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 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:
- 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.