Coyote Trapping (human intervention), Like it or not, is the only way to control the local coyote population. Coyote trapping is not always the answer to your problem. Let’s talk… I will help you determine if it will be an effective solution.
WARNING! We do not relocate coyotes. It is against the LAW!
One of the most challenging animals to trap for Nuisance Wildlife Trappers are the predators. Coyotes are smart and cunning. Before you do anything which could be considered as educating (training) the coyote to avoid traps, please call us simply to discuss your situation.
The trapping fee is all inclusive: Ten (10) trips out every single day (Monday through Friday) to set the traps, check the traps and to remove any coyotes trapped. It is the law in the State of Georgia that the traps are checked every day – No exceptions. Daily trap checking is important for many reasons:
1) It’s the law
2) Humane to the coyotes but equally important
3) It enables us to make the most out of your trapping dollars by our Professional Wildlife Technicians having the opportunity to reposition any traps that are not productive and refreshing the bait if necessary.
Because of the sensitive nature of trapping & human curiosity – we are very particular of which coyote trapping jobs we will accept. The circumstances have to be right and we will never trap on a subdivision common ground. Only private property where access is controlled to the public.
WHAT TO EXPECT FROM PROFESSIONAL COYOTE TRAPPER:
Many companies offer squirrel & rat trapping. That is the easiest of trapping services a Nuisance Wildlife Control Company can offer. However, it takes a different set of skills to successfully trap aquatic species and predator species. We have only one trapper that we assign these jobs to… Not that the others are not capable, we just like having techs that specialize.
– We have to inspect the property to determine the best trap to use and location of trap.
– We use live leg hold / foot restraint traps that are highly effective and humane.
– Our coyote trap checks are done first thing in the morning. Less opportunity for the trapped animal to draw attention or cause problems.
– We adhere to the laws of the State of Georgia for releasing Coyotes that we are successful in trapping.
COYOTE SIGHTINGS DURING THE DAY
It is common to think that any coyote seen during the day is sick or has rabies but that simply is not true. Coyotes are extremely adaptive and if their food supply (rats, squirrels, rabbits, chipmunks, etc) is low then they are forced to hunt longer and even during the daytime. Also, if the coyote has more mouths to feed (Pups in the den) they will be forced to hunt more often and longer.
An ounce of Prevention:
- If sighted, make noise. Don’t just observe them and quietly walk away. Throw stuff at them and make them maintain their level of fear of humans. However, it is inevitable that they will become desensitized to this type of hazing as well. A coyote that loses it’s fear quickly becomes a nuisance and needs to be trapped.
- Advise anyone with small breed dogs to walk them on a leash at night. Even if the yard is fenced…a coyote can scale a fence with ease. If in doubt, search on YouTube “coyote jumping fence and stealing dog”. Sad!
- Keep domestic cats in at night. Don’t let them roam the neighborhood. Coyotes & Cars rival for the #1 spot for the reason “missing cat” signs get posted in neighborhoods.
- If you have an over-abundance of any rodent. It will draw in coyote like a magnet. Mother nature always brings balance… Coyotes & foxes punch the numbers down.
- Don’t leave animal food outside.
- Feral cat feeding… not only does it throw off (decimate) the bird balance it also attracts coyote.