I’ve tried 2 plastic falcons perched in fence posts- useless. 1 reflective owl with bells-useless. Mothballs in plastic hangers-useless. Cloudy ammonia in plastic jars with a hole in lid and piece of rag coming out top ( like a wick) -useless. My next trial is a handful of blood and bone in old stockings hanging off fence posts and garden shed.
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It certainly seems like you are running a longstanding battle there and have tried just about every trick in the book.
If you want to deter them from eating ornamental and edible crops, it might be worth trying something like Yates 1L Ready To Use Possum Repellent Spray which is a foliar spray you apply directly to the plants.
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I have tried and tested all natural and harmless ideas. I don’t want to harm the possums just deter them. I’m going to try the blood and bone method in the stockings and if that doesn’t work then I will try the Yates possum spray. I’ll keep everyone posted on tips and provide some photos as well. Wish me luck at deterring those little buggers.
I had a different and humorous approach with "chicken wire" over a roofing iron fence and star pickets, but it could be over any boundary.
I tied it well at the bottom but tied the top with bungee chord and 100% success.
They climbed the chicken wire and it bent outwards away from my crops, capsicums , tomatoes, corn, bok choi and when they reached the top they would step off onto the ground hehehehe. They soon got sick of that hehehe, the wire would spring back up like a fence. Cheers.
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