Many people are concerned about foxes affected by mange. A scruffy looking fox is not necessarily an ill fox. When moulting in spring, foxes look quiet rough but this does not mean they are mangy.

They are typically found in woodland and open country, but there presence in urban areas is increasing.

Red foxes are primarily active at dusk and night. They are solitary. But they very occasionally group together in a pack.

Foxes forage alone in different parts of their territory, which may extend from 25 to 5000 acres, depending on the habitat. Faeces and urine mark territories.


Vixens come into heat once a year for one to six days. They give birth to four to seven cubs in a den (also called an earth), after a gestation period of 51-53 days. The cubs are weaned after seven to nine weeks, and become sexually matured after a year. The number of cubs at the time of year in which vixens given birth depends on food availability.


Fox control is a specialist area of pest control, not all companies are comfortable dealing with this common pest. Foxes can be caged trapped and eradicated with firearms which is done quickly and humanely or alternative would be to eradicate with firearms without entrapment but this would be depend on surroundings.

Foxes are not allowed by law to be trapped and then relocated. We are firearm registered and the police would always be notified before culling would take place.





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