Possum Removal Brisbane, Gold Coast, Ipswich & Logan

possum removal

Affordable, professional and humane possum removal to help give you back your home

Possums can be adorable. But when they invade your home, they become a serious nuisance.

In Queensland, where these animals are common, the Nature Consevration Act 1992 protects possums, meaning safe and humane relocation is vital. At Mr. Termite, we’re more than pest exterminators. We also specialise in the possum  removal so you can relocate your unwanted house guests without harming them.

We understand the importance of preserving these native creatures while protecting your property from damage and disturbances. That’s why our licensed professionals use safe and ethical methods to trap and relocate possums, ensuring they find a new home away from yours.

Don’t let possums disrupt your peace. Contact Mr Termite today on 0411 642 351 for reliable and environmentally friendly services across Queensland.

When is possum removal necessary?

You may need these services if you notice the following signs:

Strange Noises: If you hear scratching, thumping, or rustling sounds in your roof or walls during the night, it could indicate possums have taken up residence.

Visible Damage: Look for chewed wires, torn insulation, or entry holes in your property. Possums can cause structural damage.

Droppings and Odor: Possums leave behind droppings that can accumulate over time, leading to unpleasant odours and potential health risks. Droppings can also attract other pests like cockroaches or ants.

Garden or Plant Damage: Possums may also damage your garden by nibbling on plants, flowers, and fruits.

Unusual Possum Sightings: If you frequently spot possums in and around your property, especially during daylight hours when they are typically nocturnal, it may indicate a problem.

If you experience any of these signs, get in touch with a member of the Mr. Termite team on 0411 642 351 today.

How much does possum removal cost?

The cost can vary depending on several factors, including the extent of the infestation, the location of your property, and the methods used for removal. On average, you can expect to pay anywhere from $150 to $500 or more.

Here are some cost considerations:

  • Initial Inspection: Many possum removal services offer an initial inspection, which may be free or have a nominal fee, typically around $50 to $100.
  • Removal Methods: The cost can also vary based on the removal method employed. Humane trapping and relocation tend to be more expensive than other methods.
  • Repairs and Exclusion: After removal, you may need repairs to seal entry points and prevent possums from returning. This cost is typically separate from the removal cost and depends on the extent of the damage.
  • Number of Possums: If you have a larger infestation with multiple possums, it may increase the overall cost.

How long does possum removal take?

The answer to this is – it depends. Various factors are at play including the complexity of the infestation, the methods used, and the responsiveness of the possums to the removal efforts. Here are some general guidelines:

Initial Inspection: The process typically begins with an initial inspection, which can take anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour. During this assessment, the possum removal professional will identify entry points and assess the extent of the infestation.

Trapping and Removal: Once the inspection is complete, trapping and removal efforts may begin. This can take several days to a couple of weeks, depending on how quickly possums are captured. It’s important to use humane trapping methods, which may take longer but are more ethical.

Repairs and Exclusion: After the possums are removed, the technician will need to seal entry points and make necessary repairs to prevent future infestations. This can take a few days to a week, depending on the extent of the repairs needed.

Monitoring: Some professionals may recommend monitoring the property for a period to ensure that no possums remain and that the exclusion measures are effective. This can extend the overall process duration.

The entire process, from inspection to completion of repairs, can typically take anywhere from a few days to several weeks. The specific timeline will depend on the circumstances of your infestation.

How can I identify a professional possum removal team?

Identifying a professional service is essential to ensure the effective and humane removal of possums from your property. Here are some key factors to consider when determining if a the  service is professional:

Licensing and Certification: Check if the company and its technicians are licensed and certified to perform possum removal in Queensland. Licensing ensures that they adhere to legal and ethical standards.

Experience: Look for a service with a proven track record. Experienced professionals are more likely to handle the situation effectively and efficiently.

Humane Methods: Professional services should prioritise humane trapping and relocation methods rather than using harmful or lethal techniques. Ask about their approach to ensure it aligns with ethical standards.

Insurance: Ensure that the company is adequately insured. This protects you and your property in case of any accidents or damage during the removal process.

Reviews and References: Read online reviews and ask for references from past customers to gauge the quality of their service and customer satisfaction.

Transparent Pricing: A professional service should provide clear and transparent pricing. Be wary of any hidden fees or ambiguous cost estimates.

Local Knowledge: Choose a service with local knowledge of possum behaviour and habits, as this can be crucial for effective removal.

Safety Measures: Ensure the company takes safety seriously, both for their technicians and your property. They should use appropriate safety gear and follow safety protocols.

What should I do to stop possums nesting in my home?

Removing possums should always be done in a humane and legal manner, as possums are protected native wildlife. Here are steps to help you address a possum issue:

  1. Identify the Possum Species: There are different species of possums in Queensland, such as the common brushtail and the common ringtail possum. Identifying the species can help you understand their habits and needs.
  2. Locate Entry Points: Determine how possums are accessing your property. They often enter through gaps, holes, or openings in roofs, walls, or eaves. Seal these entry points to prevent further access.
  3. Trim Overhanging Branches: Possums often use trees to access roofs. Trim branches that provide easy access to your home.
  4. Install Possum Boxes: Provide alternative shelter for possums by installing possum boxes in nearby trees. This can encourage them to leave your home voluntarily.
  5. Use Deterrents: Employ mild deterrents like motion-activated lights, radios, or sprinklers to make your property less inviting to possums.
  6. Seek Professional Help: If possums persist or you are uncertain about safely handling them, contact a licensed possum removal professional in Queensland. They can assess the situation, use humane trapping methods, and relocate possums according to local regulations.
  7. Monitor and Prevent: After removal, continue to monitor your property for any new possum activity and address any potential entry points promptly. Prevention is key to avoiding future infestations.