FOXES

Foxes

Foxes are normally nervous of people and try to avoid both adults and children. Occasionally however, they are a little bolder and will enter gardens in broad daylight to search for a quiet place to rest, look for food scraps or just because they are curious. This boldness isn’t a sign of aggression – a healthy fox would normally only attack a person if provoked. Here at BPC Pest Control in Essex though we understand if you don’t want a fox family taking up residence in your home's garden or on your commercial property. Like squirrels, mice and pigeons they can be disruptive and unwelcome.
 

Characteristics

Red foxes are opportunist feeders and eat insects, earthworms, fruit, berries, wild birds, small mammals and scraps left by humans. They are primarily active at dusk and night. They are solitary, but they will very occasionally group together in a pack. Foxes forage alone in different parts of their territory, which may extend from 25 to 5,000 acres, depending on the habitat. Faeces and urine mark territories.

Fox control & prevention

Fox control is strictly regulated under the 2004 Hunting Act. While there are some lethal methods which are legal it’s always better to seek humane and non-lethal methods first. BPC Pest Control can help you with free running snares, humane live capture traps and middens. We can also help you with advice to make your property as unattractive as possible to foxes including:

• Fox proofing your boundary to stop them gaining access
• Ensuring all your bins are sealed tightly
• Secure poultry and small pets at night
• Resisting the temptation to feed urban foxes 

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