Phoenix Coyote Removal and Control


Coyote Removal Phoenix – Allen Animal Control (602) 524-4450

Our coyote removal service is ready around the clock and available throughout Phoenix including Cave Creek, Carefree, Tempe, Mesa, Scottsdale, Glendale, and Peoria, Arizona.

Coyotes are considered to be a nuisance species because of their predatory habits of attacking pets, animals and livestock. While generally not a threat to humans, there are reports of coyote attacks on small children.

Coyote attacks are on the rise in Phoenix – don’t allow your pet or child to become a victim!

While nearly all coyote attacks occur with small children, 19-year-old, award nominated, folk singer Taylor Mitchell was attacked and killed by coyotes in 2009 while hiking alone. Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) later killed the coyotes and conclusively linked them with the attacks.

Don’t take a chance – call a professional coyote removal specialist immediately! Do not try to trap or catch a coyote on your own. We’ll trap and humanely remove the coyote so that it will never threaten you or your loved ones again.

Most Common Phoenix Coyote Removals:

  • Coyotes attacking chickens
  • Coyotes attacking pets
  • Coyotes killing cats
  • Coyotes in dens
  • Coyotes on property


How to Get Rid of Coyotes

Many homeowners have asked how to safely remove coyotes from their property. Our advice is that there is NO safe technique for home or business owners to remove a coyote from their property.

Coyotes are very territorial. If you suspect there is a coyote on your home or business property, immediately call a professional.  In addition to being a threat to pets and small children, coyotes will break into garbage cans and make quite a mess.  Many Phoenix residents who are light sleepers complain about the howling noises as packs hunt and find mates in season.

To Get Rid of Coyotes:

  • Remove all possible food sources, including pet food
  • Remove outside water sources
  • Secure garbage cans lids
  • Pick up all fruit under trees
  • Install an electric fence around corrals.
  • Install motion sensing lights and sprinklers
  • Keep bushes and grass cut very short

More Information on Arizona Coyotes

Coyotes are common throughout Arizona, even in developed areas.  They tend to travel and hunt alone or with a mate, but can form packs with other coyotes in areas where food is abundant.  They are curious, clever and highly adaptable animals.

Coyotes are attracted by pet food, outside watering bowls, unsecured garbage cans, fruit under trees,  unattended small pets and areas providing shelter.  Coyotes can easily clear standard 6′ block wall fencing and are known to walk along the tops of walls in search of small unattended cats and dogs.

If you encounter a coyote, scare it away by:

Make loud noises
Wave your hands or sticks in the air
Throw sticks, stones or whatever is available
Use pepper spray or mace, if available
Move toward other people or areas of safety
Keep eye contact and DO NOT run away

Diseases from coyotes:

Like many wild animals, coyotes may carry a number of diseases.  If you are bitten by a coyote, seek immediate medical attention from a doctor or qualified health care provider.

Rabies – The most serious disease carried by coyotes is rabies.  Be very careful if a coyote approaches you during bright daylight or if you notice the animal is foaming at the mouth, acting hyperactive, exhibits erratic behavior or is seems paralyzed.  Rabies infected animals should be capture or killed by a trained professional and tested by a laboratory.

Heartworm – Coyotes are common carriers of heartworm (Dirofilaria immitis) which is spread from animal to animal by mosquitoes.  Several studies have indicated that coyotes are one of the main reservoirs of heartworms.

Tapeworms – Coyotes may carry tapeworms, which may cause hydatid cyst disease in humans.  Most human infections are asymptomatic and go unnoticed and neglected for years.

Mange mites – Coyotes with mange may be a host for the mange or itch mite.

Distemper – With symptoms similar to rabies, coyotes can transmit the distemper virus to other domestic animals like dogs.

Coyotes are predators that have an open, year-round hunting season. A valid hunting license is required, except in cases where livestock has been attacked. For more information see Arizona hunting Regulations.