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Why Control Foxes?

Foxes, often seen as clever and elusive, can become significant nuisances when they encroach on your property. They may burrow under structures and prey on small pets and backyard chickens. Addressing fox issues swiftly with professional fox removal is crucial to keeping your home safe and your animals protected while respecting the local ecosystem.

1. Health Protection

Foxes can carry diseases and parasites, including rabies. Removing them promptly ensures your family’s health and safety.

2. Prevent Structural Damage

Foxes’ burrowing can undermine porches, sheds, and foundations, leading to costly repairs. Address these issues early to prevent significant damage.

3. Protect Your Pets and Livestock

Foxes may prey on small pets and backyard chickens. Safeguard your animals by removing these predators from your property.

Fox Removal Services

The most effective method for getting rid of foxes is to remove all the foxes once the young are weaned. At Bobcat Wildlife & Pest Management, we use live trapping to ensure humane pest fox control. Here’s our comprehensive approach:

  • Humane Live Trapping: We prioritize humane methods by using live traps to capture foxes without causing them harm. This ensures the safety of both the animals and your family.

  • Securing Entry Points: After removal, we completely seal off porches, sheds, and foundations to prevent future entry. We install barriers that extend a minimum of six inches below ground level to block foxes from digging their way back in, ensuring thorough fox den removal.

  • Preventive Measures: We provide expert guidance on property care and modifications to deter foxes from returning. This includes removing food sources and securing potential entry points to keep your property fox-free long-term.

Our Fox Removal Process

At Bobcat Wildlife & Pest Management, we provide comprehensive solutions to address the unique challenges foxes pose.

Our approach includes thorough evaluations, humane intervention techniques, and proactive deterrent strategies to help keep your space fox-free. We focus on precision and care in each phase to enhance the safety and security of your property.

What If It’s Not Just Foxes?

Got other unwelcome guests? At Bobcat Wildlife & Pest Management, we’re equipped to handle any wildlife or pest problem you might encounter:

Raccoons raiding your garbage or squirrels nesting in your attic? We manage all types of wildlife with care, ensuring humane relocation.

Facing a termite swarm or ants invading your kitchen? Our targeted strategies keep insects out, maintaining your home’s pest-free environment.

Mice or rats infiltrating your living spaces? Our swift and thorough rodent control methods keep your home rodent-free long-term.

How to Spot Fox Activity

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Foxes can be elusive, but recognizing signs of their presence is crucial for effective management. Watch for these key indicators:

1. Distinctive Behaviors

Notice foxes prowling around your property at dawn or dusk, or hearing rustling sounds at night. These behaviors indicate their presence and activity in the area.

2. Visible Damage

Look for signs of burrowing under decks, sheds, or alongside foundations. Fox dens may have a distinctive odor similar to that of skunks and can lead to structural damage if left unchecked.

3. Tracks and Trails

Identify tracks with four-toed front paws and five-toed back paws, along with droppings near dens or feeding areas. These tracks and trails help pinpoint fox activity and frequented paths.


  • Odor

  • Visible Den

  • Danger For Small Pets and Chickens

Frequently Asked Questions

Our fox removal approach uses humane, advanced methods tailored to each client’s specific needs, setting us apart in the field of fox pest control.

We strive for swift service, usually conducting initial evaluations within 1-2 business days, depending on seasonal demand and workload.

We use careful trapping and strategic exclusion methods to manage fox populations safely, with a commitment to environmental sustainability.

Absolutely. The well-being of your family and pets is our top concern. Our eco-friendly fox control methods are designed to be safe and transparent, ensuring you stay informed at every step.

We provide expert advice on property care, such as securing entry points and removing food sources, to help keep foxes away permanently.

Why Choose Bobcat Wildlife & Pest Control

Take Care Of Your Pest Problem Today

We service the entire Des Moines, IA metro area. Contact us today for the safe and efficient removal of your pest problem.

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