The best method of bobcat control is altering the surrounding environment to make it less favorable to the predators. Simple things like not feeding local wildlife such as deer or feral cats, keeping birdfeeders well-maintained, feeding domesticated pets indoors, and not letting dogs and cats outside during the night can lessen the possibility of bobcats being attracted to the property.
To protect poultry and livestock, house these animals in bobcat-proof pens. As bobcats can climb and jump fences up to 6 feet (nearly 2 m) in height, homeowners should consider electrified fences and other unconventional options. Furthermore, where bobcats could climb a tree to gain access to pens and coops, homeowners should install predator guards.