Do you have a fox problem in your yard? These sneaky and pesky critters can wreak havoc on your property if they can gain access. Not only are they known to cause damage to your yard, but they are also a safety hazard. This is especially the case if you have children or pets. If foxes have been pestering you, there is no reason to fret. There are several things you can do to address your fox problem.
Don’t Leave Pet Food Outside
Do you have pets? If you do, do you leave food outside for them? By leaving your dog’s or cat’s food dish outside, you are enticing foxes to enter your property. A fox has a good sense of smell and dog food or catnip is an appealing aroma that will draw these critters to your property. That being said, do not leave your pet’s food outside if you have a fox problem.
Be Mindful Of Your Fruit and Vegetables
Do you have fruit trees or a vegetable garden in the yard? It is important to realize that foxes are omnivores, which means they feast on both animals and plantlife. If you have a type of fruit tree on your property, you need to regularly pick up the fallen fruit. If you don’t, it is a convenient meal for a fox. If you have a vegetable garden, you may want to consider putting up some wire or fencing around it.
Don’t Leave Out Trash Bags
Many homeowners are guilty of leaving their trash bags outside. In an effort to get your smelly trash out of your house, you may decide to lean your trash bags against the side of your house. The problem with doing so is that foxes and other critters like possums, raccoons, etc., can easy claw them open. If you are going to take your garbage outside, you need to place it some bin that closes tightly or has a locking mechanism.
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