How to feed my pets when wild animals are attracted in New Jersey | Coyote
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How to feed my pets when wild animals are attracted
Wildlife are constantly in search of food, so proper sanitation and management of potential food sources is essential.
- Feed your pets inside.
- If you must feed them outside, remove the pet dish afterwards and clean up the area to remove residual foods and odors.
- Store food and other attractants inside or in animal-proof containers with locking lids.
- Take down bird feeders in the spring. Coyotes are sometimes attracted to the animals feeding on seed that has fallen to the ground.
Laws and regulations to be aware of
While we attempt to provide guidance about state and federal regulations pertaining to specific species and control techniques, we do not provide information about local jurisdictions (city, town, county, etc.) where regulations may be more restrictive, especially as it applies to discharge of firearms, transport of animals or use of trapping equipment. Contact your local city or county government to inquire further. No guarantee is made that information (or lack of information) associated with a species or control technique is completely accurate or current. You should become familiar with federal, state and local laws before beginning any wildlife control activities.