Fox Control Solution
Urban Fox Control Ireland
Do you have a fox lurking around your property? Ultimate Pest Control provides urban fox control in Ireland. Our fox trapping programme ensures the intruder is successfully removed from your premises.
Urban foxes got their name as they have relocated to towns and cities. They are the same exact species as wild rural foxes. However, they have adapted their behaviours to an urban environment. For example, through close proximity, they have grown used to humans. Therefore, they are happy to set up dens in back gardens. Additionally, they have adapted to scavenging for food in rubbish bins.
Fox Control Ireland
The fox population has thrived in Dublin, the past few years. Dublin and London have a similar density of urban foxes. Mature areas have the highest populations of foxes. For example, South Dublin, and the North Inner City. The fox population is growing so fast. This past year, our technicians have been especially busy with fox control in Ireland.
Ultimate Pest Control provides effective fox control solutions. We provide fox removal services to residential and commercial properties. Dublin is the more common location of the urban fox, especially since the pandemic. We also provide fox control services in Kildare, Wicklow, Meath and Leinster.
Fox Pest Control Solution:
- Site Survey
- Determine Den Location
- Set Humane Traps
- Fox Removal
- Proofing & Repairs
All About Foxes
Foxes like to live and breed in overgrown areas. If a garden is particularly overgrown they will make themselves at home. If a garden has a decking or shed, they will make a den underneath. As it offers shelter and protection.
Foxes mate in late January to early February. A typical pregnancy lasts 7 weeks. So in March or April, the vixen gives birth. A litter is anything from 3 to 5 cubs. The cubs are born brown and blind.
In May or June, the cubs emerge from the den. They spend a lot of time above ground. By September the cubs are ready to move on from the mother. And they leave to establish a den of their own.
Foxes eat pretty much anything. From small animals like birds and rodents. To insects and fruit and veg. They will even scavenge in bins.
Are Foxes Dangerous?
For the most part, a fox is a mere nuisance. Especially if they set up a den in your garden. They destroy gardens, scavenge in bins and even chew on sheds and decking. While they are okay to co-exist with humans, they avoid interaction. So if you approach a fox, they will run away. However, if a fox feels cornered, it will get aggressive. A fox will defend itself, its cubs and its den.
Foxes carry diseases that can be dangerous to household pets and humans. Sarcoptic mange is a skin disease that is on the rise with the fox population of Ireland. It is caused by parasitic mites. Symptoms include itching, scabbing and hair loss. This is something that can easily pass to household pests. Foxes are also carriers of toxoplasmosis. This can be spread to humans, are is particularly dangerous to pregnant women.
Newsworthy Fox Attacks:
Although fox attacks are rare, there have been some cases:
It is important to note that dog attacks are more frequent than fox attacks.
Fox Den In Your Garden?
Discovered a fox den in your garden? In the beginning, this can be a novelty. But in our experience, the novelty soon wears off due to the destruction a fox family can cause.
If you are not happy to share your garden with a fox, contact a professional. Only a professional can remove the fox safely and effectively. It is not recommended to try and move the fox yourself.
If you want to wait them out, there are a few tips that might make them move on quicker:
- Do not leave food out for the foxes. If you feed them they will never leave
- Keep bins sealed
- Do not leave pet foods outside
- Do not approach a fox. They may have cubs in their den and they will attack if they feel threatened
- Cut off their water supply
- Do not leave windows or doors open. Foxes have been known to wander into homes.
Fox Proof Your Premises
Once a fox has been removed, it is vital that your garden is fox proofed immediately. A different fox will occupy a vacant den. Fox proofing needs to be conducted by a professional. As they have the skills and equipment to ensure it is done correctly. Professional companies also have fox repellent solutions. Ultimate Pest Control provides a wide range of proofing services.