February 23, 2018

An interesting article discussed some ways we can live in harmony with the little critters that run rampant in many Australian cities.

Possums can be annoying but some people say we can actually live happily in harmony with these furry creatures.

One of the most irritating habits of possums is that they nibble on herbs and can wreck your herb garden.

A solution for this is to boil chillies and garlic in water, let it cool, strain and pour into a spray bottle and spray the garden.This can help keep possums and other creatures away, according to expert Sarah Bekessy.

Bekessy, an urban ecologist at RMIT in Melbourne said chillies contain capsaicin which is a natural chemical weapon, it’s the active ingredient used in pepper spray.

If you fear possums invading your roof space, experts say block up the roof. If you want to live in harmony with possums, experts say install a possum box, similar to a bird box on the edge of the roof.  See more at http://www.abc.net.au/news/science/2017-12-10/living-with-urban-wildlife-ecology-possums-cockatoos-snakes-pest/9231420

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