If you are currently dealing with domestic or wildlife problems here are some quick numbers to get direction and resolutions to your animal or insect problems:
- Florida - Domestic Animals ( Cats and Dogs ): 305-884-1101
- Florida - Wildlife Removal, Control (Squirrels, Bats, Rats, etc): 877-427-1524
- Georgia - Domestic Animals ( Cats and Dogs ): 706-790-6836
- Georgia - Wildlife Removal, Control (Squirrels, Bats, Rats, etc): 877-427-1608
- Miami & Ft Lauderdale - Pest Control Services (Termites, Roaches, etc): 786-251-9640
- Palm Beach & West Palm Beach - Pest Control Services (Termites, Roaches, etc): 877-590-0462
Bobcats are a rarely seen animal, but that doesn't mean they aren't around. They can weigh up to 40 pounds which makes them very dangerous to humans as well as pets. Bobcats establish and defend a territory and will attack if approached by humans, especially if they are defending young. A highly fatal disease of domestic felines, Cytavxzoonosis, is carried and transmitted by bobcats. The disease is spread by ticks so your pet does not have to come in direct contact with the bobcat. Death of domestic cats, from this disease can occur in as little as 1 day or may take up to 6 days. And as with most North American mammals, bobcats are a vector for rabies which is deadly to humans and pets.
Why you shouldn't try to handle a Bobcat problem yourself?
As mentioned earlier Bobcats can weigh up to 40 pounds. They have been known to kill baby deer, and will not hesitate in attacking humans. Especially when defending their young. They are extremely dangerous. Their size, ferociousness, and their ability to carry rabies make them an animal that should only be handled by professionals.
Biology of Bobcats (Lynx rufus)
Urban populations of bobcats are increasing because of encroachment into their habitat. Their diet includes mice, rats, squirrels, chickens, small fawns, wild birds, rabbits, feral cats, pet food, and pet dogs and cats if the opportunity arises. The female raises the young alone. One to six, but usually two to four, kittens are born in April or May, after roughly 60 to 70 days of gestation.