Emergency Possum Removal Service Brisbane

Do you see the traces of possum infestations at your property and want advanced possum removal in Brisbane? Are you searching for a qualified possum trapping and removal service to safeguard your health as well as property?

Tom’s Pest Control Brisbane has several years of experience in offering tailored possum removal services.

We will assess the level of possum infestation at your property through a comprehensive inspection, provide tailored treatment solutions, and offer tips to reduce the future infestation at your property. At Tom’s Pest Control, we have a research team who analyse the behaviours of each possum to ensure a stress-free removal for the pest.

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    Why Is Possum Removal Required?

    Possums live in small groups – two to three – but they make significant damage to human environments than most people aware of.
    • The pest animal is an excellent climber, and it gains access to roof and attic and damages roof shingles, gutters, tiles, and more
    • Possums make large amounts of waste, and the droppings of the pest are smelly and transmit various pathogens, risking the health of the inhabitants of the property. The pests are known for spreading diseases like coccidiosis and tuberculosis.
    • Once possums accessed the property, they make everything inside messy, consume the food of your pets, leave food scraps everywhere, make holes in floors and walls, etc.
    • Possums are highly unpredictable, and the pest often chews insulation, plumbing, and air ducts.
    • The pest is also a nuisance to the peaceful life of property it infested. They make loud scratching noises, create clutter, and generate various forms of debris.
    Possums like to live in specific territories, and if the pest infests your property, it may live around your property until it is dead. Once dead, the carcase can compromise the healthy condition of the property if not removed on-time. Tom’s Pest Control also offers quick dead possum removal in Brisbane.

    How To Confirm Possum Infestation?

    Possums are nocturnal animals and prefer to stay away from the eyesight of humans. Therefore, you may not visually see the pest at your property to confirm the infestation.

    With the following signs, you can confirm the pest at your property:

    • Damage to the exterior of your property, including damaged siding, broken gutters, ripped soffit, torn up shingles, and more.
    • Disappearing pet food and spills of the food products on the floor. Possums are very much attracted to cat food. If you see the cat food is frequently disappearing, you can confirm the presence of the pest.
    • As discussed before, you may hear some loud scratching noises. Also, if you see scratches on the floors and walls – in broader areas – you can confirm possum infestation.
    • Possums make a range of vocalisations, including shrieking, hissing, and more. Even mother possums make lip-smacking and clicking sounds to signal their babies.
    • If you smell some distinctly unpleasant odour, you can doubt for the presence of possums as the pest defecates frequently and makes the healthy environment of the property vulnerable.
    Even though possums are known for creating widespread damage in residential and commercial properties, you can’t trap them or kill them. The killing of the pest is illegal in Australia, and the trapping and removal of the species can only be completed by licensed pest technicians who have the required wildlife permits.

    At Tom’s Pest Control, we have a team of possum removal specialists who are licensed and experienced to offer emergency possum removal services.

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    The Possum Removal Process

    Tom’s Pest Control has a comprehensive – four-stage – possum removal process to safeguard your property from the damage due to infestation.


    Our certified possum control technicians will visit your property and identify the species of the possum. We will also confirm and document the extent of the infestation, damage to your property, factors at your property that led to the infestation, and more.

    Treatment Plan

    Based on the inspection results, we will create a tailored treatment plan. It will include the type of removal, the timeline of the treatment, the expected results, where the possums will be freed, and any specific instructions to the inhabitants.

    We will update you the treatment plan with you before beginning the process.

    The Possum Removal

    Our possum removal technicians use traps and possum catchers to remove the pest from the property. We will release the animal per the Queensland rules, not more than 50 meters from your property. We will also block all the access points of possum at your property by closely monitoring its path.

    We may also suggest some major repair or alterations based on the issues and architecture of your property.

    Ongoing Prevention

    As the best possum removal services in Brisbane, we will also provide you with strategies and tips to prevent future possum infestation. We will advise you specific techniques – including netting, electric fencing, and more – to make the pest least comfortable in your environment.

    The following general tips can also work for most properties:

    • Keep the food – including pet food – and other edible products not accessible to possums.
    • Remove the clutter at your property on a regular basis as the pest likes to live in places where they can conveniently hide from predators and humans.
    • Trim back any shrubs and trees next to your property to reduce the accessibility of the pest.
    • Regularly inspect your property for any property damage that can give access for possums. Also, inspect for any possum infestation at regular intervals.

    At Tom’s Pest Control, we have local possum control technicians to provide same day possum removal services.

    Why Tom’s Pest Control?

    Our team of expert technicians and possum researchers will ensure the safe removal of the pest from your property with minimal stress to the animal.

    You will find us as the best possum catchers in the city with the following characteristics:

    • Quick same/next day possum removal services
    • TAFE and APCA-certified removal technicians
    • Upfront quotes, friendly service experience
    • Expertise in possum removal from both commercial and residential spaces
    • State-of-the-art, humane procedures
    • Total satisfaction guarantee
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    Is it possible to bring the possum along?

    Possums can cause injury to you and your family. Possums can transmit diseases, cause basement damage, and even cause structural damage to your house. Because these animals can be hard to control, regulations were established to protect them. It is against the law to kill or harm them.

    Professional possum control companies are the best choice. Tom’s Pest Control Brisbane will help eliminate possums from your yard quickly and efficiently. We can also install humane traps to capture possums in your yard.

    Our team can take them to another place once they have been captured. For more information, please get in touch with our friendly team. They are happy to help you with any possum removal problems.

    What is the difference between a Rat and a Possum, you ask?

    Both rats and possums have hairless tails. Possums can be either diurnal (or nocturnal) like rats, but they are more likely to be nocturnal. Possums can be herbivores, or omnivores. Invariably, omnivorous rat species are found.

    There are many types of rats. However, possums cannot be found in Oceania. Possum claws are blunter than those of rats. Rat eyes point in one direction, while possums see forward. Rats have flatter faces than possums. Their faces are flatter, rounder, and slimmer.

    Rats are adaptable to all environments and can live anywhere as long as there is shelter from the elements. Semi-arboreal Possums are drawn to trees because they love them. However, this is not always the case. They can often be found in wooded areas.

    What can I do for my plants to be protected from possums?

    The numbers of this large and hairy animal have increased dramatically in the last ten years. However, they find that they are happier living in a residential environment. They can reach plants three stories high thanks to their agility and dexterity.

    There are many traditional ways to keep possums out of your garden. Hanging CDs, blood, and bone, hanging spotlights or lapsang souchong can all help protect your plants. Unfortunately, none of these options has any reliable or noticeable results.

    Two main methods can be used to keep possums away from your plants: First, you can build physical barriers. The second is to use deterrent sprays. Local regulations govern the trapping and relocation of possums. There are two choices: ask us for help or hire our services.

    Are your ceiling and roof susceptible to possum damage?

    Yes. Rats and possums can chew roof wires. The insulation should be replaced if they make nests on your roof. Repeated urinating could cause damage. Pee can get through the ceiling and cause harm.

    There are several options if a possum has already entered your home. To deter them, you can use smell- and taste repellents. You can also use ingredients you already have at home, such as Tabasco sauce. But results may vary.

    Hire possum experts for the job. To get rid of the possums, call an expert. You might also be interested in learning more about keeping neighbouring possums from your home.

    What should I do if a possum climbs on my roof at night to bother me?

    Night-active Possums are active at night. You might hear them moving around on your roof at night. They might be heard coughing or hissing.

    Before removing pests from your roof, you must ensure you have all the necessary permissions. These documents are available from your pest controller. In addition, there are several ways to keep possums off your roof.

    Although they may appear innocent, possums could inflict damage on your roof and cause discomfort. Let’s suppose they have entered your home. Tom’s Pest Control Brisbane should be contacted if they are already on your property.

    Are possums more likely to attack children than adults? Why?

    Possums are not known to be aggressive. However, pet owners have reported that their pets can be aggressive to possums despite being gentle and docile. Possums are wild animals and will not be cornered.

    Children are more likely than adults to play or escape with possums, so it’s better to have a proactive defence strategy than trying to defend them. First, children must learn how to avoid wild animals or possums.

    Our staff is highly trained to eliminate pests from your house. We may also offer ongoing pest management to help reduce the chance of pest problems returning.

    Why do possums nest in cavities of walls?

    Possums prefer to sleep in wall cavities during daylight hours because they are warmer and darker than roof cavities. It is possible to hear rats crawling on walls and floors. A study found that 87% of nest visits by rats were made in walls and floors and 45% in roof cavities.

    These bizarre creatures run across the ceiling, making human friends suspicious. Research in Brisbane showed that 67% of Brisbane residents had reported hearing possums crawling on their roof cavities. In addition, 58% of those bitten reported also seeing possums in these locations.

    Remember that pest control must include sealing all entry points. Also, because possums love to crawl under your house, they can cause damage to roof cavities.

    How long will it take to control possums?

    How severe the infestation is will affect how long it takes to get rid of them. Possum infestations can cause more problems than you think. Here are some of the ways that possums can cause damage to your health and financial issues.

    Possum droppings could contain germs that can cause flesh-eating sores. Let’s suppose they can get into your home. They can eat all your belongings, damage insulation and ducting, and leave unpleasant odours or stains.

    Our strategy starts with an in-depth analysis to eliminate possums. The next step is to create a plan that identifies entry points. This will help us decide the best route. For more information, please get in touch with our experts.

    How much does possum removal cost?

    Your property’s condition will determine the cost of possum control. Therefore, it is vital that you consider the size and location of the infestation, as well as the severity and extent of the damage. It is also essential to determine how much labour is required to eradicate them.

    Prices for possum removal vary from $150 to $500. These companies charge $150 for removing dead Possums. To capture the possum, live traps are available. To set up and manage bait traps, you will need much knowledge. If they feel threatened, possums will bite.

    Although they may not be able to get into your home, it is worth inspecting your chimney for signs of intruders. If you find any signs of possums, Tom’s Pest Control Brisbane is the company to call.

    Are the Possums being cruelly abused?

    The 1975 Wildlife Act protects possums. Possums that are not healthy or well-behaved are prohibited from being transported. There are other ways to handle them. Victorians dealt with possums living on their property. Woods in our neighbourhoods resemble their natural habitat.

    Possums can co-exist with humans, even though they are annoying or eat your flowers. Possums aren’t able to harass or interfere. Common brushtail possums are easy to manage if kept in parks and structures.

    Common brushtail Possums may be released, captured, or taken to licensed veterinarians for rest.

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