Coyotes: How to get rid of coyotes


The coyote or coydog or "little wolf" is not normally a pest.

Coyotes do a world of good eating rodents for the farmer and in many urban areas nationwide.

As solitary individuals, coyotes roam wide areas searching for food. Coyotes love to howl and at night when the coyotes are active, and they howl...their sounds often sounding somewhat like a baby crying.
They weigh from 15 to 50 pounds.

Coyote and the Graveyard The coyote population continues to grow larger and larger even though their territory has been shrinking through urban sprawl.

As opportunists, coyotes adapt to the human environment easily and the coyote numbers keep growing as they do.

So when are coyotes a pest?

  • Ask any farmer who has lost fowl or goats or rabbits...and they will tell you why pest control for coyotes is required on their farm.Coyotes Fast Food
  • Ask any homeowner who has lost a cat or other small pet or had his pet food stolen every night....or can't sleep because the coyotes howling keeps him awake.

How to keep coyotes away from your backyard:

  • keep pet food inside overnight, every night (coyotes will steal that food right off a porch in the dark)
  • don't feed the stray cats (coyotes love to dine on cats, so if you don't feed the strays, the coyotes will look elsewhere for their fast food
  • actively reduce your rodent population (take away the coyote food source)
  • secure all garbage cans and their lids (again lock up this food source)
  • remove fruit that has fallen off the tree (take their food before they get it)
  • keep your grasses cut short (it removes a place for this timid animal to hide)
  • fence the coyotes out (out of the garden, or yard, or elsewhere
  • get a very large watch dog, turn on bright lights, or install motion activated loud sudden perhaps human sounds
  • purchase an odor deterrent which are normally made from the urine of an animal that is a natural predator of the coyote

If the above suggestions don't work, then these techniques below may be in order.

  • Poison: Many people use rat poison to get coyotes in one of two ways. Anticoagulant poison...the rats eat the poison and the coyotes eat the rates which transfers the poison to the coyote which kills the coyote. can use a different kind of poison on the rats, a type that bursts the rats stomach and it dies. However in this way, you are reducing the number of rats, and the coyotes leave the area because there is not enough food, you didn't harm the coyotes.
  • Shooting: If it is legal and you can do it safely, dispatch the coyote. You may even be able to get a few dollars for the pelt.
  • Live Trap the coyote: This is hard to do because they are very wary animals. If they smell even the slightest human odor on the trap, you won't catch the coyote. If you use a trap, place it over a hole with raw meat in the hole parially buried. When you catch the coyote, what do you do next. Relocation is not recommended by the authorities...euthanization is.

Coyote or Dog? 16 Amazing differences here.

See the Coyote crossing the road

A coyote or was it a dog running across the road in front of your car. The dog or coyote, disappeared into the brush as you approached. You pet cat has not been seen in the last few days yet the food dish is empty each morning.. Did the neighbors pet dog take it or do you have coyotes in the yard?

Many wonder what is going on so close to their house...and... if they do see a coyote... would they know the difference...between a coyote and a dog.

  • Coyotes are the size of a small German Shepard dog, 3-5 feet long, head to tail.
  • Coyote tails may reach 18 inches long, often black tipped.
  • Coyotes weigh 35-50 pounds, like a medium sized dog.
  • Coyotes have long thin legs.
  • Coyotes have very shaggy fur, yellowish to dark brown/grey, almost black.
  • Coyotes have slanted yellow eyes unlike most dogs.
  • Coyotes have large pointed ears with white insides, the ears looking bigger than most dogs.
  • Coyotes carry their bushy tail drooped down not up like most dogs...up...tail.
  • Coyotes are very shy, similar to the shyest dog.
  • Coyotes are most active at night unlike dogs.
  • Coyotes are very clever and trick their prey or hide from you.
  • Coyotes are scavengers that eat anything including roadkill. Dogs don't eat berries, bugs, etc.
  • Coyotes kill prey by grabbing the throat, not pulling the prey down like dogs.
  • Coyotes eat the internals of their prey, unlike dogs who tear the externals.
  • Coyotes walk in almost perfect in-line steps, unlike dogs.
  • Coyote tracks are about 15 inches long, a dog track is about 12 inches.


Why your dog didn't come home

There are many reasons why your dog disappeared. Or why your cat disappeared.

Dogs run away...and dogs are hit by a car...but there is another reason that most people do not consider.


Coyotes will hide and...well they get your dog or cat.
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Singing at night. Raiding the coop. Killing your cats.

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