Some people love them; others can’t stand them. If you are the kind of person who can’t stand having foxes constantly stroll through your yard, there are a variety of steps you can take to keep them out. If you have young children or pets foxes can pose safety risks, so you are best off finding ways to keep them away from your yard. Here are some of the most effective methods of keeping foxes off of your property.
A fence can benefit your property in several ways. In addition to adding security and privacy, a fence can keep out any unwanted critters from entering your yard. Installing a fence is one of the most sure-fire ways to keep foxes off your property. Practically any style of fence will work, as long as it is tall enough. For example, a six-foot fence will surely keep foxes from hopping over.
Scent and Taste Repellents
Another route you can take for keeping foxes away is by implementing scent and taste repellents on your yard. If you do your research, you will find all sorts of mixed reviews on the effectiveness of these kinds of repellents. Some people will swear by them and others who think flat-out believe that they are a waste of money. You can always try them out and see what kind of results you receive.
Remove Food Sources
You don’t want to give foxes any reason to enter onto your property. In other words, if possible, remove all food sources that would entice a fox to make its way to your yard. To begin, ensure that all trash can lids are securely covered. You may even want to consider investing in metal trash cans that have lids that screw on. That way, if they were ever knocked over, they would remain on. Next, you want to clear your property of any fruit or seeds that have fallen because that will provide the foxes with sources of food. Finally, make sure that your pet’s food is not available for foxes to steal.
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