you hear noises in your roof then it’s likely that a possum, or even rats or mice have entered your Doncaster roof space. We offer all pest control services including:

• Possum Removal;
• Rodent Control;
• Mouse Control; &
• Rat Control.

Call us on 1300 665 573 or send an email enquiry to have vermin removed from your home now.

POSSUM REMOVAL MONTROSE

POSSUM REMOVAL MONTROSE

We specialise in the removal of possums from homes in Montrose in Melbourne’s eastern suburbs. Where would you rather live – in a nook in a tree or in a nice, cosy roof space? If you’re a possum this decision is easy, it’s the roof space. For starters wind, rain or the scorching hot sun won’t impact you. You’re also safe from predators such as dogs, cats, large owls and foxes. Snakes have also been known to feed on possums!

You may think having a possum in your roof isn’t such a bad thing. If you ask certain Montrose homeowners who have possums in their roof they’ll tell you the truth. They’re bloody noisy, smelly, unhygienic and destructive. If you grow ornamental plants or have fruit trees or vegetable gardens you can be sure a possum will find them, feed on them and make you very, very mad!

Possums are nocturnal so while you’re sleeping they’re partying! If you own or a neighbour owns a dog they’ll incessantly bark at possums as they scale electricity wires or boundary fences. Possums have even been known to sit directly above a dog to taunt him or her!

So now you’re probably starting to understand that a possum in your Montrose roof space isn’t such a good thing. Now then is the time to call us. We specialise in the removal of possums from your roof. We use lawful and ethical methods to remove possums.

Did you know that it’s illegal to trap a possum in a cage and then relocate it? That’s because possums are protected under the Wildlife Act 1975. The reasoning behind not relocating possums is due to the likelihood that you will release the possum into the territory of another possum. This can lead to a fight and even death.

Let’s avoid trapping altogether as it is also quite stressful on the captured possum. So what is it we do to remove the possum from your Montrose roof cavity? Firstly we audit the entire structure to identify where the possum is gaining entry. We also identify other vulnerable areas that may also provide entry.

We then block the entry points and install a one-way door. The one-way door allows the possum to exit through it but not re-enter. Pretty clever! Once the possum is out and you’re satisfied it hasn’t got back in we’ll return to remove the one-way door.

Now we can’t control where the possum might go. They might even move next door into your neighbour’s roof. But at least we’ve complied with the law and made the eviction as least stressful as possible for our native possum.

So if you’re hearing noises in your roof be sure to call us on 1300 665 573 before whatever it is causes you untold grief.

POSSUM REMOVAL BAYSWATER

POSSUM REMOVAL BAYSWATER

Bayswater in Melbourne’s east is home to beautiful Australian wildlife, with possums at the top of the list. The problem is that we’ve done our best to remove the natural habitat of the possum. We’ve cut down trees to build homes. Where else is the possum to go but into our roof cavity? We’re Melbourne’s premier possum removal company. We use ethical methods to remove possums without causing any harm.

A possum is a curious creature. They will investigate your home to search for potential entry points into a nice and cosy part of your roof. Once a possum has gained entry they won’t leave without human intervention. We have assisted hundreds of Bayswater homeowners with possum removal so call us if you suspect you’ve got an unwanted visitor.

Signs that a possum is in your roof include:

• Scratching noises;
• Urine stains on ceilings & walls;
• A pungent odour;
• Thumping in the roof as they enter and exit the roof;
• Rub marks at the entry point into the roof; &
• Droppings in the roof cavity and gutters.

Another sign that a possum may be onsite is agitated pets. Cats or dogs will display increased anxiety and may sit in front of a wall where a possum may be close by.
It’s also common for a possum to lodge itself in a wall cavity to sleep. As they move around in their sleep, the possum’s claws will scratch away at the plaster wall. Soon enough the possum will create a hole in the wall and will be clearly visible.

At this stage it’s time to call in the professional possum removal specialists. We promptly attend to confirm that the intruder is in fact a possum. We’ll then identify and close off the active entry point. We also audit the entire home to identify and close off any potential entry points. If we don’t do this it will only be a matter of time before the possum finds this new way into the roof cavity and the process continues.

Now you must be thinking that we’ve trapped the possum in the roof cavity by sealing the points of entry right? Well you are right. The possum will be sound asleep as we need the daylight hours to safely find and block the entries. To avoid a gruesome death though we’ll now install a one-way door.

The one-way door is usually installed over or as close as possible to the entry point. The possum will then venture out at night via the one-way door. The idea of the one-way door is self-explanatory. The possum can exit but not re-enter.

Ideally the possum exits the first night and worst case, the next. We then contact you a few days later to confirm the possum has been removed from your Bayswater home. We’ll then return and remove the one-way door. Job done!

Contact us now for safe and ethical possum removal in Bayswater. Our contact number is 1300 665 573.

POSSUM REMOVAL KILSYTH

POSSUM REMOVAL KILSYTH

We’re the possum removal specialists servicing Kilsyth in Melbourne’s east. While many people consider possums cute and cuddly, their attitude toward these furry creatures soon changes when they gain entry into your roof cavity! Possum removal Kilsyth is one of our most common services. Contact us now to begin the process of removing your unwanted possum from your roof in Kilsyth now!

Possums are nocturnal. This means that they’re awake and active at night when we’re trying to sleep. A possum will live in your roof space and venture out after dark in search of food and other possums. They’ll come and go from your roof and pay no consideration to your need for sleep!

We’re Kilsyth’s best possum removal service for a reason. We use ethical methods to remove possums that comply with Victorian law. Possums are native to Australia so legislation governs how we can and can’t remove possums from your Kilsyth property.

Possums are territorial. This means that once they’ve established a home in your home, they won’t leave without some form of intervention. An eviction notice won’t work for possums so that’s where we step in.

Our team of possum removal specialists will attend your home and confirm the presence of a possum. People hear noises in their roof and immediately think it must be a possum. This isn’t always the case as many other animals – rats, mice, birds and even bats will inhabit a roof space.

We confirm the identity of the said intruder firstly by inspecting the roof cavity. We look for signs of the presence of a possum and this includes:

• Paw prints;
• Odours (think of a smell similar to a wet dog);
• Droppings;
• Nesting materials;
• Live possums.

Possum Removal Kilsyth
We recently blocked out a possum in a Kilsyth home and when we returned to remove the one way door we found him living in the guttering! Another successful possum eviction.

It’s not uncommon for us to be inspecting a roof space and to then find a possum sleeping soundly. Once they are aware of our presence though they will run to avoid capture. We’re not too sure we’d like to catch a possum by hand though. A brush tail possum can be quite aggressive. They have sharp claws and very sharp teeth.

Another telltale sign that is living in the roof is urine stains. The stains may appear on the ceiling and down internal and external walls.

It’s also not uncommon for a possum to nest in a wall cavity. A wall cavity is cooler than a roof cavity in summer and warmer than a roof cavity in winter. Like us, possums toss and turn when they sleep. Unlike us though, a possum has sharp claws.

When the sleeping possum tosses and turns they scratch through the plaster wall. The possum will be clearly visible through the hole and we often get panicked calls from homeowners who swear the possum is trying to enter their home to attack them! We can assure you that this is not the case.

Now that we’ve confirmed that the intruder is a possum we need to find the entry point. It’s also important to identify any other potential entry points.

To find the entry point we need to start from the bottom of the structure and work our way to the top. A possum may enter via a missing brick in an exterior wall, work it’s way up a wall and then into the roof cavity.

Other entry points could be a missing or broken roof tile, rotting timber fascia boards that allow easy access or even through lead flashing that is easily moved by possums to gain entry. Other common entry points on flat roofs are box gutters and rain heads.

Once we identify the entry points we need to block them. We use metal flashing or metal grill cut to size. We use metal as possums cannot chew threw it like they can through timber or plastic. We do this during the day whilst the possum is sleeping in the roof space.

This does trap the possum within the roof but what we do next is install a one-way door. The one-way door is best installed over or close to the active entry point. We use food, such as apple or banana, to attract the possum to the one-way door. The possum should then exit via the door.
Once the possum is out it should not be able get back in. That’s not to say that it won’t try! Our clients report that the possum moves around the house in search of a new entry. If we’ve done our job correctly then there’s no chance the possum will re-enter.

We communicate with our client and in a perfect world, we are told that the possum exited the first night, tried to get back in but soon gave up and moved on. We return and remove the one-way door after confirmation that the possum is evicted.

If you suspect a possum is in your Kilsyth home then contact us on 1300 665 573. We’re Melbourne’s premier ethical possum removal specialists so contact us now.

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