WHAT ARE FOXES?

Foxes are intelligent and cunning canines with bushy tails. Adult foxes are about the same size as a small dog breed, such as a Shiba Inu or Corgi. Red foxes are slightly bigger than grey foxes. Each of them gets its name from the color of its fur. Grey foxes are excellent climbers, and red foxes can hear very low frequencies that allow them to detect rodents underground. Both animals create dens, but grey foxes will use their dens more often than red foxes.

Foxes are opportunistic hunters and will eat whatever food is available, primarily rabbits and rodents. However, they will attack domestic animals like dogs and chickens on occasion.

Both red and grey foxes are found throughout Wisconsin, especially in forests and farmlands. With urbanization, foxes are adapting more into suburban and urban areas of Wisconsin. They will make underground dens under decks, porches, hollow trees or logs, and brushy areas. 

Red foxes breed in mid-January. They only have one litter each year, with about 1-10 pups born mid-March. This is also the only time a red fox uses a den to raise her young. The baby red foxes will stay with their parents until autumn before going off on their own.

Grey foxes breed in mid-February. They only have one litter each year, with about 3-4 pups born from mid-April to mid-May. The baby grey foxes will also stay with their parents until late summer and early autumn before going off on their own. 

Red Fox in Cage

Don't Let Foxes Invade Your Home or Business!

Don't Let Foxes Invade Your Home & Business!

HAVE A PROBLEM WITH FOXES?

Foxes have adapted more to the suburban and urban areas of Milwaukee. They are opportunistic hunters and will eat whatever food is available. Not only does this make them a problem for poultry farmers, but also for homeowners who have small household pets. We recommend homeowners keep an eye on their cats and dogs when let outside, especially during evening and nighttime hours. 

HOW TO GET RID OF FOXES?

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    Fox Removal & Trapping

    Advanced Wildlife Control specializes in humane animal control. Our wildlife specialists use a combination of live traps and baits to safely and effectively remove any foxes from your home. Once captured, we will relocate foxes 30+ miles away from your residence. 

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    Prevention & Exclusion

    After fox removal, our technicians can seal up any openings to prevent future animal entry. Exclusion and prevention are crucial steps for effective animal control. Securing trash cans and removing outside food sources will help avoid fox problems. A deck trench will help keep foxes from digging underneath your deck or porch.

Red Fox in a Cage

Foxes are opportunistic hunters and will eat whatever food is available, primarily rabbits and rodents. However, they will attack domestic animals like dogs and chickens on occasion.

Both red and grey foxes are found throughout Wisconsin, especially in forests and farmlands. With urbanization, foxes are adapting more into suburban and urban areas of Wisconsin. They will make underground dens under decks, porches, hollow trees or logs, and brushy areas. 

Red foxes breed in mid-January. They only have one litter each year, with about 1-10 pups born mid-March. This is also the only time a red fox uses a den to raise her young. The baby red foxes will stay with their parents until autumn before going off on their own.

Grey foxes breed in mid-February. They only have one litter each year, with about 3-4 pups born from mid-April to mid-May. The baby grey foxes will also stay with their parents until late summer and early autumn before going off on their own. 

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