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Do foxes frequent your farm or have they moved close to your home? Mid-Atlantic Wildlife Control offers live-capture trapping and exclusion services for all of your invasive fox problems. We have safely removed foxes from homes in Howard County, Montgomery County, Anne Arundel County and many other locations in Maryland. Our experienced technicians have traveled all over the mid-Atlantic region, from Annapolis to Rockville and Potomac, to help homeowners and farmers promptly resolve their nuisance fox issues.
Mid-Atlantic Wildlife Control offers the following fox removal services in Maryland:
To resolve existing invasive fox issues, our technicians will set traps to humanely trap and remove the nuisance animals. We also offer exclusion barriers to prevent foxes from denning under decks, crawlspaces and sheds. When it comes to protecting your livestock, we can install fox-proof poultry fences to protect your chickens, turkeys or ducks. Once the foxes are removed and your chickens are safe, we will clean up the fox latrine (their litter box). Fox feces can be full of tapeworm and roundworm eggs and larva, which pets and humans may contract.
"The technician that you sent to my house did an inspection and discovered that it was a fox living under my deck and not a groundhog. He also set humane traps and caught the fox that night. Wonderful job! Now I can let my toy poodle out in the yard to do his business. Thank you."
- William Snow, Bethesda, MD
Whether you have three chickens or three dozen, you don’t want them to become a meal for a fox. But clever and sneaky as they are, foxes often manage to break into chicken coops and steal your poultry. If your chickens start disappearing, call your local Maryland wildlife control expert. We can safely and humanely remove the invasive fox, as well as protect your livestock from any future attacks.
It is common for the red fox to den under decks, porches and in crawlspaces. The animal will feed on pet food and garbage, as well as small household pets like cats and kittens allowed to roam freely outside. The fox living under your porch is likely a mother with her young and since male foxes tend to participate in the rearing of young, you could have an entire fox family under there. Once the young are old enough, the foxes will move out on their own, but the question is, can you wait that long? Such close proximity to wildlife may put your pets and children in danger of being bitten or contracting a parasite. Not to mention the horrible smell from the fox’s droppings that can get overwhelming in the hot summer months. If you choose not to wait till foxes leave, contact us to have them removed and relocated quickly and effectively.
The red fox is the most common fox species in North America. They inhabit agricultural farms, woodlands, rural areas, as well as suburban and urban communities throughout the mid-Atlantic region. The red fox is a very intelligent species and has adapted well to human surroundings, including big cities such as Baltimore and Washington DC. They feed on insects, frogs, snakes, birds, eggs, mice, rats, squirrels, berries, carcasses and pet food. In urban areas, they have learned to scavenge through trash and will even feed on cats and kittens that are not capable of defending themselves.
The red fox weighs around 7.7 to 15.4 pounds and looks similar to a dog. Their muzzle is elongated with a black nose positioned at the very tip. They have pointy ears that are always erect to detect predators. The red fox has long, slender legs with short blackish fur. The body is heavily coated with thick, soft orange-red fur and a bushy tail with a white tip. Their chest and underbelly have shorter white fur.
The red fox mates from January to April. The females will have 2 den sites just in case one den is disturbed. Females will give birth to 1 to 10 young. Males will stay with the females year after year and will bring food to the mother and young. At about 1 month old, the young will start feeding on regular food that is caught by the mother or father. At 4 months old, the young foxes will begin hunting for their own food under the watchful eye of their mother. The young will leave the den to find their own territory when they are around 7 months old.
The gray fox is a very solitary species and is much smaller than the red fox. They can also be found in the Mid-Atlantic region living close to agricultural areas, woodlands and suburban communities. However, gray foxes are rarely seen in urban communities, unlike the red fox. Their diet consists of a large variety of foods, including mice, rabbits, insects, berries, and some plants. They are known to climb trees and feed on birds, eggs and squirrels.
The gray fox has a thick gray fur coat peppered with brownish and blackish fur on the tips. The gray fox will den in rock crevices, hollow trees, and will occasionally enlarge a groundhog hole to use as a den. The gray fox mates from January to April. The female is pregnant for about 53 days and gives birth to 1-7 young. The male gray fox stays with the female and helps feed the young until they are capable of hunting on their own (around 4 months old). The young will leave the den in the fall in search of their own territory.
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Montgomery County Wildlife Removal: Olney (20832), Damascus (20872), Laytonsville (20882), Silver Spring (20910), Clarksburg (20871), Gaithersburg (20878), Germantown (20876), Bethesda (20816), Chevy Chase (20815), and more.
Howard County Wildlife Removal: Clarksville (21029), Columbia (21044), Cooksville (21723), Dorsey (21075), Elkridge (21075), Ellicott City (21043), Fulton (20759), Glenelg (21737), Glenwood (21738), Granite (21163), Hanover (21076), Highland (20777), Jessup (20794), Lisbon (21765), Marriottsville (21104), North Laurel (20723), West Friendship (21794), Woodbine (21797), Woodstock (21163), and more.
Carroll County Wildlife Removal: Eldersburg (21784), Finksburg (21048), Hampstead (21074), Manchester (21102), Marriottsville (21104), Taneytown (21787), Union Bridge (21791), Westminster (21157, 21158), Mount Airy (21771), New Windsor (21776), Sykesville (21784), Woodbine (21797), Taneytown (21787), and more.
Frederick County Wildlife Removal: Frederick (21701, 20702, 21703, 21709), New Market (21774) , Mount Airy (21771), Urbana (21704), Ijamsville (21754), Walkersville (21793), Libertytown (21762), Damascus (20872), and more.
Anne Arundel County Wildlife Removal: Annapolis (21401, 21403, 21409), Arnold (21012), Crofton (21114), Crownsville (21032), Gambrills (21054), Glen Burnie (21060, 21061), Hanover (21076), Jessup (20794), Pasadena (21122), Severn (21144), Severna Park (21146).
Baltimore County Wildlife Removal:Arbutus (21227), Catonsville (21228, 21250), Cockeysville (21030, 21031, 21065), Dundalk (21222), Edgemere (21219), Essex (21221), Garrison (21055), Lansdowne (21227), Lochearn (21207), Lutherville (21093), Middle River (21220), Milford Mill (21244), Overlea (21236), Owings Mills (21117), Parkville (21234), Park Heights (21215), Pikesville (21208), Randallstown (21133), Reisterstown (21136), Rosedale (21237), Timonium (21093), Towson (21204), White Marsh (21162), Woodlawn (21207), and more.
Harford County Wildlife Removal: Bel Air (21014, 21015), Aberdeen (21001), Abingdon (21009), Havre De Grace (21078), Pylesville (21132), Jarrettsville (21084) and more.
We service Maryland, Virginia, Washington, D.C., Pennsylvania, and Delaware in addition to the counties listed above.