The red fox is native to the British Isles, and widespread throughout mainland Britain.
Its adaptable and opportunistic nature has made it a successful species; however
this has created a nuisance for people. Especially in rural situations, such problems
can arise where livestock or game animals are kept.
Although foxes are a welcome vision for some people around their homes or in parkland,
foxes can cause significant damage – hence the need for fox control services. Foxes
have only limited protection under the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 but are
protected from abuse and ill-treatment by the Wild Mammals (Protection) Act 1996.
We can control foxes using live catch traps that are baited and set in areas of known
Foxes are becoming increasingly common in urban society and can cause problems in
people’s gardens. This is a threat to the lives of pets. They are known carriers
of sarcoptic mange (scabies), which is transferrable to humans. They also carry distemper
virus which can be fatal for pets.