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A Passel O' Possums [Nov. 9th, 2006|11:25 pm]
spinthemoon
They're back. With a vengeance. Well, maybe not a vengeance, because I don't think possums are really all that vengeful, what with the playing possum and all. I mean, how can you wreak vengeance on someone when you're busy passing out every time things get too intense?

However, if you define 'vengeance' as hanging out in the attic knocking stuff over and pooping indiscriminately, then yeah - they're back with a vengeance.

Moth balls for everyone!!
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From: (Anonymous)
2006-11-10 12:06 pm (UTC)
uh oh...well...you could just pretend to go up there every 5 minutes so they can play possum. It might work (Misty)
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[User Picture]From: aims814
2006-11-11 11:56 am (UTC)
I know just how you feel. We've been having problems with the little critters from the day we moved here. They roam through our duct work from time to time. Are moth balls the only solution? The smell of moth balls coming from our duct work every time the air pops on would run us out of the house. :-/

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[User Picture]From: spinthemoon
2006-11-14 01:24 pm (UTC)
I'm sure there are other ways to get rid of them. I'm not entirely sure moth balls work - but they work for raccoons, so I figure they will work for possums. It's how we ran them out of our garage a couple of years ago.

Just make sure you don't overdo it - I had a co-worker who nearly poisoned herself by throwing too many mothballs in the attic.
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From: misty_bay
2006-11-11 03:29 pm (UTC)

Here in Maine

we have racoons. Not in the attic, but the run amuck and forage through the back porch.

Live trap 'em. Although, I don't know what the bait would be. What do possum eat? Racooons LOVE sardines.

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[User Picture]From: spinthemoon
2006-11-14 01:26 pm (UTC)

Re: Here in Maine

We thought about trapping them, but then we wouldn't have anywhere to take them. Possums eat anything. They especially like roaches, so we like having them around - just not in the attic. They aren't very good houseguests because they aren't very good housekeepers.

On the plus side, The Boy is fascinated by the thought of possums pooping in our attic. It gives him an excuse to talk about poop, which seems to be his favorite subject lately.
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