Lexington KY Coyote, Fox, & Bobcat Control
In Lexington KY predators including coyote, grey fox, red fox, and bobcats are an integral part of the ecosystem. These species are mid-sized predators, AKA mesopredators, and perform an important role in controlling various species they prey on including small rodents, rabbits, squirrels, groundhogs, numerous bird species, reptiles, and more. Though typically these species are of little nuisance, in areas of overlap with the human-dominated landscape, whether urban or rural, various undesirable scenarios may occur. For farmers and other who raise farm animals, livestock depredation or injuries may occur. On properties managed for deer, turkey, quail, etc, benefits to these species populations may be realized through targeted predator management plans. In suburbia, domestic cats are sometimes preyed upon by coyotes. Coyotes and fox may also have territorial dominance interactions with domestic dogs; this is mostly posturing rather than physical, but can be intimidating to a human onlooker.
Education on living with these species is first and foremost as no amount of management or control will remove them completely from the landscape, nor would that be desirable. But when the biological-carrying capacity exceeds the social-carrying capacity then management to remove nuisance individuals or reduce a local populations size may be desirable. Predator management and control strategies vary and are best evaluated on a case-by-case basis. At Trifecta Wildlife we’ve engaged in many successful predator management projects in rural, suburban, and urban settings. Lexington predator management requires an adaptive and specialized approach and is wisely left to professional hands.