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Do you need Virginia nuisance fox trapping removal services? Gray Fox or Red Fox preying on your chickens? Are Fox annoying your pets? We are the Virginia nuisance fox trapping removal Experts!

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Animal Removal Services of Virginia offers fox trapping removal services second to none! If you are experiencing fox in your yard then you need our professional fox trapping removal services. Also, at Animal Removal Services of Virginia we take the most humane and most effective strategy when dealing with your Virginia nuisance fox problem.

There are two species of fox in Virginia, the native gray fox, and the red fox which is in another genus. Also the red fox, bold by nature, has been pushing out the shyer gray.

Are fox causing problems around your Virginia home? We know that problems can range from homeowners flower beds dug up, foxes pooping on your lawns and living under porches or sheds. Have you had a more serious problem with foxes stealing your livestock and your pet rabbits or guinea pigs? Animal Removal Services of Virginia fox trapping removal services can help solve your fox problems and make you worry free of health issues. So, if you spot a fox in your area you’ll want our expert Virginia fox trapping removal services. So call us at  (804) 729-9103.

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The grey fox is slightly smaller than the red fox with an average weight of 8 pounds and a total length of 34-40 inches. The fur is grizzled gray above, white to ashy below, and lighter gray to reddish on the neck and sides.

Most foxes will avoid people unless they have been hand fed which happens quite often. People think foxes are cute and forget they are a wild animal that can carry rabies and other diseases. 

Hey, if you spot a fox in your neighborhood you don’t have to worry much. Why? Because most fox avoid people. But, generally if fox are showing up in your Virginia area they are more than likely searching for food. You really don’t have to worry about your cats since fox will not bother cats. But at times fox have been known to tease cats. But, if a fox finds a dead cat on the road it will take it away to eat.

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The red fox, the size of a small dog, has a total length of 39-41 inches. They will weigh in at 9-12 pounds. Red Fox have erect ears, a pointed nose, and a long, bushy tail with white tip.

Also, don’t let any dog out of your yard off leash when there is fox in your yard. Most dogs will chase a fox and not pay attention to their surroundings.  This could be disastrous for your pet dog. Many pet dogs have been hit by cars chasing after a fox.  Call Animal Removal Services Of Virginia at (804) 729-9103 and we’ll take care of your fox problems and keep you worry free!

If a fox can get into a chicken or rabbit area then it will. Many of our Virginia clients have lost their chickens or rabbits to a fox. If this is happening in your neighborhood call us NOW at (804) 729-9103

The good news about a fox – you can scare them off.  You can use “hazing” , a method that makes use of deterrents which scares a fox out of your area. First, try yelling and waving your arms while approaching a coyote. Or, use  a loud voice, whistles, air horns, bells, “shaker” cans full of marbles or pennies, and even bang pans together. Furthermore, you can throw sticks, small rocks, cans, tennis balls or rubber balls. Finally, hoses, water guns with vinegar water, spray bottles with vinegar water, pepper spray or bear repellent will help.  In the end, no matter what you use we suggest you call us today at (804) 729-9103. Let us help you with our Virginia nuisance fox trapping removal skills. 

Have you found fox kits on your Virginia property? If so please leave them alone or call Animal Removal Services Of Virginia's expert Virginia red fox trapping removal services

Red Fox kits initially have blue eyes which eventually turn brown around two months old. Their coat gets replaced by the reddish hairs for which they get their name. If you come across a den please leave the kits alone.

Health Concerns

Foxes are susceptible to many of the same ailments as domestic dogs. Below are a few health issues you could encounter if you come across a Virginia red or gray fox.

Distemper is one of the more common and serious diseases found in foxes. Also, distemper is a contagious, incurable, often fatal, multisystemic viral disease that affects the respiratory, gastrointestinal, and central nervous systems. Furthermore, you can contract an asymptomatic (subclinical) CDV infection. But, anyone who’s been immunized against measles (a related virus) is protected against CDV as well.

Foxes often have Mange. A small mite which burrows into the skin, causing an irritation, causes mange. Also, this disease is extremely contagious, affecting as much as 70% of the coyote population. In addition, mange mites can infect humans, but the symptoms are usually mild, consisting of a rash near the infected area.

Foxes Can Carry Rabies, Which Is Spread Through Bites And Scratches. Rabies Progresses Quickly And Initial  Symptoms Are Like The Flu. Infected Coyotes May Also Experience Hallucinations, Anxiety, Tremors, Uncontrollable Salivation, And Even Paralysis. A Person Bitten By A Potentially Rabid Coyote Must Seek Medical Attention Right Off.

Heartworm infection is a fairly common coyote disease. Furthermore, parasitic worms living in the arteries of the lungs and heart of coyotes cause this disease. Also, in rare instances humans contract this serious and potentially fatal disease.

Fatal encephalomyelitis caused by neurotropic viruses create rabies in foxes. Rabies gets transmitted by an animal bite that injects the virus into the wound. Furthermore, any fox bite or scratch should receive prompt local treatment by thorough cleansing of the wound with copious amounts of soap and water; this local treatment will significantly reduce the risk of rabies. Anyone who may have been exposed to rabies should be advised to always contact local health authorities immediately for advice about postexposure prophylaxis and should also contact their personal physician as soon as possible.

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Some Virginia Fox Facts

  • Foxes are not a threat to humans, except when they are rabid(which is very rare). Also if you capture or handle a fox you will probably be bitten. Even then, a fox prefers running away rather than fighting with you.
  • In addition, foxes will go after small pets or livestock, e.g. rabbits, guinea pigs or chickens. We recommend pets should be kept indoors or housed in sturdy structures if you know foxes are in your area.
  • Also, foxes will also eat some fruits, although they generally won’t go after your garden vegetables.
  • Sometimes foxes are blamed for damage they did not cause. Often people observe foxes eating from spilled trash after dogs or other animals have overturned the trash can.
  • Furthermore, a fox moving through your yard they are usually passing thru on their way to a hunt.
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The eastern gray fox lives in every county in Virginia. They are usually out-competed in urban areas by the red fox. But, Virginia coyotes push red foxes out of areas. Once red foxes are pushed out of an area the gray fox moves in. Also, since the gay fox can climb trees they can escape coyotes or dogs running off-leash.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Foxes

  • How Long do foxes live?
    In the wild, not very long: mortality rates generally vary between 50% and 70% per annum. At 50% per annum, only a quarter of foxes live to be two years old, 12% to three years, 6% to four years, and very few make it beyond six years. As an exception, a wild fox can survive for ten years. Sadly by then, a fox  will be arthritic and have few teeth. In captivity, foxes may live for fourteen years.
  • Do foxes hunt in packs?
    No. Foxes hunt by themselves. Also, seldom will you see two or more foxes together away from their den. Foxes hunt and move by themselves. Sometimes foxes meet other foxes at night, but these meetings are very.  Larger fox cubs may follow their mother when hunting, but usually she gets food and then brings it for the cubs. Also, cubs learn by watching their mother rather than by participating in the hunt.
  • Do foxes kill and eat their young?
    It is not common, but it can happen. If more than one female in a group gives birth, the litter of the subordinate female may get killed, either by her or the dominant female. If that occurs the cubs are often eaten. Very rarely, a female might kill the cubs of another female living in a nearby area and then bring them for her own cubs to eat.
  • Do cubs kill and eat each other?
    During the first few weeks of life, cubs fight for dominance. In that case, the weaker cubs may be killed: around 20% of cubs die in the first four weeks of life, possibly as a result of these fights. Any dead cub, however it dies, may get eaten by other cubs in the litter.
Baby foxes are very cute but please stay away from any den
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If you come across a fox den be careful. A fox will defend their den and area around pupping season. Also, we suggest you change your route so you avoid avoid creating problems. In addition, if you find a den and these foxes have become a nuisance call us at (804) 729-9103 and we’ll solve with your Virginia fox trapping removal issues.

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