Do you have a fox problem on your property? Not only can these pesky critters be a nuisance, but they are also a safety hazard. Although they usually are very shy creatures, you are best to keep a safe distance away from these wild canines. The good news is that there are several ways you can keep foxes off your landscape. Here are a few of them!
Why Should You Keep Them Off Your Property
Although foxes are not usually dangerous to humans, they will pounce if they feel threatened. You want to be sure that your children or pets do not ever get close to these animals. They have a reputation for eating livestock and getting into trash cans. Foxes also love nibbling on berries so be on the lookout if you have berry bushes on your property.
How To Keep The Away
One of the best ways to keep foxes away is to install barriers around your property. For example, chain link fences are an excellent option. You just want to make sure they are a minimum of six feet high. It is also important to point out that foxes are exceptional at digging. You want to install something solid at the base of the fence to prevent them from burying under. If you want to go a step further, you can also opt for an electric fence too.
There are always going to mixed reviews when it comes to animal repellents. There are people who swear by them, and there are many others who they are a waste of time and money. It is always good to try out a few deterrent sprays in your yard to see what works for you the best. It is also important to note that foxes are deterred by items that contain human scent. Dirty articles of clothing usually do the trick. You can consider installing a motivated-activated noisemaker, light, or sprinkler as well.
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