Fox Control & Removal throughout Kent

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.

The problem with Mr and Mrs Fox!

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…

How are foxes controlled?

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…

Deny food

  • Rubbish should be kept in bins until the day of collection as much as possible; this denies foxes a food source and so they will scavenge elsewhere. However, you will need to secure lids with bungee cords or something similar.
  • If you feed the birds, do not overload the bird table or leave any other kind of food out

Deny territory

  • Chemicals can be bought that to the fox are a foul smelling and tell the fox that this territory is not theirs to invade; these chemicals are laid primarily in the areas that foxes use to enter and exit your garden. We strongly advise using a professional pest control service as not all chemicals are safe for use in areas used by pets and children; they could also be harmful to other wildlife.

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!

Call us now on :

Ashford
01233 210782

Canterbury & Whitstable
01227 389563

Dover
01304 508334

Folkestone & Hythe
01303 201493

Gravesend
01474 878927

Maidstone
01622 829269

Medway
01634 799188

Swale
01795 883217

Tunbridge Wells
01892 731230

Tonbridge & Sevenoaks
01732 590169

Mobile
07879 473298