Possum Control Newcastle
All About Possum Pest Control
In Australia, Possums are now an endangered and protected species. Known to be a menace to crops, the possum population has been sharply reduced due to farmers and gardeners attempting to protect their livestock. You cannot exterminate possums like other rodents such as mice or rats. They have to be delicately relocated.
To make the matter even more complex, there are over 27 different kinds of possum species in Australia. The most well-known is the common brushtail possum and the common ringtail possum. Possums eat leaves and vegetation, though sometimes they will also eat bird eggs. They are not harmful to humans but they can be absolutely devastating to crops in general.
Studies have also demonstrated that when a possum is hungry, it will actually ignore all of the typical methods meant to keep them at bay, to the point of eating sprayed vegetation. The only remedy is the relocation of the possum to a safer area. Possums like to live in tree hollows but there are many species. The gliders can travel great distances, up to 100 meters at a single jump.
If you want to safely remove this protected species, then give us a call on (02) 4956 3169 to protect your homes and crops.
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What Other Pests Do You Deal with?
As a leading company that deals with all types of pests in Newcastle, Maitland, and Lake Macquarie, we make sure to provide our clients with the complete list of types of pests that we can effectively terminate. These are:
What Do Possums Eat?
Brushtail Possums (the most common kind) eat plant material, supplemented with bird eggs, baby birds, and some insects. They mainly eat leaves of the eucalyptus plant but also some shrubs (mainly wattles), herbs, flowers, and fruit. They forage in the canopy, in lower levels of the forest, and on the ground.
What Attracts Possums To Your House?
Possums are attracted to overflowing or trash cans, uncovered compost heaps, or other containers that you may have outside. They like to set up their habitat near water or moist areas. If you live near a pond, drainage ditch, or sewer, you’re more likely to see possums on your property. They also like certain crops.
How Do You Treat Possums?
Hunter and Coast Pest Control can assist in all things Possum related and Possums are NOT harmed in our services.
- Pest possum control
- Possum proofing
- Pest possum treatment
- Possum removal
- Removal of possums
- Pet safe possum control
- Child safe pest possum control
- Catch possums and remove from home
- Possum trapping.
- Home possum control and home pest possum removal
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