How to Get Rid of Foxes
You may think that foxes are cute little animals, but if you have one around your house you know that they can be a real danger. They will attack your pets and livestock, endanger your children, and can generally make a mess out of wherever they go.
If you know there is an Alabama fox making its way around your home, there are some things you can do to rid yourself of these animals. You just have to be a little smart about it.
The first thing to do is to find where they are gaining access onto your proper. While some will be bold enough to walk right up your driveway, most are looking for a sneaky way to get onto your property. This means that if you have a hole under a fence or a loose board in your fence then you can count on that this will be the way they will try to get onto your property.
Now you may say to yourself that it is not that big a deal to close holes and gaps in the fence line when they can come around to the front yard. That thought would seem to make sense, but truthfully foxes like to move around in secrecy. Unless you have chickens making a bunch of noise or a bunch of rabbits hoping around your yard, if the back area to your home is not accessible, they are likely to move on. It is an instinct that says to avoid being detected.
Knowing this, it is important to ensure that all sources of food are removed away from being accessible to the fox. Make sure that garbage can lids are tightly secured. Your leftover chicken bones may make for the perfect meal. Keep your dog or cat’s dish inside so they do not come after that food. If you have a cat or dog, especially a small one, keep them in at night. If you have livestock like chickens, ensure that at night that they are securely locked up. Your chicken would make for a tasty meal if the fox can get to it, so ensure that they cannot.
What a lot of people don’t consider is that it is important to limit or remove all the other wild animals that may be living on your property. The fox will love to eat squirrels, chipmunks, bunnies, rats, mice and other creatures that may be scurrying about on your property. If you want to ensure that the fox will not come back, then you need to remove these animals as well. If you do not the foxes will be around.
There are repellants that you can buy as well that will help you to scare away the foxes. There are those that give off scents that the Huntsville fox finds offensive or scary and so they will avoid your property. One of the most commonly used ones is the urine of such animals as coyotes or bobcats. These are natural predators to the fox and so they will avoid these areas because they fear for their safety. Of course these can be extremely strong smells, which may keep your friends and family away as well.
You can be other forms of repellants that work as well. Simply place these around your yard as prescribed and you should see an end to the foxes making your property a regular stop of their nightly food hunting route.
There are several kinds of traps you can find as well. These traps are single occupancy, meaning once you catch a fox you are not going to be able to capture others in the same trap. That is assuming they are travelling other than solo. Once the fox is caught you will want to be careful in handling it. You can be sure that they will be battling to get out, so wear very thick gloves to avoid being bitten or clawed. If you can, hire someone to pick up the fox, or contact your local animal control which will likely pick up the fox for free. Our Huntsville fox removal company charges for our services.
If you are not having any success with these options there is always the options of poisons or traps that exterminate the Huntsville fox. Some do not like to do this because this is such a permanent and harsh choice, but there may become a point that these creatures simply become too much for you. It is understandable that if this becomes the case then you would seek to find a more permanent option to solve your problem.
Getting rid of the foxes just take some horse sense, and if you take a few minutes to ensure that your property is not inviting to the fox you can be sure that you will have greater success in keeping them away. Time to be smarter than a fox. For more info about us, click on: Huntsville Wildlife Control