Possums have scent glands on the chest, between the front legs and near their bottoms. Their instinct is to rub these glands on trees dents, trunks, around plants to mark their territory. Their excrements and urine have a strong odour that they use for marking territory as well. Possums can release different scents when they feel in danger.
Possums make a range of noises at night when they're active. If you hear loud hisses, aggressive chatters, grunts or growls you might have a possum dwelling on your property.
Killing and fighting signs
Possums are omnivorous. They prey upon insects, small birds and their eggs. If you notice feathers, crushed eggshells or bone remains, a possum might hunt around your premises. Possums are messy eaters. You may even find animal remains that are left behind.
Possums are usually lone rangers. They don't like to share their territory with other fellow species. If another possum enters a marked territory, they will often fight with each other. These fights may leave grey or dark brown fur behind. The hair is 4-6cm in length.
If you notice a red shine reflected from their eyes at night on the trees, they likely come from a possum.
If you think a possum might infiltrate your property, contact Paul's Pest Control Melbourne to solve your problem.