Worked first night - two aggressive possums deterred
I bought this product in desperation after having tried various other deterrents: brewing up lapsang souchong tea, stewing garlic, and so on. Was in a very high state of anxiety as two possums had begun attacking the new growth on a beautiful tree my (now deceased) parents had given me as a sapling. For the last three weeks, they had attacked the tree each night and I was, truly, beside myself. This product worked the first night; I followed the instructions carefully (also nervously as I did not know what I was going to do if it did not work),...and there was no slamming of the possums as they arrived on the adjacent garage roof, no prowling around on the roof of my house, no sound as they breathed asthmatically in the tree, nothing at all. Even after just under a week, baby leaves are appearing. Am so grateful. Instructions about set-up are meticulous and easy to follow. Brilliant product. And I don't know why people are talking about the sound. Yes, there's a sound - but it's a barely perceptible whirring if you stand up close and, no, I am not deaf. Thank you.
Purchased in October 2019 for $209.00.
Solved my Possum Problem
I live near a park with possums who would walk along my fence dropping their business all along the fence line and screeching at night. Since having this they have moved on. I turned it off for a while and my neighbor asked if I was still using it as the possums were eating his oranges. I turned it back on and my neighbors oranges were untouched once again. There are different settings for the frequency so it targets specific pests. My kids can hear it at certain frequencies but it does not bother them. I don’t turn it up full blast and leave it on sensor mode so it’s only activated at night. Ive has it for 3 + years now. Great product.
Purchased in January 2016.
We still have possums around but they don't eat our trees anymore.
We have been using 2 devices for about 2 years. Prior to that we had lost one Golden Robinia and were about to lose a Mop Top. With help from the company, We hard wired and sited two devices. Possums are still around but no longer dining on our trees.
Some visitors (few) can hear the sound wave and one such visitor is disturbed by it.
I think all of our grandkids can hear it but it disturbs none of them.
Purchased in August 2017.
Effective Device with Quick Results
Great device - very easy to set up.
We had a real possum infestation in our garden - they were eating everything as well as making a huge mess with droppings etc. After installing one unit we noticed results and the possum activity moved as far away from the device as it could. So we then installed a second unit at the opposite end of the yard and this seems to have substantially reduced possum activity at ground level and pushed them higher into the trees.
One issue is that the power adaptor isn't water-proof - not ideal for a device that is advertised as being weather resistant. We've just covered ours in plastic.
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Don't waste your money!!
I bought one of these so called possum deterrents and it had zero impact, I mean ZERO, in fact I reckon it attracted them!
I spoke to the company a few times and did what they suggested (relocating it at several different places), but still nothing. It's supposed to deter rats and mice as well, but last week we caught a large rat in a rat trap only a few metres from the Birdgard device.
I reckon anyone who claims to have success with this product must be a relative of the owner!!
I haven't bought any possum deterrent devices but was interested in reading the reviews on the Bird Gard one and the company's response. Before retiring from my profession as a retired Real Estate Agent, we often had complaints from tenants regarding mice, rats and possums in ceilings. I used to get on a ladder with my upper torso into the ceiling space, and throw moth balls to all parts of the ceiling as Jonno said he did. For me, this always worked but as per the reply from the Bird Gard spokesperson perhaps sometimes it doesn't. The other th...ing which will remove all vermin including spiders is cellulose insulation as it has BORAX in it to make it non flammable - the day after ours was installed 2 redback spiders came down from the vent in the bathroom to escape the borax!! (I put mossie proof wire around the vent in the ceiling the next day). We never have possums, spiders, mice or snakes (used to have night adders) in our ceiling anymore.Alternatively catch the possums in a possum trap (carrots are good bait) and relocate (and yes I have been told that they will die if relocated) or find their entry point and jam it with fine netting wire AFTER the possum has gone out feeding usually just after dusk. As the Bird Gard spokesman said, if you try their product, give it a few weeks to work. Best of luck. Glen
Noise disturbing to neighbours
I purchased two products. One is working ,but had a neighbour two doors away come to ask me to turn off the device as he could not sleep
with the noise it makes. Now the possum is back, eating the grape vine over my pergola. Not happy. I agree with the review on April 4 2018.
I am not sure this works for possums but the noise is very disturbing to neighbours.
I had hoped the sound from this variable frequency unit would all be ultrasonic unfortunately the range is very audible and makes it quite unsuitable for a suburban operation. It is a pity this simple fact was not explained in the product specifications or I might have saved the considerable purchase price.
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Good Service, Jury Still Out on Product
On the strength of 71 reviews, and most being positive, we purchased a Bird Gard Possum Deterrent.
But so far, no impact on possums. They still treat our courtyard as a Club Med for possums, and I am sure the ultrasonic sound just gives them background music to party by. So not yet a happy shopper.
To be fair, they do say Bird Gard can take up to 3 weeks to work, so we await with interest.
Interestingly, my similar review on Bird Gard's website does not seem to have been published.
Great service and product
Darren from Bird Gard was very prompt and went above and beyond to help us with an operational issue (not a fault) we had with our possum deterrent device, all sorted now. We are pleased with the outcome and the device appears to be protecting the area we needed it to. We are glad we went down this track.
Great help in making possums' life difficult
I moved to a new house 3 months ago. It is a large house. From the first night, we had possums disturbing our sleep at night: in the garden, fighting and hissing but mostly on the roof, landing loudly and running around. After investigating at night with a torch, it appeared that the main point of entry onto the roof was the power supply line. I should add these are mainly ringtail possums.
I purchased a Possum Deterrent which I positioned at the point the power line reaches our roof… and waited for about 3 weeks, as recommended, before drawin...
Really brilliantly effective product
This really works! Super effective at deterring possums and other similar critters. Even our neighbours are grateful!
The guys at Bird Gard are also super helpful and friendly in advising what is needed and helping ensure the setup is just right.
I did have a problem that after about 2 years the power adaptor died, but that's not really their fault, and easily replaced.
Would definitely recommend.
Doesn't deter ringtail possums
Placed this device on a fence to deter possums from walking across it. All settings are correct. Used for 2 months and it didn't stop them. They simply walked up to the device when it was on, climbed over it and continued across the fence. Contacted company - no solution provided.
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Ineffective device - does not work
I purchased a possum deterrent in late November 2016. The purpose was to deter the possums from eating my weeping rose, which is being decimated my some very hungry possums.
I followed the instruction to the letter, but to no avail. The deterrent has been set on for possums and on maximun sensor sensitivity and is set on constant.
After using the possum deterrent for 3 months, I have come to the comclusion that it is totally ineffective.
It should also be noted that I emailed the company on 16/3/2016 and attached photos of the devise and it ...
Great product and great service
We purchased one Possum deterrent and it worked so well after just a few months we bought another one. Unfortunately after 8 months the first one stopped working, we could tell because our Magnolia tree was decimated pretty quickly. We emailed Darren at Bird Gard and within 30 minutes he called us and advised how to work out the problem. It was the adaptor, and he immediately organized for another to be sent to us. I would have no hesitation in recommending this product. The fact that the tree was eaten so quickly when the adaptor failed show how great this product is. Thanks for your great service Darren and Bird Gard.
The veggies are mine again!
As much as I love them I was sooo over the possums. They had been totally destroying my veggie patch. I didn’t mind sharing some of the garden with them but things were getting out of hand. I found the Ultrasonic Possum Deterrent online and have been using it now for 3 months. It is doing a great job keeping the little critters off my newly planted seedlings, my awesome herb garden and the veggie garden is starting to look happy again. It did take a couple of weeks before they went away but Bird Gard did mention this to me. Thank you for your great service and assistance when I needed it, and thank you so much for helping me save my veggies.
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Questions & Answers
Hello, I was wondering if the possum repeller would annoy small children at all. I have an 18 month old and so want to ensure this would not affect her or any future newborn children. Thanks.
It will depend on the individual. The device emits a very high frequency sound and I find that I can hear it and it does irritate me after a while, however the rest of my family can't hear it. We only have the device come on at once it's dark (when the possums are out) so it isn't an issue.
I understand that most young children are able to hear it. Our grandchildren can and it doesn't drive them away....... unfortunately (smile). I now wear hearing aids and can hear it. Doesn't annoy me either. I guess if the children, or me for that matter stayed in the zone of the noise, it could be troublesome but you do have to take care on targetting the device for it to be effective. Further, you could hook it up to a timing device to only operate after twilight. I when littlies should be in bed and possums go looking for food. Good luck.
Darren S.Bird Gard
Both Mathew and Happierjack have shared their own experiences. The Possum Deterrent emits high frequency sound. The average person will hear something if they are close, but they don't hear the high frequency sound that repels possums. However some people who have good high frequency hearing can hear it and don't always like. Like Mathew says it depends on the individual. The younger you are the more likely you'll have good high frequency hearing. Happierjack explains his grand children can hear but aren't that bothered by it. In other cases children don't like it so best to keep it turned off to after they are asleep. The possum deterrent comes with a 90 day money back guarantee.
Regards Bird Gard
My problem is possums in my tiled roof.
If I place the possum deterrent outside, facing back at the roof. In constant mode. Do the ultrasonic waves pass through the tiles or do I need to install it into the roof.
The waves don't pass through the tiles, so by having it outside it would actually encourage the possums to move away from the device and probably back to a save haven (ie inside the roof). So to flush them out of the roof you'd need the device inside it
Darren S.Bird Gard
Mathew is correct, to repel possums from inside a roof space, the device also needs to be inside the roof space. The question is where do you put the device ?. Most people will target where they think the possums are getting in OR where they hear them the most OR where they think the possums sleep during the day. One device has a max range of 10 metres when used inside a roof space. This means one device cant cover an entire roof space, but one device is often successful
Regards Bird Gard
Could this be used to deter a very annoying Tom cat?
Mate, I don''t think this product will deter anything. In my opinion a waste of money.
There is a product called Dter which I have found works well.
Come back to me if you can't find it.
Darren S.Bird Gard
the possum deterrent has an adjustable dial that allows you to change the frequencies. To repel possums we use low frequencies, but they don't work against cats. To repel cats, rats etc we use the higher frequencies.
Regards Bird Gard
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