How to Spot Possums in 3 simple ways

This winter, possums should be added to the list of winter woes that include high higher bills, power cuts, and several related issues. 45 per cent of possum infestations occur in fall and winter, according to a survey by National Pest Management Association (NPMA). There are several warning signs of a possum infestation, especially now that possums are more likely to move inside in the hunt for food, water, and shelter. Possum Removal Melbourne

According to the National Pest Management Association (NPMA), the following list can help you determine if your home is infested with possums.

Droppings- Droppings are a common sign of a possum infestation. Small in size, these pellets can be found in kitchen cabinets and pantries. If you live in a house with a lot of possum, you may find possum droppings in your sink drain or inside chewed cardboard boxes. Salmonella and Hantavirus can be transmitted through mouse faeces, which can also cause allergies in humans. Possum can excrete more than 50 droppings a day, so removing them as soon as possible with safety gloves is important to keep your beloved ones safe. Call us for possum removal Melbourne services and get rid of them immediately.

Gnaw Marks– In their quest for food and water, possums can chew almost any type of material that includes plastic and lead pipes causing significant property damage. As a result, the risk of a house fire increases. Gnaw marks are a sure sign of a possum invasion, so keep an eye out for them around the house.

Nests– In order to avoid being disturbed, possums prefer to build their nests in dark, isolated areas. Particularly house possum builds their nests out of shredded paper products, cotton, packing materials and fabrics, as well as wall insulation. To find out if your home is infested with pests, you should contact a licenced pest professional.

Tracks– When possums travel between their nest and food, they leave dirt marks on walls and floorboards as they follow their trail. They are actually caused by oily fur.

Strange Noises- Even at night, it can be alarming to hear strange noises coming from the walls. There’s a good chance that these noises are coming from a family of possums scurrying around your house in the walls and in the attic. Attics are particularly attractive to possums because they provide dark, secluded areas for nesting. When it comes to pest-proofing, attics are often overlooked.

A possum infestation can be spotted by the above three signs. Possums aren’t just a nuisance; they’re also known to spread diseases and multiply quickly, making them a serious threat. As a result, there is an increased risk of a house fire. A licenced pest control Melbourne professional who is an expert possum catcher can inspect your property and choose the best course of action in the event of an infestation. Along with possum control Melbourne, we also offer dead possum removal in Melbourne houses. Call us for a free quote and more information about our services.

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