How can I ruin a fox's den?

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by ninabeast, Aug 30, 2011.

  1. ninabeast

    ninabeast Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We have a fox den in the woods on our property. They're not using it now, but they must use in winter. We'd like to make it uninhabitable for them this year; the last thing we need is a momma fox with kits to feed next spring.

    Will filling it with rocks/dog poop work as it does for groundhogs? Any other tricks I could try?

    Thanks.
     
  2. Impress

    Impress Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have heard that they HATE the smell of ammonia, so I'd try rolling rags into a tight ball and tying with twine. These should be the size of a tennis ball. Soak them in ammonia and throw the ammonia balls in the entrance hole of the den. You might have to keep it up regularly in case the ammonia wears off over time and they move back in.
     
  3. darkmatter

    darkmatter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:The Fireworks smoke bombs (looks like the size of a cherry bomb) work quite well for smoking them out and leaving a scent that discourages re-inhabitation.

    I've had foxes take up old groundhogs dens more then once.
     
  4. moetrout

    moetrout Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Dynomite? Yeah dynomite.....that would be my first choice. Might as well have fun doing it right?
     
  5. Dogfish

    Dogfish Rube Goldberg incarnate

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    10 yards of concrete
     
  6. 10 point

    10 point country boy

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    rocks and dirt to fill it up. then dog urine as much as you can get near it. even just human scent will deter them from coming back.
     
  7. kareninthesun

    kareninthesun Chillin' With My Peeps

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    stop off at a dog groomer's business with a big bag, fill it up and dump it in and around the former fox den.
     
  8. ninabeast

    ninabeast Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, we're picking up a Great Dane Sunday, so we'll have LOTS of dog hair, and the dog to go with it!
     
  9. Impress

    Impress Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:A big bag full of dog groomers? [​IMG]
     
  10. MEchickenfarmer33

    MEchickenfarmer33 Chillin' With My Peeps

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