Our fox trapping services (human intervention), like it or not, is the only way to control the local fox population. One of the most challenging animals to trap for Nuisance Wildlife Trappers are the predators. Foxes are smart and cunning, therefore, before you do anything which could be considered as educating (training) the foxes to avoid traps, please call us simply to discuss your situation.
We charge a FLAT RATE TRAPPING FEE for Two (2) weeks of Fox trapping. There is NO set up fee, NO per animal fee, NO need for an estimate or quote.
The trapping fee is all inclusive: Ten (10) trips out every single day (Monday through Friday) to set the traps, check the traps and to remove any foxes trapped. Daily trap checking is important for many reasons:
1) It’s the law
2) Humane to the foxes but equally important it prevents them from associating the traps with being trapped and then they start to avoid them.
3) It enables us to make the most out of your trapping dollars by our Professional Wildlife Technicians having the opportunity to reposition any traps that are not productive and refreshing the bait if necessary.
Because of the sensitive nature of trapping & human curiosity – we are very particular of which fox trapping jobs we will accept. The circumstances have to be right and we will never trap on a subdivision common ground. Only private property where access is controlled to the public.
WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN WE PROVIDE FOX TRAPPING SERVICES
– We have to inspect the property to determine the best trap to use and location of trap. With fox we use both cage and leg hold traps.
– We use leg hold / foot restraint traps that are highly effective and humane.
– Our fox trap checks are done first thing in the morning. Less opportunity for the trapped animal to draw attention or cause problems.
– We adhere to the laws of the State of Georgia for releasing Fox that we are successful in trapping.
FOX SIGHTINGS DURING THE DAY
It is common to think that any fox seen during the day is sick or has rabies but that simply is not true. Fox are extremely curious & adaptive and if their food supply (rats, squirrels, rabbits, chipmunks, etc) is low then they are forced to hunt longer and even during the daytime. Also, if the fox has more mouths to feed (Kits in the den) they will be forced to hunt more often and longer.
An ounce of Prevention:
- If sighted, make noise. Don’t just observe them and quietly walk away. Throw stuff at them and make them maintain their level of fear of humans. However, it is inevitable that they will become desensitized to this type of hazing as well. A fox that loses it’s fear quickly becomes a nuisance and needs to be trapped.
- Advise anyone with small breed dogs to walk them on a leash at night. Even if the yard is fenced…a fox can scale a fence with ease.
- Keep domestic cats in at night. Don’t let them roam the neighborhood. Predators & Cars rival for the #1 spot for the reason “missing cat” signs get posted in neighborhoods.
- If you have an over-abundance of any rodent. It will draw in fox like a magnet. Mother nature always brings balance… Coyotes & foxes punch the numbers down.
- Don’t leave animal food outside.
- Feral cat feeding… not only does it throw off (decimate) the bird balance it also attracts coyotes & foxes.