Urban foxes: Guidelines on their management

Published: October 2013

ISBN: N/A

Topic(s): Pest control

Type(s): Guidelines

Summary

In the opinion of many, urban foxes have become a significant pest problem in cities and towns in the UK. The way we live nowadays provides the urban fox with a supply of food readily available in rubbish bins and other poorly managed disposal facilities. These guidelines, based on sound science, offer practical recommendations for acceptable methods of control and outline the consequences of encouraging foxes in urban areas. They have been drawn up by wildlife experts from the Animal Health and Veterinary Laboratories Agency, Public Health England, the National Pest Advisory Panel of the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health and Natural England.

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