Coyotes Can Be A Real Problem in Alabama. Would You Know What to Do?
In the 1920s, hunters brought into Alabama coyotes and set them free. That was the beginning of an excessively big problem with coyotes in the state of Alabama. Coyotes damage crops and kill livestock, resulting in millions of dollars lost annually. If you encountered a coyote on your property, would you know what to do?
Migration of the Coyote
Coyotes have not only been spotted in the woodlands of Alabama but are showing up in the suburbs as well. Homeowners understandably fearful when faced by a wild coyote. Coyotes are opportunistic feeders, going to wherever there is a food source. Now, they have migrated even to areas like New York.
Preventing Coyotes on Your Property
Unfortunately, if you own property and encourage wildlife on that property, you are also asking the coyotes to come on in. They feed on other animals. So, the richer the land, the more animals, and the more coyotes.
Here are some of the suggested ways to keep coyotes from wanting to enter your property.
- Eliminate all sources of unintentional feeding of the coyotes.
- Confine livestock to pens and cages at night.
- Use net or wire electric fences on the property.
- Frighten the coyotes away by using other animals like guard dogs, donkeys, and llamas.
- Utilize strobe lights and sirens to frighten them away.
Trapping coyotes is a hazardous endeavor. It is best if you leave this process to the professionals. An expert can trap coyotes with cage traps, foothold traps, and cable-restraints. Again, your local wildlife removal company, like the professionals at Covenant Wildlife Removal, have the lures you will need and can trap the coyote for you.
The process of trapping a wild coyote is quite involved. Here is a brief rundown of the steps professionals take.
- Locate and identify the coyote and its entry points.
- Determine the size and type of trap to use.
- Prepare and care for the trap.
- Set the trap.
- Bait the trap and set lures for the coyote.
- Check and reset the traps repeatedly until you catch the problem coyote.
Coyotes are not known to attack humans. If a coyote is stalking your property, you may have a big problem. They do, however, carry various diseases and parasites. A coyote bite can carry distemper, hepatitis, parvovirus, mange, and other coyote diseases. If they have rabies, they can transmit that as well.
If your pet is bitten by a coyote and lives, you would be best to rush it in for testing. Coyotes pose a considerable risk to pets allowed to roam free. In the case of known coyotes in the area, it is best to keep pets and livestock contained and protected.
The Fear Factor of Coyotes in Alabama
There is no doubt, a coyote sighting on your property is a scary sight. If they are there, they are looking to feed, so it is best to secure all food sources. Next, property owners should immediately contact a wildlife removal company like the staff at Covenant Wildlife Removal for advice on what to do nest.
Covenant will come to you, assess the danger, and discuss the need for trapping and removal with you. Then they can take care of all of the rest, so you don’t even need to be involved. And rest assured, they are not afraid. The professionals at Covenant are accustomed to dealing with all sorts of wildlife issues in Alabama.
So, do yourself a favor, and protect your property and family the best way you know how. Contact the wildlife removal services at Covenant to take care of the nuisance coyote right away. They have all of the tools and gear to get the job done as quickly as possible.
Contact Covenant Wildlife Removal and take your property back from the coyotes.