Feral Cat Removal
Why Have Feral Cats Removed?
Feral cats are stray, wild and undomesticated cats that can be found in almost any urban or rural area. Many stray cats were either dumped by a homeowner that couldn’t or wouldn’t take care of it, or they are the offspring of a feral cat that lives nearby and breeding. Feral cats are basically cats that have been returned to the wild. They are a descendant of another feral cat. Although most feral cats will be hostile towards other animals or humans. Generally those that are born in the wild tend to be even more hostile. Feral cat removal is essential for keeping your business or home a safe and disease free environment. Allowing a feral cat to reside on your property can rapidly get out of control. They repopulate quickly and can be a nuisance to other animals, including domesticated cats and dogs.
Importance of Feral Cat Removal
Many people assume that as long as there is a feral cat near their home they won’t have to worry about mice, because they are beneficial for controlling rodents. However, feral cats can be extremely devastating to other small animals, such as squirrels and rabbits. Feral cats also tend to kill and eat several types of birds. Once a cat has become wild, it will become extremely aggressive and their stalking and hunting skills are dangerous to other wildlife.
Damages Caused by Feral Cats
The damages caused by feral cats can be excessive and serious. The feces is toxic and can easily find its way into your homes air system, which can lead to a wide range of serious illnesses. They are well known for their destruction of insulation in attics and crawlspaces. Unfortunately, they can also pass serious, life-threatening diseases onto domesticated cats. Other reasons feral cat removal is critical include:
- Health risks-An injured or sick feral cat typically doesn’t get medical attention. Which means there is a risk of them spreading rabies, toxoplasmosis, ringworm, feline distemper and other bacterial infections to humans and domesticated pets.
- Excessive noise-Feral cats are notorious for frequent fighting and yowling
- Disturbing pets-They often steal pet food and can harm household pets
- Injure children-Feral cats roam the neighborhood, making it easy for children to get injured when attempting to pet or play them
- Property damage-Feral cats frequently scratch and damage lawn furniture, toys etc.
Feral Cat Habitat
When not roaming the neighborhood, feral cats can usually be found in abandoned buildings, areas with overgrown foliage, crawlspaces, attics and under an exposed deck. Homeowners that leave pet food, trash and other types of debris outside of the home may find feral cats residing inside the open trash can or near their pet food storage area.
Without feral cat removal, the population will grow rapidly. That will provides an opportunity for even more feral cats to take up residency in or around your home. It’s extremely important to contact a professional for feral cat removal at the first sign of the cat living around your property. It’s important to keep in mind that they are wild animals and should be handled as such. You should never attempt to remove, trap or relocate a feral cat on your own.