Homeowners Can Deter Ringtail Cats With A Variety Of Exclusion Methods

a ringtail cat viewed from behind in plano texas

Ringtail cats are curious creatures. These strange animals prefer the more arid regions of North America and are usually nocturnal. While winter draws nearer and temperatures continue to cool, attics and crawlspaces become more attractive to all kinds of pests in our area, from bats to these ringtail cats. These creatures are omnivores and opportunistic feeders. They’ll eat anything, really: insects, lizards, small birds, fruits, and nuts.

Ringtail cats are fairly small creatures, usually weighing between two to three pounds. These animals closely resemble small foxes, but with characteristic massive bushy tails. Not unlike mice, ringtail cats can use their tails to navigate tight areas and manage to pull off impressive feats of climbing and balance. With these traits, ringtails can navigate all manner of tricky architecture with ease, meaning that they can access your attic or wall voids as long as they have a large enough point of entry.

Locating points of entry around your home can be pretty tricky because ringtail cats can fit into nooks and crannies as small as a golf ball. While ringtails are more skittish and not as dangerous to pets. Be that as it may, ringtail feces does have the ability to spread serious diseases that may harm members of a household. As long as one is properly educated about the problems caused by ringtail cats, there isn’t much reason to worry. If you suspect that these animals have made appearances around your home, be sure to contact a pest control professional right away.

There are a number of methods you can use to decrease the chances of ringtail cats causing problems around your home. One such method is to make sure that access to food and water is limited. Be sure to remove pet food and water at night, as ringtails will likely be drawn to such an easy score. Since ringtails also dine on insects on a regular basis, you may consider switching your outdoor lighting from white light bulbs to yellow, which tend to attract fewer insects, and thus make your home less appealing for predators that feed on these insects, including bats and ringtail cats.

Cantu Pest & Termite cares about the safe and humane trapping of the wildlife that has invaded your home or business. We believe that wildlife invaders do not have to be killed in order to solve the invasion. After our professionals have properly and thoroughly employed measures that will eliminate future wildlife infestation then the property owner may choose to have any wildlife in and around the property caught in humane traps.

If ringtail cats or other pests have made unwanted appearances around your home, call Cantu Pest & Termite and schedule an appointment today with one of our friendly, experienced home pest control experts.

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