Berkshire - Hampshire - Surrey
Need fox control in Berkshire? DKG Pest Control LTD provide an effective Fox Removal service to domestic and commercial clients in Berkshire and Hampshire.
Our Fox Removal service is carried out as discreetly as possible, usually with humane catch cage traps which are usually successful within a week and often within 24 hours!
We will come and set the traps and return weekly to re-bait until the fox problem is resolved, we also provide you with a discreet professional dispatch and removal service. All of our staff members are Thames Valley Police Approved, and all hold open section 1 firearms certificates and been trained in the safe use of firearms. All foxes carcasses are responsibly disposed of via our waste carriers.
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When you come to us for fox control treatments you will deal directly with us, no outsourcing to sub-contractors! Fox control is often a complex job and requires knowledge and licencing a lot of pest control companies simply don't have. We carry out the fox control work for most of the other pest control companies in the area.
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Fox Control Process
Contact Pest Control
Simply call or e-mail our office, Laura or Claire will give you any advice required and book an appointment for our Fox control expert to visit at a time to suit you.
Our Fox control expert will survey the site and identify if a treatment may be successful and provide proofing recommendations.
Our fox control experts try to use fox cage traps where possible. It is more humane for the fox and minimises the time spent on site by our technicians keeping your costs down, this also ensures the fox can be dispatched as quickly and humanely as possible. The trap can be placed in a discreet location away from any sensitive areas.
We do provide on occasion direct shoots, whereby an area will be selected, and a safe back stop built, although in some situations this can prove a very effective form of fox control, we try and avoid it where possible.
Once the traps have been set you will be provided with emergency contact details, and 24 hours call out to captured foxes. We are often called to trapped foxes in other company’s traps whose phone lines close with office hours or the calls are just ignored! We will respond to any trapped animals urgently!
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Fox Removal Services
Fox Control FAQ's
Do foxes get into houses?
Yes, this is something we are seeing on a much more regular basis. We have been called to schools where foxes and entered the building in the daytime! Houses where young babies crying has attacked foxes to enter the property, a distressed baby is no different to any other animal in distress!
Are there a lot of foxes in towns?
There are a lot more foxes around than you might imagine, foxes are enjoying city living and the number of foxes in urban areas of England appears to have soared almost five-fold. The rise from an estimated 33,000 in the 1990s to 150,000 today. Foxes don't have any predators; they are at the top of the food chain and with a plentiful food supply which is easily accessible from bins and dumps it's no surprise really! Apart from cars and pest control there is nothing keeping their population under control. read more
Will foxes attack domestic pets?
Yes. Foxes do kill domestic pets, especially cats! We have found dead cats remains around fox dens and seen foxes carrying dead cats on our trail cameras many times. It's less likely they will kill dogs.
Pest Control Surveys
Our pest control technician will carry out a survey of your property to identify the type of pest and infestation level. This information will help us select the quickest and most effective treatments available. Our pest control technicians carry See Snake inspection cameras with recording facilities to access hard to reach places.
Whether you have insects, rodents or mammals, our pest control technician will select the best treatment for your infestation. This treatment will be carried out by a trained professional with only the best products on the market! All equipment is maintained to a high level and most importantly, the treatment will be carried out safely! Tailored to your propery's exact requirements.
Our pest control technician will give detailed proofing recommendations as part of the initial survey. Proofing works can be carried out by our technicians or by your maintenance team.
Proofing is the most important component to a successful pest control treatment and helps protect your property from future pest infestations.
Pest Control Monitoring
Monitoring is an important part of pest control, with the industry moving ever more in the direction of non-toxic treatments. The use of non-toxic rodent monitors is a great way to ensure your property remains rodent free whilst minimising rodenticide exposure to the environment and non-target wildlife.
We provide rodent and insect monitoring for domestic and commercial clients.
Fox Control Information
Urban Fox Control Facts
The urban red fox is commonly a rusty red and has a white underbelly. They have black tips on their ears and black feet. The most distinctive feature of a fox is their bushy tail whit an obvious white tip. An adult red fox can weight 6.5 - 24lb with a head and body length up to 33in. They are the largest of the true foxes.
Foxes can be found all across the British countryside and are now also populating many of our cities including London. Urban foxes have become so successful in this type of environment it is said that there are 28 foxes per square mile.
The Urban Fox is the same species as the country fox. Due to the truly omnivorous nature of the fox, they are incredibly adaptable to differing environments. Foxes have adapted well to life in towns over the last 50 years or so. They prosper because they find plentiful food and shelter in our gardens, allotments, and other open spaces. A fox’s habitat can vary from settling under garden sheds and garages in urban areas, to country foxes populating farmland, woodlands, forest, heathland, and grasslands.
Habits and Biology:
Foxes usually hunt alone but live in family groups consisting of a dog fox plus a vixen and a litter averaging 4/5 fox cubs per year in the UK, often with one or two more vixens - usually daughters or sisters of the mother vixen - helping to raise the family. In towns their most common breeding site is under a garden shed or decking.
Foxes are larger than domestic cats, the dog fox is larger than the vixen. They are territorial animals, hunting and scavenging their chosen path and defending it against other fox intruder. Like many territorial animals they mark their territory with signals that other foxes will recognize, such as by leaving their droppings in prominent positions and urinating around the perimeter of the fox’s territory. Foxes urine has a very pungent smell which is easily smelt by humans.
A Foxes Diet:
Both Country and Urban foxes have a varied diet and will include insects and grubs, slugs, worms, small rodents, and indeed anything that they can raid from our rubbish.
In towns about one third of the fox’s diet consists of food they have scavenged, mainly from our rubbish. The balance is made up of rats, mice, feral pigeons, rabbits, and other small animals that they have hunted, augmented by worms and insects. At certain times of the year berries can form a major part of a fox’s diet. In summer fox's faeces will be almost black and full of blackberry seeds.
Foxes will mate between December and February, this courtship can be heard with the loud, far carrying vocalization. The male fox will make a barking sound whereas the vixen (female fox) will return the call with a high pitch screeching. The Foxes gestation period is about 52 days, after which they will give birth to a litter of 4 - 5 cubs during March and April.
Fox cubs are reliant on the vixen for their first 2 -3 weeks for warmth and food, fox cubs will then venture out around the den at about 4 weeks and are fully weaned by 6 weeks.
A Foxes Year
Month by Month
This month is the main mating season for foxes, it is when they are at their most vocal often heard ‘screaming and barking’ keeping some of us awake at night and causing our dogs to bark. Males will wander through neighbouring territories looking for a receptive female; this time of year, we tend to see more road deaths. The foxes also stop visiting our gardens for food, as their prime focus is mating.
Usually by now most female foxes are pregnant. The vixens become very secretive as they get closer to giving birth: they will start to make a den by clearing out under old sheds or re-open old holes in banks and secluded open spaces in woodland and in our gardens, before choosing one to nest in.
This is the month the cubs are born (mid-March). The fox cubs are born deaf and blind, and they are unable to thermoregulate their body temperature for the first two weeks, so the vixen will rarely leave them. She is helped by other foxes in the group; their visits are the first indication the den is occupied.
Cubs will first start emerging from the den in late April when they start eating solid foods. Scrapes will litter around the den, and they may also be a strong smell of rotting food coming from the den area. Other signs to see to look for of the cubs venturing out include small dropping, fly activity and flattened plants.
There is a lot of activity now around the den, cubs noisily running round and interacting with each other and exploring their new environment especially at dawn and dusk. The adults will also be making frequent visits throughout the night with food, if disturbed though the vixen will moth the cubs to a new den site for safety.
As the weather warms up the breeding den may be abandoned. Cubs will sleep/rest during the day in dense vegetation, compost piles or rubbish heaps, and they may be split between sites. Adults will still feed them, and they can sometimes be seen with several food items in their mouths before returning to the young.
The adult foxes are now starting to look very thin after feeding the cubs for the last three months, they also begin looking tatty as they are begging to moult. Its at this time that they stop providing food for the cubs, and may even compete with them for food, often driving the off and forcing them to explore further away from their birth den.
August can be a quiet month for foxes, adults are recovering body condition, while cubs may struggle to find food. Hungry cubs are often seen during the day looking for food scraps, they are also more likely to appear injured as they get into accidents or fights while exploring more distant part of their natal territory.
Both adults and cubs have nearly finished growing new winter coats, while the young are reaching adult size. Competition between cubs, and cubs and adults, intensifies fights can be very noisy, with rivals chasing each other.
Now is the onset of the dispersal period, with male cubs leaving first. Territorial defense increases – adults actively patrol, and can be very vocal. High levels of competition within social groups are common. Young males look for vacant territories, and many are killed on the roads as they explore.
The males’ peak dispersal period is November–December; some female cubs also start to leave. High levels of competition and territorial defense by adults continue – they often fight over access to food.
The dominant male and female are seen together more frequently, and often share their food. The pair drives other members of the social group away from the best food sources, and actively defends the territory against strangers. They make more noise as the mating season approaches.
Pest Control Berkshire
Service areas include but not limited to:
Aldermaston, Ascot, Binfield, Bracknell, Bray, Burchett's Green, Caversham, Chieveley, Colnbrook, Compton, Cookham, Crowthorne, Datchet, Finchampstead, Hungerford, Henley, Hurley, Lambourn, Maidenhead, Marlow, Newbury, Oakley Green, Pangbourne, Reading, Sandhurst, Sindlesham, Slough, Speen, Spencers Wood, Sulhamstead, Sunningdale, Sunninghill, Swallowfield, Thatcham, Theale, Twyford, Upper Bucklebury, Wargrave, Wickham, Winnersh, Windsor, Wokingham, Woodley, Wraysbury.
Service areas include but not limited to:
Aldershot, Alresford, Alton, Andover, Ash, Barton Stacey, Basingstoke, Baughurst, Bentley, Bentworth, Blackwater, Bordon, Bramdean, Bramshill, Crondall, Crookham, Dogmersfield, Eversley, Farnborough, Fleet, Hartley Wintney, Heckfield, Hook, Odiham, Old Basing, Petersfield, Rotherwick, Silchester, Tadley, Twyford, Upper Froyle, Winchfield, Yateley.
Service areas include but not limited to:
Badshot Lea, Bagshot, Bramley, Camberley, Chertsey, Chessington, Chobham, Churt, Cobham, Englefield Green, Enton Green, Epsom, Esher, Ewell, Ewhurst, Farleigh, Farnham, Frensham, Frimley, Gatwick, Godalming, Guildford, Haslemere, Knaphill, Leatherhead, Lightwater, Mytchett, Ottershaw, Oxshott, Oxted, Pirbright, Purley, Redhill, Reigate, Staines, Sunningdale, Virginia Water, Walton On Thames, Weybridge, Windlesham, Woking, Worplesdon.