Effective Fox Control in London
Foxes are pests that can cause unforeseen damage to your business. The urban fox is prevalent in London with approximately 28 foxes per square mile. They are making their home on construction sites with the mainstay of their diet being waste food from restaurants, takeaways, hotels, pubs and food-processing units. These organisations are being increasingly targeted by foxes.
Early detection by professionally trained and experienced Dyno-Pest technicians plus a prompt, effective ongoing management regime is the effective way to treat pest foxes whether they are an occasional or regular nuisance. Call for qualified help at the first sighting of a fox on your premises or if you have evidence of a scavenging fox.
They may look attractive but Foxes can wreak havoc
- Scavenging in rubbish, up turning bins, ripping open rubbish sacks thereby leading to an increase in mice, rats and insect pests
- They mark their territory with urine and droppings
- They transmit disease – Toxocariasis being the most common
The damage to your business:
- In recent months, growing public unease at the potential physical threat posed by foxes means that no business especially one from the hospitality sector can ignore a Fox problem
- There is a risk of negative reprisal from customers and pressure groups if you decide to have pest foxes culled. If this is a concern we can offer many alternatives
- You could be on the receiving end of health and safety fines and sanctions if you don’t tackle the problem of Foxes scavenging through your rubbish
“Power of 3” protection programme
Dyno-Pest Pest Fox Management Treatment
Whilst it’s impossible to guarantee that your business will never be impacted by Foxes, you can greatly reduce the risk with the Dyno-Pest ‘Power of 3’ protection programme:
- A qualified Dyno-Pest surveyor will undertake a thorough on-site inspection and you will receive a report detailing findings, the proposed treatment and fees. The latest treatments for Foxes that are used by accredited Dyno-Pest technicians are cost-effective and safe, posing no threat to humans or animals. If it is necessary to cull a Fox, this will be carried out in a humane manner by a qualified Dyno-Pest pest controller using approved and licensed techniques.
Before treatment, Dyno-Pest will recommend that the affected areas are disinfected with a supplied disinfectant. Foxes mark the areas they frequent with their droppings and these can carry Toxocariasis.
- The treatment used by Dyno-Pest can only be used by professional operatives with the appropriate application certification by DEFRA (The Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs). Because Foxes are reliant on their sense of smell, the dried deposits of the approved treatment emit a very unpleasant smell. Foxes associate this with the area and so move away. This aversion to the area persists even after the chemical has been washed away.
- Management treatment is recommended; usually on a quarterly basis to prevent other Foxes from inhabiting the previously treated area. In areas with a high density of Foxes, your Dyno-Pest technician will advise on the optimum management programme.
Contact Dyno-Pest today if your business is being affected by Foxes and you want to find out more about Dyno-Pest’s approach to proactive pest management.
Best practice tips:
- Make sure that all waste food is securely packaged and stored in bins that cannot be easily accessed or toppled over.
- Never leave food uncovered either indoors or outdoors
- In outdoor eating areas make sure that all tables are cleared of leftovers and the floor is inspected and swept regularly. Scraps left under a table or on a plate could entice a Fox. Don’t provide a regular source of food for them
- Be alert, brief all staff members to be vigilant-and build daily spot checks into your cleaning programme. Don’t simply rely on scheduled visits from your Dyno-Pest technician. If in doubt, request an unscheduled visit
If your business is being affected by foxes contact Dyno-Pest to arrange a visit from a professional Dyno-Pest technician.
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Safely Eradicating Foxes for London homeowners
Safely removing foxes from your garden
Due to their adaptability and the availability of food, foxes are now more common in some London areas than in the surrounding countryside.
Urban foxes can be a problem generally during mating season when the screaming and barking of the vixens can be distressing and often disturbs sleep.
Foxes are also territorial and will scent mark their area with strong smelling urine and faeces, especially if it is particularly important to them, such as near their “earth” (this is the burrow or den). In urban environments foxes will often make their earth under sheds, in cellars or quiet overgrown areas of your garden.
While they usually leave cats and dogs alone, foxes may be tempted by smaller pets such as rabbits, guinea pigs and chickens if they are not adequately protected. If the animals are kept outside, the easiest way to ensure their safety is to line the bottom of their cage or hutch with chicken wire that the foxes cannot penetrate.
Foxes do carry some diseases (including toxoplasmosis in their faeces) and worms, though they don’t carry rabies or suffer from distemper, despite commonly held beliefs – Britain has been free of rabies for many years. They are known to suffer from Weil’s disease and Mange (which is a skin disease caused by parasitic mites) that can transfer to pets.
Foxes are a protected species, use professionals
Should foxes be a problem in your area, it is essential that careful regard is taken to all relevant laws and health and safety legislation, etc. Poisons are not a legal or acceptable solution for this pest and can be very dangerous if misused.
While foxes are not a protected species as such, there are regulations surrounding the humane removal of these animals. At Dyno-Pest, our professional technicians are fully-trained and aware of the relevant laws regarding the elimination of pest foxes.
Pest Control for Grey Squirrels in London
Grey squirrels were introduced from America in the late 19th century. They are larger and more robust than the native red species and able to digest acorns (which the red squirrel can’t), thus enabling them to take advantage of areas of woodland to greater advantage than the native variety.
While grey squirrels can cause considerable damage to trees with their habit of stripping the bark in the early summer. It is the damage they can do to your home that is of prime concern.
Squirrels breed twice a year, in late autumn/early spring and again in the summer, having between 1 and 5 young per litter. They build nests, called dreys, from twigs, moss and other soft materials, typically located high in trees. However if they are able to access your roof void or loft, they will often choose this as their nest site. Not only do they create noise scurrying about above your head, but they will tear up your loft insulation to create their nest. Being rodents, they need to gnaw to keep the length of their ever-growing teeth at bay. Therefore, they will chew wooden roof beams and stored items and sometimes even strip the insulation from electrical cables causing a major fire hazard.
Squirrels only need a space the size of their head to gain access and so diligence is required when looking for their entry point. If this is not found and sealed, the squirrels will continue to present a problem. However, it is essential to ensure that there are no squirrels (or other birds or animals) in the loft before the holes are blocked. Aside from being cruel (and illegal) to trap them in this way, they can cause further damage as they try to escape or nasty smells and infestations of insects should they be left to die and decompose there. If they die in a water tank, the decomposing body can contaminate the water causing illness if the water is used for drinking.
Grey squirrels are not a protected species, but it is necessary for care to be taken that all regulations and health and safety requirements are adhered to when dealing with these pests.
Dyno-Pest’s fully-trained professional pest technicians are familiar with all the relevant laws and able to carry out the necessary arrangements with due care. They will also be able to advise on methods of proofing and carry these out where possible.