Coyotes are always considered a pest for their predation habits. They pose a threat to livestock and even pets when left to their own devices. Animal Pest Management Services has over 35 years of wildlife control experience and offers our customers reprieve from these nuisance pests.
At times coyotes can be mistaken for a small collie dog. While their colors vary, most coyotes are a brownish gray with a white underside. Males usually weight between 25-45 pounds while females usually range between 22-35 pounds.
While coyotes are known to prey on livestock and other wildlife, they are also capable of adapting to urban life. They are nocturnal creatures and prey on animals such as chickens, sheep and household pets when the opportunity arises. Often scavengers, they will eat the easiest prey they can find. They are usually more active in the spring and summer because they generally prey on the young of other animals that are easy targets.
Signs that Coyotes Killed Your Cat, Dog or Other Pet
If you are missing a pet and worried that a coyote is to blames, here are some signs that you may be right.
• Tracks– Coyote tracks look similar to dog tracks, but are usually slimmer and longer.
• Coyote Feces– When coyote feces are found, this is a big indication of a coyote problem.
• Wound Patterns– If there are wounds to your pet’s neck, this is an indication that coyotes are to blame.
• Howling– Coyotes are notorious for their infamous howling. This is a giveaway that coyotes are present and a threat.
Coyote Live Trapping
Coyotes can be dangerous and pose a threat to both people and pets. In addition to attacking and killing pets and other animals, coyotes are potential carriers of distemper, hepatitis, mange, parovirus, rabies, as well as carriers of numerous harmful parasites. The most effective methods of coyote control include trapping as well as sanitation/habitat modification.
Coyote Encounters by Zip Code
Use this map to explore the number of coyote encounters in the last 30 days. Use the layer control to turn the different data layers on and off. Use the legend control to view the legend.