Feral Removal & Control

Feral Removal & Control

Many people confuse cats born and bred in the wild with the domesticated, friendly cats we often keep as pets. As you know if you are a cat owner, felines are very independent and can get along just fine without assistance in the wild.

If you’ve ever encountered a feral cat, you were in for a nasty experience! They don’t hesitate to attack humans or any other animal if threatened. They will hiss, spit, claw you, bite you, and spray to mark their territory or to warn off a potential predator. There are plenty of woods here in the Detroit area to house feral cats, and the main streets of Detroit also provide plenty of food and shelter for these animals. In a way, they get the best of both worlds.

In addition to their survival skills, feral cats are also great risk-takers, climbing trees and enclosure walls, and even hurting humans to get away from a perceived threat.

Another major problem with feral cats is that they are often not spayed or neutered. If you’ve ever heard a cat’s mating ritual, it’s an unpleasant, yowl-filled experience that always seems to take place in the dead of night, keeping you and your neighbors awake. The unfortunate result is more feral animals in the Detroit area.

Homeowners may put dishes of food out for feral cats, not understanding that this is a completely different animal from a cuddly housecat born to a good home. Feeding one feral cat can turn into a dozen. Putting food out just a few times can leave you with a dozen wild cats roaming and yowling outside your home, looking for a good meal.

In addition to the screaming during mating, feral cats can get underneath or even inside your house. They will catch mice and birds in or outside your yard, and then bring them near or in your home to feast on. They may also leave fecal matter around your home. Feral cats are capable of being major disease carriers, so consequences for you and your family may include rabies, parasitic infections, cat scratch fever and toxoplasmosis – not to mention a variety of illnesses that your family’s pet cat may be able to catch.

The professionals at Michigan Wildlife Removal will trap a feral cat near your Detroit area home, and will take the cat to a shelter. We will not kill a feral cat, or use poisons. We trap cats in the most humane way possible, sparing you and your family from potentially harmful diseases.

Don’t try to catch a feral cat yourself – even a cat scratch from a healthy cat may get infected and cause significant health problems. Always trust a professional to help you with a feral animal. Give Michigan Wildlife Removal a call at (734) 629-5997 for Wayne, Monroe, Washtenaw, Livingston Counties or (248) 468-1617 for Oakland, Macomb, St Claire Counties and we’ll help you deal with a feral cat infestation. We’ll also take a look at the areas in your home where a cat has been able to sneak in, and will give you tips on how to seal off those areas.