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If you have problems with possums in your yard and you want to know some ways to get rid of them, you have come to the right place. Today I am going to go over some different ways and ideas on how to get rid of a possum in your yard.
The word possum is actually short for the technical term opossum. The term possum is generally used in North America. For the rest of this article, I will just refer to it as a possum. Basically, a possum is a small to mid sized nocturnal marsupial who feeds at night. They will stay in one area as long as there is food available.
Before I go into why you should get rid of possum, I want to let you know that there are some things you should know about possum. First, they can kill ticks by the thousands. So if you have a tick problem, you may want to think twice about removing the possum from your yard. Second, they are almost immune to rabies and aren't very aggressive unless provoked. However, there are other reasons that you need to get rid of a possum in your yard. Here are some of the reasons:
Before I start, I just want to let you know that I am not into killing animals unless it is the last resort. All of these ideas on how to get rid of a possum in your yard do NOT include killing them. Now that I have that out of the way, here are some great ideas on ridding your yard of possum.
If none of the above ideas are working, you may need to get some live traps or repellents. Here are some that I have used or have had friends or relatives use.
I have personally used a live trap to get rid of animals in my yard. They work great. I take the animal over to a wooded area away from my house and let it go. Make sure you move into your vehicle quickly once you open the door. Here is the one I use.
What I really liked about it is the size. Because possums come in different sizes, this trap is flexible enough to catch all sizes of animals. I would put in some berries and fruits before I go to bed at night and check it in the morning. But beware. You don't always catch the animal you are trying to get rid of. You may catch something totally unexpected.
Using possum repellents can also be a good way to get rid of possums in your yard. In my experience, I have not found any chemical repellent that works well consistently. The only other repellents on the market that seem to work are these: (Please note-I have not used these, but have researched reviews on these products)
Here is a video showing how the Predatorguard works:
Well, there you have it. I hope that I have helped in some way with your possum problem. Thanks for stopping by and checking out my article on how to get rid of possum in your yard. Please feel free to comment!!!