Coyotes prefer to be as far from humans as possible, but as with other species, a loss of habitat has left them few choices. To prevent problems in your yard, you must eliminate 2 main attractants, which are food and shelter.
Do not encourage coyotes by feeding them. The majority of cases of bold or aggressive coyotes occur when people feed wildlife.
Keep pet food and water dishes inside.
Do not allow spills to accumulate below bird feeders.
Keep grills and barbecues clean. Even small food scraps may attract animals.
If possible, do not keep garbage cans outside.
Use enclosed compost bins, not exposed piles. Do not add pet waste, meat, milk or eggs.
Keep ground clear of fruit from trees.
Protect vegetable gardens with heavy-duty fences.
Use welded wire to prevent animals from accessing openings under decks, elevated sheds, concrete slabs and porches.
Use frightening devices, such as sirens, sensor lights, or motion-activated sprinkler systems or lights to discourage animals from approaching your house at night.
Clear all bushes and dense weeds near the home, where coyotes may find cover and small animals to feed upon.
Encourage neighbors to follow these steps to further prevent problems.