CONTROL AND PREVENTION
Coyote Removal and Control
Coyotes are wild animals and should never be approached.
An average male is about 40 lbs. with a female weighing in at about 32 lbs. Their size resembles a medium-sized dog. However, they generally stay away from humans and only enter properties to prey upon other small rodents and birds for food.
They are usually not dangerous; however, they do not want people and pets encroaching their territory. They will bark and follow you to let you know to stay away. They are extremely intelligent animals.
Never try to get near them or try to remove them from your property yourselves. It is vital to contact a professional wildlife company that specializes in coyote removal.
Particular measures need to be done to remove them. Otherwise, when one goes, another will quickly take over the territory left behind.
As we have already mentioned, coyotes are wild animals and must always be handled by a professional wildlife company.
Trapping must be done in a humane way that is safe for the coyotes and the property owners and their pets.
Because coyotes have been known to kill livestock, farmers have tried to install all types of wired fencing to protect their livestock over the years. Only to soon find out that fences do not solve the problem. Coyotes are strong and agile. Because of their persistent nature, they will climb, jump and dig to get to what they want.
The situation must be accurately assessed then the coyotes must be trapped and humanely, and safely removed.
Coyotes In Ohio
Coyotes, primarily the eastern coyote, can be found all across Ohio. They can thrive in all types of environments, from deserts to the city’s downtown areas.
Because they are generally fearful of humans, we typically do not see them running out and about. They began showing up in our areas in the late 1980s and early 1990s.
They will visit properties when there are bird feeders, loose pets, and when the pet food is left outdoors. They will also seek out yards when small critters such as mice, chipmunks, squirrels, groundhogs, and little birds are there because they like to eat them. But beware, they can attack small dogs and even cats.