Possum Removal Sydney

How Do I Remove A Possum From My Roof?

Possum Removal in Sydney

Sydney has a variety of Possum species, specifically the ringtail possum and the bush tail possum.

 

These types of possums preferably like the hollow of trees, where they nest and shelter themselves. However, due to the increase construction across Sydney, particularly areas such as Box Hill, Kellyville and The Hills region trees and natural habitat areas for possums is becoming less abundant, meaning these possum species start to take up residence in our roof cavities.

 

You might notice those little possums entering your roof during Winter as they try to find warmth, but regardless of the temperature, possum activities can occur all year round which is why the team at KR Pest Control can help you with your Sydney possum removal needs all year round.

 

How do I know if a possum is living in my roof?


There are a few ways to determine if a possum is living in your Sydney roof space. 

 

The first sign of possum presence in your roof is noise. As possums are nocturnal animals they have more presence during night, meaning your might hear scampering feet across your roof as you’re drifting off to sleep. You might find a pattern can occur with possums as they tend to create a routine and leave your home around the same time. 

 

Another sign of possums living in your Sydney roof is staining occurring on the roof from possum urine. Possum urine will leave not only a mark but a strong odour.

 

And lastly your pets will alert you to any possums in your roof or hiding in a wall cavity. Your pets will most likely be agitated and will either sit or pace near the area where the possum might be hiding.

 

How do possums get into my roof?

 

Possums can enter your roof through a variation of entry points and bridging objects.

 

Entry points may be gaps in your eaves for instance or roof tiles, and bridging objects might be wire leading up to your roof which allows possums to climb across. Tree branches over hanging your roof also offer a way for possums to enter your roof cavity.

 

So, the best thing you can do is walk around your home and check for entry points or holes that are as big as your fist – this is how much space they require to enter your home. 

 

We remove possums from homes everyday so we can spot the signs of possum activity and also share points on entry points. Call our team on to book your Sydney possum removal inspection today.

 

What can I do to minimise the risk of having possums enter my roof?

 

Firstly if you have any nearby trees, it’s always best to prune them slightly and within the allowable limits of your local council. This will remove the opportunity for possums to climb along these branches and enter your roof.

 

If you have a home that has wires that lead up to your house, call our team and ask for advice on how to remove possums from your Sydney roof.

 

We’re licensed and insured to conduct all forms of pest control. 

Thanks to the KR Pest Control team who came to assist me with my Possum Removal in my Sydney home. They used cameras to check where the possums entering.

How can we help?

Give one of our friendly team a call to discuss your Possum Removal needs or fill in the below form.

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All areas are covered in our pest sprays without exclusion. This will include all applicable areas externally, internally, gardens, pathways, letterbox, driveway, windows, eaves, guttering, weep holes, garage, sheds, cubby houses, washing lines, subfloor, roof void, storage areas and fences. We also use cockroach bait in kitchen cupboard hinges. We do not spray fruit trees or herb gardens, fish ponds and fish tanks. Please advise our technician of any area you would like excluded before commencement.

If the forecast is for heavy rain it’s best to reschedule – light rain is fine. We need enough time for the external spray to fully dry for it to be effective. If it is forecast to rain not long after the treatment we will call you to reschedule. If it is windy we may also need to reschedule as we cannot control our spray and it may pose a risk to our technician or your neighbours.

Generally, you can be home while we spray. We ask you keep some footwear on for at least two hours and stay inside. Pregnant women and young children must vacate for two hours.

Internally – We spray around all skirting boards, please move loose items at least 30cm from the wall or onto tables or beds. It is not necessary to move large pieces of furniture. The more coverage we can achieve the more effective the spray will be. We don’t use anything airborne internally so there is no need to cover benches or other sensitive areas. Externally – Ensure pet toys and bowls are put away, children toys should be neat and tidy all in the the one area so we can create a ‘safe zone’ that isn’t exposed to any spray. Please remove all washing from clothes lines.

Yes we ensure your pets are safe, our staff have tarpaulins on board for bird and rabbit hutches. We make sure pet bowls are turned upside down before we start spraying and ask for any pet toys to be put away. The pets can be stored in an area like the garage or laundry whilst the rest of the house is treated then released after one hour or alternatively if they can be taken out of the house for 1-2 hours, it will be safe when they return. During the warmer months the external spray dries within 10 minutes so if we start outside the pets can be let into the yard when we start spraying internally.

We ensure that your children are safe, this is achieved with safe practices and the use of the safest products used in the correct areas. No children’s play equipment or toys are sprayed with residual products. We have a non-residual aerosol we can use to treat spiders and other pests in these areas. We also have a company policy not to spray a house with anyone pregnant or young children inside.

No it is not necessary to clean the floors, our internal water based spray is microencapsulated meaning once it is fully dry it is safe, it is recommended you do not mop the floors for 48 hours after our spray.

We also offer termite inspections and treatments, possum control/removal, rodent proofing and bed bugs treatments, speak to our friendly staff for more information.

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