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Fox Repellant (s)???

Post By: SirGreg88      Posted: 5/3/2024 7:50:01 AM     Points: 395    
We had to put down my beloved baby-girl Cookie recently. Suddenly we have a bunch of foxes taking over the back yard. She was only about 15 lbs but apparently enough to scare the critters away. They dig all over the place and have a den under our back deck. Poison is out of the question. We have tried garlic, vinegar and chili flakes. Anybody have other tried and true suggestions because they don't seem too bothered yet.........??
 Reply by: not too old to fish      Posted: May. 3, 9:44:16 AM     Points: 9171
How about moth balls, they work for some smaller animals.
 Reply by: Anteroman      Posted: May. 3, 10:03:53 AM     Points: 7009
What works here in Florida is Cayenne pepper 🌶️
I get the giant Badia container from Amazon about ten bucks and dogs an other animals do not like it and don’t mess on our yard.
Sprinkle all over the area it may help.
Bill
 Reply by: SirGreg88      Posted: May. 3, 10:35:35 AM     Points: 395
Thanks. I did try using my own homegrown cayenne flakes but maybe I need to use more. I partially filed in the hole with dirt mixed with a lot of flakes---and then sprinkled a fair amount over the top. They dug right through it 2 days later. Maybe I can find some dried habanero flakes somewhere.
 Reply by: Lash      Posted: May. 3, 6:31:11 PM     Points: 240
Ditto on Cayenne Pepper in my experience. I also hung Ammonia Rags around the entrance to the area. I had animals on camera lurk but didn't enter.
 Reply by: malty falcon      Posted: May. 4, 7:24:53 AM     Points: 9978
Lash may be on to something. I remember Ammonia in a cup on camping trips to deter bears, might work for foxes as well.

Tabasco sauce works for housepets, maybe not wild animals.
 Reply by: Ajax5240      Posted: May. 4, 11:17:29 AM     Points: 38011
You can look at the ultrasonic noise makers as well.
 Reply by: SirGreg88      Posted: May. 4, 5:38:30 PM     Points: 395
Thank you for your suggestions. Everything I have seen online is pretty standard. We partially covered the holes again with dirt and a combo of white vinegar, chili flakes and garlic powder. No sign of digging since then.
 Reply by: bron      Posted: May. 4, 6:06:24 PM     Points: 48624
Just a guess but you can buy coyote urine at a garden center. They use it on pine trees in parks at xmas so they dont get cut down. Might have cougar urine too.
 Reply by: SirGreg88      Posted: May. 11, 8:33:05 AM     Points: 395
Hate to say it but I think its time to step it up. We have tried all the natural repellants (and in large quantities). Nothing has stopped them from digging back under the deck in the same exact spot. Ammonia is next--maybe mixed with a little gasoline!! Mothballs are one thing we havent tried but that smell aint so nice coming in the windows. Any other suggestions that wont poison them but are stronger than the all natural stuff??
 Reply by: RogBow      Posted: May. 11, 9:10:50 AM     Points: 2759
 Reply by: Kenny Rukspin      Posted: May. 11, 1:16:26 PM     Points: 8518
I have gotten rid of racoons and skunks by playing a radio near where they have made their den. Tune it to a station that has human voices. An AM talk radio station works well. It took about a week for them to leave, but they did.

Too bad Rush Limbaugh is dead, he was the most effective!
 Reply by: GoNe_FiShIn_11      Posted: May. 12, 6:55:23 AM     Points: 11037
A shotgun would be pretty effective…. Jk sorry couldn’t resist.
 Reply by: johnski      Posted: May. 12, 7:26:28 AM     Points: 1819
I have one that steals my golf balls.
 Reply by: ColoradoRay      Posted: May. 12, 9:57:31 PM     Points: 37299
I second Gone Fishin's idea. Or you may want to consider using a .22 cal projectile moving at a high velocity.
 Reply by: 10-10_class      Posted: May. 13, 6:14:53 AM     Points: 130
I've heard to use moth balls. There sensitivity to smell might detour them away unless kits are already in the den.
 Reply by: SirGreg88      Posted: May. 13, 7:31:21 AM     Points: 395
I think a nice cocktail of vinegar, coffee grounds, raw garlic and habanero peppers is next. Just put them in a blender for 20 seconds and there you go. I will save a little bit to mix with Jack Daniels to sip while watching the Nuggets and Avalanche playoff games.
 Reply by: Weird Al Yankafish      Posted: 6:04:30 PM     Points: 2
Man I wish I had fox in my backyard. Would be awesome to look out my kitchen window and see them running around. Also would take care of my squirrel problem.


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