Scavenger foxes often sneak into homes looking for food. If you reside in a rural neighbourhood, you may spot a fox in your property on the regular. These small dog look-alike animals are usually shy of invading human dwellings but become bold overtime especially when they are looking for food.
Foxes avoid contact with people and are rarely dangerous to people. They are fond of tipping over dustbins, attacking your pets and feeding on your livestock. They will occasionally be a threat to rabbits, cats and small sized dogs that outdoors. They are also fond of berries and will invade your orchard.
How To Deter Them From Your Property Barriers
Erecting a fence is very effective in keeping these rodents away. Build a chain link fence that is at least 2.5 meters high around the area they like getting in through and ensure you place hardware cloth up to a foot deep as Foxes love to dig. Installing an electric fence is even a more effective deterrent.
Use chicken wire to block access of foxes in places they like to dig dens after chasing them away.
Repellents Deterrent Sprays made for domestic dogs may be effective in chasing away foxes. You can also deter them from using stuff that has a strong human scent such as sweaty clothing.
Consider putting up light sprinklers that are motion sensitive or a source of noise. Removing attractants By removing easy food will certainly deter the fox from coming back as they are attracted naturally to sources of food.
Secure the cages of rabbits, hens and small livestock with a lock and ensure that the animals are not outdoor. Ensure you seal all the openings in your property where these canines can enter from.
Keep trash bins closed and avoid leaving pet food outside where the foxes van access it. Fence your compost bin and ensure that the area under avian feeders is cleaned from any spills.