Urban foxes don’t pose much of a direct threat to humans, but they can prove to be a real nuisance- especially if they make their den beneath your property. Fox trapping is an effective way of dealing with these cases, and at Pest Solutions, we are fully equipped to carry out a safe, humane trapping programme that will deliver real results.
Urban Foxes Can Cause All Manner of Problems
Foxes used to be fairly rare in towns and cities, but nowadays they are much more common than you might think. The main reason why people don’t see foxes is that they are nocturnal and therefore tend to venture out in search of food when most of us have gone to bed. However, anyone who is regularly out and about after dark will likely see plenty of foxes going about their business. As they become more used to humans, they are also getting less timid and, in some cases, they can be rather brazen and aggressive. However, it is rare for foxes to cause much of a real problem in the wild. It is only when they make their way into buildings that they pose a real issue to health and safety- and in these cases, fox trapping is the only way to get to the heart of the problem.
As with most animals, foxes like having somewhere warm and dry that they can retreat to when they need to sleep. If they spot a gap in the bottom of a building- such as holes in walls or missing air vents- then these inquisitive creatures will often venture inside to see what might be within. Once inside, if the foxes decide to settle in, they will drag all sorts of debris inside to make a den. Not only that, but their droppings can also pose a serious health hazard to anyone who comes into contact with them. A fox infestation is particularly dangerous should they settle near air ducts, as bacteria from the foxes and their droppings can thus get sucked up and circulate around the whole house. The animals themselves will also make an awful lot of noise with their barking- and since they are active at night, this can be extremely annoying for those trying to sleep above. If you are suffering from an unwelcome visitor, then it is time to do something about it- and that’s where Pest Solutions’ expert fox trapping programme can help.
Pest Solutions Keep Foxes Away from Your Property
When faced with a potential fox infestation, our first step is to get to the root of the issue. To do this, we carry out a completely free, no-obligation survey on your property. As well as assessing the severity of the problem, this also allows our expert pest controllers to find how the foxes are getting into your property in the first place. Our next step is therefore exclusion, which involves filling in any gaps in walls or air vents that will allow pests to get inside. Exclusion doesn’t just deal with the issue at hand, but it also stops future infestations from occurring, too. This way, Pest Solutions can provide effective long-term protection from foxes.
Fox Trapping Will Stop These Pests in Their Tracks
While exclusion usually gets the job done, trapping may also be necessary to catch the culprits behind your pest problem. If this is the case, then you can rest assured our experienced technicians will do everything properly and ensure the trapping programme is a success. The traps we use work via a reverse flap. This means that they can only be opened from the outside. A fox will have no problem getting inside to reach the bait within, but when they have eaten and turn to leave, they will find the flap has sealed shut behind them. All they can do now is sit and wait for one of our technicians to come and take them away so that they don’t cause any more issues on your property.
There are very strict laws surrounding the use of fox traps, which is why we highly recommend letting the experts at Pest Solutions take care of things for you. For instance, it’s a legal requirement to display a notice on the outside of fox traps with the contact details for the local Wildlife Crime Officer. This ensures that those setting the traps can be held accountable for their actions and that members of the public can report anything untoward that they might spot. We take these requirements and regulations very seriously at Pest Solutions, and our pest control technicians work hard to ensure that they always carry out their work in the safest, most humane manner possible. The last thing we want to do is cause any unnecessary harm or stress to an animal, so we only use fox traps that meet the standards set by the government.
Contact Pest Solutions Today for All Your Fox Trapping Needs
If you are suffering from a fox infestation, then don’t just sit back and do nothing about it. Instead, call the pest control experts at Pest Solutions, and we will be happy to deal with the problem on your behalf. Our highly-qualified technicians have plenty of experience with fox trapping, so they can always get the job done quickly and effectively. With local branches across the UK, we are able to respond quickly, wherever you might be located. For a FREE survey or a service call out, simply get in touch with Pest Solutions today on 0800 027 2555– and let us show you first-hand just how effective fox trapping can be.