Bobcat Control And Predator Control – Animal Removal Services Of Virginia
Do you need bobcat control or predator control in your area? Are Bobcats disturbing your pets? Predators keeping everyone up? Animal Removal Services Of Virginia experts provide bobcat control for farmers throughout Virginia!
Animal Removal Services Of Virginia – Bobcat Control Experts
Animal Removal Services of Virginia offers bobcat control and predator control for farmers throughout Virginia. But, bobcat control and predator control cannot be resolved with spot-treatment. In addition, effectiveness requires a comprehensive plan covering all twelve months of the year.
Also, Animal Removal Services of Virginia does not use, or recommend, poisons or M-44 cyanide guns for bobcat control in Virginia. While effective, we believe they are far too dangerous to domestic pets and non-target animals that are found so commonly in Virginia.
Since bobcat predatory behavior is costly to farmers and cattlemen you need Animal Removal Services of Virginia bobcat control services. Also, once bobcats find an area on your home or farm for feeding they may kill over and over. Furthermore, opportunistic predators like bobcats, feed on poultry, sheep, goats, house cats, small dogs, exotic birds and game animals, and, rarely, calves. Also, they can easily kill domestic and wild turkeys. In some areas, bobcats prevent the successful introduction and establishment of wild turkeys or deplete existing populations.
Carcasses of bobcat kills are often distinguishable from those of cougar, coyote, or fox. Bobcats leave claw marks on the backs or shoulders of adult deer or antelope. On large carcasses, bobcats usually open an area just behind the ribs and begin feeding on the viscera. In addition, sometimes feeding starts at the neck, shoulders, or hindquarters. Also, bobcats and cougar leave clean-cut edges of tissue or bone while coyotes leave ragged edges where they feed.
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Animal Removal Services of Virginia provides bobcat control and predator control throughout Virginia including Hampton, Chesapeake Bay, Abington, Big Stone Gap, Blacksburg, Bluefield, Bristol and the surrounding communities.
Bobcat Damage and Damage Identification
Bobcats leave a variety of signs if they are on your Virginia property. Their tracks are about 2 to 3 inches in diameter and resemble those of a large house cat. Furthermore, the bobcat walking stride length between-tracks measure 7 inches.
Because bobcats bite the skull, neck, or throat of small prey like lambs, kids, or fawns, they also leave claw marks on their sides, back, and shoulders. In addition, a single bite to the throat, just behind the victim’s jaws, leaves canine teeth marks 3/4 to 1 inch apart.
Carcasses that are rabbit-size or smaller may be entirely consumed at one feeding. Bobcats may return several times to feed on large carcasses. Also, bobcats, like cougars, often attempt to cover unconsumed remains of kills by scratching leaves, dirt, or snow over them.
Bobcats also reach out about 15 inches (38 cm) in raking up debris to cover their kills, while cougars may reach out 24 inches (61 cm).
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Bobcats also leave signs at den sites. Also, young kittens attempt to cover their feces at their dens. Furthermore, females with young kittens may mark prominent points around den sites with their feces. In addition, adult bobcats leave conspicuous feces along frequently traveled rocky ridges or other trails. These are sometimes used as territorial markings at boundaries. All these signs help Animal Removal Services of Virginia bobcat control access a situation.
Adult bobcats also mark trails or cave entrances with urine. This is sprayed on rocks, bushes, or snow banks. Bobcats may leave claw marks at urine or feces scent posts by scraping with their hind feet. These marks are 10 to 12 inches (25 to 30 cm) long by 1/2 inch (1.25 cm) wide.
Bobcats also occasionally squirt a pasty substance from their anal glands to mark areas. The color of this substance is white to light yellow in young bobcats but is darker in older bobcats. (Source: Prevention and Control of Wildlife Damage — 1994)
Animal Removal Services of Virginia have no difficulty identifying your bobcat problems. But, if you notice anything odd, like a your pet cat missing or your hens missing then you may have a bobcat problem and need bobcat removal and trapping. Call Us At (804) 729-9097.
Bobcat Control In Virginia – The Secretive and Adaptable Big Cat
Virginia Bobcat Prevention
- Don’t feeding bobcats. If you do, bobcats lose their natural fear of humans.
- Also, peep trash inside until the morning of trash pick-up or put your trash in bobcat proof containers.
- Don’t leave pet food outside. Furthermore keep pet feeding areas clean.
- Remove bird feeders if bobcats have been seen around them.
- Close up all openings around your home and buildings. Bobcats look for hiding places where they can den and also raise their young.
- You cannot trap and relocate an animal to another area of Virginia.
- Contact us or your local health department if bobcats are stumbling or foaming at the mouth. In all likelihood the bobcat has rabies.
If you see a bobcat with prey on your property, stay away! A bobcat will protect is a food source. Call us at (804) 729-9097 so we can solve this problem if this continues!
Virginia Bobcat Locations
- The bobcat remains the only wild feline still found in the state.
- In addition, Bobcats usually live in the Great Dismal Swamp and the mountains of Virginia. Bobcats are rarely seen in other areas.
- Den sites range from rocky outcrops to dense thickets but they will also den in areas of your home or buildings.
- Also, bobcats are most active just after dusk and before dawn.
- Bobcats prey on medium-sized animals such as rabbits and hares but they will kill livestock, especially fowl, and attack your pet cat.