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Possum Removal Brighton | Possum Catcher Melbourne

Possum Removal Brighton | Possum Proofing Specialists

Possum Removal Brighton

Some people think possums are cute and furry. The people who say this must never have had a possum in their roof space! Brighton in the bayside area of Melbourne has become a haven for possums, so much so that they’re now a significant issue for residents. We specialise in possum removal Brighton and all other bayside suburbs

As Melbourne continues to grow and expand, the natural habitat of the possum (trees) has declined. This has forced them to adapt and find new sources of shelter and protection from predators. Possums are nocturnal Australian native animals. They sleep all day but when darkness arrives it’s time to party! As they leave the cosy confines your roof space and head out into the night to forage for food and fun, their noisy thumping & stomping are sure to capture your attention.

These annoying critters also hiss, cry, screech, fight and even mate within hearing distance. This is more than enough to keep even the deepest sleeper awake! However, far worse than their noisy habits is the destruction they can cause to our homes. Possums will nest in the insulation of your roof cavity, tearing it apart and rendering it useless. These unhygienic critters also pose a major health risk to you and your family. They defecate, urine and leave food scraps littered throughout your roof. This mess can seep through and stain your plaster. The last thing you want is urine dripping down your walls!

How do I get a possum out of my roof in Brighton? Call Pest Control Empire

The best thing you can do is to call a professional possum removalist. Possums, while a major pest in Australia, are a protected species under the Wildlife Act 1975. This means that there is strict guidelines governing the control and removal of possums from your home. The last thing you should do is attempt a DIY. We’ve been called to clean up the mess after several DIY disasters. Possums will always live at height so a long ladder is required. If you’re not trained to work at heights then forget it! The last thing you want to do is  fall off a ladder and injure yourself, or worse.

We’re trained to work safely at heights. We also have a keen eye for potential possum entry points into your roof. Once we locate all potential entry points we then close them off. This is far from the end of the job though. The last thing we want to do is block a possum inside your roof. They’ll die within a few days and the resultant smell is absolutely putrid. So once we’ve closed off all entry points we then install a temporary one-way door. We place a piece of fruit in the roof below the door and inside the exit to encourage the possum to use the door. This is a highly successful method and it places the least stress on the possum.

As the name of the door suggests, once the intruder goes out it isn’t getting back in. This usually happens first night but it can often drag on for another day or two. Once the possum or possums  have removed themselves from your roof you may notice a couple of nights of banging as they try to get back in. However, once they come to the realisation that this is no longer possible they’ll move on and find a new home. We then return to remove the one-way door and seal up this final access point.

Possum Removal Brighton
Possum Removal Brighton – here a possum was entering the roof space via the gutter. We have installed a one way door so the possum can exit but not re-enter.


A final check of your property is then completed to confirm a successful possum proofing.

If you require possum removal Brighton then give us a call on 1300 665 573 or fill in the short Contact Us form to ensure the swift and efficient Pest Control Melbourne and removal of possums from your home.