Bird-X offers 2 extremely effective solutions for controlling opossums in residential areas: the Yard Gard, Solar Yard Gard, Nature’s Defense: All-Purpose Animal Repellent, and Fine-Mesh “Bird” Netting. For best results, we recommend a multi-sensory attack.
Getting Rid of Possums / Opossums:
Make outside areas uninviting to opossums without bothering people by using sounds outside of the range of human hearing. In residential areas up to 3,000-4,000 sq. ft., the Yard Gard and Solar Yard Gard are the best electronic devices recommended for deterring possums. These units use ultrasonic frequencies to encourage opossums into retreating to more peaceful areas, & even includes settings specifically for opossums. These humane devices are perfect for use around homes & will not harm people, pets, or the pest animals themselves.
Create an attack on other senses by using the Nature’s Defense: All Purpose Animal Repellent. This product is an organic scent & taste deterrent that can be spread around areas that you want to keep protected from opossums. Unlike other similar products, these all-natural, organic granules do not contain any blood, urine, or rotten egg — instead using garlic, rosemary, & cloves to create a scent barrier to repel pest animals. The smells will not bother humans or even pet cats & dogs, but pest animals cannot stand the odor. Using this product in tandem with the Yard Gard and Solar Yard Gard will often offer maximum results, as a synergistic approach is best for all pest control situations (by making unwelcome areas as irritating to them as possible).
Establish a physical barrier with Exclusion Netting (or “Bird Netting”) to keep opossums from taking up residence under your home (we recommend the PE-Plus Premium net for opossum control, as it is our thickest & most durable options & comes with a 10-year warranty). Opossums naturally prefer to establish a home within existing structures like hollow logs, inside burrows or squirrels’ nests in trees, or in your case — inside garages, cabinets, attics, & underneath buildings such as your porch or crawlspace. Exclusion netting is weatherproof, durable, & 100% effective where it is installed, helping to keep opossums & other pest animals out after just one installation.