Help! What Can I Do When I Have A Noisy Possum In My Roof??
In Permaculture we promote harmonious existence with native wildlife. But when it isn’t harmonious, there are many non-toxic solutions. Always ask the ‘pest’ what they like and what they hate. Native possums of Australia hate bright lights at night. So a very quick solution is to put an all weather bright outdoor light up in the roof shining especially in the area above your bedroom. Be careful that the light will not over heat and catch your insulation on fire. Second step is make sure you seal your roof properly after they leave (do not seal it without an exit as this would be a horrible way for the possum to die and will stink your house out. The final step is to build them a home that is cosy outdoors because possums are territorial animals and once you relocate one, another moves in.