Maryland and Delaware
There are two main fox species found on the Eastern shore: the Red Fox and the Gray Fox. These nocturnal animals are usually pretty harmless but can become dangerous if they are rabid or are found to be killing livestock. While they rarely make their way into a home, many foxes will wander onto people’s properties throughout Kent County, Sussex County, and other parts of coastal Delaware.
Foxes have been known to prey on chickens, small livestock, and household pets. Aside from their tendency towards the killing of animals, foxes are mostly quiet and shy and won’t cause too much trouble. They are often startled by loud noises and can be shooed away with a spray of the garden hose or by shouting at them.
Even though they are mostly harmless, having a fox roaming around your property can be unsettling. In addition, if foxes are visible during the day, there is a high chance they are rabid and can be a threat to you and your family members’ health. Luckily there are humane methods for the removal of foxes.
The best means for removing a fox or an entire fox family is by trapping and relocating them individually. The trapping of foxes is a skill that goes all the way back to the fur trade, and is something that any animal removal specialist should have a significant amount of experience with.
Foxes are an essential part of the ecosystem and are truly beautiful and wonderful creatures. This is why we always try to capture foxes alive, relocating them to a place where they can have access to the things they need to survive and grow without bothering anyone or causing harm to other animals.
If a fox is posing an immediate threat to you, your family, or your property, then don’t worry – Bay Area Wildlife Solutions can help! We offer 24/7 emergency animal removal services, are licensed and insured, and are always here standing by to help with any of your pest prevention and wildlife removal needs.
If you have a fox roaming around your property, don’t try to deal with it yourself, you need the help of a fox removal professional. We have been serving Maryland and Delaware for years now and have dealt with our fair share of foxes.
If you have any questions regarding the removal of foxes or any other animals for that matter, don’t hesitate, give us a call today. Our team of fox removal specialists would be more than happy to help you in any way possible.
Even though they are a very common animal to spot in our region, many people know very little about them. We get asked fox-related questions all the time and wanted to take some time today to answer some of the most frequently asked questions.
Unfortunately, there is no known effective repellent for foxes. Some people may tell you otherwise, but take it from us, any product that claims it repels foxes is pulling your leg. But there are some things you can do to help keep them away. The primary way of keeping foxes away is to make your land less attractive. You can do this by doing things like removing any food scraps, covering any standing water, and gathering any excess fruit and vegetables from your plants.
The most common disease carried by foxes, and the one you need to worry about the most, is rabies. Rabies is a potentially deadly disease and can be extremely harmful once contracted. If you notice a fox that looks mangy and is acting weird, steer clear of it. You’re best off contacting a professional animal control company.
When capturing a fox, we use what are called live-traps. A live-trap is a metal cage with a one-way door that will allow the fox to enter, but not get out. Foxes are intelligent animals and can become suspicious of traps if they’re not placed properly. Just one reason why it is better to hire someone with fox removal experience.
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