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Signs Of Foxes In Your Garden

Are you waking up to find holes dug in your garden, or that your dust bin has been raided? These could well be signs of foxes in your garden. Or they may be due to something else. The first step to eliminating these problems is to work out if foxes are actually the cause.

Here are some of the signs of foxes in your garden:

Have your bins been rummaged through?

The most common signs of foxes in your garden are that your bins have been ripped apart. This is the number one reason why foxes will enter your property.

signs of foxes in your garden

They will leave torn open bin bags. Rubbish strewn across the front of your house or lawn is also a big sign. Also look for fox sized chew marks on your dustbins.

Are there foul smelling droppings?

These pests will use the typical garden as a toilet. If you see droppings that are different to that of your pets, it could be fox poo. Foxes have droppings that are similar in size to dogs. The main difference is that their droppings are often full of fur, feathers, bones and seeds. Along with fox urine, their poo has a very strong and pungent musky smell.

Is your garden being damaged?

Are there holes in your lawn or flower beds? Did you wake up to find trampled, torn up plants or ripped up flowerbeds? Foxes will enter your properly to find food. They will dig largish holes in your garden to look for worms, grubs and bulbs. They also dig holes to store caches of food, so look out for these.

lawn dug up by foxes

If you have fruit trees or berry bushes, look for signs that fruit has been eaten. If you have foxes there will most likely be half eaten fruit. You might also find that your outside furniture and other items get chewed on too.

You may need professional intervention

If you have noticed any of these signs of foxes in your garden, you need to take action. There are a few things you can do to deter foxes. However, some of the time these steps might not work.

If these cute but destructive animals are causing a lot of mess and damage, you might want to consider a professional solution. Diamond carry out fox control in a humane way. We have years of experience dealing with fox problems. We also offer fox proofing services to keep foxes out.


Sally has been writing on the subject of pest control for 4 years. She always carries out extensive and in depth research and always tries to bring you the most up to date, interesting topics.

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