Virginia Professional Wildlife Removal Services, LLC
Telephone: (804) 457-2883
FOX TRAPPING AND REMOVAL
Virginia Professional Wildlife Removal Services offers predator control to farmers and land
owners throughout Virginia by trapping and removing problem foxes.
It is important to understand that effective predator control is a year-round process - it is not the
type of wildlife problem that can resolved with spot-treatment. To be truly effective it requires a
comprehensive plan covering all twelve months of the year. Virginia Professional Wildlife
Removal Services does not use, or recommend, poisons or M-44 cyanide guns for predator
control in Virginia. While effective, we believe they are far too dangerous to domestic pets and
non-target animals that are found so commonly in Virginia.
At Virginia Professional Wildlife Removal Services we are constantly seeking to advance our
education so that we may serve you better.
Virginia Professional Wildlife Removal Services routinely provides predator control to Central
and Eastern Virginia - including Albemarle, Goochland, Louisa, Fluvanna, Orange, Powhatan,
Henrico and Hanover Counties, as well as the cities of Charlottesville and Richmond, and the towns
of Mineral, Gordonsville, Earlysville, and Keswick. We can also travel to other areas of Virginia. Call
Virginia Professional Wildlife Removal Services today and let us address your predator control
Description of Damage
Foxes may cause serious problems for poultry producers. Turkeys raised in large range pens are
subject to damage by foxes. Losses may be heavy in small farm flocks of chickens, ducks, and
geese. Young pigs, lambs, and small pets are also killed by foxes. Damage can be difficult to
detect because the prey is usually carried from the kill site to a den site, or uneaten parts are
buried. Foxes usually attack the throat of young livestock, but some kill by inflicting multiple bites to
the neck and back. Foxes do not have the size or strength to hold adult livestock or to crush the
skull and large bones of their prey. They generally prefer the viscera and often begin feeding
through an entry behind the ribs. Foxes will also scavenge carcasses, making the actual cause of
death difficult to determine.
Pheasants, waterfowl, other game birds, and small game mammals are also preyed upon by foxes.
At times, fox predation may be a significant mortality factor for upland and wetland birds, including
some endangered species. (Source: www.ICWDM.org)
Rabies outbreaks are most prevalent among red foxes in southeastern Canada and occasionally in
the eastern United States. The incidence of rabies in foxes has declined substantially since the
mid-1960s for unexplained reasons. In 1990, there were only 197 reported cases of fox rabies in
the United States as compared to 1,821 for raccoons and 1,579 for skunks. Rabid foxes are a
threat to humans, domestic animals, and wildlife. (Source: www.ICWDM.org)
Foxes harbour many parasites and diseases. There are considerable numbers of studies on
parasites and diseases of foxes dealing with prevalence in foxes, disease spread and aspects of
transmission to people and animals. Much research has focussed on rabies, the fox tapeworm
(scientific name Echinococcus multilocularis) and the sarcoptic mange mite (scientific name
Sarcoptes scabiei). Rabies and the fox tapeworm are present and ongoing issues on mainland
Europe and North America (but are not found in Britain), whilst sarcoptic mange affects many fox
populations globally. (Source: www.thefoxwebsite.org)
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Kents Store, Virginia 23084 (Goochland County)
Telephone: (804) 457-2883
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