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Coyote Control & Identification

Coyote On Hillside Canis Latrans

Varment Guard can resolve any coyote conflict you are experiencing on your property. Trapping and removal is the best method of control.


Common Name: Coyote

Scientific Name: Canis latrans

To learn more about wildlife removal, take a look at our Wildlife Removal & Trapping page.



Coyotes are not very successfully caught in live catch wire traps. The method employed by Varment Guard technicians to capture coyotes is the placement of dirt sets using staked leg-hold traps on coyote trails and near den entrances (secured from humans and non-target animals). This constitutes an effective measure for capturing coyotes in rural and new suburban developments. The strategic placement of snares concealed among tall vegetation and brush along trails is another proven method for taking coyotes.


Coyotes do not live in close contact to humans. They hunt in urban areas and yards, but they do not feel safe enough to make dens under man-made structures. If they did, buried wire would be the exclusion method of choice.


Varment Guard also offers the use of cameras to determine the frequency of coyotes on the property prior to trapping, if needed.


In agricultural settings, coyotes continue to cause damage to livestock, poultry and certain fruit crops (e.g., melons). Coyotes will attack and kill sheep, calves, chickens, turkeys, ducks, geese, and the infirm or young of other bred animals. In residential communities recently developed from subdivided farmland, woods, hills, prairies and deserts inhabited by coyotes, these predators are known to hunt and kill dogs and cats that are left outside after dark. Coyotes are present in increasing numbers in Ohio and Minnesota.


  • Adult body length (without tail): 36 to 45 inches
  • Adult body weight: 22 to 50 pounds
  • Gestation period: 60 to 63 days
  • Litters per year: 1
  • Litter size: 5 to 12 young (usually 5 to 7)
  • Breeding season: February through March
  • Birthing season: April through May
  • Age at which young are weaned: 6 weeks
  • Activity period: Night
  • Range: 4 to 100 square miles
  • Primary foods: Small animals, birds, livestock, carrion, insects, fruits, garbage

We can rid you of coyote safely and efficiently!