In this article, I plan to cover both free and some more expensive ways that you can get some possum repellent that works. I also will talk about where to place this for the best results, and some other things you can do to get rid of possums.
A couple months ago, I had a call in a nearby town that had a possum in their garden. I went there, and realized that it was the same place I have been several times. Every time, their dog finds a possum in their garden, and they call me to remove it. Only this time, they asked me what they can do to keep these critters away. So, I told them, and now I will let you know some of the things that I have used in the past and that work the best.
First of all, you may hear that you can use ammonia and mothballs as a possum repellent. I have heard of this, and have even recommended it on this blog at times, for people who are really desperate, but in my experience, it does not work nearly as well as other methods.
So, besides that, the only natural possum repellent that actually works is predator urine. In fact, fox urine works the best. Now, obviously that is not something people have lying around their house. But, this is the only possum repellent that I know of that works, and it certainly is the best one out there.
That being said, I bet that most of the commercial repellents you can buy are also based on fox urine. There are all kinds of them out there, and some are at your local store or farm and home store. There are many brands, and you will just have to pick one and try it out. If it does not work, try a different one. Here is a list of my favorite possum repellents:
Now, once you have it, you need to know where to place it. Well, first, you need to locate where the animal is getting into your house, or onto your property. Be sure to spread it there. This can be a doorway, stretch of road, a spot in your home, or around your garden. Put the repellent there as well. If you find other weak spots in your "defense" be sure to put it there.
One more very good thing you can to to keep possums away is to bathe the area in light. Possums are nocturnal animals and will not go through an area that is very light.
Well, thanks for reading, and be sure to go out there and get some possum repellent, or those possums will keep coming back.