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Stray Cats Under My Trailer?

My boyfriend, I, and my 2 yr old Pit Bull recently moved into a trailer in Kentucky. All was good until something got under our new home and is driving poor Otis (my dog) nuts from the inside.

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He is a very well trained inside dog, but of course loves his walk/runs and basking in the sun. You usually can't say the word walk without him getting overly excited. Now that he smells what I am assuming are cats thru the vents he spends his days sniffing at every vent and has even clawed one out of the floor. How do I get rid of the cats before he chews his way to them?

By Margaret

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February 21, 20130 found this helpful
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You could call the local Animal Shelter or Humane Society. They should be able to get you a live trap to capture the cats and then they could pick them up and take them away for their own safety.

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April 27, 20170 found this helpful

I called my local SPCA and they will not remove it because of the trailer park and they don't remove animals from trailer parks

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January 3, 20181 found this helpful

I live in Georgetown sc and the animal shelter will not help at all i even brought a sick 4 week old kitten there they would not help it died the next day there are 17 cats and kittens under 3 trailers here they don't even give food to help they are cruel to not help these cats

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February 22, 20181 found this helpful

Tried that doesn't work most pet shelters in small towns or bigger towns are overwhelmed all they do is spayed and neutering and throwing back out

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July 11, 20180 found this helpful

Your problem might not be cats I have had possums raccoons and now they are gone because I bought better skirting now the problem is mice I mean at least 40 mice have dug their way under and they are living there and they can come into the house under anything where you don't see them I hope that's not what your problem is

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September 29, 20180 found this helpful

I called animal control. They will fix the cats and let the go back into your neighborhood Macomb MI!

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Need help Now. I have two dogs and these cats are running everywhere and get up under my mobile home with the best skirting and bricks !

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October 19, 20180 found this helpful

Does calling the animal control people cost money or is it free to the public

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October 22, 20180 found this helpful

You should see how many there are and then if there are only 4-5 then help them and feed them if there are more then you should call a local animal shelter and get help you can use food to lure them out

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Anonymous
March 27, 20200 found this helpful

This neighborhood is riddled with cats because other people feed them in packs. Then they mate.

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February 21, 20131 found this helpful
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It may not be cats. Under your trailer is what is called a belly band, which is a sheath of metal bands that hold your insulation in.

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During my time with my local energy assistance agency, I learned that other critters get under there and eat the insulation and sadly, don't survive. So, you have three jobs.
One is to get the critters or their remains out. Then, make sure you have sufficient insulation left or your trailer will never be as warm as you need it to be.
Two, is to skirt the trailer well so nothing else gets in.
Three is to close the vents for a while so he can get used to no scents in the house. A radiant heater like the one I am showing will heat your home well, using oil that circulates inside the heater.
Good luck.

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February 21, 20130 found this helpful

You got two excellent answers to your problem. I agree with them, especially if it is cats, you can save them by live trapping them and it will probably be easy with a can of cat food. But, you could have skunks or possums under there and you could catch either one of them with the cat food. So be prepared for that.

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Something else I want to bring up is you will most likely also get mice in that insulation, so get some outside baiters and Contrac bait blocks to put in them. If you have raccoons under there, be prepared to have those baiters scattered unless you nail them to a concrete pad. We live in the woods in KY and we have all of the above problems, except we don't have a trailer. But hubby and I have trapped all of the above and always have outside baiters to control the mouse population, as we have bird seed and corn in one of our sheds, which we feed the birds and deer, but it also attracts vermin, plus a big wood pile for our Taylor wood/water stove (that heats the house and hot water) that mice love to get in. Hubby's an exterminator and thankfully knows what to do. Good luck!

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February 22, 20130 found this helpful

Hi - I believe if cats were under your house you would see them once in a while during the daytime. Traps are very good to use but may take several attempts before success.

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I also found that as a general rule counties will not take anything in their traps (or any trap) but cats and dogs. Other animals may have to be taken to another area or you may have to call a professional. There are exceptions but you may wish to check to be sure.

Also - do not let anything happen to those traps as you will have to pay for them if not returned.

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February 22, 20130 found this helpful

Check with an exterminating company for ideas. They may have something simple.

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