Coyote RemovalEric: So, hi everybody. This is Eric, and I’ve got a Vic, at All City Animal Trapping with us today We’re going to be talking about coyote removal.\u00a0 Hi Vic, how you doing?Vic:\u00a0 Oh, pretty good.Eric:\u00a0 It\u2019s Friday, I can see the light at the tunnel. So I’m happy.Vic: Yes, sir.Eric: So I wanted to talk about coyote, trapping and removal.\u00a0 One of the things that I’ve always wondered is like, how do you keep coyotes away from your home? \u00a0Cause this is a, I have a dog and it’s always a concern for me. And I keep hearing and seeing on my ring app that coyotes in the neighborhood and things like that.\u00a0 And I want to, you know, I’m very cautious. I have a tiny small puppy. So what’s a good suggestion you might have for, to keep coyotes away from one’s home.Vic: Sure. Um, so we’ve always offered trapping services. And, uh, now it’s, it’s only the use of humane cage style traps that we’re able to use.\u00a0 We used to be able to use coyote snares, but they were recently banned.\u00a0 We got a letter from LA County saying we can no longer use snares.\u00a0 It’s because that most of the time the animals are dead in the stairs.\u00a0 Then as far as trying to get away from maybe an accidental death from someone’s pet or something that gets in the snare, that’s why they sent the letters out to all trapping companies.\u00a0 So that’s not necessarily a bad thing.\u00a0 Even though trapping is not as effective as the snares were, but it’s also caused us to get more creative and in doing so now we install rollers and that sort of thing.Coyote DeterrenceDeterrence, we haven’t found something that’s very effective, effective, or efficient or works for very long.\u00a0 You can read about some home remedies, like cayenne pepper. Or Wolf urine or stuff like that.\u00a0 They might work for a day or two, but I mean, you’re going to be putting cayenne pepper out in your lawn for the rest of your life or something like that. So yeah it’s online, you can buy it. I don’t know what’s in that jar, what the label says but so we install these rollers.Basically put them on the top of your gate or your fence.\u00a0 Then it allows, or it doesn’t allow the coyote to get footing or position to get over your fence. And so they get to the top, it just keeps rolling and they’re not able to, to get in.\u00a0 That’s been very effective as far as trapping.\u00a0 It’s not so much because it’s hard to lure such a clever animal like a coyote into a trap.They don’t necessarily trust free food. And it’s kind of like, why would I go in that trap and eat that chicken? When, you know, there’s a bunch of cats and dogs around here that I could eat. So that part gets tougher.\u00a0 But it has caused us to get more creative and the rollers worked great.\u00a0 We usually come out to do some measuring and quote it right then and there and can install it pretty quickly. So that’s been a, I think the most beneficial for our customers so far.SuggestionsEric: \u00a0Is there a way a suggestion that you have to, if you see a coyote around to just kind of scare them off?\u00a0 Is there a sound that they don’t react well to?\u00a0 Or is there something that you would suggest?Vic: I mean, any, any kind of loud noise, you know, especially if you’re walking your pet? \u00a0You know, you’ll see a lot of people with walking sticks or a golf club or something like that, just in case.\u00a0 But even just making some noise and clapping your hands are enough for them to go the other direction.\u00a0 Cause they kind of operate, they’re very sly animals. They’re very low key. And they kind of operate in the shadows and they’re pretty athletic for lack of another term. Cause they hop fences and they get after it. If they have there’s something, they like, they It’ll kind of keep coming, you know.\u00a0 They don’t have anything else to do.Eric: How does All City Animal Trapping work with coyote removal?Vic: Well, for the most part, we start with trapping and if that doesn’t solve the problem, then we can look into other like the rollers. And it all depends on the property and also what the homeowner wants.\u00a0 They’re not ugly or anything.\u00a0\u00a0 It’s not gonna ruin the home as far as aesthetic values go.\u00a0 But trapping, you know, it\u2019s works. \u00a0It can work.\u00a0 Cause you know, sometimes they’re just a little too clever. They won’t go into the trap. So we have to figure out other ways to prevent people’s pets from being harmed.After TrappingEric: Okay. And after you trapped the coyote, then what do you guys do.Vic: So by law, they are euthanized.\u00a0 So we put them down.\u00a0 Yeah, so that’s just the law you know.\u00a0 We’re not able to take them from point A and take them to point B.\u00a0 That’s just a, it’s a illegal, it’s a no, no. So we’re not able to do that.Eric: Gotcha. And how can people find you?Vic:\u00a0 Oh, on our website, allcityanimaltrapping.com.\u00a0 You can also reach us on various ways. We’re on Instagram and on Facebook and we have Yelps and Google and all that stuff as well.Eric: Awesome. Okay. Well, thank you. \u00a0Thank you for your time.Vic: My pleasure. Thanks for having me. Yes, sir.