Red Fox Removal
Humane Red Fox Removal and Control
On the Eastern shores of Delaware, Maryland and Virginia, there are two common fox types; the gray fox and the red fox. Here we discuss the red fox and the required removal and control services performed by Wilkins Wildlife.
Red foxes easily adapt to our human environments where food and shelter are plentiful.
The red fox is active throughout the day; however, they spend most of their time hunting prey at dusk and dawn.
They are opportunistic and aggressive toward small animals like rodents, poultry and rabbits; however, they also eat insects, eggs and fruit. When they feel their dens and young are threatened by humans, cats and dogs they will aggressively attack
They den in burrows which they create from tree hollows, brush piles and rock piles. They will build their dens in our urban areas under houses, decks, sheds, patios and other property structures.
Diseases Red Fox Spread
Red foxes can spread ticks, fleas and other parasites to domestic pets and humans.
Mange is also common with red foxes; parasitic mites that result in patchy or complete hair loss cause this debilitating disease.
Mange causes intense skin irritation, causing some foxes to chew off their tails trying to relieve the itching.
Advanced stages of mange will make foxes seem weak and come near pets and people while scavenging for food.
When our pets come in contact with the red fox’s dens and other areas they spend time, the transmission of mange to them is high.
In addition to fleas, ticks, parasites and mange, the red fox is known to be a carrier of rabies.
Removal and Prevention
Foxes are sly, opportunistic hunters who can menace urban homeowners and farmers. When you limit their access to food sources, your goal to eliminate them increases. So keeping rodent infestations down is essential.
In addition, storing food, and pet food in enclosed containers is a must, as well as keeping all garbage tightly sealed.
Red fox breed from March through April. At this time, they build dens to birth their kits. They choose well-hidden areas to dig out and create multiple entry points. Full vegetation close to the foundation of a home is an ideal spot for them.
For a successful removal, it is vital to catch them early in the denning stage and encourage them to leave.
Why Choose Us
Trapping a fox is a safe and humane way of removing a fox and its family from a property. However, since red foxes are clever animals, they are not easily fooled by traps; therefore, hiring a professional red rox removal and control company such as Wilkins Wildlife is vital.
We will determine the best location to set a trap, monitor it, and safely relocate any foxes.
Since red foxes can be dangerous to small pets and damage properties, get in touch today for safe, humane and effective red fox removal and control services.
Our red fox, removal and control services are offered to residential and commercial properties on the Eastern Shore of Delaware, Maryland and Virginia.