While coyotes mostly avoid humans, they will enter human spaces in search of food, water, and shelter. They can attack pets and livestock, and damage crops and gardens.
The Health Risks
Coyotes are a carrier of rabies. As with any wild animal, you should get medical attention if you come into physical contact with one. Rabies is fatal if not treated with the vaccine in a timely manner.
Coyotes also carry tularemia, which is transmitted to them by insects. Humans can contract tularemia from an infected coyote through contact with it or its fecal matter. Always wear gloves when dealing with a dead animal, and never touch a live wild animal. A skin ulcer appears at the site the bacteria entered the body. It is accompanied by swollen lymph glands. It can eventually lead to a cough, chest pain, and difficulty breathing.
The Modern Solution for Coyote Control
After Wildlife Team member has determined you have a coyote issue based on visual inspection of damage, droppings, and tracks, they will make a plan. This will usually involve sealing up any entry points into chicken coops or barnyards that the coyote is using. Coyotes can also be humanely trapped and relocated if they remain a problem.
When you partner with Modern Pest Services, you’ll never have to worry about a pest, rodent or wildlife issue again!
Will My Homeowners Insurance Cover Wildlife Damage?
Since every homeowners insurance policy is different, it’s important to talk with your agent and find out exactly what is covered by yours.
Most standard home and mobile home insurance policies will cover damage to your home by a wild animal if the animal is not a rodent. Some common nuisance rodents are mice, rats, chipmunks, flying and ground squirrels, groundhogs, and porcupines. Bats, birds, raccoons, and weasels are not rodents, and are often covered.
Usually, the damage must have occurred in a single, identifiable event. If it occurred over a gradual period and preventable action could have been taken, it might not be covered.
When you’re shopping for a policy, talk with an agent about possible wildlife damage scenarios you could face. They will be able to inform you on whether the policy offers coverage in each scenario.