Urban Foxes are very adaptable and In the opinion of many have become a huge pest problem in the towns of Kent such as, not only do they provide a health risk but they can be dangerous. Dealing with foxes is the non-statutory responsibility of the owner, occupier or manager of the property where the problem occurs. Urban foxes are firmly established residents and it is not surprising the population is on the increase if you look at the way we live today. Foxes eat a wide range of food and our fast food culture produces a lot of waste food which supplies the Urban fox with readily available meals from the bins and other poorly managed waste sites. A third of an urban foxes diet is made up of scavenged waste food or food provided by a homeowner. The remainder of their diet is made up of fruit, vegetables, birds, small mammals, insects and reptiles.
Urban fox problems are always going to be a controversial issue, because in an urban environment you will have those that love seeing the foxes thrive as part of the urban wildlife and you will have those that suffer the consequences. They can leave terrible smells in your garden through their mess and can be very disruptive digging holes in the garden or under sheds and decking to build their den. There is also the issue with the bad press the urban fox receives about attacks which creates fear amongst the general public. A worry of leaving the back door open on a hot summers day or letting out a small animal such as a dog at night.
Pest-Tech Ltd, take all these considerations in to account when working out a solution to your problem. We can help protect you and your family from the risk of foxes. If you feel you have a fox problem and need help to carry out fox control or fox removal, please give Pest-Tech Ltd a call. There is no single solution to managing fox problems, which is why it is best to get an individual site survey done to determine the appropriate course of action.
Pest-Tech Ltd carries out a number of services for urban fox control and urban fox removal. There are few products on the market that you can purchase to keep foxes away so Pest-Tech Ltd look at several areas such as improving the environment and carrying out fox proofing for decking, sheds and summerhouses. We also carry out permanent removal of the fox by humane methods.
It is very unfair to rehome an urban fox as all you are doing is passing the problem on to someone else and you can't rehome an urban fox in a rural location as they don't know how to live in the wild and will either head back to an urban area or die trying. With all this taken into account dispatching a fox is the best method to control. Foxes are not protected and are classed as vermin, this said there are clear guidelines on how foxes are dispatched and Pest-Tech Ltd follow these regulations to the full.
Some useful information about foxes.
An urban fox lives for approximately 18 months, this is due to the nature of how they live, a large amount are killed from traffic on roads.
Foxes breed once a year and during mating season you can hear there screams at night, this happens between the months of December and February. Foxes have their cubs around March/ April time. The cubs will venture out of the den about May time.
Urban foxes live in groups and defend a territory. In the group there will be a male (dog), a dominant female (vixen) and a few subordinate females, which may be the young from the previous year.
Urban foxes rarely move into rural locations and when fox cubs disperse the will travel 2 to 5 miles away.
Urban foxes live in dens, which are usually under the ground however you often find foxes living under the shed or foxes living under the decking as well.
Foxes will kill small domestic pets and livestock, which include chickens rabbits, ducks and many more. The problem is they will normally kill more than they can eat but they may return to remove any further corpses.
Foxes can carry a range of diseases and parasites that could affect humans but there is a low risk of catching a disease from a fox. There is a health risk though if someone comes into contact with fox feces and this is possible if you have a fox problem in your garden, so is more common.
Pest-Tech Ltd Services
Pest-Tech Ltd carry out fox control in Maidstone and all the surrounding areas, such as Sevenoaks, Tonbridge and Ashford. We can remove foxes from the garden of your home or on sites such as golf courses. We carry out commercial fox control and also domestic work if required. If you have a business or home that has a fox problem then we can help.