Bobcat Removal and Control – Central Virginia
(804) 729-0046 or toll-free at (888) 824-7383
Central Virginia Bobcat Removal, Bobcat Trapping and Bobcat Control in VA. Millions of dollars are lost each year by Virginia farmers from livestock predation by bobcats and coyotes. Virginia Professional Wildlife Removal Services offers bobcats removal, bobcat control, bobcat trapping, bobcat capture, bobcat management and predator control to farmers throughout Virginia. It is important to understand that effective predator control is a year-round process – it is not the type of wildlife problem that can resolved with spot-treatment. To be truly effective it requires a comprehensive plan covering all twelve months of the year. Virginia Professional Wildlife Removal Services does not use, or recommend, poisons or M-44 cyanide guns for bobcats removal and predator control in Virginia. While effective, we believe they are far too dangerous to domestic pets and non-target animals that are found so commonly in Central Virginia.
Our Virginia Wildlife Removal Company is constantly seeking to advance our education so that we may serve you better. We routinely provide bobcat removal and predator control throughout Central and Eastern Virginia – including Albemarle, Amelia, Goochland, Louisa, Orange, Barboursville, Fluvanna, Powhatan, Henrico and Hanover Counties, as well as the cities of Charlottesville and Richmond, and the towns of Mineral, Gordonsville, Earlysville, and Keswick. We can also travel to other areas of Virginia. Call us today and let us address your predator control needs.
Bobcat Damage and Damage Identification
- Bobcats are opportunistic predators, feeding on poultry, sheep, goats, house cats, small dogs, exotic birds and game animals, and, rarely, calves. Bobcats can easily kill domestic and wild turkeys, usually by climbing into their night roosts. In some areas, bobcats can prevent the successful introduction and establishment of wild turkeys or can deplete existing populations.
- Bobcats leave a variety of sign. Bobcat tracks are about 2 to 3 inches (5 to 8 cm) in diameter and resemble those of a large house cat. Their walking stride length between tracks is about 7 inches
- Carcasses of bobcat kills are often distinguishable from those of cougar, coyote, or fox. Bobcats leave claw marks on the backs or shoulders of adult deer or antelope. On large carcasses, bobcats
usually open an area just behind the ribs and begin feeding on the viscera. Sometimes feeding starts at the neck, shoulders, or hindquarters. Bobcats and cougar leave clean-cut edges of tissue or bone while coyotes leave ragged edges where they feed.
- Bobcats bite the skull, neck, or throat of small prey like lambs, kids, or fawns, and leave claw marks on their sides, back, and shoulders. A single bite to the throat, just behind the victim’s jaws, leaves canine teeth marks 3/4 to 1 inch (2 to 2.5 cm) apart.
- Carcasses that are rabbit-size or smaller may be entirely consumed at one feeding. Bobcats may return several times to feed on large carcasses.
- Bobcats, like cougars, often attempt to cover unconsumed remains of kills by scratching leaves, dirt, or snow over them. Bobcats reach out about 15 inches (38 cm) in raking up debris to cover their kills, while cougars may reach out 24 inches (61 cm).
- Bobcats also leave signs at den sites. Young kittens attempt to cover their feces at their dens. Females with young kittens may mark prominent points around den sites with their feces. Adult bobcats leave conspicuous feces along frequently traveled rocky ridges or other trails. These are sometimes used as territorial markings at boundaries.
- Adult bobcats also mark trails or cave entrances with urine. This is sprayed on rocks, bushes, or snow banks. Bobcats may leave claw marks at urine or feces scent posts by scraping with their
hind feet. These marks are 10 to 12 inches (25 to 30 cm) long by 1/2 inch (1.25 cm) wide.
- Bobcats also occasionally squirt a pasty substance from their anal glands to mark areas. The color of this substance is white to light yellow in young bobcats but is darker in older bobcats. (Source: Prevention and Control of Wildlife Damage — 1994)
Central Virginia Bobcat Services
- Bobcat removal
- Bobcat control
- Bobcat trapping
- Bobcat management
- Bobcat capture
- Livestock damage assessment and loss prevention
We provide residential, commercial, and industrial animal removal, animal control, animal trapping, animal capture, pest control and wildlife management services throughout Virginia. Some of our service areas in Virginia include: Albemarle County, Amelia County, Ashland, Barboursville, Bon Air, Boyd Tavern, Brandermill, Bumpass, Central VA, Charlottesville, Chester, Chesterfield County (including Bellwood, Belmont, Bensley, Bermuda Hundred, Hampton Park, Moseley, Bon Air, Brandermill, Chester, Cuckoo, C’Ville, North Courthouse, Doswell, Dumbarton, Enon, Ettrick, Genito, Glenora, Gordon, Gordonsville, Harrogate, Hening, Jefferson Davis, Manchester, Motoaca, Meadowbrook, Midlothian, Reams, Robious, Rockwood, Salisbury, South Rockwood, Spring Run, Winterpock and Woodlake), Earlysville, Ferncliff, Fluvanna County, Glen Allen, Goochland County, Gordonsville, Gum Spring, Hadensville, Hanover County, Henrico County (including Chamberlain, Dumbarton, East Highland Park, Glen Allen, Highland Springs, Innsbrook, Lakeside, Laurel, Lewiston, Montrose, Sandston, Short Pump, Tuckahoe, Wyndham, Fair Oaks and Varina), Keswick, Lake Anna, Lake Monticello, Louisa County, Maidens, Manakin, Manakin-Sabot, Mechanicsville, Midlothian, Mineral, Oilville, Orange County, Palmyra, Powhatan County, Richmond, Richmond County, Rockville, RVA, Sandy Hook, Shannon Hill, Short Pump, Troy, Woodlake, Wyndham, and the surrounding areas of Virginia.
Contact Us at (804) 729-0046 or toll-free at (888) 824-7383 for Virginia animal trapping, animal control, wildlife removal, pest control, animal capture, animal exclusion or wildlife management in VA involving:
- Bats (Little Brown Bat, Big Brown Bat, Others)
- Canada Geese
- Copperhead Snakes
- Cottonmouth Snakes
- Dead Animal Removal
- European Starlings
- Flying Squirrels
- Foxes (Red and Gray)
- Southern Flying Squirrels
- Stinging Insects
We are experts at bobcat removal and bobcat trapping in Virginia. If you have questions on Central Virginia bobcat removal, give us a call.