Fox Removal & Exclusion

Foxes can be dangerous to humans for multiple reasons. They are well known to carry parasites such as worms, flukes, ticks, mites, and fleas, to name a few. They can also transmit diseases such as rabies, canine distemper, mange, roundworm, and more. Many of these can infect us as well as our pets and livestock. Furthermore, they are intelligent, cunning hunters who sometimes prey on our pets and small livestock. Poultry, such as chickens and turkeys, are favorite targets.

Their predatory behavior is generally at its worst during the spring when they are raising young but can happen anytime. And when they are not hunting (which typically occurs at dusk and dawn), they damage our property with their burrowing and nesting habits. They have excellent vision and hearing and a keen sense of smell. The Gray fox can even climb trees (and fences) with incredible cat-like agility. These factors combine to make these canines very formidable predators. Indeed, they are a nuisance animal we don’t want anywhere near our homes, farms, or businesses.


The Foxes Of Missouri

The two most common species found in Missouri are the Red, and the Gray. The Red is the larger of the two, weighing up to 15 pounds and growing up to three feet long, not including the tail. The Gray is smaller than the Red, typically not exceeding 12 pounds. They are not that difficult to tell apart based on their size and coloring; however, Grays also have some red on the underside of their mostly gray coat, which can be a little confusing. The easiest way to tell the Red and the Gray apart is by the tips of their tails; the Red’s is white, and the Gray’s is black. Interestingly, the Red is the most common in the world.

Identifying A Fox Problem Can Be Tricky

Recognizing signs of a fox problem can be a challenge. Because they carry away their kills and can be very crafty in the way they enter and exit your property, your first indication of an issue may be an inexplicable dwindling of your livestock numbers. If you’ve been sighting foxes in the area and have been missing animals, you likely have a fox problem. So, what should you do about it?

Professional Help For Nuisance Wildlife Is The Best Solution

Attempting to hunt or trap these wily creatures on your own is often futile, dangerous, and difficult. If you are having a fox issue, your best bet is to contact a professional wildlife control service for assistance. There is no better choice in and around Sullivan than Advanced Wildlife Control, the top-rated fox control experts in your community. We can help you eliminate the immediate threat and implement a prevention plan to help keep them from becoming a nuisance in the future. Call us today or request an estimate and let’s get started.

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