COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - It's been over a month, but Columbus Animal Control workers say they are still battling the issue of coyotes roaming closer to residential neighborhoods.
The most recent sightings and trappings are happening in the Overlook neighborhood in Midtown. When coyotes are captured, they are taken to a less populated area where they can roam free.
Professional coyote trappers say there are at least four neighborhoods in Columbus where they are actively trapping the wild animals including Overlook, Windsor Park, Brookstone, Green Island Hills, and Heath Park.
Professional trappers working harder then ever to get a grip on the growing issue.
"It's always been an issue, but it's growing, as they are breeding they are getting more populated," said Jarrod Yasenchok of Jarrod's Pest Control.
Jarrods, contracted by the city of Columbus, using extra man power to get coyote sightings under control.
"We look for hair on fence, prints, in the ground, tracks through the woods, we set traps up all over and check multiple times per day," said Yasenchok.
While Jarrod's Pest Control in Columbus is officially contracted by the city, it's all hands-on deck. Wild life and animal removal companies all over the city are helping out.
"Basically they are a nuisance, their populations are starting to get way over-populated, especially getting that way in Columbus," said Russell Morrison with 'A Pro-Wildlife Removal."