Preventing wildlife visits for homeowners, property owners, and renters

Use wildlife-resistant containersPrevent wildlife

  • Always keep trash, recycling, and compost in secure bins
  • Wait to put out trash until the morning of collection
  • Clean garbage and recycling bins with bleach or ammonia
  • Remove unsecured trash, human or pet food, and strongly scented items from yard

Use simple and effective exclusion methods

  • Keep doors and windows closed and locked when unoccupied
  • Bring pets inside at night
  • Keep livestock in secure pens at night

Use simple and effective deterrent methods

  • Install motion-activated lights, noise, or alarms
  • Install electric fencing to keep coyotes out of chicken coops and animal enclosures

Use "wildlife-smart" landscaping

  • Remove bird feeders from yard
  • Plant native flowers to attract birds instead
  • Pick ripe fruit off trees and promptly collect fruit that falls
  • Trim ground-level shrubbery to reduce hiding places

Never feed a coyote! Feeding a coyote will cause it to lose its natural fear of people and may result in a dangerous situation for people, pets, and coyotes.

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