How to Keep Coyotes Away from Your Yard

Thousands of coyotes now roam suburban and urban yards and neighborhoods across coyote2smallAmerica. 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

Problem: Perilous Pupping Season – Solution: Wolf Pee

It is pupping season! Not the “aww cute” puppies kind but the soon to be adult vicious predators that can pose a threat to small pets and backyard chickens kind. Yep, coyote breeding happens in January and February and then voila! – coyote pups in March and April.

Just like many animals, when coyotes are starting a family, they tend to be more aggressive to any perceived threats. This coupled with the fact that many suburban and urban areas are close to breeding spots and you’ve got a problem.

(Coyote)Breeding occurs once annually, typically in late January and in February, with pups born in March and April. Parents and offspring continue to remain in a family group for about six months. Before giving birth, the adults excavate one or more dens in the soil, occasionally expanding the burrows of other animals, but sometimes using hollow logs, rock piles, or culverts. Typically, even when denning in suburban areas, they choose sites where human activity is minimal. If disturbed, the parents may move the litter to an alternate den site. . . Coyote mating season is in late January through February and pups are born in March and April. Coyotes can be aggressive and protective during mating or when protecting litters of pups

http://www.mercurynews.com/2017/03/06/coyote-attacks-in-california-are-on-the-rise-heres-how-to-see-if-theyre-in-your-area/

coyote2smallOk, so they are breeding, steer clear, what’s the big deal? The big deal is that every day reports surface of coyotes attacking, maiming and even killing small dogs and other small domestic pets. Here are links to just a few stories from the past month:

http://jacksonville.com/opinion/columnists/2017-03-27/guest-column-city-officials-must-take-proactive-steps-address-atlantic

http://www.mercurynews.com/2017/03/06/coyote-attacks-in-california-are-on-the-rise-heres-how-to-see-if-theyre-in-your-area/

http://www.wkyc.com/news/local/cuyahoga-county/coyote-attacks-dog-near-lakewood-home/415668755

And as if this isn’t bad enough, the link below describes a coyote attack on a man who was out for a jog!

http://www.wpxi.com/news/trending-now/man-out-for-morning-jog-attacked-by-coyote/499200273

Clearly, this is a HUGE(nod to POTUS)problem. Well, as you well know by now, we at predatorpee are all about solutions to common pest problems. Using the predator-prey instinct as our guide, we are led to the canis lupus or wolf as the predator to the coyote.

In order to protect your pets from this voracious predator we recommend using our 100% Wolf Urine. Create a “pee-rimeter” around your yard by using WolfPee liquid with ScentTags or 33 Day Dispensers.

But, as usual, you don’t have to take my word for it . . .

“…After we bought your WolfPee last year, we did not have any problems with coyotes whatsoever and we thank you for that. New year and we have three cats we must protect. I thank you and will place my large order soon…”

Margery F. – Walpole, MA

“It really works…we haven’t seen a coyote in the neighborhood for years now.”

Nancy – Woodinville, WA

“I believe this is my third purchase from you, and it seems to be deterring the coyotes, so I’m going to continue hanging it on my fence to keep them at bay, from my doggies.”

Susanne – Denver, CO

So, the problem is real but so is the solution. Don’t wait, keep your pets safe during pupping season. Get some Wolf Pee!

Until I find More Words . . .The PeeMan

Ask The PeeMan: Deer, Deer and MORE Deer

Wednesday means Ask the PeeMan – the weekly feature where The PeeMan shares questions that real customers have asked and provides his pee-rrific answers.
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I live in a lovely Gorham neighborhood, in the last house on a dead-end street, surrounded by woods.  For five years, I’ve had only occasional problems with deer but this year — after the lightest winter in history, go figure — it seems the word is out.  Deer are coming right up to my family room windows and have stripped a yew, a holly, and two arborvitae.  These are… *ahem* were well-established plants that have survived harsh winters and two big, rowdy dogs, so it broke my heart to see them defoliated.  I generally have a live-and-let-live attitude about these things but in this instance, there are plenty of other nutrients in the immediate area, so I didn’t see the humor AT ALL.

My question is this: there are quite a few coyotes in the surrounding area and the deer don’t seem to be in the least perturbed by their presence (or mine, or that of my loud German Shepherd).  Does this mean that I should consider using, say, wolf urine instead of coyote urine?  My personal preference would be a flame-thrower but I’m pretty sure there’s a municipal code that prohibits it… regrettably.

By the way, I came to your website by way of my vet’s recommendation.  She has chickens and relies on your products to keep them safe, which I thought was a wonderful endorsement.

Thanks in advance,

Cynthia
Cynthia,
With coyotes in the neighborhood, we do recommend going with WolfPee. It has the added benefit of not only keeping the deer away, but the coyotesherten-5 too! Here is the direct link. Thanks for finding us…send me the name of your vet, so I can thank her.
http://www.predatorpeestore.com/wolf-urine.html

KJ The PeeMan

Until I find more words . . .The PeeMan

Why WolfPee Works When There are No Wolves

How can WolfPee scare a coyote when these coyotes have probably never seen a wolf?

The PeeMan gets this question a lot.  It is a very logical thing to ask and there probably is a very complicated scientific way of explaining it. But here at PredatorPee® we’ve always found our customers’ experiences a lot easier for us to understand and explain.

gray-wolf-head-canis-lupus-436x544So we have coyotes over-running unlikely places like Los Angeles and Chicago – places where you could probably go back decades or maybe centuries before you’d find evidence that a wolf had visited. Yet, we have hundreds of customers in those areas who have found WolfPee extremely effective in keeping coyotes at bay. Even Actress Krysten Ritter had lots to say on Conan’s Late Night Show about how WolfPee took care of her coyote problem in California.

So if a coyote has never seen or even smelled a coyote, how does it know to be scared enough to run away when it gets a whiff of WolfPee? It took a little pondering, but we think we have figured it out.

Just picture the PeeMan living his life in Maine where there are no poisonous snakes of any kind. He has never encountered one in the wild, never heard the rattle of an angry rattler. Now, all of a sudden he is transported to a wooded trail in California and he encounters the tell-tale sound of the rattler! Even before he sees it, all of us here are pretty sure he’d scared “pee-less” so to speak!

We somehow know what to be scared of before we actual encounter the source. So it is with coyotes and other critters. There is some sort of deep-seated fear instinct that is triggered by the smell of PredatorPee® – no matter if the critter has any personal knowledge of the predator itself.

It may not be scientific, but it makes it easy for us to understand how PredatorPee® has been working so well in so many unlikely places around the world for the past 30 years… And that’s our story and we’re stickin’ to it!

Until I find more words . . . The PeeMan

Thoughts on the Coyote Problem

Greetings! Winter returned in a big way up here with a foot of freshly fallen snow and arctic air right on its heels. Good day for bloggin’

Over 30 years ago, when we first pioneered the use of Predator Urine to control animal pests; the big animal problem in the U.S was deer.  The spread of suburbia into the rural areas of the country coupled with more restrictive hunting laws caused the deer herds to expand and discover new gourmet menu choices amidst the suburban lawns and gardens. Deer no longer had to struggle to find food when a veritable smorgasbord of delights awaited them within and easy amble. Cedar hedges, ornamental shrubs, garden vegetables, and the low-hanging fruit of those pretty little dwarf apple trees.

And, alas, the homeowners were not amused and the use of Predator Urine  as a deterrent was born. COYOTEPROBSBut, the homeowners were not the only ones who noticed the expansion of the deer herd. Coyotes took notice. Over the last 30 years we have been able to watch the way nature always works to stay in balance. I see this as evidence of God’s perfect design, others see it differently. But no matter how you see it, you must admit it is a wonder to observe.

Where there were once few people and the deer struggled to survive became places where people live and work and deer exceed the capacity of the landscape.  Now, enter the coyote. The coyote has made its presence known in a big way throughout the urban and suburban landscape of the U.S.

Now, 30 years later, the biggest pest facing homeowners in America is the coyote and once again the PeeMan has the answer. PredatorPee® WolfPee is now the biggest selling PredatorPee® product in the American market.  But don’t take my word for it, just check out what’s come to my PeeMail inbox:

“…After we bought your WolfPee last year, we did not have any problems with coyotes whatsoever and we thank you for that. New year and we have three cats we must protect. I thank you and will place my large order soon…”

Margery F. Walpole, MA

“I believe this is my third purchase from you, and it seems to be deterring the coyotes, so I’m going to continue hanging it on my fence to keep them at bay, from my doggies.”

Susanne – Denver, CO

“Predator Pee has worked and I have become your loyal customer. Your service is prompt and accurate!”

Kathy – Livingston, NJ

“I have been ordering the wolf pee from you for a couple years now…There is no one else who does what you do!”

Laurie – Corrales, NM

“It really works…we haven’t seen a coyote in the neighborhood for years now.”

Nancy – Woodinville, WA

But it is not only our customers that have discovered that WolfPee works for Coyotes. In largest study of urban coyotes ever conducted, researchers working with Stan Gehrt, an assistant professor at Ohio State University found that wolf urine  worked successfully to kept coyotes out of a yard. Wolves were at one time natural enemies of the coyotes.

And even celebrities like Kristen Ritter are talking about it. Here is what she had to say on Conan.

This just makes me ponder: “What will be next?”

Until I find more words(or the next big pest). . .The PeeMan

 

 

 

 

Today’s Ask the PeeMan: When Coyotes Attack

Greetings from the North Woods where it is snowing AGAIN! Also, a Happy Pi Day to all those math types out there.

In an attempt to be more consistent in my blogging, I have decided to pass on inquiries that come to my Peemail inbox. I will start with an oldie but goodie …

In October 2012, Lori asked:

“I live in the middle of a residential neighborhood, but my dog was attacked IN MY BACKYARD by two coyotes. Do you have a product to keep them(coyotes)away?”

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My answer:

WolfPee is what you need. Here is what Margery in Mass. had to say about a similar problem: “. . .After we bought your WolfPee last year, we did not have any problems with coyotes whatsoever and we thank you for that. New year and we have three cats we must protect. I thank you and will place my big order soon. . .”

Here is a direct link to the How to Use page http://predatorpee.com/use.html

KJ The PeeMan

www.predatorpee.com

If you would like to ask the PeeMan a question, you can always comment on my blog or email your questions to ask-the-peeman@predatorpee.com.

That’s it for today folks.

Until I find more words . . .The PeeMan

Coast to Coast Coyote Troubles

Greetings from the Pee Farm!

Well, the weather forecasters are predicting a good ole nor’ easter for tomorrow into Friday. Accumulation forecasts are all over the map. As usual, we will see what actually ends up on the ground when all is said and done.

coyote2smallIn the mean time, before hunkering down for the storm, I thought I would squeeze in a blog post. I know that I have posted about the coyote problem that is facing the nation many times, but it is a nuisance that is not going away, and we still haven’t sufficiently gotten the word out about the usefulness of 100% Wolf Pee in combating this situation. Below are articles from states across the nation that have been written in the past few weeks alone. They vary in tone, but they all recognize the growing threat of the coyote to small pets at the very least. One article mentions that the coyote has become the top predator since the eradication of wolf and mountain lion in some areas. Well, it stands to reason that if the wolf is a step above the coyote in the food chain, the coyote has instinctual fear of its natural predator and that is why even if the coyote has never seen a wolf, wolf urine will scare them. But, I will let you make up your own mind about that . . .

http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/local/2014/02/06/suburbs-should-be-wary-of-the-wily-coyote.html

http://www.keyetv.com/news/features/top-stories/stories/coyotes-spotted-near-round-rock-isd-campuses-15920.shtml

http://www.nj.com/salem/index.ssf/2014/01/new_jersey_coyote_spotted_in_quinton_residents_yard.html

http://www.newsmagazinenetwork.com/2014012744001/pet-corner-coyote-advisory/

 

I received this testimonial in my Peemail box just today . . .

“I have used wolf urine in the past so did a google search for wolf urine as a
deterrent. searched your website also for dispensers as they are hard to find. it
has kept coyotes away from my ducks. Penny”

Until I find more words. . .The PeeMan