Coyotes can cause real damage and be dangerous. They are known to eat small livestock animals, and they can spread diseases to domesticated dogs. If you have coyote problems, call the experts at Critter Control of Dayton for safe and effective coyote removal.

Coyote Control

Historic hunting and persecution of coyotes have bred them to be wary and naturally shy of humans. As such, they will not enter dwellings and are only active at night or in the early morning where humans are present. Coyotes will venture onto properties like pastures, fields, backyards, or even garbage dumps in search of food.

Damage

In rural areas, coyotes' destruction of livestock is a major concern. Their killing of sheep, cattle, goats, chickens, and turkeys results in significant losses for the agricultural industry each year. Human attacks are very rare and result in little to no serious damage when they do occur. However, coyotes are known carriers of dangerous diseases and parasites that afflict humans and animals, including:

  • rabies
  • distemper
  • parvovirus
  • mange mites
  • fleas

Control and Safety

Several effective measures may be employed to keep coyotes away from livestock. Erecting fences can be useful so long as they have overhangs at the top and barbed wire along the bottom because coyotes are capable of jumping eight feet high and digging under unsecured fencing. Using guard dogs, donkeys, or llamas as protectors of livestock can be effective. Whenever possible, herd animals into enclosed spaces at night.

Wild coyotes should never be approached. Although physically similar to dogs, coyotes are not domesticated animals and will bite if cornered or threatened. Individuals should always allow trained wildlife professionals to handle any infestations. Critter Control of Dayton wildlife experts are available to help manage and eliminate unwanted coyote problems. Call today for effective wildlife control!

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Coyotes in your area can be a threat to pets and other animals. Call Critter Control of Dayton today for effective coyote removal and exclusion services.
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