Fox Control Midlands and South

Stuart 07926641462 

 


Foxes

 

General Information:

 

The fox is a member of the dog family. It is distributed throughout Britain and Europe in a wide variety of habitats; both rural and urban. Fox distribution is approximately two fox families (breeding pair plus subordinates) per square kilometre. They are mainly active at night and take full advantage of their environment for food. They are very opportunistic; much of their food is natural, including wild birds, small mammals, insects and earthworms as well as vegetation including fruits and wild garden plants. They are very successful scavengers and will feed from bird tables, litter and carcasses left by road kill. Vixens come into heat once a year. Litters are born late March and early April. An average litter consists of five weaning cubs. They will leave the vixen after four months.

 

Important information -conflict with humans:

 

  •      Any fox removed from an area will be quickly replaced.
  •         Foxes pose little threat to humans and attempt to avoid us.
  •   By introducing control measures of proofing and deterrents foxes can be deterred from entering areas.
  • Currently there is little evidence to suggest foxes pass on mange (sarcoples scabiei) to our domestic pets. This troublesome mite can cause death in severely infected individuals through hypothermia and starvation.
  •  Rabies is not currently a consideration in Britain and a fox that is showing signs of illness in relation to loss or matted fur may just be moulting. This occurs heavily during Autumn.
  •        Foxes currently exhibit a high mortality rate in the wild and it would be unusual for them to live beyond two years. They have lived up to fourteen years in captivity.
  • During the winter fox activity will be heightened. This is due to fighting and vocal defending of their territory. This can be apparent during the mating season, well into January when it is at its peak.
  •  It is currently illegal to poison or gas foxes. No gassing materials are approved under the 'Control of Pesticides Regulations 1986'.

 

Prevention of damage and control measures:

 

Mantis management statement: Mantis is a responsible and conscientious company. It will always apply an integrated pest management solution to a nuisance fox problem. All of the above information must be taken into account and understood prior to any treatment. Is your current problem a nuisance that can be managed and deterred rather than seeking the assistance of a professional pest control company?

 

Controlling methods:

 

The majority of fox problems can be dealt with using controlling methods such as fencing and proofing and simple deterrents. Ultimately if the fox needs to be despatched this will be done humanely by a professional marksman within strict confines of the law. Varying methods may need to be employed such as live cage trapping, shooting or employment of passive cameras. This will always be conducted by a licensed, insured and fully trained technician. All of our prices are fixed . The price quoted will be the guaranteed price you pay. Due to the varied nature required when dealing with fox problems this price will be calculated on each individual case; taking into consideration factors such as area, distance travelled, task involved, local by-laws and out-of-hours work carried out on site. Prices start from £100.00 

 

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