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Fox Control & Identification


Red Fox In Grass

Our licensed technicians have the knowledge and tools for proper fox removal from your property. If you are worried about foxes potentially returning to your property and posing a threat to your pets, learn more about our control services.

Common Name: Red Fox / Gray Fox

Scientific Name: Vulpes vulpes / Urocyon cinereoargenteus

To learn more about wildlife removal, take a look at ourĀ Wildlife Removal & Trapping page.


FOX CONTROL:

Live-Trapping

Most often foxes can be captured in live catch wire traps. These are baited with fish, peanut butter, cat food, and some fruit paste baits. Some foxes are very clever and difficult to capture so the use of a dirt set trap is required. Set traps are a staked leg-hold trap type (strategically placed to avoid humans and non-target animals). Another proven method for taking trap shy foxes is through the strategic placement of snares concealed among tall vegetation and brush along trails.

Exclusion

For foxes denning under decks, sheds, or any structure, the best exclusion method is buried wire. Varment Guard's wildlife control experts will survey your property and present the best control method available.

FOX: DANGER & DAMAGE

Foxes prey on turkeys, chickens, ducks, geese, pheasants and the eggs of these birds. They also prey on young pigs, lambs and small dogs and cats. Foxes also carry rabies. Like coyotes, foxes often move from outlying rural areas into more urbanized settings in search of suitable harborage and prey.

FOX BIOLOGY

  • Adult body length (without tail): 16 to 29 inches
  • Adult body weight: 7 to 15 pounds
  • Gestation period: 51 to 63 days
  • Litters per year: 1
  • Litter size: 3 to 9 young (usually 3 to 7)
  • Breeding season: January through February
  • Birthing season: March through April
  • Age at which young are weaned: 6 to 7 weeks
  • Activity period: Night (pre-sunset to post-dawn)
  • Range: 3 to 25 square miles
  • Primary foods: Rabbits, rodents, birds, eggs, small livestock, insects, fruits

We can rid you of fox safely and efficiently!