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Pestrol Possum Trap
(15 customer reviews)

Possum Trap

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Get rid of possums humanely with the Possum Trap

The possum trap offers an effective yet humane way of getting rid of possums. It’s built tough for durability and to ensure both your safety and that of the trapped animal. The device is easy to assemble and use. Just follow the simple instructions and tips provided and voila, you are good to go!

The Pestrol Possum trap is equipped to catch a range of pests including:

  • Possums
  • Cats
  • Rabbits
  • Rats
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POSSUM TRAP – Catch and Release possum removal cage from Pestrol

Get rid of possums humanely with Australia’s #1 selling and toughest Possum Trap!

Fun Possum Facts

There are 23 possum species in Australia, the most common species are the common ringtail possum and the common brushtail possum.  Possums are also native to Papua New Guinea and they have introduced species into NZ and China. Possums are nocturnal marsupials and love to live in hollowed out trees or up high in nests that they build in bushes or trees. Generally, they are mainly herbivores but are also known to eat insects and birds eggs. Possums can be a massive problem in Australia, not only from the noises they can make on our roofs but can have devastating effects on native trees by eating leaves, flowers, and fruits. Not to mention our own trees and vegetable patches.

Use the Pestrol Possum trap to humanely remove troublesome possums

The Pestrol Possum Trap offers an effective solution for humanely trapping annoying possums. Our Possum Removal Trap is safe for both humans and possums. Furthermore, all Possum Cages are built to super tough, professional standards and offer the highest quality features in Australia including:

  • Size: 66 x 26 x 25cm
  • Weight: 3.342g
  • Wire mess thickness: 2.5mm
  • No injuries.
  • Very easy to bait.
  • Assembles in seconds – no need for additional tools.
  • Easy to transport and release possums back into the wild.
  • Extra fine mesh around the bait area to ensure they don’t get the food without entering the trap.
  • The strongest possum traps on the market in Australia.
  • The handle is shielded so it can protect you when transporting the possum back into the wild.
  • This possum trap is not powder coated. After years of manufacturing possum traps, the only way for long lasting durability is to have our traps made with galvanized wire with a matte finish.

Instructions to assemble the Pestrol Possum Trap.

The possum cage trap arrives folded flat – instructions included show that this trap easily folds into position and is ready for action. Possum removal has never been so easy.

  1. There are cable ties that need to be cut to allow the possum trap to expand open.
  2. Hold the possum trap by the handle. Gravity will assist as the possum trap falls into place. Ensure both doors at either end are pushed down.
  3. There are 2 “U” shaped supporting arms. They must be pushed down to ensure the possum traps is locked into shape.  The fixing clips can be squeezed with your hands to ensure they are locked in tight.
  4. The final step is connecting the curved bottom end of the Trip Plate Rod to the floor plate.
  5. Rear door can be locked by using the additional “U” shaped wire.

Simple tips for effective use of our possum traps.

  1. The possum trap should be placed on a flat service.
  2. When baiting the possum, ensure that the food is placed beyond the trip plate (Please do not place food on the trip plate). This can be achieved by using the rear door.
  3. Make sure to camouflage the possum cage with surrounding leaves/twigs etc. Ensuring the material doesn’t affect the operation of the possum removal.
  4. Finally, ensure you check the possum trap daily to ensure the well-being of the caught intruder.

What is the Possums Favourite Food

Possums eat a variety of different food such as rodents, insects, worms, etc, however, they also like canned pet food, apples, bananas, and even bread are our recommendations for the best possum bait. So, go for anything you have in your kitchen pantry and you will certainly get great results.

We also sell larger possum traps and cages for foxes.

Frequently Asked Questions:

What can I do to keep possums away?

It will depend on where you have a possum problem.  If the possum has made a home in your roof, then first you will need to remove it from the roof area.  You can do it with the help of a Possum Trap or with a Possum repeller.  If you are using a possum trap, make sure to seal the area on where you think possums are gaining the entry into the roof area.  This will stop Possums coming back.  If you are having a problem in your garden, where they can often create problems, then you a couple of option.  One, is a possum repeller, that you can point in a direction where the possums normally are.  Another option can be a possum nesting box.  By creating a home for a possum further away, will make sure for the possum not to return to your home.

Do Possums bite?

Possums are normally docile animals, and will not attack a person.  However, if they feel threatened and think they are under attack, then they will defend themselves and might attack.

Do possums carry disease to humans?

Possums sometimes can be infected with the disease, such as tularemia, in particular, ringtail possums. If the person gets scratched by an infected possum, it can transfer the disease.  The symptoms include skin ulcers, irritation, and swelling of the eyes and lymph glands, sore throat, cough, and chest pain.  If you have been scratched by a possum, see your doctor.
There is also has been an increase of cases of Buruli ulcer, it is a flesh-eating disease, which is very dangerous and is spread through mosquito bites or directly through possums.  You can read more about it here.

What should I do if I get bitten by a possum?

Make sure to dry the wound and apply antibiotic ointment.  If it is an open wound, make sure to see your doctor.

WARNING: PLEASE CONTACT THE RELEVANT AUTHORITY IN YOUR STATE FOR REGULATIONS REGARDING THE TRAPPING OF POSSUMS

STATERELEVANT AUTHORITYPERMIT NEEDEDCONSERVATION STATUSCONTACT & WEBSITE
NSWNational Parks & WildlifeLicence NeededBrushtail Possum

PROTECTED

Must be released back onto your property at dusk

http://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au

Phone: 131 555

ACTEnvironmental ActLicence NeededBrushtail Possum

PROTECTED

http://www.environment.act.gov.au

Phone: 132 281

QLDEnvironment Protection AgencyPermit RequiredBrushtail Possum

PROTECTED

Must be released within 25m of capture

https://environment.des.qld.gov.au/

Phone: (07) 3227 8185

SADepartment for Environment & HeritagePermit RequiredBrushtail Possum

Ringtail Possum

PROTECTED

Must be released within 50m of capture

http://www.environment.sa.gov.au

Phone: (08) 9334 0427

WADepartment of Conservation & Land ManagementLicense NeededBrushtail Possum

Ringtail Possum

PROTECTED

Must be released within 50m of capture

http://www.epa.wa.gov.au/proponent-name/department-conservation-and-land-management

Phone: (08) 9334 0427

TASDepartment of Primary Industries, Water & EnvironmentPermit RequiredBrushtail Possum

PROTECTED

You can remove the possum from your roof.  Relocation to other sites is not an option.

https://dpipwe.tas.gov.au/wildlife-management

Phone: (03) 9233 6556

VICDepartment of Sustainability & EnvironmentLicense Required Brushtail Possum

Ringtail Possum

PROTECTED

Release within 50m of capture site.

http://dse.vic.gov.au

Phone: 136 186

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15 reviews for Possum Trap

  1. Gregory Lauga

    Fantastic item; worked like a charm.

  2. Anonymous

    Easy, effective trap. Caught and safely released 4 possums in 3 weeks, hopefully that’s all of them !

  3. Anonymous

    Bought this trap and set it up immediately… the first night I used this trap I caught and relocated two ringtail possums.
    Over the course of 3 weeks, I caught a total of 9 possums within my property. Great trap and well worth it!
    My roses and Japanese Maple now actually have a chance to live!

  4. Darryl G.

    A well built and well galvanised trap, operates well.

  5. Anonymous

    Caught the 2 possums in my roof pretty much straight away!!

  6. Ian McDougall

    Thanks Pestrol, it worked perfectly!!

  7. David Berthon

  8. Ian Wakefield

    Already caught 10

  9. Allan

  10. Shan S.

    It is a great product. The only problem I had is that the shutting is less smoother as the days gone by, but it is still working

  11. Robert B.

  12. Ian C.

    Does the job. Easy to use.

  13. Fiona

    Sturdy trap that yielded the capture of several possums. The instructional assembly video was very informative.

  14. Anonymous

  15. Stewart

    Possum removed.

    Excellent trap worked the first night. possum freed in the bush.

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