FERAL CATS

William D. Fitzwater

Feral House Cat (Felis domesticus) Fig. 1.
Fig. 1. House cat, Felis domesticus

Director
New Mexico Outdoor Communicators
7104 Bellrose Avenue, NE
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87110

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

FERAL CATS

Damage Prevention and Control Methods

Exclusion

Practical for protecting small poultry and mammals.

Cultural Methods

Clean up debris, burn refuse and brush piles, seal buildings, reduce habitat and food sources.

Repellents

Many products are registered but are practical for only small areas.

Frightening

Dogs.

Toxicants

None are registered.

Fumigants

None are registered.

Trapping

Box and cage traps.

No. 1, 1.5, or 2 foothold traps.

No. 220 Conibear or body-gripping traps.

Snares.

Shooting

Centerfire rifles, .22 rimfire rifles, and shotguns are effective for quick removal.

Other Methods

Reponsible care by cat owners

Editors

Scott E. Hygnstrom; Robert M. Timm; Gary E. Larson

Prevention and Control of Wildlife Damage Logo 1994

PREVENTION AND CONTROL OF WILDLIFE DAMAGE — 1994

Cooperative Extension Division Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources University of Nebraska -Lincoln

United States Department of Agriculture Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service Animal Damage Control

Great Plains Agricultural Council Wildlife Committee

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