Stop Possums From Damaging Your Roof Tiles

Stop Possums From Damaging Your Roof Tiles

Spotting a possum every now and then must be a normal sighting for you. These animals seem cute and harmless and you must have spotted a possum running around in and out of your property every so often. However, there’s one thing that is not so harmless and cute when it comes to possums- their tendency to damage your roof! Yes, these furry creatures have a knack for damaging roof tiles, costing you a lot of money in the long run.

In order to stop possums from damaging your roof tiles, you must carefully block their access to your roof. But how do you do that? If possums have been scurrying around on your roof in the middle of the night, disrupting your sleep, then it’s time to take action.

Not only is the sound of possums on your roof annoying, they can also cause serious structural damage to your roof tiles if not kept in check. So, in order to keep possums away from your roof and to help you reclaim your peace, Instant Possum Removal is here to give you some foolproof tips and tricks. So, why wait? Let’s get started.

Why The Roof?

First, let us understand why possums choose our roofs for their mischief. Possums are constantly searching for food and shelter, and they are great climbers as well. This may lead them to your roof, where they may end up dislodging or breaking your roof tiles in search of a cosy spot to rest.

Even though they do not intend to cause any damage to your property, in their search for food and shelter, they may end up damaging your roof. Since your roof is the easiest spot where human activity is less, they may search for hiding spots there. So, in order to stop possums from damaging your roof tiles, you need to make sure you block off all possible access points that may lead them to your roof. How do you do that? Let us explore:

Keeping Your Roof Possum-Free

In order to keep your roof free of possums and maintain its structural integrity, you can take a few preventative measures. Here are some steps you can take to keep possums away from your roof:

  1. Trim Overhanging Branches: Possums are excellent at climbing, and they make use of overhanging tree branches as a way to enter your home. If you have seen a possum on your roof, it’s extremely likely that it got there because there was a tree nearby with some overhanging branches. Make sure to trim all the extra tree branches that could serve as an access point. Pay special attention to branches that may be leading directly to your roof.
  2. Possum Proofing Your Trees: Even though you may not be able to constantly trim your branches or control the growth of trees in your home, you can make your trees less attractive to possums. If you have trees in your home that you treasure, and do not want to cut off, you can possum proof your trees. Just install a trunk protector or tree guard made of plastic or aluminium. These tree guards will act as a barrier between the trees and the possums, keeping them at bay.
  3. Possum Repellents: You can use possum deterrents that are safe for your roof. These deterrents can be both natural or store bought. Quassia chips are a wonderful possum repellent. Possums hate quassia chips and spreading some on your roof will help keep them at bay. You can also find possum repellents at the store, and try them out.
  4. Disinfecting Roof Tiles: If by any chance possums have already caused damage to your roof, you need to be prompt in repairing and disinfecting your roof tiles. If the possum has developed a nesting site on the roof, carefully have the damaged area repaired. Make sure to approach the site during the daytime so that the possum is not active. Once the repair is complete, make sure to thoroughly disinfect the entire area to make sure no other possums are attracted to your roof.

Professional Possum Control

Possums can be very inconvenient when they decide to set up residence on your roof. You don’t want your roof damaged, and neither do we. This is why we suggest you invest in a professional possum removal service to help you with your possum proofing needs. Here are some reasons why professional help is needed to deal with possums:

  1. Ethical and Legal: Trapping or releasing a possum on your own is prohibited without a permit. You need to have a wildlife permit to be able to deal with a possum on your own. Instead of going through the trouble of obtaining a permit, you can leave it to the professionals, since they are already licensed and have a permit.
  2. Expertise: Professional pest control technicians are skilled and have years of experience in dealing with all kinds of animals and pests. You can be sure that they will help you get rid of the possum in no time, in the safest way possible.
  3. Pest Proofing: Professionals will not only help you get rid of the animal, they will also help you pest proof your entire home. This helps you prevent future entries or infestations. So, it’s a wonderful investment in the long run.
  4. Safe and Humane: A professional pest control service will make sure to use safe and humane traps to catch the animal. Once the animal has been successfully caught, they will carefully relocate it in a way that doesn’t cause the animal any harm.

Now that you know how to stop possums from damaging your roof tiles, you can deal with the situation easily. Be sure to take the preventative measures mentioned earlier for a safe and possum-free roof.

However, if you are looking for a reliable possum removal service in your area, go no further than Instant Possum Removal. Our team of trained and experienced professionals will possum-proof your home in no time!

Disclaimer: The information presented in this blog post has been diligently fact-checked and written by Nicholas Willmore, an esteemed Australian expert in the pest control industry

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