Fox Control Hampshire
Fox Control Hampshire – DKG Pest Control are based in Farnborough, Wokingham and Shepperton. We offer a complete fox control service to clients in the South East of England, methods include fox trapping, direct shooting and proofing. Every fox trapped will be quickly and humanely dispatched. DKG Pest Control hold current section 1 & 2 firearms licenses and are insured to use such a rifles on small areas of land such as domestic gardens in urban environments. All licenses / insurance documents will be shown on request.
Where possible direct shooting is our preferred method as it is the most discreet, humane method of control. However if this is not possible using a mixture of large cage traps or discreet snare traps depending on site and any non-target species present, we can trap and dispatch the problem fox.
If you require a discreet service trapping can prove quite difficult due to the size of the traps and when a fox is caught they can make a lot of noise in the trap. When we set traps at any site if you notice that a fox has been caught you are urged to call 24/7 so the fox doesn’t suffer or hurt its self.
Fox control really is needed around towns and cities as only recently 9month old twins were attacked whilst they were in their cot. The sound of a distressed, crying young child is just like the cry of a distressed animal to a fox. As the fox population increases they have to turn to new food sources to survive. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/10251349.
DKG Pest Control offer fox control in Berkshire, Hampshire, Surrey & Oxfordshire.
We are not a large franchise company! We are just a small family run company with 3 staff members!
For more information about our fox control service call DKG Pest Control on:
(01252) 560 450
(01932) 300 177
(01189) 680 841
Why choose DKG Pest Control to remove your fox??
Small family run company.
Fully trained, licensed & insured.
All foxes dispatched by DKG Pest Control will be sent to a government supported research laboratory to aid with wildlife disease research.
Members of the directory of excellence, countryside alliance & Ukpestcontrollers.org
Fast reliable service, we arrive when we say we will!
No vat to pay on our prices.
All pest control work is guaranteed.
Urban Fox Control Facts
The red fox is commonly a rusty red colour and has a white underbelly, they have black tips on their ears and black feet. The most distinctive feature of a fox is their bushy tail whit an obvious white tip. An adult red fox can weight 6.5 – 24lb with a head and body length up to 33in. They are the largest of the true foxes.
Foxes can be found all across the British country side and are now heavily populating many of our cities including London, Urban foxes have become so successful in this type of environment it is said that there are 28 foxes per square mile.
The Urban Fox is exactly the same species as the country fox. Due to the truly omnivorous nature of the fox they are incredibly adaptable to differing environments. Foxes have adapted well to life in towns over the last 50 years or so. They prosper because they find plentiful food and shelter in our gardens, yards and other open spaces. A fox’s habitat can vary from settling under garden sheds and garages in urban areas, to country foxes populating farmland, woodlands, forest, heathland and grasslands.
Habits and Biology:
Foxes usually hunt alone but live in family groups consisting of a dog fox plus a vixen and a litter averaging 4/5 fox cubs per year in the UK, often with one or two more vixens – usually daughters or sisters of the mother vixen – helping to raise the family. In towns their most common breeding site is under a garden shed or decking.
Foxes are larger than domestic cats, the dog fox is larger than the vixen. They are territorial animals, hunting and scavenging their chosen path and defending it against other fox intruder. Like many territorial animals they mark their territory with signals that other foxes will recognize, such as by leaving their droppings in prominent positions and urinating around the perimeter of the fox’s territory. Foxes urine has a very pungent smell which is easily smelt by humans.
A Foxes Diet:
Both Country and Urban foxes have a varied diet and will include insects and grubs, slugs, worms, small rodents, and indeed anything that they can raid from our rubbish.
In towns about one third of the fox’s diet consists of food they have scavenged, mainly from our rubbish. The balance is made up of rats, mice, feral pigeons, rabbits and other small animals that they have hunted, augmented by worms and insects. At certain times of the year berries can form a major part of a fox’s diet. In summer foxes faeces will be almost black and full of blackberry seeds.
Foxes will mate between December and February, this courtship can be heard with the loud, far carrying vocalization. The male fox will make a barking sound whereas the vixen (female fox) will return the call with a high pitch screeching. The Foxes gestation period is about 52 days, after which they will give birth to a litter of 4 – 5 cubs during March and April.
Fox cubs are reliant on the vixen for their first 2 -3 weeks for warmth and food, fox cubs will then venture out around the den at about 4 weeks and are fully weaned by 6 weeks.
DKG Pest Control use the following traps for fox control.
The Collarum fox trap is designed to throw a fox snare over the foxes head and hold it there until checked. The trap can be a very effective method of fox control. The traps is not dangerous to house hold pets. Animals smaller than a fox will simply walk free as the snare won’t pull tight enough to capture them.
The fox cage trap can also be used around pets as if they are caught they can just be released again, the fox cage trap is effective against urban foxes but not that effective against rural foxes.
The fox snare is a great method of fox control against rural foxes, they will be placed on well used fox runs through hedgerows & woodland etc. again fox snares are just designed to hold the fox until snares are checked.
When a very bright lamp is aimed at the fox its eyes shine back at you even if you can’t make out the outline of the foxes body, the eyes can be seen from many hundreds of meters away. This is what the shooter will be looking for, once the shooter has seen the eyes in the lamp he can call the fox closer with special calls pretending to be an injured animal. Once the animal is close enough to be positively identified as a fox, it will be dispatched. This is a great method of fox control on large areas of land.
The urban red fox if well-known and disliked for emptying the bins all over the road, not a fun job to pick up all the old rubbish from the road.
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