Lock Rubbish Bins
Rubbish bins are exceptionally likely to attract foxes. As foxes have no qualms about searching through rubbish, you can be sure that they will sniff around bins for interesting food waste.
To be sure that foxes and other animals cannot get to your rubbish and into your home or business space, be sure to secure rubbish bins.
You can purchase bins that have locks and bolts attached to them for this purpose, or you could simply weigh down the lid of a bin so that a fox cannot open it. If a fox cannot gain access to the bin, it will likely leave it alone after a short while, going in search of other options.
Close Access Points to Shelter
We mentioned this briefly before, but it’s worth repeating – foxes can gain entry to your home through cat flaps and other, similar access points. They will search for a place to sleep if possible and, as such, your warm, secure home is a great option for them. They can, and will, gain access to your home for the purposes of sleep and shelter.
Foxes may also create nests on any pieces of land near your home. This could be underneath an outbuilding, or near an evergreen tree or shrub.
To find a fox’s nest, look for fox faeces in a sheltered spot. When you find the nest, you can either destroy it or entirely prevent access to it, which may be easier.
Spray Fox Repellent on Your Garden
Fox repellent may sound like an extreme option, but it’s really quite simple. The majority of animals dislike the strong scents of plants like chilli or onions. Therefore, spraying chilli-infused water or vinegar over your land will prevent the animals from coming into your space. Foxes typically leave immediately upon detecting these unpleasant smells.
Use Your Voice
Foxes can be very timid since they’re small compared to a lot of things in the human world. As such, shouting and clapping will result in them getting scared and often bolting. Creating a lot of noise in any way will work – if the fox gets scared, it is unlikely to come back to the place it was scared.
Motion Activated Sprinklers
Motion-activated sprinklers or lights can be effective ways to humanely deter foxes. The shock of cold water or bright lights is unpleasant to the animal, meaning that they tend to run away from the area. As with the noise option – foxes are unlikely to return to the place they were scared.
Where to Find Pest Control Services
If controlling fox problems yourself sounds frustrating and tricky, then rest assured that pest control companies will always be on hand to ensure that your home and business are safe. A pest control service will have a range of effective methods of fox control.
Here at Shield Pest Control, we have a number of years in the business, as well as a team with a suite of accreditations in humanely and effectively managing the removal of pests from your home or business. Our longstanding work in London means that we’re confident we’ll be able to confront whatever problem you may have – we’re sure we’ve encountered something similar before now.
For an optimum fox control service, we would always recommend reaching out to us. Our team will come to your location and, with the minimum amount of disruption, survey the site. Following that, our pest control service will begin, and our specialists will engage in swift and effective fox removal. We’ve been dealing with urban fox control for years – we’re certain we’re the people to help you.