Possums are a common sight in the urban areas of Sydney, and while they may seem cute and harmless, they can cause significant damage to property and gardens. As marsupials native to Australia, possums are protected under the National Parks and Wildlife Act 1974, which means that it is illegal to harm or kill them without a permit.
Possums are nocturnal animals and typically live in trees, but they can also take shelter in roofs, attics, and sheds. They are known to chew on wooden structures, eat fruit and vegetables from gardens, and create loud noise and strong smell.
If you have a possum problem, it is crucial to first determine if it is a protected species. If it is, you should contact the National Parks and Wildlife Service for advice on how to handle the situation. If it is not a protected species, you can hire a professional pest control company like NSW Pest Control to remove it from your property.
To prevent possums from becoming a problem, it is important to make sure that your property is not attractive to them. This can include sealing off entry points to your roof and attic, protecting fruit trees and vegetable gardens, and not leaving pet food outside.
NSW Pest Control has the expertise and equipment to safely and effectively remove possums from your property and can also provide advice on how to prevent them from returning in the future. Contact NSW Pest Control or call us on 0415 224 338 today to schedule an inspection and find the best solution for your possum problem.