Tips for Keeping Coyotes Away

  • Keep garbage properly contained
  • Do not feed pets outside or keep pet food outdoors
  • Keep grills cleaned and covered
  • Remove standing water sources, such as old tires or watering cans
  • Dispose of fruit that has fallen from trees
  • Remove bird feeders. Coyotes are attracted by both the bird seed and the birds.
  • Dispose of dead wildlife. Contact your waste removal company for animals on private property or the city for animals on roadways
  • Keep shrubbery trimmed and clean up brushy areas that provide habitat to animals that coyotes prey upon
  • Secure areas under decks and sheds, and enclose crawl spaces
  • Fencing yards can discourage coyotes if fences are higher than six (6) feet tall and coyote proof
  • Motion-sensor lights may alert you to coyotes in your yard
  • Don't be intimidated by a coyote. Maintain its weariness by throwing a small object (such as a tennis ball) at it, raising your arms and yelling (called "hazing"), or spraying it with a hose. Let it know it is unwelcome near your home.
Do Not Feed the Coyotes Sign