Coyote Awareness Tips

Coyote Awareness Tips
Posted on 03/23/2022
Coyote Awareness Tips

The City of Lawndale Animal Control Department would like to remind residents of tips that they can employ to discourage coyotes from roaming into residential neighborhoods.

 Homeowners and business owners should secure trash cans and make sure that coyotes and wildlife cannot access discarded food left in trash cans.
 Pet owners should remove uneaten pet food and be sure not to store pet foods outside where they can attract coyotes or other wildlife.
 Property owners should be sure and clear excess brush and leaves from front and rear yards, as these can be appealing sites for coyotes.
 Coyotes are omnivores so rotting fruit from fruit trees can be an attractive meal. Homeowners should remove fallen fruit and dispose of it in a secured trash receptacle.
 Crawl spaces under porches, sheds, and decks should be closed off as they are attractive places for coyotes to rest and raise their young.
 Dogs should be walked on a leash so that they do not chase or attempt to interact with coyotes.
 Children and small pets should never be left outdoors unattended if there are coyotes in your area.
 If you see a coyote, make loud noises and scare them away. Banging pots and pans or blowing a whistle can be effective ways to scare away coyotes.
 Remove sources of water, especially in dry climates.

If a coyote or any wild animal is exhibiting aggressive behavior, you can contact the Lawndale Municipal Services Department at (310) 973-3220 or go online to www.laanimalservices.com/coyotes.

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