Can we remove coyotes from cities?
Despite widespread efforts to reduce coyote populations, coyotes have managed to survive and thrive among human populations.
While coyote control can be effective in eliminating specific individuals, it does not help reduce local populations. Killing coyotes disrupts population structure, and may cause more coyotes to breed and have larger litters. Coyotes will also quickly fill into vacated habitat from adjacent areas. For these reasons, eradication efforts can lead to increases in local coyote populations.