Reasons for fox control

Toxacara canis

The roundworm (Toxocara canis) This parasite is transmissible to dogs and humans and are acquired through the ingestion of worms eggs passed in the droppings of an infected animal.

Echinococcus

The tapeworm (Echinococcus). This parasite is transmissible to dogs and humans and are acquired through the ingestion of worms eggs passed in the droppings of an infected animal.

Leptospirosis

Foxes are also susceptible to Weil’s Disease (Leptospirosis), which can be passed onto domestic pets and humans via contact with their urine.

Sarcoptic Mange

Sarcoptic mange (sarcoptes scabeii) is a skin condition that is highly contagious,  it is caused by mites and results in skin irritation and extensive loss of hair. It can result in death if untreated. Mange can be passed from foxes to dogs if they frequent each others’ living space. Mange can also be passed on from dogs to humans if they share the same areas, causing the same skin irritation and scratching. Fortunately for us scabies is self-limiting in humans, that is the mite can burrow under the skin and cause itching, but cannot complete its life cycle it dies within a few weeks.

Fleas and ticks

Are carried by most foxes and passed on to domestic cats and dogs that frequent the same areas.

Rabies

Although Britain is currently free from Rabies, foxes are a carried of Rabies in other countries.

Other reasons

Risk to pets

Foxes are opportunists and they will enter a garden on a night looking to take your chickens, ducks, guinea pigs, rabbits, kittens and birds from their enclosures.e

Nuisance factor

The urban fox will raid your bins and scatter rubbish all around the area in a search for an easy meal

Scent marking and defacating

Urban foxes will scent mark objects in your garden, usually garden gnomes or other ornaments.

Burying food

Foxes will bury excess food in your flower beds and borders. These caches of food will be used when times are harder.

Excavating

An urban fox will try to excavate a den in a garden or under decking where it feels safe.

Destruction of lawns

A fox will destroy a lawn or grassed area in its search for leather jackets or other insects.

Noise

Between December and February you may hear your local vixen calling for a mate. This unearthly can sound similar to a small child screaming.

Please be assured we will deal with your fox problem in a humane and professional manner.

We only use Ethical Pest Control Methods and all animals are controlled humanely and using only methods allowed by Law

We offer fox control and fox trapping in all areas of Tyne and Wear, Cleveland and Northumberland.