• Fox Control Canterbury

  • Foxes are omnivorous mammals and are medium in size compared to other mammals. Their physical characteristics are very similar to that of a medium sized domestic dog. They have a flattened skull, pointed ears, snout and if healthy, a bushy tail.

    The most recognized fox is the Red Fox with 47 recognized subspecies. their prominence in culture is contributed to by their reputation for cunning. Intelligent animals in hunting and the reproductive cycle.

  • Urban foxes are constantly adapting to life in and around our towns and cities. Due to the environments that towns and cities create, urban fox numbers are on the up and the proximity in which we tolerate foxes is diminishing.

    A fox’s tolerance to human beings begins in the early days as cubs. We all have seen both foxes and cubs roaming the streets at night. This tolerance would explain why fox behavior is becoming bolder in and around our homes. An established urban fox shows no fear of humans.

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  • Unfortunately, many encourage foxes by feeding them in urban settings. We strongly recommend that human integration is kept to a minimum as they are wild animals and come with many diseases and unpredictable behavioral patterns. Many forget that the fox is a naturally wild predator, with spontaneous and unpredictable behaviour. Foxes are a consistent threat to domestic pets and stories of attacks on humans are becoming more frequent.

    Fox control around our towns and city's is the most contentious issue amongst pest controllers due to the divide in opinion on their management.

    Despite many negative articles in the media, foxes do not actually cause the contraction of lung worm. Sarcoptic mange is one of two variations of canine mange found in the UK. The second is demodectic mange which is rarely found in foxes. Sarcoptic mange is often referred to as "fox mange" which is actually incorrect and very misleading. Canine mange in humans is more likely to be contracted from contact with a pet dog than a wild fox.

    As you can imagine, being bitten by a fox is quite painful. Being bitten by anything is quite painful so why is it any different? A fox bite offers less potential for infection than a bit or scratch from that nasty cat from next door. Naturally it is wise not to assume that being bitten by a fox is ok, its not.. We recommend you seek professional advice should you be on the receiving end of a bite.

    The thinking mans pest control. Many quickly resort to more extreme measures to control foxes however there are many measures that can be adopted to help fox control. We look to create permanent solutions other than temporary fox control.

    There are three “nuisance factors” that most associate with foxes and they would be fouling, digging and that horrendous barking noise. There are all natural behaviors displayed by foxes. This behavior varies through out the year and can also change based on your location. Digging is normally due to foxes seeking a den, a bolt hole or perhaps in the search for their next meal.

    Fox fouling is something that many have experienced. It has a very distinct smell as this serves quite a natural function. This is the fox marking out its territory, much like a dog and a lamppost. This is all part of fox territorial behavior and therefore it makes it quite easy for us to deter. Fox repellant is a great way of preventing fox fouling on your premises.

    Scent marking by foxes is used to establish dominance in the pecking order. Unidentified scent marks to a fox create nervousness and will choose to avoid the area. This is particularly prevalent when a fox has cubs. An effective repellant in effect uses a foxes own safety instinct to deter itself from your guarded area.

    Local authorities have no legal obligation to act against foxes in any environment. This is due to the fox never being classified as vermin or a pest. If you want to take control of your fox pest control situation, deterrence in the long run will be more effective and certainly more humane.