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What are some ways to kill a opossum in the yard?

Stuck with a possum in your yard? In some cases, relocating the animal will not make much. It could simply come back, or infest other person’s home. You will recognize the signs of a possum in your yard if your notice signs of burrowing and digging tunnels. You could also notice inexplicable damage to your garden or wooden structures in your yard. All of these are a sign of animal infestation. Once your notice the damage caused to your household, you can begin with your efforts to trap and remove it.

Your initial steps in removing the opossum are going to be investigating the traces and determining the animal’s route and hiding places. Next, you are going to choose a cage trap of an appropriate size to trap the opossum. These traps come in a variety of shapes and sizes, but what is important is for you to pick one that is large enough for the animal to get. Once you have your trap, you should set it up in a spot where a possum is likely to encounter as it moves around your yard. Choose bait that has a strong smell, like fish or apples. If your set the trap the right way, it shouldn’t be too long before your manage to trap the possum. However, if you decide that the best option is to kill the animal, you might find yourself confused over the right way to do it.

You can attempt to poison the animal. However, this is not recommended because the poison will most likely not be as effective, and there is a possibility of poisoning other animals or family members in your household. Some of the effective methods you can try include shooting the animal, as well as hitting it with a blunt object. Both of these methods have both advantages and disadvantages. Hitting the animal with a blunt object, like a baseball bat, might be safer to use than fire weapons and equally effective, if you have enough strength, speed and precision to handle this tool. If that’s not the case, your risk harming the animal and causing it pay without actually killing it. If you decide to shoot the animal, chances are that it will be a more effective way. The animal wil die instantly, and feel almost no pain. However, if you are not sure or experienced enough to handle a fire weapon, this might not be the right choice for you. In this case, you should find someone more experienced to help you.

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