Fox are not exactly a common find in suburban areas, but not an impossible one either.
Because of their strong ability to adapt to things like food supply, shelter or habitat,
and human activity, fox can be found in a variety of places such as under a shed
or deck to pre-made burrows in the ground, or even open land. Fox are most likely
found in suburban areas to avoid a threat, such as coyotes.
Although fox do not take up residence inside our homes like some nuisance wildlife,
the problem comes from the dangers they could bring such as the possibilities of
aggression, rabies, or a combination of threats to small children or domestic animals.
During mid-summer you may also begin seeing fox pups out with mom during the day
learning to hunt and fend for themselves. Pups can also be a cause of worry to many
people if they come too close to home.
The process of fox removal is similar to the removal of other types of nuisance wildlife.
The first step is to remove the current nuisance by trapping and relocating. We make
sure that all resident fox have been removed by close observation, and from there
we can begin “fox proofing” to ensure that you wont have a repeat problem. This proofing
includes finding all access spots that the fox have used or can use in the future
and sealing them to prevent them from being re-opened.
See our DIY link for tips on trying it out yourself.