Buy a live trap and set it up where you have seen the fox and expect it to be again. The large majority of foxes will come right to one of the standard ‘box type’ live traps.
This sort of trap is usually rectangular and long and contains trap doors at one end or another. Once you pick your location, it is going to be time to bring the bait. When the fox is lured into the trap by the lure, a pedal it steps on triggers the trap door and the fox is locked in.
You can discover live traps available at most hunting supply stores and on a great deal of internet sites from specialty retailers. The medium to large sizes are perfect for trapping foxes, and can cost between $40 to $80.
Get your snare set in its “open” position. Place the bait in the middle space that has been designated for you in the trap instructions. In terms of the bait, you get a broad range of options. Some people have a lot of success with pork, chicken, chicken livers, fish, or ‘wet’ cat food. Hunters sometimes use meat from wild game to lure their foxes in.
Whatever lure you choose, remember that the scent of your bait is essential to your trapping success. Foxes have a really keen sense of smell for sniffing out food sources. So try using something which puts out a strong odor that is appealing. By way of instance, if you go with the wet cat food, then use one which has a strong fishy odor to it. Foxes love that.
Let your trap sit out all night. It’s true that foxes are observed in the daytime, but they’re basically nocturnal predators. It takes some patience to get results when trapping a fox. Go out in the morning to verify your trap. That’s why it’s important to set up the trap as close to where you have seen the fox before as possible.
Check your trap daily as long as you’re setting it, so you can free anything you don’t want, and to be humane to the fox if you catch it. The only right way to deal with this problem is the humane way. Call Melbourne Beach Raccoon Removal for professional and Humane trapping.