Fox-A-Gon is a nationwide, humane deterrence service for individuals, companies and organisations who are being troubled by foxes but wish to resolve the problem without harming the culprits. We believe there is not only always an alternative to causing suffering or death but also far more effective, non-lethal methods of deterring them.
Foxes are protected under a series of wildlife protection laws. Poisoning, gassing, asphyxiating, maiming, stabbing, impaling, drowning, clubbing and most forms of snaring are a criminal offence, with anyone carrying out such acts subject to 6 months imprisonment and/or a £5,000 fine per animal.
It is an illegal offence to trap and relocate a fox from its’ territory without a soft release process in place, this takes weeks to months to complete. Foxes, like all wild animals, will not be accepted at a sanctuary if they do not have a need for medication and rehabilitation.
The fox is sometimes referred to as vermin, but it is not, and never has been categorised as such by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA).
The majority of complaints involving urban foxes include digging holes in garden lawns and flower beds, fouling in gardens, bringing in rubbish to garden areas, discolouring lawns, biting through garden light cables and irrigation pipes, fouling in school playgrounds and digging holes in sports fields.
It is virtually certain that, by drawing on knowledge of the species and its’ behaviour and by using non-harmful methods of deterrence, the nuisance being suffered can be prevented or, at the very least, significantly reduced without killing foxes.
This professional service is less expensive than that offered by conventional “pest control” companies and above all we cause no physical harm to the animals involved.
Our services in dealing with fox problems include but are not limited to Fox Deterrents, Fox Management, Fox Repellents, Fox Proofing, Fouling Clearance, Fox Removal, Fox Problem, Fox Problems and Remedial Works.