Urban and suburban wildlife is a reality, but the key to avoiding problems on your property is to not let them become comfortable.
Tips to stay safe and keep coyotes away:
- Cats and small dogs can resemble the natural prey of coyotes, so you should not allow small animals outside unattended.
- If you see a coyote, act aggressively - wave your arms, throw something or make loud noises.
- To discourage them from your property, use repellents such as motion-activated lights, sprinkler systems, and garden hoses.
- Remove food sources. Coyotes are attracted to things such as pet food containers, unsecured garbage cans, exposed compost piles, vegetable gardens, fish ponds, fruit trees, and bird feeders.
- Use chicken wire to cover your gardens and plants.
- Eliminate access to shelter by closing all openings under and around your home so they cannot use those spaces to create a den for their young.
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