Cats are considered pets rather than pests but stray ones can cause havoc, especially if they’re not discouraged or removed from your property immediately. Cats, especially abandoned and feral ones, are some of the most invasive pests in the world today. They enter your property, harm your pets, turn over trash cans in search of food, litter in your indoor and outdoor space, and cause other such problems.
Most clients don’t know how to deal with cat infestations. At Knock-Down Pest Control, we encourage our clients to call us if they notice a cat infestation.
Why Are Cats A Concern?
People are so conditioned to seeing cats as pets that they hesitate to take concrete measures to remove them from their property. Here are some reasons why you should take action immediately:
Female cats can produce 2 litters every year and are ready to reproduce at 12 months of age. If the female cat becomes comfortable in your property or starts to mark it as her territory, you’ll eventually have to deal with kittens and more cats.
Harming Other Pets
Cats pose a danger to your other pets. They’ll hunt and kill birds, pet lizards, pet rodents, etc, attack your pet cats and dogs, and cause trouble. But these aren’t the only dangers they pose. Wild street cats also tend to carry fleas, ringworms, ticks, and other health problems that they can pass onto your pets.
They’ll invade your home in search of food and contaminate anything you leave out with their droppings and due to their general lack of hygiene.