On the road with Kiki – Episode 28
Thanks for joining us yet again for our latest instalment of On the Road with Kiki. In this series, pest consultant Kristian takes us to homes and businesses around Adelaide to assess and manage pest outbreaks. Today, it’s pesky possums on the agenda.
Starting off in Torrensville, Kristian visits a client living in a single storey house with suspected possums in the roof. He sees straight away that there is a potential entry point through the box gutter, but ends up finding multiple entry points around the home. Kristian leaves the client with a quote to block all the entry points and set up a trapping system.
The next client lives in a recently built home in Para Vista and they have had solar panels installed just a few weeks ago. While the client thinks that the possums are getting inside the home through entry points left behind after the solar panel installation, Kristian disagrees. He checks the perimeter of the house for entry points, but is unsuccessful. However, when he climbs up into the roof space, he finds evidence of rodent droppings, as well as apricots! It turns out that rodents are pinching the fruit from a neighbour’s overhanging tree, squeezing under the corrugated iron roof and having a feast inside. Kristian recommends a rodent baiting service, which comes with a six-month warranty.
The last client of the day in Athelstone says that he can hear noises in his roof, including tapping sounds. He thinks the pests sound too heavy to be rodents, more like the size of a cat, so he’s assuming that they’re possums. Turns out, it’s actually rats because Kristian spots rat droppings in the roof space. He suggests a rodent baiting program using hard plastic lockable baiting stations, just in case there are also possums around, as it is a high risk area.
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