NEWSFLASH: Using Wolf Urine Works to Deter Coyotes – KTVN 2 News

gray-wolf-head-canis-lupus-436x544Of course we’ve known our 100% Wolf Pee is an effective deterrent against coyotes for years, but it is always nice to have some independent confirmation. Check out this story from a local tv station in the Reno-Sparks, NV area – and don’t worry it is not FAKE NEWS.

“There are a few ways to deter wildlife from coming onto your property. Here in Reno-Sparks, many are trying to keep coyotes out of their yards.

Wolf urine is one of the most widely-used deterrents in our area, according to Michael Beran, Owner and Operator of Wildlife Command Center. Beran says that’s in part because people can order it online and in large amounts.

So how does it work? It plays off of their animal instincts. Bill Chamberlain, Director of the United States Wolf Refuge in Reno, says, “Their sense of smell, their sense of hearing is so intuitive, that the scent of wolf urine lays out the scent of an adversary.” Beran adds, “That instinct is very, very effective against a female coyote, especially one that’s thinking about, or is, denning.”

Therefore, if the coyote lurking around your home is a female, then wolf urine would likely do the trick. But, when it comes to the male, especially urban coyotes like we see in our area, it likely won’t be effective. Beran explains, “He’s never experienced the wolf, so he doesn’t know the threat, and so he’s just not as afraid.”

However, if your curiosity is piqued and you’re looking for a non-lethal option to keep coyotes at bay, you may think it’s worth the try–especially if you’re unsure if it’s a male or female coyote, or perhaps both, near your neighborhood.

If you do try it, Beran says the application process is important.  Always squirt the product on a fence or pole–above the height of your knee. He explains, “The higher that lift is, the bigger an animal thinks that predator is. Apply the urine to all major posts or fences along your yard, similar to a wolf marking its territory.

Now for the million dollar question: How do companies collect the urine?

It comes from wolves living in preserves and kennels with special flooring. Those floors have collection troughs underneath, so when they urinate, it goes into that trough, where manufacturers are able to collect and process it.

Beran says, if raccoons are your problem, wolf urine is a completely effective deterrent in that case.

We’d like to point out that the U.S. Wolf Refuge in Reno shown in this story does not collect their wolves’ urine. PredatorPee is one of many wolf urine sellers available online. To check them out, click here.

If you’d like to learn more about the refuge, which houses more than a dozen wolves and runs completely off of donations, click here.

To learn more about coyote removal efforts and prevention, click here. ”

By Elizabeth Olveda

http://www.ktvn.com/story/37299694/using-wolf-urine-to-deter-coyotes-does-it-work

(As an aside, our long term experience with the predator-prey instinct principle has demonstrated time and again that the fear is instinctual and not based on exposure to the predator, therefore, in this case,  the wolf urine works to deter both male and female coyotes)

Until I find more words(my own or others’) . . .The PeeMan

When Coyotes Attack! All-Natural Solution – 100% WolfPee

Greetings from the North Woods! Well, there is a little snow on the ground now, and the mercury is dropping. It is definitely starting to look like Christmas around here. In between trips to the woodpile, Stanley’s pen and the hen house, I  have been catching up on my email. Lots of stories about the increasing threat that coyotes are posing in residential neighborhoods continue to  come to my attention. Below are just a few of the recent ones . . .

“In the morning gloom Thursday, Alan Watkin let his soft-coated Wheaton terrier Athena out into his condominium yard, tied to a rope to keep her close. He went into the kitchen of his Pemberton Terrace home and just sat down when he heard a massive yelp. “I go out and the coyote’s got her by the back leg. I managed to chase the coyote off. He ran probably 20 feet, stopped, and I ran at him again. He ran down to the road and down toward Sahali Terrace,” Watkin said later that day, after a trip to the veterinarian.

Coyotes aren’t a common sight in Lower Sahali. Deer occasionally wander through, straying from Peterson Creek. But not coyotes preying on neighbourhood pets. Atkin wants his neighbours and other city residents to be aware how widespread coyotes are.” (excerpt from Kamloops Daily News article by Michele Young)  http://www.kamloopsnews.ca/article/20131206/KAMLOOPS0101/131209903/-1/KAMLOOPS/coyote-attacks-lower-sahali-terrier

“Another worried dog owner has come forward after her Westie was almost dragged away by a coyote last week in West Kelowna. This is the second story of an aggressive daylight coyote attack in our area, the last time the beloved pet did not make it. Cynthia Jarvis lives on the edge of the Two Eagles Golf Course in West Kelowna.

Last Monday Dec. 2 her roommate took Jarvis’s Westie, Winston, and her Sheltie, Piper, for their daily afternoon play in the backyard. She says they were kicking the ball and having a wonderful time in the snow when a coyote, she believes was stalking them, rushed in and grabbed Winston. “It only took a moment and a coyote had latched onto my 19-pound Westie and was dragging him out onto the golf course,” shares Jarvis.

Photo: Contributed – Cynthia Jarvis
Piper

Her roommate screamed and started chasing the coyote, fortunately Winston was able to break free and run back to the house.  “If it was not for Winston’s strength and my friends screams, my Winnie would be gone,” says a shocked Jarvis. (excerpt from Castanet News article by Carmen Weld) http://www.castanet.net/news/West-Kelowna/104292/Coyote-attacks-dog-in-broad-daylight

“Huron-Kinloss Township is reporting a few coyote problems. It follows similar reports from nearby Kincardine. A small dog was killed recently in Kincardine by coyotes wandering through town. A report from Huron-Kinloss bylaw officer Brianne Elliott stated that coyotes are a major concern in the urban areas of the township. She told last night’s council meeting that the township has been advised to have residents report sightings to the Ministry of Natural Resources. But she also said the Municipality’s option are limited in trying to aid residents with concerns. Elliott said most of the concerns are from Huron-Kinloss areas year Kincardine.” (excerpt from BlackburnNews.com article by Ken Kilpatrick)

Well, as you know, I am a man who likes to solve problems and help others find solutions to theirs. 100% WolfPee is effective for keeping coyotes away. It is time to get the word out about this all-natural coyote deterrent. 100% WolfPee – accept no substitutes and keep Fido and Fifi and buster(you get the idea)safe from harm!

Until I find more words. . . The PeeMan

 

Words from the Customers – Part IV

PeeMailHello All!

Well this has just about got to be the rainiest Labor Day weekend I can remember. There are flash flood warnings up across the state and there are more puddles than pavement on the roads. So, while it is soggy outside, I decided what better time to sift through the PeeMail inbox. And it was so full of great testimonials, I just had to pass them on immediately! So, without further ado, let’s hear from the people . . .

“A neighbor told me about your website after he helped me deter rodents from eating my car wires with fox-pee(from your company). We put the fox pee on sponges placed under the hood but not touching the engine.” – Mary

“A man who works here part time I think found it on the internet. It works very well in our new flower beds which possums, raccoons, etc. otherwise like to dig up to get insects. So we have become satisfied customers.” – Ross

“How did I find out about you? Animal Experts, the good folks who take those awful raccoons away, recommended you, and your predator urine. This is my second order, count me as a loyal customer! “- Mary O.

“I came across your website through Google. I have a coyote problem and was concerned about my feral cat population….hard to believe in the semi residential area which I reside in. Predator Pee has worked and I have become your loyal customer. Your service is prompt and accurate! Thanks for your help!” – Kathy

“Good Day, I originally came upon your product through a search engine and have been ordering your product for the last 3 years and have been a very satisfied customer since.”- Wilf

“I saw 100% Coyote Urine, used on TV. It wasn’t advertised, simply used, and I happened to notice the bottle. I Googled the product, and went to your informative website.” – Rue

“I had heard of coyote urine to repel rats from my exterminator. I googled it through Safari and came up with your company. Looking forward to receiving it and sprinkling around my yard.”- Janene

Well, until I find more words . . .

The PeeMan

How to Keep Coyotes Out of Your Yard

Thousands of coyotes now roam suburban and urban yards and neighborhoods across America. News reports about coyote attacks on pets and other small animals are becoming more common. People are struggling to find ways of keeping them away. One completely natural, yet innovative solution is the use of wolf urine to repel coyotes.  According to the Wikipedia article Coyote: Interspecific predatory relationships, wolves are one of the few natural predators of coyotes and can compete for hunting habitat.

“The gray wolf is a significant predator of coyotes wherever their ranges overlap. Since the Yellowstone Gray Wolf Reintroduction in 1995 and 1996, the local coyote population went through a dramatic restructuring. Until the wolves returned, Yellowstone National Park had one of the densest and most stable coyote populations in America due to a lack of human impacts. Two years after the wolf reintroductions, the pre-wolf population of coyotes had been reduced 50% through both competitive exclusion and predation. In Grand Teton, coyote densities were 33% lower than normal in the areas where they coexisted with wolves, and 39% lower in the areas of Yellowstone where wolves were reintroduced.”

When coyotes believe wolves are in an area, they will move to a less hazardous habitat. By applying wolf urine around the perimeter of a yard, the homeowner can create the impression that wolves are nearby. The scent of urine is one of the primary ways an animal is warned of the presence of a predator and the smell of the wolf urine tells coyotes that this area could be a dangerous place. The coyote’s instincts kick in and they move to a new territory. In addition an added advantage to using wolf urine is that it is completely natural and safe to use around pets.

Until I find more words. . .The PeeMan