Habitat: Wooded areas, urban and suburban environments. Crawlspaces, garages, barns, storage sheds, yards, parking lots, etc.
Diet: Pet food, food scraps from the garbage, mice, rats, chipmunks
Known Attractions: Food sources and shelter
Risks: Diseases, ticks and fleas that can transmit diseases, scratches and bites to people and pets.
Signs of Presence: Loud screeching noises, droppings, disturbed trash
The Humane Society estimates that there are 50 million feral cats in the United States. They often live in colonies and can be a nuisance to residents of their territory. They can increase the presence of fleas and ticks, they scratch up outdoor furniture, the smell of their urine can be overwhelming and they wake people up at night when screeching during fights. They can also carry several diseases like FIV (the feline equivalent to HIV, toxoplasmosis, rabies, cat scratch fever (bartonellosis) and ringworm. These diseases are especially a threat to your pets and can be contracted after an altercation with a feral cat. A feral cat problem is an intricate issue that requires expert planning and strategy to resolve. Hawk offers non-lethal, humane relocation solutions for feral cat issues. Contact us now for a free consultation and estimate!