Foxes are about as big as a medium sized dog, and are red to rust in color. compared to dogs, foxes have narrower snouts and bushy tails. Foxes tend to be lithe compared to domestic dogs. They are more active at night, but aren’t fully nocturnal. Like cats, foxes can climb trees. Foxes bark like dogs, and can howl in a way that sounds closer to a scream. Foxes will often use man-made structures for shelters. They will often break into sheds or dig under decks to create their dens. In the wild, they can dig out burrows. Some foxes will dig under the foundation of a shed or home and make a den under the structure.

red fox in the woods

Spring Activity

Like most wild mammals, foxes reproduce in the Spring. Their litters can range from about 3 to 14 pups. While young, the offspring stick with the parents like a pack, but foxes are generally solitary animals. During this time, adult foxes can be more territorial,  and more dangerous to humans and other animals.

Avoid Contact with Foxes

While foxes may seem like dogs, it is important to remember that they are still wild animals. Foxes are top predators in the area and can be dangerous when aggravated. They are known carriers of rabies, as well as a host of other diseases. Children and pets should be supervised when outside, to avoid contact with wild animals. If you see a fox in your area, leave it alone. Contact a wildlife professional to handle the removal of any wild animal.

red fox on field

Removal and Repair

When dealing with raccoon infestations, our specialist will remove the animals and sanitize the infected areas. After the damaged vicinity has been thoroughly cleaned, our professionals will sanitize the area and reconstruct the contaminated areas. In an effort to avoid future intrusions, our staff will not only eliminate entry points, but will also deodorize the area so that the home is an undesirable location for animal habitation.

We specialize in the humane removal of foxes and other pests in the New York New Jersey area. For a complete inspection and evaluation please contact us, or call us at 718-227-7227, and we will be happy to make an appointment at your convenience.