Coyotes are a somewhat common canine species found in our beautiful Central Florida area. Whether you live in a rural, suburban, or urban neighborhood, there’s a good chance you’ll encounter a coyote at least a few times. It’s for this reason that Animal Wildlife Trappers receives calls for coyote removal services from homeowners and property owners alike. We remove coyotes in a humane and safe manner, and we’ll remove this serious threat from your home and family.
If for some reason you haven’t encountered a coyote yet, you can identify it easily by its look. It seems like a cross between a fox and a dog, and is closely related to the gray wolf. Its fur is a mix of tan, brown, grey and black. They may seem very scary at first because of their sharp teeth, but coyotes are actually afraid of adult humans. If you yell or wave your hands to a coyote, they will most likely run off. However, never take any chances and stay away from these wild animals. Like any wild animal, it’s always a dangerous proposition to try and predict their behavior.
Signs of a coyote include:
- Tracks through the yard, similar to a dog’s tracks, but slimmer and longer and often imprints are left from only the first two claws.
- Black or grey scat, or feces, often times with fur, bits of bones, and feathers based on their carnivorous diet.
- Wounds of your pets would include bite marks or punctures near the neck and head as this is often how a coyote attacks its prey.
How to Deal With Coyotes in Your Property
Never feed a coyote if you spot one on your property. If you do this, they will most likely come back for more. You shouldn’t run away when you see a coyote. They might chase you. To keep them away, simply yell loudly or use pots and pans, or anything that can make loud noises.
If you see a coyote near your child, do the above tips and slowly carry your child away. Coyotes are like medium-sized dogs. Their size makes them fearful of adult humans because we are much bigger than them. But they can be dangerous to children and smaller pets. They feed primarily on rats, raccoons, opossums, and even foxes. For this reason, coyote removal is a necessity if you see one near your property!
When you spot a coyote in your yard, it is best to call for help right away. Our team is available anytime, just let us know when you need our assistance. Make sure to stay indoors. Keep your pets inside your house as well to avoid attacks.
Professional Coyote Removal
The best way to keep coyotes out is by securing garbage cans and not leaving your pets outdoors. Coyotes consider these as food and so they stick around and wait until they can attack their prey. While waiting for the professionals of Animal Wildlife Trappers, stay indoors. If possible, call your next door neighbors too so they can take the necessary precautions you’ve taken.
Animal Wildlife Trappers is an animal removal contractor servicing areas in and around Orlando, Florida. We’ve dealt with numerous coyotes in many neighborhoods over the years so we can give you the assurance that we can help you remove them from your property successfully. We strongly discourage you from handling coyotes on your own. These are dangerous animals that can attack and hurt you, your family, and your pets. Stay far away and wait until help comes along.
Our service areas include Orlando, Maitland, Longwood, Winter Park, Deltona, Sanford, and nearby areas. Aside from coyote removal, Animal Wildlife Trappers can also help you capture other critters in your property like rats, mice, raccoons, squirrels, snakes, and more. For a free estimate and for immediate assistance, call us at 352-267-0546.