Pest Control: Foxes
Pest-Tech carry out all areas of Fox Control and Fox Proofing in Maidstone and across Kent. This includes Dead Fox Removal from your garden which happens from time to time.
Urban fox problems are always going to be an emotive subject, however when it comes to safety, sometimes the situation has to be controlled and one of our recent jobs was a perfect example where a fox was causing fear and danger in a school playground.
What You Need to Know About Foxes
Foxhttps://www.gov.uk/guidance/foxes-moles-and-mink-how-to-protect-your-property-from-damage reproduction. They 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.
Fox Group. 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.
Dead Fox Removal.
Pest-Tech carries out a number of services for urban fox control and urban fox removal, this includes Dead Fox Removal. There are no free services anymore that will come and collect a dead fox from your garden. You have to do this yourself and we appreciate that not everyone wants to remove a dead fox so we can do it for you. We come to you and remove the fox, the cost includes the waste charge that we have to pay to dispose of it. and you simply have to call and book a time when you are in.
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. They are natural hunter gathers so situations are not helped when people choose to feed foxes. They encourage a fox into an area but also reduces the natural fear of humans. For this reason fox control is sometimes needed.
Foxes 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 among 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. With this in find advise is available on fox control and fox proofing methods.
An urban fox lives for approximately 18 months, due to the nature of how they live. 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 foxes visiting your garden or living in your garden, so is more common. In some situations fox control or fox proofing may help the situation.
Foxes will kill small domestic pets and livestock, which include chickens rabbits, ducks and many more. They will normally kill more than they can eat but they may return to remove any further corpses. For this reason fox control is essential to stop the fox wiping out the population of your animals. To discourage foxes from coming to your property you should use fencing to protect pets and livestock
Other Fox Information.
There are few limited products on the market that work, to keep foxes away so Pest-Tech look at several areas such as improving the environment and secure food waste in bins. Also carrying out fox proofing for decking, sheds and summerhouses. We also carry out permanent removal of the fox by humane methods.
The relocation of an urban fox is not allowed as all you are doing is passing the problem on to someone else and you can’t re-home 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 follow these regulations to the full.
If you need fox control or fox proofing work then give us a call to discuss your problem and we will try to help you with a solution that works for you. Further information can be found at gov.uk/…/foxes-moles-and-mink-how-to-protect-your-property-from-damage
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