Possum Pest Control

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    Possums are proven pests of New Zealand, spreading dangerous diseases like bovine Tb (tuberculosis), wreaking havoc on natural flora, and also threatening the safety of native species like kōkako, weta, land snails, and kākāriki birds. Flick Anticimex is working towards reducing the damage possums have caused in New Zealand. Protect our natural wildlife and your home from possum damage. Entrust your Flick Anticimex technician to use new generation baits and traps to assist in the eradication of possums from New Zealand shores.

    Possums Pest Control

    Commercial Pest Solutions

    Integrated Possum Solutions

    It is essential for businesses to prioritise the health and safety of their employees and customers. Possums not only pose a health risk but also damage property and reputation. Flick’s professional commercial pest control services provide tailored solutions to prevent and eliminate any pest infestations, ensuring a clean and hygienic environment for everyone. Our regular inspections and treatments help to maintain a pest-free workplace and protect your business from potential pest related damage. Trusting in Flick’s commercial pest control solutions is a smart investment in the long-term success and reputation of any business.

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    Common Possum Questions

    1. How do possum inspections work?

      We first conduct a home inspection to identify all the points through which the possum is gaining entry to your home and then seal all of them with materials designed to be possum-proof to ensure the animals can no longer enter the house. Temporary one-way doors can be installed so possums cannot re-enter once they exit, and cages set up to trap the animals and then remove them. Our methods are designed to be as stress-free as possible for both you and the possums.

    2. What methods are used to control possums?

      Our most reliable possum control method is through the use of spring-loaded traps. Made of a durable plastic, our trap is developed to be safe to use around homes. Possums are lured through the use of natural baits (like apples) or specially formulated baits, whereupon placing their head inside a groud shaped hole will have their neck stricken cutting off its oxygen circulation. Our technicians are also happy to attend to any possum carcasses when called.

    Common Possum Species

    Brushtail Possum


    The brushtail possum is large with a bushy tail and pointy ear. Silvery grey with a black band across the snout, adults weigh from 1.5-4kg.


    Brushtail possums are marsupials, with a single baby born in autumn or spring. The baby possum spends around six months in the pouch, and then 1-2 months riding on its mother’s back until it is weaned and leave the den at between 7 – 16 months old.

    Ringtail Possum


    About half the size of the Brushtail possum, Ringtail possums have round ears, a grey back and a curled tail with a white tip.


    Ringtail Possums are very social little creatures. They are often seen in the evenings in gardens and running along power lines and may inhabit the walls of houses. They are nocturnal and eat a variety of fruits and flowers.


    The Common Ringtail Possum have one to three young, mostly twins, born during autumn or winter. Ringtail possums usually build a nest of twigs and leaves, called a drey, several metres above the ground. They do not enter house roofs as frequently as the Brushtail.

    I found Possums! Help!

    Don't worry, we're here to help. Follow these steps to stay safe until help arrives!

    • Call a Professional

      Call Flick Pest Control Immediately.

      If you encounter possums in your home or business, you may be dealing with an infestation. Don’t wait until the problem gets out of hand – we can help protect your property and ensure the health and safety of those around you. Fill out the form below or call 0800 710 010 today.

    • Leave the Possums Alone

      Trust Flick Pest Control to handle the situation

      Our pest control technicians have the knowledge, experience, and tools necessary to effectively and safely eliminate pests from your home or business. Attempting to treat possums on your own can be risky and may not fully eradicate the problem.

      We will and ensure a safe and effective outcome for your property.

    • There May be More!

      Don’t Go Looking Around!

      Flick’s pest control experts will perform a thorough inspection of the property to identify any areas where possums may be present, followed by the development of a treatment plan tailored to the specific needs of the situation. By implementing effective pest control strategies, we can help ensure a pest-free environment for you.

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