While there are many breeds of foxes, the most common in residential areas are red and grey foxes. These animals are medium sized and slender, about the size of a small-medium dog. The two breeds have very similar characteristics, aside from their pigmentation, including pointed ears and bushy tails.
Foxes are omnivores. Their diet usually consists of insects, birds, squirrels, reptiles, eggs, and plants. Foxes have moved into residential areas primarily for food. They are know to eat from trashcans, hunt backyard bunnies or birds, and even eat pet food.
Ultimately, foxes do not pose a threat to humans. By nature, foxes avoid humans and will flea. The only time a fox will not run away is if a feeding relationship has been established by the human. If a fox is simply passing through and not causing a problem, it is usually best to leave the creature alone.
Sometimes, foxes can be threatening to your home or family. Foxes may use your home as a place to make a den during harsh winters or when raising their kit. They are capable of burrowing under foundation which can then result in structural problems for your home. If a fox is consistently lurking around your home, it is possible they have created a den and you should keep any small pets from going outside. Foxes also become a problem if you suspect them to have rabies or mange.
If a fox is causing a problem around your home, contact one of our specialists. They are trained to handle wildlife and scope out the source of your fox problem. In the event that a fox near you has disease, our expert will be able to take care of the problem in a safe, effective manner.
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