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Fox Trapping and Fox Control in North Georgia and the Chattanooga, Tennessee Area

Adult red fox in a wooded area behind a house in Cumming Georgia

Adult red fox behind a house in Cumming, Georgia

Foxes are members of the family Canidae (or Canines), the same family that includes dogs, wolves, and coyotes. Their intelligence and agility make the fox among the most adaptable of wild animals in Georgia and Tennessee. These same characteristics also make the fox a difficult animal to control.

Although secretive and nocturnal by nature, more and more foxes are becoming accustomed to living around humans. Some even start losing their natural fear of humans. This is especially true when people feed them as if they were pets, either intentionally, or unintentionally by setting food out for other outdoor pets.

When any wild animal starts associating humans with food, it's a bad thing. It's a bad thing for the animal because free handouts from well-meaning humans dull the animal's natural survival skills. It's also a bad thing for humans because it encourages wild animals to enter human-occupied areas where they can become a nuisance. It also increases the risk of foxes getting into confrontations with or transmitting rabies to humans, pets, or livestock.

Fox Species of Georgia and Tennessee

Two species of fox are commonly found in Georgia and Tennessee: The red fox and the gray fox.

Adult red fox among large trees and facing the camera

The red fox is about the size of a small- to medium-sized dog (adults average from 8 to 15 pounds) and inhabits both forests and farmland.

By nature, red foxes are primarily nocturnal and are most active during dawn and dusk. Due to a shrinking natural habitat, however, many red foxes have adapted to living in close proximity to humans, and some are adopting more diurnal habits. Most, however, are still creatures of the night.

Red foxes rarely cause a threat to humans unless they are rabid, which is one of the reasons why it's important not to encourage foxes (or any wild animals) to approach humans by feeding them. Red foxes do present a threat to pets and livestock, especially poultry and young mammals.

Adult grey fox in a wooded area

The gray fox is a bit smaller than the red fox. Adults gray foxes range from 7 to 12 pounds, on average.

Gray foxes tends to be somewhat more aggressive than the red fox. They're also more wary of people and are less likely to approach or live in close proximity to humans unless they are forced to. Given a choice in the matter, the gray fox tends to prefer a more isolated, rugged terrain than the red fox.

Like red foxes, gray foxes also have a fairly high incidence of rabies; and any gray fox that approaches humans should be avoided or scared away. Gray foxes are less likely than red foxes to approach humans unless they are sick. Like red foxes, gray foxes are a significant threat to poultry and livestock.

Fox Trapping, Removal, Exclusion, and Control

In many cases, it's not really necessary to trap foxes. Proper sanitation to remove attractants and the construction of secure fences, coops, and pens to exclude foxes and protect livestock are usually sufficient to solve most fox problems. Rid-A-Critter provides expert fox exclusion services to help you protect your family, property, and livestock from foxes.

In some cases, fox trapping or fox removal may also be necessary. This is especially true in areas where fox populations are very high, natural food sources scarce, or when individual animals have become acclimated to living around humans. Foxes who have become a little too comfortable living around people should be trapped and removed because they may attack when unintentionally threatened by humans (especially small children, who may try to befriend or pet them).

Fox trapping and removal is also necessary when a fox is suspected of being rabid or otherwise ill. Fox have a fairly high incidence of rabies and other diseases common to canines.

Fox Control Gallery

Here are some pictures of fox control work we've performed in Georgia and Tennessee.

If you need help removing foxes or protecting your property or livestock from them, please contact us to learn more about our fox-control services. We look forward to hearing from you.


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by Amber A.
Mar 17, 2021 05:45:47 pm.

Today is a wonderful day to call Ridacritter for all of your nuisance animal exclusion needs! We cover rats, mice, squirrels, raccoons, and more!
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Mar 12, 2021 02:54:13 pm.

Warm weather brought out calls for several animals today! From Snakes, to squirrels, mice and bees!!
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Mar 10, 2021 07:41:48 pm.

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Feb 25, 2021 10:58:52 am.

Rainy all over Georgia it seems like. Hard for us to keep dry when we’re determined to evict the animals and seal to keep them out. In Albany Ga now for a couple quotes and then to Zebulon Ga for another quote for squirrels removal. Be safe
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Feb 18, 2021 11:10:35 am.

Headed over to Albany Georgia for a quote to exclude squirrels.
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Feb 02, 2021 11:44:36 am.

Give Ridacritter a call for any of your nuisance animal needs. From Bats, to Bees, Squirrels, to Rats, Ridacritter solves all of your problems. Call for an exclusion today!
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Jan 30, 2021 10:25:50 am.

Very busy right now. Lots of squirrels and rats in the Birmingham and surrounding areas. Looks like bats are flying already as I’ve got several bat jobs to look at this week. Had a customer yesterday with squirrels and bats.
by Chris Scott
Jan 26, 2021 08:07:01 am.

In Auburn Alabama quoting exclusions for gray squirrels today.
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Jan 07, 2021 11:01:30 am.

Lots of squirrel and rat calls today. From Birmingham to Anniston.
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Jan 07, 2021 09:46:52 am.

In Alpharetta, Ga this morning providing a clearance letter to a customer so their buyers can rest assured they’re purchasing a Critter Free home. Did I mention our Warranty is 100% transferable??
by Tim McDavid
Jan 05, 2021 09:29:57 am.

Lots of squirrel calls today. It appears gray and flying squirrels are attempting to take over every attic in the Birmingham and surrounding areas.
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Jan 04, 2021 05:58:27 pm.

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Dec 31, 2020 10:41:11 am.

New Blog Post: Merry Christmas!
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Dec 24, 2020 11:23:46 am.

Finishing up on a exclusion in Cordele Ga and headed to Valdosta Ga for some trap checking. Good times. Happy Monday.
by Jason Arruda
Dec 07, 2020 10:46:24 am.

Headed down south today to Albany Ga to give a quote for a bat exclusion. Animals in the attic scratching and bats are keeping the customers up at night. Time for us to step in.
by Jason Arruda
Sep 10, 2020 09:42:30 am.

Jason and Justin Deodorizing an Attic After Animal Removal
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Jun 24, 2020 10:10:29 am.

News: CDC Warns that COVID-19 Lockdowns are Making Rats and Mice More Desperate
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May 27, 2020 09:43:37 am.

Video of Justin Sealing Rats and Mice Out of a Loading Dock
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Apr 30, 2020 10:02:16 am.

Noises in your attic? We can help in certain case we can seal and remove animals from your home with no personal contact.
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Apr 02, 2020 11:16:28 am.

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by Jason Arruda
Mar 27, 2020 03:07:31 pm.

Here's Dan Humanely Removing Animals from a Glue Trap
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Mar 10, 2020 10:05:57 am.

This Video Shows How to Humanely Remove an Animal from a Glue Trap
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Mar 10, 2020 09:57:33 am.

Just enjoying this Georgia weather this weekend. At my parents house fishing and noticed the wildlife out here where they belong. They can become a nuisance though when they find their way inside your home. In that case give us a call.
by Jason Arruda
Mar 01, 2020 12:24:17 pm.

Well it’s North Ga today. Seeing clients in Buford, Gainesville, Blue Ridge, Blairsville and Hiawassee Ga.
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Feb 27, 2020 11:30:35 am.

Rainy days mean animals like to stay in. If you are hearing noises in your attic on this rainy day it could be more than rain.
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Feb 13, 2020 09:27:56 am.

Going to Bainbridge Ga today for quotes for exclusions. Bats, rats and gray squirrels.
by Jason Arruda
Jan 23, 2020 11:05:03 am.

Excited to be at the Athens pest control conference this week. Let’s talk about wildlife and what services we provide to help.
by Jason Arruda
Jan 06, 2020 11:57:03 am.

New Blog Post: Happy New Year!
by Webmaster
Dec 31, 2019 11:39:15 am.

Want to put a stop to those pesky critters getting in your home for good? We can do that!!
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Dec 30, 2019 12:14:14 pm.

Heard it all. Squirrels in my attic, scratching noises in my attic, attic noises, animals partying in my attic, then there’s the crawlspace. Rats in my crawlspace, opossum in my crawlspace and there’s something dead in my crawlspace/attic.
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Dec 30, 2019 12:07:59 pm.

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Rid-A-Critter provides fox trapping and removal in all of North Georgia from Atlanta north to the state line, as well as in Chattanooga, Tennessee and its surrounding areas.

In North Georgia this includes Alpharetta, Atlanta, Berkeley Lake, Cumming, Decatur, Dunwoody, Johns Creek, Marietta, Norcross, Rome, Roswell, Sandy Springs, Smyrna, Stone Mountain, Suwanee, and Villa Rica, Vinings, Winston, Woodstock, and the rest of Georgia north to the state line.

In Tennessee, we service all of Hamilton, Marion, and Sequatchie counties, including Collegedale, Dunlap, East Brainerd, East Ridge, Harrison, Jasper, Lakeview, Middle Valley, Red Bank, Signal Mountain, Soddy-Daisy, and their surrounding areas.

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