All about the Gray Fox

A wildlife spotting can be quite common throughout Prince George’s County. However, there are some animals that are spotted more often than others. While most residents in Prince George’s County have seen a red fox, only few have seen a gray fox. When they do spot a gray fox, they tend to be confused and unsure of the animal. Here are some facts about the gray fox to help Prince George’s County residents become more familiar with the animal.

The gray fox is part of the Canidae Family along with coyotes, dogs, and wolves. The gray fox is unique to this family because it has the ability to climb trees unlike the others. There are 22 different species of fox throughout the world, with the gray fox having 16 subspecies of its own. The gray fox can be spotted by its gray fur and pointed ears. They have long claws to help them dig and climb as well as hunt. They gray fox typically inhabits wooded areas, but can also be found in urbanized areas as well. They gray fox population was beginning to become sparse in some areas because they were being hunted for their coat and for sport, but the population as a whole has been able to stay stable. While the gray fox is relatively harmless, it can become aggressive if it feels threatened. The gray fox is also a host for a number of different parasites that could leave domestic pets and humans vulnerable if exposed. The professionals at Mid Atlantic Wildlife Control are trained to humanely handle gray fox control situations in the Prince George’s County area. If wildlife finds a way into your Prince George’s County home, our technicians will be able to remove the animals from your home as well. We will then identify where the critters entered your home to avoid future infestations. All methods and techniques used by Mid Atlantic Wildlife Control are humane and avoid stress and harm to the animal being removed. Never try to remove the animals on your own. This could cause harm to both you and the animal.

To get started with Mid Atlantic Wildlife Control for gray fox removal and control services for the Prince George’s County area, call us today at 443-417-3137 or visit our online contact page. We are available, so never hesitate to call. We are also available on weekends and holidays as well. Follow Mid Atlantic Wildlife Control today on Google+PinterestTwitter, and Facebook.