Coyotes are intelligent members of the dog family that can be found throughout North America. Intelligence and adaptability inspire the coyote's role as a trickster in Native American folktales and legends. Many modern Americans consider coyotes to be little more than nuisance pests responsible for killing livestock. With populations at an all-time high, conflicts between humans and coyotes have become more prevalent. Give our Virginia Beach office a call if you have experienced coyote problems on your property, or contact us HERE.

Getting Rid of Coyotes

Coyote in the snow.Like any wild animal, 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 coyote experts are available to help manage and eliminate unwanted coyote problems.

Common Coyote Problems

Coyotes 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. 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. Coyotes did not generally attack humans. However, they are known carriers of dangerous diseases and parasites that afflict humans and animals, including:

  • Rabies
  • Distemper
  • Parvovirus
  • Mange
  • Mites
  • Fleas

Coyote Removal Services

Critter Control of Virginia Beach uses effective trapping services to safely capture the coyotes near your home. 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.

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