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Virginia Professional Wildlife Removal Services, LLC.

A full-service animal wildlife trapping, removal and pest control company - Licensed and Insured!

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Virginia Professional Wildlife Removal Services, LLC.

A full-service animal wildlife trapping, removal and pest control company - Licensed and Insured!

Fox page

Welcome to Virginia Professional Wildlife Removal Services, LLC., Fox Page

Virginia Professional Wildlife Removal Services, LLC., is Licensed and Insured, and provides both residential and commercial Fox Trapping & Removal services.

Fox trapping and removal services are provided by our fox removal experts in Virginia. We receive a tremendous increase in fox removal calls in the springtime after young foxes are born. Mother foxes take the young foxes on hunting and killing expeditions where they are taught the skills for survival. It is during this time that foxes have been know to attack and kill pets.

Often time foxes will establish den sights by digging under decks, porches, garages and barns. They are very adaptive animals and have learned to coexist in close proximity to people. Seeing a fox during daylight hours is not a sign that a fox has rabies, although foxes in Virginia are one of the top rabies carriers.

Virginia Professional Wildlife Removal Services offers predator control to farmers and land owners throughout Virginia by trapping and removing problem foxes.

It is important to understand that effective predator control is a year-round process – it is not the type of wildlife problem that can resolved with spot-treatment. To be truly effective it requires a comprehensive plan covering all twelve months of the year. Virginia Professional Wildlife Removal Services does not use, or recommend, poisons or M-44 cyanide guns for predator control in Virginia. While effective, we believe they are far too dangerous to domestic pets and non-target animals that are found so commonly in Virginia.

 

At Virginia Professional Wildlife Removal Services we are constantly striving to advance our education so that we may serve you better.

 

Virginia Professional Wildlife Removal Services routinely provides predator control for fox removal throughout Central and Eastern Virginia – including Albemarle, Amelia, Chesterfield, Goochland, Louisa, Fluvanna, Orange, Powhatan, Henrico and Hanover Counties, as well as the cities/towns of Charlottesville, Richmond, Midlothian, Woodlake, Brandermill, Lake Monticello, Lake Anna, Mineral, Gordonsville, Earlysville, and Keswick. We can also travel to other areas of Virginia. Call Virginia Professional Wildlife Removal Services today and let us address your predator removal & control needs.

 

Description of Damage

Foxes may cause serious problems for poultry producers. Turkeys raised in large range pens are subject to damage by foxes. Losses may be heavy in small farm flocks of chickens, ducks, and geese. Young pigs, lambs, and small pets are also killed by foxes. Damage can be difficult to detect because the prey is usually carried from the kill site to a den site, or uneaten parts are buried. Foxes usually attack the throat of young livestock, but some kill by inflicting multiple bites to the neck and back. Foxes do not have the size or strength to hold adult livestock or to crush the skull and large bones of their prey. They generally prefer the viscera and often begin feeding through an entry behind the ribs. Foxes will also scavenge carcasses, making the actual cause of death difficult to determine.

Pheasants, waterfowl, other game birds, and small game mammals are also preyed upon by foxes. At times, fox predation may be a significant mortality factor for upland and wetland birds, including some endangered species. (Source: www.ICWDM.org)

 

Health Concerns

Rabies outbreaks are most prevalent among red foxes in southeastern Canada and occasionally in the eastern United States. The incidence of rabies in foxes has declined substantially since the mid-1960s for unexplained reasons. In 1990, there were only 197 reported cases of fox rabies in the United States as compared to 1,821 for raccoons and 1,579 for skunks. Rabid foxes are a threat to humans, domestic animals, and wildlife. (Source: www.ICWDM.org)

Foxes harbour many parasites and diseases. There are considerable numbers of studies on parasites and diseases of foxes dealing with prevalence in foxes, disease spread and aspects of transmission to people and animals. Much research has focussed on rabies, the fox tapeworm (scientific name Echinococcus multilocularis) and the sarcoptic mange mite (scientific name Sarcoptes scabiei). Rabies and the fox tapeworm are present and ongoing issues on mainland Europe and North America (but are not found in Britain), whilst sarcoptic mange affects many fox populations globally. (Source: www.thefoxwebsite.org)

 

Fox Removal Process

Foxes are cunning and smart, but they’re still animals at the end of the day. That means they’re riddled with diseases like rabies, have plenty of parasites that might harm you and your family, and may even kill any small animals you’re raising. What can you do to stop them?

Trapping Foxes

 The best way to remove a fox from your property is to trap them. But how do you go about doing that?

1. Pick a Trap

There are plenty of traps out there, but the two most popular traps for the job are foot-hold traps and live traps. Foot-hold traps offer the benefit of being small and easy to hide, but they can be inhumane and make dealing with the caught animal difficult. Live traps, on the other hand, are big cages. They’re very obvious, but they make removing the fox easy once it’s caught.

Before using the trap, however, be sure to register it with your state. If you’re interested in other traps, you should also make sure that it’s legal to use them on foxes in your state.

2. Placing the Trap

Where you place the trap can be the difference between relaxing after catching the fox and being frustrated after weeks spent trying to catch it. Good trap placement is ultimately a matter of knowing your target. The more familiar you are with the foxes invading your home and the more you know about their hunting patterns, their favorite paths, and their daily habits, the more likely you are to catch them. That’s because the best place to put a trap is where the foxes are most likely to tread.

That isn’t all though, as foxes aren’t just going to walk into a metal contraption. They’re smarter than that, so you’ll have to deceive their senses by covering the traps. In the case of the foothold, it’s as simple as covering it with leaves. A live trap, however, may require you to hide it in a dark hole or to get more creative with the camouflage.

3. The Right Bait

 Even the right placement and good camouflage might fail against these cunning creatures. Yet you can always trust them to follow their animal instincts and chase food. That’s why bait is such an essential part of trapping. The best bait to use in this case is fish. Foxes have a hard time resisting the smell, and its pungency makes it more likely to draw them in from afar.

4. Relocation

 With the bait and trap being set, all that’s left is to sit back and wait for the fox to be caught. Once that happens, you’re free to relocate them. Just be sure to check with your state’s regulations and to get any licenses necessary for relocation.

Preventing Foxes

 After removing the fox, it’s a good idea to make some changes in and around your home to keep them out in the future. Start by removing any sources of food that might attract the foxes, like pet food and an unfastened garbage can. Then it might be a good idea to build a fence. It’s recommended your fence go underground to prevent the foxes from digging their way through. It should also be a few feet high so they can’t jump or climb their way above it.

Professional Help

Removing a fox can be difficult, especially with all the research you’ll need to do into what you’re legally allowed to do. That’s why it’s a great idea to call a professional to sort out your problem. Not only do they have plenty of expertise, but they also have the equipment and time to properly deal with the foxes.

VPWRS Can Solve Your Problems!

  1. Foxes Under The Deck, Garage Or Shed?
  2. Scratching Noises In Your Attic, Walls, Or Crawlspace?
  3. Unwanted Animal Wildlife In Your Home, Business or Property?
  4. Bats In Your Attic?
  5. Birds In Your Dryer And Bathroom Vents?
  6. Problem Bird Or Bat Infestation?
  7. Animals In Your Chimney Or Fireplace?
  8. Digging In Your Lawn Or Under Your House, Deck Or Garage?
  9. Dead Animal Problems?
  10. Animal Odor Problems?
  11. Chewing Sounds In Your Attic Or Crawl Space?
  12. Animals Damaging Your Wiring, Insulation, Fascia, Soffits, And The Wood In Your Home?
  13. Animal Feces Removal?
  14. Attic Restorations And Clean-Up Needed?

VPWRS Extensive Services

Virginia Professional Wildlife Removal Services provides nuisance wildlife removal, animal control, predator control, pest control, nuisance wildlife exclusion, and wildlife clean-up services.

 

We have experience handling bats, beavers, birds, Canada geese, chipmunks, coyotes, deer, foxes, groundhogs, mice, moles, raccoons, rats, opossums, otters, skunks, squirrels, snakes, voles, muskrats, bobcats, Copperhead snakes, pigeons, and other species of Virginia wildlife.

 

We operate our business within accepted industry standards and best practices, and in accordance with local, state, and federal laws.

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