Denton County coyotes are much similar to foxes. In fact, both are biologically categorized under the same categories and believed to be much similar in structure and behavior as well. Although we have always studied foxes and coyotes to be wild animals but they are also classified as pests because of their pesticide behavior and habits.
What Are Coyotes?
Coyotes are fox look alike animals. They are much similar to foxes in appearance and are ranked under the same category as the latter too. Scientifically termed Canis Latrans, a coyote is an approximately 3 to 4-foot-long animal with an average body weight of around 40+ pounds i.e. 20-25 kg. The average lifespan of coyotes is believed to be 10 to 15 years.
Common Complaints Received of Pest Coyotes
So let's talk about the most common complaints that are received of residential and commercial pest coyotes that depict their pesticide behavior.
• Coyotes feed on chickens and sheep meat. Therefore, they attack on the chicken and sheep that are often tied up with a residential vicinity for personal use.
• Just like foxes, coyotes are a persistent lurking threat for the safety of pets. So pet owners are amongst the top complaints lodgers because their pets are often hunted down or harmed by coyotes.
• Texas coyotes are a cause for the spread of infection and disease in any specific area. Most particularly if the coyote is harmed or injured, it will result in a spread of infection in the area that it resides in.
• Coyotes do not harm grown up adults but are harmful for the well-being of little children. Small children are naïve and exposed to threat with a coyote on lose around.
How to Trap, Capture, Remove and Kill Pest Coyotes?
Catching a Denton County coyote to remove it from the residential property is in fact not a very task. Nevertheless, it is not impossible and can certainly be achieved with a little tactfulness and strategy. Here are some effective ways of trapping, capturing, removing and killing pest coyotes.
1. Setting A Trap
Since Texas coyotes feed on raw meat of farm animals and livestock, it is ideal to set a trap for them using the same things so that you can trace it.
2. Using Coyote Repellents
There are pest Denton County coyote repellents available in the market. The effectiveness of these repellents is however, highly questionable.
3. Hunting On Sight
Mostly coyotes do not harm humans and are only concerned with damaging the livestock and pet/farm animals. Based on common observation, the coyotes most likely disappear on their own within a few days if left undisturbed. There are of course a few exceptions and some coyotes are very aggressive natured. These are the ones who cannot be captured to remove and therefore, it is best to form a group of people who can all hunt it down to kill it on sight. This will not be easy but is certainly possible with team work.
4. Professional Help
In majority cases, pest animals like Texas coyotes are not meant to be handled on your own. It is best to take professional help for this purpose.
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