On one hand, foxes are a delight to observe. A naturally secretive animal, they avoid human contact unless absolutely necessary and to catch a glimpse of this reddish creature, with large bushy tail making their way across the garden or another area, is quite a sight.
They are also a creature that sparks debate, with many against the hunting ban believing an unfettered and unmanaged fox population will damage the countryside to those who believe hunting of foxes with hounds is an inhumane ‘sport’.
However, foxes also make their way into towns and cities, attracted by the abundance of food in recycling bins and compost heaps for which to feed themselves and their litters. Some people like foxes so much, they actually leave food out to feed them.
But there is another side to foxes that, when they are ‘out of control’ can cause businesses and homeowners some difficulties.
Foxes can be a nuisance; they damage lawns and gardens as they dig and forage, they mark their territory with droppings and urine, they scavenge through rubbish, leaving discarded rotting food all over the place and, to top it all off, their mating calls at certain times of the year can be incredibly loud and distressing.
But, with many people enjoying the sight of urban foxes in their garden, they deliberately encourage them in by leaving food for them.
For other people, foxes can present such problems that you will need professional help to aid you to be fox-free…
British law prevents foxes from being poisoned hence, the methods left are trapping or shooting. However, foxes in urban areas are not shot due to the obvious health & safety reasons so professional pest controllers like us, use trapping as the preferred method.
But, once numbers are under controlled, we offer homeowners and businesses advice on how to prevent fox populations and problems occurring again…
Part of our professional, comprehensive service is not just helping you be rid of your pest problem, but making sure that steps are taken to ensure that as far as possible, it does not happen again.
Give SOS Pest Control a call if you have issues with foxes or any other pest!
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