From time to time we often get people asking how to keep possums away, so we decided to offer a few tips and ideas on how to keep these noisy night time creatures away from your home.
Blood and Bone – place at the base of plants
Egg Powder – Mix 200g dried egg powder per litres of water with wetting agent,
then spray plants.
Quassia Chips - add 100g of chips to 400ml boiling water. Stand 5 minutes, add
one litre of cold water and allow to soak for 24 hours. Strain, add a wetting agent,
(Wettasoil) and spray onto plants.
Unpalatable Plants to Brushtails
Brushtails tend to dislike plant species that are prickly and spiny, such as Grevilleas and Hakeas. Also consider tough and woody plants such as Banksias and Melaleucas.
Brushtails also tend to avoid strong smelling foliage plants such as Chrysanthemums, Mint Bushes, Geraniums and Daisies.
If you don’t mind Mrs Possum and her baby visiting, you may consider installing a possum house in a back yard tree or pole. Generally, possums only invade the roof void of houses is that there is a scarcity of suitable, safe accomodation for them due to removal and clearing of their native habitat.
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