Brush Tail Possum

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They’re cute and friendly looking and they know how to make all sorts of noise in the early hours, running through your roof, scaring you to wits. They have been known to lift roof tiles to gain access and getting rid of them is not an easy task. They cannot be harmed and you could face a hefty fine if try to remove them yourself – and a nasty bite.

The Ringtail (Pseudocheirus peregrinus) possum is smaller with a gingerish coat, small rounded ears, and a narrow tail with a white tip. The Brushtail possum usually presents the majority of problems due to its tendency to enter and sleep in buildings

The Brushtail (Trichosurus vulpecular) possum is a cat-size animal with a grey coat, largen erect ears and a black bushy tail. The Brushtail possum usually presents the majority of problems due to its tendency to enter and sleep in buildings, urinate and defecate in the ceiling void

Brushtail possums are one of the rare native mammals that continue to share space with people in urban areas.

Brushtail possums are native, nocturnal marsupials and like all native wildlife, the brushtail possum is protected in Queensland. To capture and release a possum, a permit is required by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DERM).

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Clay Perel

About Clay Perel

Clay Perel is the Caboolture Branch Manager and has over 13 years experience as a pest technician. While Clay still loves leaving the office to work on the tools with the staff, his main role is the management of the business. Clay is customer focused and passionate about providing pest management solutions for his customers.

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