How To Get Rid Of Foxes In Your Yard

If you live in an area with a significant fox population you may occasionally find one in your yard. While foxes are generally not a threat to humans they can be a nuisance if they decide to make your property their home. If you’re looking to get rid of foxes in your yard there are a few things you can do.

If you live in an area with a significant fox population you may occasionally find one in your yard. While foxes are generally not a threat to humans they can be a nuisance if they decide to make your property their home. If you’re looking to get rid of foxes in your yard there are a few things you can do.

The first step is to try and determine why the fox is on your property in the first place. If there is a food source that the fox is after such as an unsecured garbage can it’s important to remove that source. If there is no obvious food source the fox may be denning on your property.

In this case you’ll need to take steps to scare the fox away and make your property less appealing as a den site.

Once you’ve determined why the fox is on your property you can take steps to remove it. If there is a food source attracting the fox the best course of action is to remove or secure the food source.

If the fox is after garbage make sure all garbage cans are securely lidded. If the fox is after pet food bring pet food inside at night. If the fox is after bird seed try switching to a different type of bird seed that is less attractive to foxes.

If the fox is denning on your property you’ll need to take steps to make your property less attractive as a den site. One way to do this is to install a mesh fence around the perimeter of your property. The mesh should be small enough so that the fox cannot squeeze through.

Another way to deter foxes is to use motion-activated sprinklers or lights. These will startle the fox and make it think twice about coming back to your property.

If you have a fox on your property that you want to remove there are a few things you can do.

Remove any food sources that are attracting the fox and take steps to make your property less attractive as a den site. By taking these steps you can deter foxes from your yard and keep them from becoming a nuisance.

Where do foxes live?

In the wild foxes live in dens in the ground among rocks or in trees.

How do you get rid of foxes in your yard?

You can get rid of foxes in your yard by removing their food and shelter sources making your yard less inviting to them and using pesticide and traps.

What do foxes eat?

In the wild foxes eat small mammals like rabbits and rodents birds reptiles amphibians fish insects and fruit.

How can you make your yard less inviting to foxes?

You can make your yard less inviting to foxes by removing their food and shelter sources making sure there is no garbage or pet food left out and trimming back any dense vegetation.

What is the best way to remove food sources for foxes?

The best way to remove food sources for foxes is to make sure there is no garbage or pet food left out and to trim back any dense vegetation.

What is the best way to remove shelter sources for foxes?

The best way to remove shelter sources for foxes is to trim back any dense vegetation and to seal up any holes or dens in the ground.

What kind of pesticide can be used to get rid of foxes?

A pesticide that can be used to get rid of foxes is carbaryl.

What kind of trap can be used to get rid of foxes?

A trap that can be used to get rid of foxes is a live trap.

How do you set a live trap for a fox?

When setting a live trap for a fox be sure to put it in an area where you have seen the fox before and bait it with something that the fox is attracted to such as raw chicken.

What should you do once you have caught a fox in a live trap?

Once you have caught a fox in a live trap you should contact your local animal control to have them remove the fox for you.

Is it legal to kill a fox?

It is not legal to kill a fox in most states as they are considered to be fur-bearing animals.

What are the consequences for killing a fox?

The consequences for killing a fox can include a fine and/or jail time.

How can you make sure a fox does not return after you have removed it?

To make sure a fox does not return after you have removed it be sure to remove all food and shelter sources from your property and make your property less inviting to foxes.

What should you do if you see a fox on your property?

If you see a fox on your property do not approach it and do not attempt to capture it yourself.

Instead contact your local animal control to have them remove the fox for you.

What should you do if you have been bitten by a fox?

If you have been bitten by a fox you should seek medical attention immediately as there is a risk for rabies.

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John.E Nelson

J.E Nelson has written about foxes on occassions more than one, and the works are being enjoyed by many readers over the world. He was formerly of the Zoology Department, University of Queensland Australia, and now at the Department of Zoology and Comparative Physiology, Monach University, Victoria.

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