Many Australians feel that they wake up in the middle of the night far too often from loud noises in the ceiling. According to a testimonial from one Mr Possum client, Jeremy of Holland Park, “About 3am this morning, I swear it sounded like someone trying to break in through the roof. We have young kids and they woke up crying.”
Another testimonial from Sebastian of Gold Coast said, “The noise in the walls was so bad the other night, I kicked the wall to see if I could stop it and almost put my foot through the wall. I had no idea what it was, and no idea what to do about it.”
"The noise was so loud last night that my husband was convinced that there was someone breaking into the house. He grabbed a kitchen knife and went searching in the darkness for the source of the noise", tells Leanne from Nerang.
In all 3 cases, the culprits turned out to be possums. The testimonials are from satisfied customers of Mr Possum, a possum removal specialist currently serving homeowners in Brisbane, Gold Coast, and Sydney.
According to Russell Francis, Owner of Mr Possum, “The loud, running, thumping noises people are hearing in their roofs are almost always possums. Especially during the spring, possums are very active, looking for mates and defending their territories. Most people don’t think of possums as very aggressive, but they can actually be quite fierce when challenged or agitated.”
Francis continued, “Rats and mice also climb up into roofs, especially during winter months, and sometimes they are the source of noises. Usually, though, they aren’t quite as loud as possums and they can often be heard during the daylight hours as well. Luckily for homeowners, possums and rats leave distinctive marks which make it easy for a professional to tell which one is actually in a roof.”
Francis stresses that possum and rat removal are not a “do it yourself” project, and that homeowners need to take immediate action whenever they hear noises loud enough to wake them up: “A lot of people just try to sleep through it and hope the noises stop, but our experience is that it always gets worse as the pests stake their claims to the territory in your ceiling.”
Francis cautioned further, “Animals do more damage the longer they stay in your house, and can create a pretty hefty repair bill if you’re not careful. We’ve even seen some cases where possums have dug a hole in a ceiling and fallen through it in the middle of the night, sending everyone in the house scrambling for cover and wondering how such supposedly docile creature could be so aggressive.”
Francis explained what his company does to fix the problem: “First, we identify the entry points and figure out whether your unwanted guests are rats or possums. If the problem is rats, we exterminate them. If it’s possums, we humanely remove them. Then, we repair and seal off the places in the roof where the pests gained entry. When we’re finished, rats and possums are gone, and the places where they got into your house are no longer viable entry points for them. To ensure customer satisfaction, we guarantee all of our work.”
Mr Possum is a possum and rat removal service that covers Brisbane, Gold Coast, and Sydney.
They specialise in humane possum removal and effective rat extermination. The owner, Russell Francis, can be reached at their website here: http://www.mrpossum.com/