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Protect Cats: Enforce Coyote Management

Posted by Jennifer Smith on

New research declares that coyotes will choose domestic cats as snacks [in addition to anything else they can stick in their mouths] throughout the course of the year. While coyotes generally stay away from people, they choose to attack small pets if given the opportunity. To protect feline companions, fence installation is recommended. Here are two types of fence to consider for coyote management:

Steel Hex Web Fencing

Fence that is hexagonal in shape is used by many types of growers for wildlife deterrence and commonly used by livestock owners to protect chickens from coyotes, wolves and foxes. This type of metal fencing is PVC-coated to protect the steel core against chew marks from these pack members. Because of the tiny 1" x 1" mesh dimensions, coyotes find it difficult to reach inside lawns and gardens. The best height for a coyote fence is 6' feet high

Cat Fencing

Many cat owners have heard of catios but are not aware that there is a cat fence system on the market for domestic cats. Fence for cats allows felines to roam yards without getting lost, attacked by wildlife or stolen. These fences include overhang extenders to deter cats from jumping out and block external predators from pouncing in. Like Steel Hex Fencing, cat fencing should be at least 6 feet high. 

Rid Coyotes From Lawns and Gardens

White-tailed deer aren't the only wild animals landing on lawns and gardens. Many homeowners are noticing an influx of coyotes in winter into spring; and they cause more harm than good. While it's true that coyotes eat from organic gardens, they are more known for harming livestock animals, such as chickens, and encountering small dogs and [...]

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Coyote Control Needed This Winter

Winter is the best time of the year to see coyotes; but homeowners will not spot coyote packs, but instead one at a time. Coyote pups are born in the springtime (March and April); and this is when they cling to their parents for several months; but by winter, baby coyotes are now cool, rebellious teenagers; and [...]

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Top States With Coyotes

Coyotes may look like dogs; but humans are less likely to approach them. While coyotes generally do not attack humans, they will attack pets, livestock and other animals if they have a taste for meat or feel threatened in some way. Coyotes are found in all parts of the United States, except for Hawaii, as well [...]

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It's Coyote Breeding Season

Coyotes breed at the beginning of each year through the end of March; and the thought of coyotes getting 'intimate' may not seem like a big deal until you learn that they attack humans and pets including livestock. And, there are more of them on the way.The rise of coyote attacksEastern Coyotes/Coywolves do not always [...]

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How To Protect Landscapes From Coyote Damage

  Coyotes aren't your average pup.  Coyotes are nocturnal creatures that tend to peruse plains, forests, desserts and farm areas in search of food in the nighttime hours. Although they are mainly found in the southwestern region of the United States, they have recently been spotted in Maryland and Delaware including parts of the northeast [...]

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