• Urban Fox Control London 26 January 2019 | View comments

  • Since the end of the Second World War, the red fox has successfully colonised numerous towns and cities across the UK.

    Urban fox populations in London are often severely affected by Sarcoptic mange mite infections caused by foxes coming into close proximity with one another.

    Urban foxes in London benefit from being exposed to an array of food sources, poor waste management, places to live and breed.

    As the urban fox in London becomes less fearful of humans as the years go on, they often display more resourceful behaviour.

    Human interactions with urban foxes in London develops a fearless and bold fox.

    That said, people will continue to feed urban foxes in London and make the problem worse.

    Reports of urban foxes in London using cat flaps to enter properties in search for food is not unheard of, nor is somebody returning home to find a fox hiding in their bedroom or sitting room that has entered through an open window.

    On rare occasions, the foxes opportunistic behaviour has proved to have resulted in more serious consequences, presenting many questions regarding how and what sort of effective control measures should be legally underaken.

    The subject of urban fox control in London often raises many emotive factors that can impede decisions regarding the control methods to be used.


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