With a population of over 6 million people (and growing) in the Metro Atlanta area, the threat to our natural wildlife and its inhabitants is real. As the growth of Metro Atlanta’s suburban development reaches farther outward and into the natural habitats of hundreds of different species of wildlife, we find ourselves in the position of sharing the same space with wildlife of many different varieties. Therefore, it’s not entirely uncommon for us to come across a wild animal or critter of some sort in the midst of our daily lives. While most encounters involve relatively harmless animals such as deer, raccoons, opossums, and the like, some animals, such as bobcats, pose a more imminent threat.
Because bobcats are generally apprehensive and reclusive animals by nature, it’s unlikely that they would pose a natural threat to humans, unless sick or scared. The greater danger is to family pets or small livestock, such as chickens, goats, pigs, rabbits, or anything else they can hunt and eat. As the bobcat population continues to grow, more and more bobcats are making their way to residential areas in an effort to find prey, leaving homeowners fearful for their beloved pets’ safety and well-being. Add to that the fact that bobcats tend to return to the area where they last fed, and it becomes increasingly clear that you need an effective method to not only deter the bobcats’ presence, but to remove it if possible.
To ensure the safety of the bobcat and all parties involved, bobcat removal is something that must only be attempted by a wildlife removal professional utilizing safe and humane live trapping techniques. The skilled and experienced pros at Wild Trappers are familiar with not only how to remove bobcats from your property, but how best to keep them away.
- Keep vegetation cut back to avoid providing cover or a hiding place.
- Don’t leave your pets’ food outside.
- Keep pets inside if at all possible.
- Resist bird and wildlife feeders, so as to keep potential prey away.
- Keep small livestock and animals in fully enclosed cages or pens.
- Install proper fencing and/or seal gaps and holes in existing fences.
- Keep lids on outdoor trash cans and recycling bins.
If you’ve seen a bobcat, coyote, or other wild animal in your neighborhood, protect your family and neighbors and contact the experts at Wild Trappers immediately for the professional wildlife control you and the unwanted animal need.