Emergency Possum Removal Service Sydney

Possums are native Australian animals that won’t harm humans and they usually stay away from people. However, if they infest a house or workplace, they can affect the health of the building’s occupants.

If you see any signs that possums are living on your property and are causing problems, you should seek a professional possum removal service in Sydney.

Tom’s has a team of experienced possum specialists who provide the best possum removal services in Sydney. Our years of hard work have made us the number one choice when it comes to humane possum trapping services.

Why Is Possum Removal Necessary?

Possum infestation can have an extensive impact on your property. There are a few reasons why possums can cause health issues and create problems around your property that are expensive to fix:
  • Possum droppings contain bacteria that can cause humans to develop flesh-eating ulcers and even a permanent functional disability.
  • Possums in rural and semi-urban areas prefer to live in trees. But the possums that live in urban areas nest in roofs and they often damage the roof tiles in the process.
  • They will eat whatever food they find inside your house or workplace. They will also tear up the ductwork and insulation, produce pungent odours, leave stains, and other problems too.
  • Possums might act aggressively towards your pets.
  • Possums tend to carry fleas and ticks.

The Possum Removal and Trapping Treatment Sydney

It is illegal in Australia to kill possums or to try to remove ringtail possums without a permit. Great care is needed for removing them. Possums might try to defend themselves with their sharp teeth if you are trying to trap them. This is why you should hire a professional possum trapping service Sydney to do this for you.

Tom’s Pest Control follows a standardised four-step procedure for handling possums. We offer same-day possum removal services, emergency possum removal, and dead possum removal to customers across Sydney. We liaise with local wildlife departments to ensure these animals are safely moved from your property.


Our expert possum catchers can travel to your property as soon as you need us for emergency possum removal Sydney. We will look around to find any spots that these animals are live in. We will also identify the extent of the infestation and the damage they may have caused, what possible risks they may cause for you and your property, how they are entering your building, and other relevant factors.

We will also determine what type of possum is living in your property. The two most common possum species in Sydney are ringtails and brushtails.

Removal Plan

Our team member will implement a same-day possum removal service based on the information they gathered from their inspection. The plan will include the details of the removal process itself, how long this will take, the required government approvals, and more.

Our research and support team evaluate the behavioural habits of possums and sort out the legalities involved with this type of work.

The Removal Process

As per the removal plan, our OEH-certified experts will move them from your property without causing them any trauma. Our team usually use cage traps that are made from wire mesh to conduct our possum trapping service. We check these cages every day in the early morning and the possums are released in accordance with the New South Wales government’s guidelines.

Ongoing Prevention

We will recommend some ongoing prevention methods you should utilise to prevent more possums from entering your property. This can be achieved by following the below steps:

  • Installing plastic barriers on your trees to stop possums from climbing them
  • Enclose every hole that allows these pests to enter the property
  • Placing spikes on fences that control their movement
  • Covering fruit trees and edible plants with suitable netting
  • Securing pet food

How Tom’s Pest Control Can Help With Possum Removal

We offer the best possum removal service in Sydney for both homeowners and businesses with the following:
  • OEH-licensed possum catchers
  • Same/next day emergency or dead possum removal
  • Upfront quotes, comprehensive prices
  • A possum trapping service available all over Sydney
  • Friendly service
  • 100 percent satisfaction guarantee


Are you able to take the possum with you?

Possums can inflict injury on your family, pose a threat to your pets, transmit diseases, cause structural damage, destroy whatever you have stored in your basement or attic, and many other things. These animals can be challenging to control, so regulations have been established to protect them. It is forbidden to harm or kill them.

A professional possum removal company is the best option. Tom’s Pest Control Sydney can help you remove possums quickly and effectively from your yard. We can also set up humane traps for possums at your home.

Once they are captured, our expert team can take them to another location. Contact our friendly team for more information. They will be happy to assist you with any possum removal issues.

What's the difference between a Rat and a Possum?

The tails of rats and possums are long and hairless. While rats are both nocturnal and diurnal, possums are predominantly nocturnal. Possums are often herbivores or opportunistic Omnivores. Rats are invariably omnivorous.

While rat species can be found worldwide, possums are only native to Oceania. Rat claws are blunter than those of possums. Rats have bilaterally positioned eyes, while possums have forward-facing ones. Rats have slim faces compared to possums with flat and round faces.

Because they are incredibly adaptable, rats can survive in any environment as long as it provides shelter from the weather. Because they are semi-arboreal, possums love areas with trees. However, this is not always true. They are often found in wooded areas or near them.

What can I do for my plants to be protected from possums?

As these large, hairy animals discover that living in a residential setting suits them well, their numbers have risen rapidly over the past ten years. Because of their flexibility and dexterity, they can access plants up to three stories high on balconies.

To keep possums away from your garden, there are many traditional methods. Many options to protect your plants include hanging CDs, using blood and bone, hanging spotlights, and drinking lapsang souchong. Unfortunately, none of these solutions has any noticeable or reliable results.

There are two main ways that possums can be kept away from plants. The first is to build physical barriers. Next, you can use deterrent sprays. Relocation and trapping of possums are subject to local regulations. We can help with this, or you can hire us for assistance.

Are possums able to damage your roof and ceiling?

Yes. Yes. Rats and possums can chew through cables to cause damage to the roof. It is essential to replace the insulation in your roof if they make their nests there. Repeated urine can cause it to become damaged. Your ceiling can also be damaged by urine seeping through.

If a possum is already on your roof, there are several ways to remove it. Odour and taste repellents have been developed to deter possums. Some recommend using ingredients you may already have in your kitchen, such as Tabasco sauce. However, results can vary.

It is a good idea to hire possum experts to do the job. Call an expert to remove the possums without causing further damage. You may also want to get more information on how to prevent the neighbouring possums from entering your home.

What do I do if a possum comes up to my roof at night and annoys me?

Possums are night-active animals, and they are usually most active at night. Possums can be heard moving about on your roof at night. You may listen to hissing or coughing.

You must gently remove a pest from your roof with all the permissions. These documents can also be obtained from your pest controller. You can use many methods to keep possums away from your roof.

Possums can be harmless looking, but they could pose a risk to your roof and cause discomfort. Let’s say that these creatures are already living on your property. If they are already on your property, you should have them removed by Tom’s Pest Control Sydney.

Is it more common for possums to attack children or adults? Why?

It is not common for possums to be aggressive. However, pet owners have reported seeing their pets fight with possums despite being mild and docile. Like all wild animals, possums try to avoid being cornered.

They are more likely to play with possums or escape than to use a more active defence strategy. However, it is essential to teach children not to approach wild animals, such as possums, or provoke them.

Our highly trained staff will capture and eliminate any unwanted critters from your property. In addition, we may offer ongoing pest management to reduce the risk of returning pest problems.

What makes the possum nest in the cavities of the walls?

Because they are darker and warmer than roof cavities, possums like to sleep in wall cavities during the day. You can hear rats crawling in the wall cavities between floors. According to a study, 87% of the nest visits of possums were due to older buildings, while 45% were to roof cavities.

These elusive creatures race across the ceiling and make their human friends aware of them as they go. Sydney research found that 67% of people who visited their homes by possums reported hearing possum activity in or near roof cavities. In addition, 58% also reported seeing possums in these areas.

It is important to note that effective pest control in your home must include sealing the entry points for these creatures. Possums love to live in the roof cavities and have been seen crawling underneath your house.

What is the time frame for possum control?

The severity of the infestation will determine how long it takes to control possums. Possum infestations can have more severe consequences than you might think. Here are some reasons why possums could cause financial problems and damage your health:

Possum droppings can contain germs that could cause flesh-eating sores. Suppose they are allowed to enter your home. In that case, they will eat everything you give them, cause damage to insulation and ducting, and leave unpleasant odours and stains.

To eliminate possums, our strategy begins with an in-depth evaluation. We then propose a plan to determine all entry points. This will allow us to choose the most effective course of action. Contact our experts for more information.

What is the cost of possum removal?

The conditions of your property will impact the cost of your possum removal. Considerations include the size of the infestation, their location, the damage they have caused, labour required to clear the access point and whether multiple visits are necessary to remove the possums.

Prices for possum removal range from $150 to $500. For the removal of dead possums, these companies charge around $150. You can also buy live traps to try and capture the possum yourself. It takes much knowledge to set up and manage bait traps. Possums can bite if they are threatened.

Although possums may be just passing through, it is worth keeping an eye on your chimney and home for signs that they have entered. Call Tom’s Pest Control Sydney if you see any possums’ signs.

Is the treatment cruel to the Possums?

According to the 1975 Wildlife Act, possums have been declared protected. Even though it is prohibited to move problematic possums, there are other methods of controlling them. Many Victorians have encountered possums on their land. Our neighbourhoods’ trees and gardens create woods resembling their natural habitat.

Possums and people can live together, even though it might be annoying to have them on your roof or eat your flowers. Interference and harassment by possums are not allowed. Common brushtail possums housed in structures, parks, or public gardens can be managed.

Common brushtail possums that live in buildings can be caught, released, or sent to a licensed veterinarian for euthanasia.

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Stop Your Possum Infestation Today

If you have any questions or want expert advice, Tom’s Pest Control can help. Our possum catchers will give you an obligation-free quote that will detail what our services will entail. Call our team today on (02) 8073 9252 or fill in our online form with information about the possums causing you problems.