Possums are wild marsupials that can grow to be as large as a cat. As nocturnal animals, possums are notorious for invading properties to dig through trash, bother pets and eat plants. These animals make a mess and can carry disease onto your property and even into your house. Take a couple steps to keep them out of your yard or to repel them once they get there.

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Step 1

Boil two liters of water and add at least 4 tbsp. of loose-leaf Lapsang souchong tea. Allow the tea to cool and pour it into a spray bottle.

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Step 2

Create an alternative to the tea solution by mixing 1 tbsp. of fish sauce into one liter of water, or 2 tbsp. of crushed garlic or hot chili in 1 liter of hot water. Tabasco sauce can be painted onto wood as an additional deterrent.

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Step 3

Spray any of the mixtures over the plants the possum has been eating, or over the area it's inhabiting. Reapply every two weeks, or after rain.