Coyotes are a common problem in Georgia. Even though you may not see them often, if at all, these cunning animals often find their way onto people’s property in search of food or shelter, especially during the winter months. And as we sprawl further and further into the coyote’s natural habitat, it becomes highly likely that you might find a wild coyote on or around your property. While coyotes may seem harmless, they can pose a serious threat to both people and pets. That’s why it’s important to call a licensed and certified wildlife trapper such Wild Trappers to remove them from your property as soon as possible. Here are just a few reasons why:
Coyotes Carry Disease
Coyotes are dangerous to humans and pets because of the diseases they can carry, such as rabies, canine distemper virus, and canine parvovirus. Moreover, coyotes are known carriers of fleas and ticks, which can themselves transmit a variety of diseases, including Lyme Disease. Coyotes have also been reported to spread distemper and ehrlichiosis among the local domestic dog population, increasing the risk of exposure for both humans and their pets.
Coyotes Can Damage Your Property
Coyotes are known to be resourceful and determined creatures when it comes to finding food or shelter. They can cause considerable damage to properties as they search for sustenance and shelter. Coyotes usually come in search of food scraps, pet food, garden vegetables, and fruits which can encourage them to return again and again. In addition to digging underneath fences or decks to gain access to your property in order to find denning sites or establish hunting grounds, coyotes may damage bird feeders, knock over garbage cans, bury bones in flower beds or vegetable patches, and trample vegetation. Not only might fences be damaged by a coyote trying to get inside the yard, leaving holes that need repair, but coyotes are also known to tear apart shingles and siding on buildings to gain access to cavities in walls, attics and crawlspaces where they can make their dens.
Coyotes are Predatory Hunters
Coyotes are dangerous because they can be aggressive when they feel threatened, especially when searching for food or shelter. They have been known to attack children and pets in close proximity if they come too close to their den or possible food sources. When coyotes become accustomed to seeing humans around, they may approach them more boldly and even become aggressive as a way of protecting their resources. Coyotes typically hunt small animals such as rabbits, rodents, birds, and reptiles in order to survive; however, when resources are scarce or hard to find due to human activity, these animals may take advantage of easy targets such as pet food left out or small animals near residential areas — meaning that people and their pets may be at risk for any unprovoked attack by a coyote looking for a meal.
Calling your friendly local professionals at Wild Trappers is the best way to ensure that coyotes are removed from your property safely and effectively. Our experienced team of licensed and state-certified wildlife technicians will inspect your property for signs of recent activity such as tracks or droppings in order to identify where the animal may be entering or hiding out. They will then set up appropriate measures such as fencing or barriers in order to keep any other coyotes from entering your property in future. In this way you can be sure that your home remains safe and free from these pests once they’ve been removed by a professional wildlife control technician.
At Wild Trappers, you can be sure that we have the knowledge and equipment necessary to get the job done right.