The fox is responsible for the damage to people’s gardens, defecating around the property and onto garden furniture and children’s toys. The faeces are used to mark their territory. It can leave behind a bad smell and along with their urine can make a property undesirable. Foxes are prone to many of the same diseases and parasites as domestic dogs including the roundworm Toxocara Canis, the larvae of which can cause blindness in children.
They can also carry mange. Mange is caused by the itch mite Sarcoptes scabiei which burrows into the skin. This is easily spread to domestic dogs and is the same mite that causes scabies in humans. In some areas, mange is currently prevalent in foxes; it is very virulent and infected animals invariably die.
The fox will also damage refuse sacks leaving rubbish on the floor which in turn attracts other pest activities such as rats. The fox will kill pets such as rabbits, guinea pigs, ducks, and chickens and have been known to kill the domestic cat.
Foxes commonly burrow under buildings, garden sheds and garages. In one case a cost of over £50,000.00 was paid for the under pinning of a retaining wall that had subsided due to the burrowing of foxes over a long period of time. We pride ourselves on providing humane fox extermination services for domestic customers and businesses in London and Kent, including Maidstone and all other urban and rural areas.