Possums to nature and wildlife lovers are considered to be cute – looking animals. However, some view them as dirty huge rats. We have dealt with lots of infestations and for the majority of Napa’s residents, we are their go – to company for possum control, as we always deliver. Contact us through (800) 430-3778 now to get our free estimates.
Possums will at times inhabit your homes and feed on your pet’s food and garbage. Contrary to popular belief, these critters do not bite humans. They only show their teeth or play dead when frightened. More so, these critters are immune to rabies so you don’t have to worry about possum bites. Possums will leave a nasty odour due to their excretions in your ceilings and attics which is very unpleasant.
When it comes to Possum extermination, we are the best company giving you only the top notch:
- Quality Services
- Competent Technicians
- Reasonably Priced
- Certified and Licensed in possum control
- Advanced equipment
- Periodic inspections
Here are some of the methods we use to control possums.
There are very many types of traps that we can use and they are categorized into kill traps, cage traps and leg hold traps. Kill traps include Timms traps, warrior traps and sentinel traps and these traps are compact and instantly kill the possums trapped in them.
Cage traps are used where there is no need to kill the possums and they are set free at different locations where they will not bother anybody and in some states regulations dictate that the possums must be set free 50m from its trapping point. In this case, we use a collapsible Holden-trap.
Leg hold traps are designed to trap large pests by their limbs though it is less human as compared to the other traps.
- Poison Baiting
Poisons are cheap yet very effective. We use poisons in areas where traps are not effective since poisons are a bit risky as they can be consumed by somebody’s pet or the possum may die in a hard to reach the area.
We use brodifacoum, cholecalciferol, pinedone or cyanide paste baits which are set in bait stations or bait bags.
- Scaring Away the Possums
There are very many ways to scare possums and some that you can use include motion-sensor lights and sprinklers, predator fur and chemical repellants. The motion – sensor lights are activated once the Possum passes by the sensor and the lights turn on, scaring away the Possum.
You can also use fur from your cats or your dog in the possum’s frequent areas as the Possums avoid areas with potential predators but don’t let your cat or dog out as Possums are dangerous animals.
Possums are gun-shy and will often avoid rural areas with shooters. Some consider this as a humane way to control Possums but as for us, we do not use this method.
Possums like other wild animals are protected by the law so it would be much better if you call a licensed technician to avoid breaking it. If these creatures are consuming your pet’s food, crops or grain its best if you enclose these areas which are probably the Possum’s food sources. Ring us up through (800) 430-3778 or visit us in Napa and we will discuss on the way forward to controlling your Possum problem.