Coyotes aren't friends with any of our pets. They're known for attacking chickens and numerous farm animals. It's been said that donkeys and llamas hate coyotes. These farm animals make great guard animals and help keep coyotes away. Unfortunately for dogs, especially small dogs and cats, your pet can't keep up a fight to protect themselves.
Coyote sightings have been reported in the suburbs across the country. The coyote population is growing in rural areas, so this puts them in a situation where they can be desperate for food sources. A hungry coyote most likely won't think twice about attacking your small pets (which make easy targets) if they haven't been successful in the wild. Keeping coyotes away is something all homeowners should do to prevent coyote attacks in the first place.
How to Keep Coyotes Away
In the meantime, some helpful tips are keeping pet food inside and garbage cans closed. Pick up anything coyotes might mistake for food. If you want to keep coyotes away, you have to make it difficult for them to get to any food sources. If you currently have a coyote problem, it's time to take care of it. It's best to be proactive now and prevent coyote attacks.
1. Air horn
Here's a secret if you want to scare coyotes. They do not like loud noises. Blast an air horn if you've seen coyote tracks or have a reason to believe a coyote might be nearby. A customer gave it five stars and said when she used the air horn, the pack of coyotes near her home stopped whining and barking.
They were intimidated. It seems like coyotes have something in common with cougars. They hate loud noisemakers. It turns out, cougars are not fans of Metallica. Too much noise, I'm assuming?
2. Univerayo Deer Repellent Devices Predator Control Light Coyote Deterrent Solar Powered Animal Repellent Repel Skunk Fox Rabbit Raccoon at Night - 4 Pack
The red light will scare away nocturnal animals without hurting them. There are four lights in each pack. If you're not sure where to put them, just remember your trash cans, pet homes, and garden areas are at risk for coyotes attacks. These solar-charged bright lights will protect your home all night.
3. Wolf Urine
Coyotes are scary, but wolves are terrifying wild animals. Coyotes are terrified of wolves! If they smell wolf urine and think any are in the area, they will flee.
Be careful with your pet doors. Recently, there has been a report of a coyote entering a doggie door. They might do this if they smell pet food or filled kitchen garbage cans. This tragic situation resulted in the coyote killing a family dog. This is terrifying that coyotes are getting this bold in urban areas.
The thought of a coyote coming into my home puts a bad feeling in my stomach. Protect your animals with a PetSafe Electronic SmartDoor.
This dog door has a programmable selective entry and exit, along with auto-locking options. Great if you also have a problem with raccoons coming into your home.
The CoyoteVest screams, "I bet you don't want to bite me now!" The CoyoteVest has bristles that coyotes do not want to come near. A coyote doesn't want to risk having chrome spikes hurt his mouth.
Many go as far as having a barbed wire or electric fencing around their house, but depending on where you live, it might not be possible. For now, your best bet is removing anything from your yard that might attract coyotes, along with putting out repellents.
This post was originally published on August 14, 2019.