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Fox Deterrents
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Lok


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Joined: Jul 2011
Post: #1
07-08-2011 01:40 PM

Does anyone have a problem with foxes urinating in their garden? They even did it outside our front door last night and the smell was terrible. We've tried cleaning then using a deterrent spray but it doesn't seem to work. Any suggestions please? (that's legal of course!)

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brian


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Post: #2
07-08-2011 01:46 PM

There are too many foxes in SE23 because they have no predator.
Not sure what to recommend except killing it.

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The Grange Gem


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Post: #3
07-08-2011 02:17 PM

How do you know it was a fox who done it. Theres a couple of foxes who live around the back of my flat and I usually feed them because if they are happy the cause no problems.

A fox went into one of my neighbours garden and there was a staffie in the garden. The fox let out a high pitched sound and two large male foxes came to his aid. They signal to one another.

Staffies cause far more problems than foxes so the way I look at it is that it is a pity the foxes didnt get rid of it.

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Sherwood


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07-08-2011 02:18 PM

Contact the RSPCA. They can advise you what chemical to put in your garden to deter foxes.

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Merlin


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Post: #5
07-08-2011 04:08 PM

Apparently human urine is the best way of stopping foxes using your garden as a toilet.

Male urine is a more effective deterrent than the female kind. Ask the gentleman of the house to sprinkle his tinkle around the garden and you should have no further issues Rolleyes

I would suggest that the liquid is collected prior to distribution so that the neighbours don't get a shock!

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Lok


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Post: #6
07-08-2011 10:14 PM

Thanks for the suggestions. Husband's very keen to leave his mark around the garden!! We know it's definitely a fox as we see so many in the evening and the smell is distinctive. I wouldn't mind them usually but I've got two young children so hate to see their small garden space used as an urinal!

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Merlin


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Post: #7
08-08-2011 07:13 AM

The idea of your garden being used as a urinal by either foxes or husbands is not nice - especially with children using the space.

If you google (or any other search engine) 'natural deterrents for foxes' you will probably get some more savoury answers that won't rely on strong chemicals.

Good luck.

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Jane2


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Post: #8
08-08-2011 02:44 PM

"How do you know it was a fox who done it. Theres a couple of foxes who live around the back of my flat and I usually feed them because if they are happy the cause no problems."

Grange Gem the smell of fox urine and faeces is very strong and distinctive and there is no way you can confuse it with another animal. We have foxes who leave their deposits at our house and allotment and I'd know that smell anywhere so I am sure the OP knows that it was a fox.

Feeding urban foxes just encourages more of them....

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Merlin


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Post: #9
08-08-2011 06:36 PM

http://www.lewisham.gov.uk/myservices/en...foxes.aspx

From Lewisham Council Twitter page.

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