For business owners in London, it's not just competition and market trends that can cause a nuisance. Unexpectedly, foxes – often seen as harmless woodland creatures - can pose a significant threat to businesses. Unwelcome pest foxes are a pressing issue in our modern, urban jungles, calling for preventative measures and methods that can effectively control their population while reducing the damage they cause.
Believe it or not, London has become a prime real estate destination for foxes. Their adaptability has proven beneficial in the urban labyrinth, causing a noticeable surge in the fox population. Consequently, the nuisance factor is on the rise for businesses as they disrupt daily operations, damage property, and even cause health risks with their waste and are carriers of mange, ticks, and fleas.
Ignoring the presence of pest foxes can lead to tangible as well as intangible repercussions. On a practical scale, foxes can ruin landscapes, dig up properties, and make a mess out of rubbish and waste areas - all leading to unsightly premises and substantial repair costs. When it comes to intangible damage, the presence of foxes can disrupt your business's reputation and customer perception. After all, a swarm of foxes around your property doesn't exactly scream professionalism.
Thankfully, there are humane and effective fox control methods available which combat the issue strategically. This involves a three-pronged approach: prevention, deterrence, and if necessary, professional removal.
As their access to food sources is critical, sealing off waste containers and conducting regular clean-ups can help make your business less attractive to these opportunistic feeders. Timely maintenance of facilities also keeps possible hiding holes or breeding places for foxes at bay. The keyword here is taking action before the fox infestation becomes a challenge.
Fox deterrents play a vital role in control methods, and there are many options that cause no harm to these creatures. From the use of smell or taste-based repellents - these products are unappetising or unpleasant for the foxes and can dissuade them from returning. To the use of ultrasonic devices, which emit high-frequency noise that is disruptive to foxes but inaudible to humans. Businesses can also opt for installing physical barriers, specially designed anti-fox fencing that effectively keep the foxes out. All these deterrents aim to protect your premises, not by causing harm to the foxes, but by making the area less appealing and less accessible to them.
Finally, businesses can enlist the services of a professional pest control company, such as NBC Environment, for efficient removal of foxes. We employ well-practised techniques and deploy effective resources to ensure the area is free from foxes.
Although foxes are truly charming creatures, the need for fox control in staying proactive, taking preventive measures, and having professionals on call is essential for London’s bustling business community. By demystifying controlling methods and understanding the importance of addressing the fox issue promptly, we can ensure businesses maintain a clean and professional image - free from the maddening, mischief of foxes.
Our London pest control team can help ensure pests are effectively and safely dealt with. We specialise in dealing with all types of pests and provide thorough and effective solutions to remove and prevent infestations.
For further advice and information on any type of pest control, or to book an initial survey in London, call us on 0333 567 2020, or contact us today.
Author: NBC Environment/Orkin
John Dickson of NBC has over 25 years’ experience managing the conflict that businesses can face with wildlife, birds and pests, reducing risks for many organisations across the UK. Since the business was founded in 1993, John has grown the business expanding the services we offer and developing NBC into one of the leading pest control businesses in the UK and the largest falconry business in Europe.