Best Ways to Get Rid of Possums and Other Pests
Sep 25, 2020 10:16 pm
The Best Ways to Get Rid of Possums Depending on where you live, pests are inevitable. When they are attacking your crops, you need to act fast. Below are some of the best ways to get rid of possums and other menaces.
Animal Control Tips ~ Yard Pests
Lock down your trash can lids
Pick up fruits and nuts
Squirrels - Walnuts and acorns
Coyotes - Mice and squirrels
Deer - Hostas, clover, leafy shrubs and bushes
Moles - Grubs
Rabbits - Clover, berry bushes and berry trees
Raccoons - Grubs and trash
Skunks - Grubs
Turkey - Grass, insects and berries
Eliminate hiding places
Let your dogs out and let them play in your yard.
Eliminate clover from your lawn. Rabbits and deer love clover.
Use a closed compost bin tumbler if it contains food scraps. Odors attracts pests
Plastic owls and predators scare off rodents
Spread predator urine: coyote urine, fox urine or wolf urine
Kill the grubs in your lawn
Motion activated sprinklers
Traps...catch them and either dispose or release them
Use sturdy metal traps
Use traps with a metal plate under the handle
Wear kevlar gloves
Check local wildlife preserves to see if they will take them or if you can release them there.
Release animals a minimum of 10 miles away. Their ability to find there way back is remarkable.
Always clean the trap after each use with a bleach solution to eliminate scents that will scare off the next pest you want to trap.
Install a chimney cap
Rural Living Today Team