Coyotes can be found in all parts of the United States, and they can even be found outside your home if you’re not careful. How can you keep coyotes from getting into your trash or killing your smaller animals? That will be the topic of discussion for today.

Coyotes are scavengers, and when hungry, they will eat just about anything as long as there is enough food around for them. They usually travel in packs of about 4 to 10 oh, so when you see one there are usually more. Making sure that your trash cans are closed off completely, and there’s no extra garbage outside will help to reduce the chances of a coyote getting in I’m taking what’s there.

The next thing you can do is if you do happen to see a coyote or they start coming closer to your house is to call DEC. They can give you advice on how to deal with the coyotes or they can comment check for themselves what the deal is. Also, during coyote season coyotes can be killed during the months of December to March usually. However, that changes through each state so be sure to check your local laws and regulations.

Generally, just having good maintenance and keeping your trash bins empty and clean will help to reduce the effect that a coyote or coyote pack can have on your property.

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