What To Do When A Coyote Is On Your Property

Posted on October 23, 2017 by Animal Capture
Coyote Removal Los Angeles

Coyotes are common in the suburbs of Los Angeles where there are abundant food sources, such as trash cans, dumpsters, rodents, and pet dogs. As natural predators, these wild animals are a threat to small dogs and children. They are big enough to jump over fences and open windows, but small enough to fit through doggy doors. Although coyotes are timid creatures, they can be chased away or deterred. But if you see one on or near your property, it’s time to give Animal Capture Wildlife Control a call.

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When it comes to homeowners and wild animals, safety always comes first. To catch coyotes live, we use safe trap-all poles. Our process of removal and trapping is effective and humane.

What time do coyotes come out at night?

As opportunistic hunters, coyotes are active at all hours and during the day.

What can I do to keep coyotes away from my property?


  • Voice and Gestures: Wave your arms and yell loudly while approaching the coyote.
  • Noisemakers: Blow whistles, shake bells, shake coffee cans filled with pennies or marbles, blow air horns or bang pots and pans.
  • Non-injuring causing projectiles: Throw soccer balls, volleyballs, tennis balls or rubber balls.
  • Liquid Projectiles: Spray coyotes with vinegar water using a water gun or spray bottle, or use pepper spray or bear repellent.


  • Wolf urine: Pour it around the property — coyotes sniff the urine of a superior predator and flee the area.
  • Ammonia-soaked rags: Placed around a property, this household solvent covers the smell of trash with its strong odor.
  • Mothballs: These small balls containing pesticides can be used in the same way as with ammonia-soaked rags.

Motion-activated deterrents: Lights, sprinklers, and noisemakers activated by movement startle and scare coyotes.