Effective fox control requires general background knowledge about these animals and their behavior. Foxes are a medium-sized canine with a large bushy tail, often tipped in white. They range in color from grayish, rusty color, to a flame-like red or reddish-brown. Adults measure 35-45 inches in length from head to tail and weigh between 12 and 18 pounds.
Foxes generally move at dusk and dawn, though they may be active in mid day. Foxes use a variety of habitats for dens, including abandoned holes dug by other animals. Their diet varies, though it often includes small mammals and birds.
Foxes are a nuisance primarily for poultry producers, who should turn to a professional fox control expert for removal. Turkeys, chickens, ducks and geese are all susceptible to an opportunistic fox. Young pigs, lambs, and small pets are also hunted by foxes. Like any other wild animal, some foxes may carry rabies. Like raccoons, foxes have been known to steal pet food left outside for outdoor pets.
Contact Catseye for a free property inspection and advice on the best methods to humanely trap, remove, and deter foxes from being a nuisance. Our fox control methods will help to contain them from your property and prevent future problems.