Asked on Nov 6, 2019

Does anyone knows how to scare possums hiding underneath the house?

Pam WalkerTobyCindy


4 answers
  • Cindy
    on Nov 7, 2019

    Spray the area with a mixture of 1 part ammonia and 1 part water. They will vacate because of the smell. This also works on skunks, raccoons, and other critters. Spray regularly to keep them away. Spray your garbage cans too.

  • Toby
    on Nov 8, 2019

    Best is to put a cover over the entries to your crawl spaces. Just make a frame and staple on hardware cloth. Possums love to go under. The frames can be rigged so that they can easily be removed just by unscrewing a screw or to lightly put in place to hold the screens in.

  • Pam Walker
    on Nov 9, 2019

    DON'T SCARE THEM, entice them. Place a treat where you want them outside & walk away & leave it there. Set a treat for them every day at the Exact Same Spot for a few days. They will get accustomed to it & even expect it after a few days. GET a live trap & place the same treat inside the trap. They won't think about the trap but WILL think about the treat. Once caught, transport them over 1 mile from your house. Cover the cage with a cloth so the animal can't see where it's going. Once you reach the drop-off spot, remove the cloth, open the trap & release them. Keep doing this until all animals are caught & released. Many remedies about deterring the animals usually don't work because a lot of people have tried them & the animals are desensitized to it. Opossums like leafy greens, veggies, cat food & tuna. Either of those would be a great selection for your treat. It'll work. We've done this for various critters.

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