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Does anyone have experience ridding their plant area of feral cats?

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Best Answer , 25 October 2014 - 05:03 AM

Canada has a sustained feral cat population that is not going to disappear. You will not be able to completely eradicate them no matter what anyone tells you.

 

Any removed cats will be naturally replaced by new cats within days to weeks.

 

Remember that if you handle the situation in an inhumane manner (extermination or exile) you are not only acting cruelly but are also compromising your company's reputation if information and/or photos leak out to the press.

 

I suggest:

 

1. Contact the local veterinary municipal authorities and initiate a TNR (trap neuter release) program (see http://en.wikipedia....p-neuter-return). Don't release the trapped cats back onto your premises, but anywhere nearby outside of your fence. This will contribute to maintaining a controlled and constant population in the vicinity of the plant.

2. Observe strict housekeeping procedures in the yard: closed rubbish bins, no stagnant water, no junk. In other words, make sure the yard is unattractive for cats.

3. Educate employees never to feed the cats on the premises. You might promote a feral cat feeding program in a designated place in the neighborhood, away from the plant and get people involved in feeding them there.

4. Most importantly - make sure the plant is completely proofed against pest entry. As long as the cats don't enter the plant, they pose no real risk.

 

Good luck!

 

 


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Posted 27 October 2014 - 07:03 AM

i heard someone use audio record of dog barking to keep cats away from premises. It looks weird but i think it's a good idea unless the cats are smart enough to know that's a fake sound.



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Posted 27 October 2014 - 07:03 AM

i heard someone use audio record of dog barking to keep cats away from premises. It looks weird but i think it's a good idea unless the cats are smart enough to know that's a fake sound.



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Posted 27 October 2014 - 01:57 PM

Eh, someone beat me to the punch.  I was going to say you should add them as pest control devices in your pest control plan. 

 

If they're somewhat tame, trapping should be easy.  If they're wild, a .410 and bait on the weekend, and cleaning procedures will do the trick.

 

While that would work, (and I'm not going to claim I've seen it work well, pleading the 5th Ammendment) call some animal control expert.  Like someone said above, a good one should have your cat problem taken care of over a weekend.

 

No matter what you do, get them out of there even if you have to be the Pied Piper of cats.

 

I was gonna say that is overkill for a cat then realised it was a shotgun size not a rifle.

Although I'd still stick with a .17HMR for pest control, good for foxes, good for cats.



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Posted 27 October 2014 - 02:58 PM

I was gonna say that is overkill for a cat then realised it was a shotgun size not a rifle.

Although I'd still stick with a .17HMR for pest control, good for foxes, good for cats.

 

Or 7mm magnum.  "If the bullet 'dont get 'em, the muzzle blast will." -quoting my beloved father who is no longer with us


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Posted 27 October 2014 - 03:48 PM

Canada has a sustained feral cat population that is not going to disappear. You will not be able to completely eradicate them no matter what anyone tells you.

 

Any removed cats will be naturally replaced by new cats within days to weeks.

 

Remember that if you handle the situation in an inhumane manner (extermination or exile) you are not only acting cruelly but are also compromising your company's reputation if information and/or photos leak out to the press.

 

I suggest:

 

1. Contact the local veterinary municipal authorities and initiate a TNR (trap neuter release) program (see http://en.wikipedia....p-neuter-return). Don't release the trapped cats back onto your premises, but anywhere nearby outside of your fence. This will contribute to maintaining a controlled and constant population in the vicinity of the plant.

2. Observe strict housekeeping procedures in the yard: closed rubbish bins, no stagnant water, no junk. In other words, make sure the yard is unattractive for cats.

3. Educate employees never to feed the cats on the premises. You might promote a feral cat feeding program in a designated place in the neighborhood, away from the plant and get people involved in feeding them there.

4. Most importantly - make sure the plant is completely proofed against pest entry. As long as the cats don't enter the plant, they pose no real risk.

 

Good luck!

 

Great answer. 


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