A recent interview on BBC Radio London with a professional fox controller highlighted the realities of employing someone to come and shoot a fox in your back garden. For people who may have considered this possibility for removing a troublesome fox, hearing about the details and the cost may convince them to try a humane and non-lethal method of deterring foxes instead.
This website constantly stresses the importance of finding where foxes gain entry to your garden (or area you wish to protect). The reason is because the entry point is where you have the biggest opportunity to convince a fox to avoid your garden completely. Whether it’s blocking up a hole, spraying a repellent or installing a deterrent device, […]
If you’ve got foxes coming into your garden, then the best way of stopping them is to work out where they get in and target that area with a fox deterrent. This is because you are far more likely to stop a fox coming into your garden by creating a cause for concern at the […]
More and more of us are experiencing the incredibly frustrating problem of urban foxes getting underneath cars and chewing brake cables, emissions sensors and other important components. Not only is it frustrating but it can be very expensive to fix, with repair bills of between £700 – £1,700 not unheard of. Additionally, just getting the repairs […]
Many cat owners who are thinking about buying the FoxWatch understandably want to know if it will harm their cat. We look into what happens if you install one in your garden & why there’s no reason to worry.
Many dogs owners like to double check the FoxWatch will be ok to use with their dog prior to purchasing. We actually get many successful reports from dog owners that their dog is much calmer after the FoxWatch has been installed and foxes are no longer coming into the garden, than they were prior to installation.
Abigail contacted us with a common question of how to get rid of foxes from her garden, without causing any distress to her cats. “I have a fairly small garden and a family of six foxes have just taken residence. I want to get a deterrent but I have two cats and many of the […]
A Fox Repellent Expert reader from the USA, dropped us an email to enquire about the availability of fox repellent products in the US. We have an urban fox that has taken over our feral cat’s bed and food supply (we have been taking care of the cat since 2008). I only see Scoot fox repellent on the amazon UK […]
FRE reader, Roopal, from Borehamwood, contacted us to ask: Is Scoot ok to use in a pre-school garden? Can the ultrasonic device be used without a wired connection – we have no power outside. Hi Roopal, Thank you for your email. Scoot Fox Repellent is a Ministerially Approved Pesticide Product (MAPP), meaning it has received […]
Angie, a reader of this site, got in contact via the contact form and asked this question: “Brilliant site and really useful information. You recommend obtaining dog hair and putting in strategic places in the chicken hut. Can this be either male or female or only male please? Many thanks. Angie.” Hi Angie, Thank you […]
“What is it about my garden foxes like so much?”, you may have cried in frustration to yourself recently. There are many reasons why foxes can find your garden so exciting and, while some are quite obvious, there may be things you were unaware of that encourage foxes to keep returning. Having an awareness of […]
When searching for a suitable fox repellent, it’s very tempting to think that in order for a product to be deemed ‘successful’, you should be able to use the deterrent on Wednesday and the fox would be gone on Thursday. Indeed, if you look at any fox deterrent products on Amazon, the comments section is […]
Research doesn’t suggest ‘explosion’ in urban fox population Contrary to what many may think, there isn’t any solid scientific evidence to suggest that the urban fox population has hugely increased. In fact, what studies have shown is that as our urban areas have grown, foxes living in our towns and cities have simply grown at […]
“Foxes are a pest and a menace, particularly in our cities.” – Boris Johnson “Foxes are beautiful and, for many, they’re the only opportunity to see a wild mammal in the UK.” – Chris Packham Much like other divisive issues, such as Britain’s membership of the EU, the England football team or whether Jaffa Cakes are a […]
Destroyed plants, unsightly holes on the lawn, soil all over the patio and intrusive burrowing under the shed… These are just a few of the many frustrating symptoms of foxes digging in our gardens. Not surprisingly, along with pooing, digging is one of the most common complaints we have when living among urban foxes. This article will walk you […]
Anyone who has experienced foxes coming into their garden or even somewhere in their neighbourhood will be familiar with the sound of foxes screaming. It is loud, incredibly unsettling and is one of the main reasons people buy fox repellent to keep foxes away from their garden. So why do foxes scream? There are several […]
Many homeowners, pet owners and parents have heard about foxes carrying mange and the protection of ourselves, our pets and children are one of the main reasons we seek to buy an effective fox repellent. Understandably, we have all heard rumours of the horrors of mange and automatically associate it with foxes, therefore causing the […]
In addition to the threat that mange can provide to your dogs, a slightly less publicised disease that foxes can carry is toxocariasis. This can be potentially very serious because of the threat it can pose to young children and may prompt you to get in the market for some fox repellent. Toxocara Found In […]
I’ve recently had a few people contact me regarding foxes causing damage to their cars. One gentleman had an issue with foxes chewing his car’s vinyl roof, another was getting scratched paint work, whilst a lady contacted me for ideas on how to stop foxes chewing wires underneath her car. Having to fix a car […]
You’ve established you have a fox problem in your garden. You’ve decided to do something about it by purchasing some fox repellent. You’ve assumed that Homebase or B&Q are the best places to buy it, right? Actually that’s wrong! So where is the best place to buy a deterrent for foxes in the UK? Read […]