With years of experience under our belts, we at NW Nuisance Wildlife Control have honed our skills to effectively deal with bobcat intrusions. Recognizing the potential risks and nuisances bobcats can present to homeowners. We employ a combination of advanced trapping techniques and exclusion methods to prevent future incursions. Our well-trained team is not only adept at containing the situation swiftly but also ensuring minimal stress to the animal. Moreover, we understand the importance of eco-friendly practices and strictly adhere to local wildlife laws and regulations. We’re committed to providing a comprehensive solution that respects both your need for safety and the well-being of the wildlife involved. With NW Nuisance and Wildlife, you’re in capable and considerate hands.

Bobcats, known scientifically as Lynx rufus, are nocturnal and reclusive creatures roughly the size of a housecat, with adults weighing between 15-30 pounds. They thrive in a wide range of habitats, including forests, swamps, deserts, and even suburban areas, owing to their excellent climbing and swimming abilities. Their diet is predominantly carnivorous, feeding on small mammals, reptiles, birds, and occasionally livestock and pets. Notably active during twilight hours, they mark their territories – which can span up to 20 miles depending on food availability – with distinct claw marks and urine or feces deposits.

Conflicts with these solitary animals, whose coats range from light grey or brown to reddish-brown for effective camouflage, can often be managed by protecting pets and livestock through enclosures and ensuring their safety at night. While some areas employ regulated hunting and trapping to control Bobcat populations and limit human conflicts, education and preventive strategies prove to be the most effective. Despite their elusive nature, Bobcats play a pivotal role in ecosystem balance, particularly through the control of rodent and rabbit populations.

Q: Do bobcats pose a threat to humans?

A: While bobcats, like any wild animals, can be unpredictable, they generally do not pose a significant threat to humans. Bobcats tend to be shy and avoid people. However, if they feel threatened or cornered, they may defend themselves, potentially causing harm. In rare cases, they have been known to attack pets or livestock. Therefore, if a bobcat is spotted in a residential area, professional wildlife control services, like NW Nuisance Wildlife Control, should be contacted to safely remove the animal.

Q: How can I tell if a bobcat is on my property?

A: Identifying a bobcat’s presence on your property can be accomplished through several signs. Look for tracks that have a rounded appearance with four toe prints and no claw marks, as bobcats retract their claws when walking. Bobcats also leave behind droppings, often in prominent locations as a way to mark their territory. These droppings typically have a twisted or segmented appearance and may contain fur or feathers. Additionally, they might create scratch marks on trees or leave remnants of their prey, such as bones or fur. If you notice any of these signs and suspect a bobcat might be on your property, reach out to a professional wildlife control service like NW Nuisance Wildlife Control for safe removal.

Q: What kind of damage can bobcats do?

A: Bobcats may cause various types of damage when they enter residential areas. They are known to prey on small pets or livestock, leading to both emotional distress for owners and potential economic loss. Bobcats may also damage property while searching for food or establishing a den. This includes damage to fences, gardens, and even structures if a bobcat decides to take up residence under a shed or porch. Their droppings and urine can also contaminate areas and cause unpleasant odors. If you suspect a bobcat is causing damage on your property, it’s essential to contact a professional wildlife control service like NW Nuisance Wildlife Control to handle the situation safely and effectively.

Q: We have something trapped in our attic/stove vent/fireplace. Can you get it out?

A: More than likely, yes. We commonly remove birds, rats, squirrels, raccoons and other animals from attics, crawlspaces, stove vents, fireplaces and other locations in homes, garages and sheds.

Q: Do you remove dead animals from walls, attics, etc?

A: Yes. We can usually find and remove dead animals from inside structures. Please call for price quote.

Q: Can you pick up a dead animal from my yard or inside the house?

A: Yes. We offer dead animal removal and disposal services. Please call for price quote.

Q: Do you have anything to get rid of the smell from dead animals?

A: Yes. Please call us regarding the specifics of your odor removal needs.

Q: What is a “Wildlife Control Operator” or “WCO”?

A: A Wildlife Control Operator (or “WCO”) has a license from the Department of Fish and Wildlife that allows them trap, capture, and remove unclassified wildlife or small game from private property.

Q: What are your fees?

A: Service fees vary greatly depending on the task at hand. Please call us to receive a quote over the phone. If the situation requires us to visit the site before offering a quote, we will tell you this during the initial call

Q: What do you do with the animals that you catch?

A: All nuisance wildlife control operators in the state of Washington are required by law to euthanize the animals caught on private property. Nuisance wildlife cannot be transported and relocated/released.

Q: Do you offer consultation services?

A: Yes. Please call us and we will gladly discuss the situation at hand.

Q: Are you licensed by the state?

A: Yes. We are licensed by the State of Washington and by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife. We are also bonded and insured.

Q: Do you also control ants, spiders, scorpions, bugs and termites?

A: Yes, please call the pest control division of our company, Willard’s Pest Control at (425) 820-1980.

Q: Do you control problem birds?

A: Yes, please call our “sister company”, Bird Busters

About Us

NNWC, established in 1985 is one of the oldest and most trusted wildlife removal companies serving the PNW. We specialize in live trapping, animal control, exclusion and clean up.

We are licensed by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife to manage a variety of wildlife conflicts that include: raccoons, squirrels, opossums, beavers, nutria, river otters, mountain beavers, bats, skunks, bobcats and coyotes. We specialize in live animal removal. NNWC serves both residential and commercial customers offering solutions tailored to meet your specific nuisance wildlife conflict needs.

Our trappers have Bachelor of Arts degrees from the University of Idaho in Wildlife Resources and University of Southern California in Environmental Science. Collectively we have over 50 year’s wildlife management experience. Whatever the wildlife conflict we have the experience, knowledge and skill to humanely and professionally solve your problem.

Call us at 425 820-7476 to talk about the bobcat removal process or you can email us at