Are my pets safe if I found a fox in my yard?
Foxes usually feed on invertebrates and small rodents, but will occasionally feed on small animals. A small dog or cat could fall prey to a fox. Farmers consider foxes a nuisance when they feed on chickens, lambs and goats.
My neighbor’s cat is missing. Was it a fox?
A common characteristic of a fox attack is when the prey turns up missing. Unlike coyotes, a fox will kill its prey and take it back to the fox den to either feed its young or bury it for a later meal.
Why is fox removal important if they are in my yard?
A fox will pose a threat to small pets. Foxes are also known to carry the rabies virus, which is 100% fatal if left untreated.
I have foxes living on my property. How do I get ride of a fox?
Foxes are smart and can be difficult to get rid of. Reliable Animal Removal Inc. is experienced in fox trapping and fox control.
A fox died under my house. If I leave it there will the smell go away?
Depending on the season, it could take a very long time for the smell of any dead animal to go away. In the summer, a dead animal can smell very strong for a few weeks and then start to get better. In the winter the smell might not be as bad, but could last for months. In either case, it is important to get the dead animal removed professionally. The smell can be dangerous for someone with respiratory problems and any ecto-parasites that were living on the animal need to be exterminated. Reliable Animal Removal Inc. will remove the dead fox, exterminate the ecto-parasites and deodorize to reduce the smell.
Is fox removal necessary?
Foxes can look very cute, but are also very dangerous. Foxes are one of the largest carriers of the rabies virus on the east coast. Rabies is 100% fatal if untreated. If a fox bites or scratches someone the fox must be trapped, have its head cut off and sent to be tested. If the fox can not be trapped then the person who was bitten or scratched must go through a series of expensive rabies shots. Fox removal is necessary and should be left up to the professionals at Reliable Animal Removal Inc.
Are foxes dangerous?
Foxes will usually keep to themselves, but a rabid fox will occasionally attack a human. Foxes are one of the largest carriers of the rabies virus on the east coast. Rabies is 100% fatal if untreated. If a fox bites or scratches someone the fox must be trapped, have its head cut off and sent to be tested. If the fox cannot be trapped then the person who was bitten or scratched must go through a series of expensive rabies shots. Fox trapping should be left up to the professionals at Reliable Animal Removal Inc.
I found a baby fox in my backyard. What should I do?
If the baby fox is not old enough to be out on its own we will take the baby fox to an animal rehabilitation center where it will be raised.
Once the fox is removed how do you keep more from coming back?
The goal in the initial fox trapping is to get rid of the fox that is creating the problems. If problems persist then fox control will be necessary.
I saw a fox walking around during the day. Does that mean it has rabies?
Not necessarily. Although they are mostly nocturnal, foxes sometimes utilize daylight to target a specific food source that is only out during the day. Mother foxes that are nursing will often forage during the day as well. Anytime a fox looks sick or acts unusual call a professional trapper like Reliable Animal Removal Inc. to get rid of the fox before it causes a serious problem.
How many babies will a mother fox have?
Foxes will have litters ranging from 1 to 13 with an average of 5.
I hear noises in my attic. Could it be a fox?
Probably not. Foxes prefer to dig dens or use dens already made by other animals such as rabbits. The noises in the attic could be from rats, mice, raccoons, opossums, gray squirrels, flying squirrels, large lizards, birds, or bats.
I saw a fox go underneath my house. Should I have the fox removed?
Yes, especially if you have pets. A fox will occasionally take over an existing armadillo den that was made under a home. Foxes will feed on small pets and can be a danger to humans if harassed. If a fox is found under a home then fox trapping is necessary.
Something made a big hole in my air conditioning duct work. Was it a fox?
Its is possible, but it is not as likely as other pest animals. Raccoons, opossum, rats and squirrels are notorious for digging holes in a/c duct work. Let a professional at Reliable Animal Removal Inc. perform an inspection and determine what animal did the damage.
How long will it take to trap a fox?
Each fox trapping session is different. Reliable Animal Removal Inc. usually traps foxes for two weeks, but may have the problem solved in the first night. There are multiple factors that take place in fox removal to determine how long it will take to trap the foxes.
If I trap the fox myself will you take it away for me?
Yes. Call Reliable Animal Removal Inc. for different options in removing the fox.
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