Fox Control

Whilst foxes attacking babies and young children are rare in the UK, there are documented cases of babies being seriously injured by red foxes.

The Red Fox (Vulpes vulpes) is native to the British Isles and widespread throughout mainland Britain. The density of the fox population in Britain is much higher than on Continental Europe.

The fox’s adaptable and opportunistic nature has made it a successful species. However, research has shown that time and again foxes are a very serious predator of wildlife, game and livestock.

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Nesting Birds

Ground predators cause 43% of all nesting bird losses, and 33% of these are by foxes.

Causes of ground nesting birds losses

Causes of Ground Nesting Bird Losses

Several recent studies of declining farmland birds including lapwing, yellowhammer, skylark, wild pheasants and grey partridge found that predation was the most important cause of nest failure.

A predation control programme can significantly improve the nesting success of ground nesting birds and mammals.

Farms & Small Holders

Stock loss from predators (foxes) is a problem for sheep and poultry farmers, particularly at lambing time.

Foxes will attack healthy lambs, rogue foxes can cause high stock losses. Foxes will kill for fun and it is not uncommon for a fox to kill 200 or more birds in a poultry house but only remove one.

Urban Foxes

Urban foxes behaviour is changing and they are losing their fear of humans. This means foxes are coming into our gardens more frequently, and there have been cases of them taking cats, guinea pigs and even koi carp from garden ponds.

Foxes will foul and dig holes in garden lawns and flower beds. They will also bite through cables and pipes and therefore can be a serious problem.

Methods of fox control

Positive Environmental deploy a variety of fox control methods, depending on the circumstances, including:

  • Shooting
  • Fox calling and lamping
  • Fox snaring
  • Fox proofing and fencing
  • Cage trapping

Fox control can be a sensitive issue, therefore we take great care to consider all relevant influences to design the most appropriate fox control programme.

In addition to pest control qualifications, our Technicians have a variety of qualifications specific to wildlife control, including for example the Deer Stalking Certificate levels 1 & 2, UK Firearms Certificate and UK Shotgun Certificate, and a variety of other Certificates.

 

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