Opossums are a frequent problem as they tend to use your attic or the underside of decks as their nest. Many people have tried various repellents on these mammals, but they ended in disappointment, as they discovered that none of them worked as expected. Since opossums have become a problem for humans, several companies have developed, and are trying to sell certain products that they have advertised as being the perfect solutions for being used as opossum repellents. One of these products is the high pitch sound deterrent machine, which was said to work against opossums. Well, you need to know that this is not working out as advertised. All of these products are only made to take away your hard earned money, but they don’t have any proven effect on opossums.
How to Get Rid of Opossums?
The only way that you can get rid of opossums is to have them trapped and removed. You can either do this on your own, following the advice that you can find on the internet, or you can contact a wildlife removal company in your area. If you decide to try to get rid of opossums on your own, there are a few things that you should do. First of all, you need to know that prevention is better than elimination. Trying to prevent them from getting to your house or yard is the best choice. Here are some tips that can help you with the prevention step:
- Start by eliminating any debris from your home and garden – such as leaf litter, unused equipment, fallen trees, or an abandoned car
- Always keep your grass cut short and trim your bushes from the soil
- Trim all tree branches that touch your house
- Cover all the accessible areas that lead to sheds, porches and outside buildings
- Get rid of shelters
- Properly close all garages and woodsheds
However, when prevention fails, you need to go further and try to eliminate opossums from your property. One of the best ways to do this is by setting traps. Once you trap and remove the opossum, it will never come back to your property again. However, chances are that other opossums will come, though. There are different traps that can be used when trying to eliminate opossums from your property. You should always try to choose traps that will not kill the animals, only scare them away, so they do not return again. Conclusion
Although there are many companies that advertise high pitch sound deterrent machines as the best choice for keeping opossums away, you should know that none of those actually work. Instead of spending money on such products, you should try to prevent opossums from getting to your house and courtyard, and if they still get there, try to eliminate the opossums by using traps.
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- updated for year 2020.