What can I do about a possum eating plants in my garden?

It is illegal to remove a possum from your property. There are a couple of things you can try:

  • cover the plants the possums seem to favour with wildlife-friendly netting. See WIRES: Wildlife friendly netting.
  • boil a litre of water with a handful of hot chillies, garlic and vinegar and leave to brew for a few days. Strain and spray the cooled liquid on the affected plants (this is safe for dogs and cats).

If you still have problems, contact Environment Line.
By phone: 1300 361 967
By email: info@environment.nsw.gov.au