Fox
Fox in the henhouse? Fox in your yard? We trap and remove fox. Call your local Critter Control office today at 800 CRITTER for effective fox removal and exclusion services.

Description

Foxes have been encountered by humans for years, and the animal is prominently featured in fold tales and stories of various cultures. Foxes are quick learners and sly hunters. These creatures are notorious for attacking livestock, damaging property, and scavenging for food in crowded cities and urban areas. Foxes should be regarded with caution, for they also carry diseases.

Appearance

  • Most prominent fur color is red, can be gray, black, and brown
  • Bushy tail
  • Pointed ears
  • Narrow, elongated snouts
  • White underbellies
  • Black markings

Habitat

Foxes can be found all over the world; however, red foxes are most prominent in the Northern Hemisphere. North American red fox sightings occur as far north as Alaska and as far south as Florida! These creatures are highly adaptable, and will adapt to mountain and desert regions, as well as places of extreme cold climates. Foxes will hunt within a 5 square mile radius of their den.

Entry

Are foxes known to enter homes or yards?
Urban areas are the most popular places for red foxes to be found. Because these creatures are nocturnal, humans rarely spot them! Usually, red foxes are attracted to private property by available food sources. Foxes are omnivores and are prone to scavenging in trash bins.

Damage

Do foxes harm people or property?
As predators, foxes are notorious for killing entire populations of chickens! These predators will usually kill more livestock than necessary for storage for later consumption. Foxes found in urban environments destroy private property, and ransack unsecured garbage bins. As rabies is prevalent in fox populations, extreme precautions should be taken when an animal behaves erratically and aggressively. Coming into contact with fox feces can transmit additional diseases! So if you think there is a fox on your property, calling Critter Control is the smartest and safest thing to do!

Control and Safety

Because of their cunning nature, foxes are difficult to control effectively. The most effective solution is to erect fences and eliminate potential food sources. However, these practices can be costly and do not always work.

Trapping and Removal

Despite their charming appearances and playful behaviors, foxes will bite when they are cornered! Because of this, people should never approach these wild animals. Critter Control of Cape Cod specialists have extensive knowledge of pest removal and the experience to safely navigate removal. Our trained technicians make sure eradication is humane.

We can help you get rid of fox problems! Call our Cape Cod office today! 508.690.0076.

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