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Blue Ridge Mountain Pests
Pest & Wildlife Pressure in Northern Shenandoah, VA
The Northern Shenandoah region of Virginia has a mild climate that supports a variety of wildlife. However, as the expansion of cities and suburbs continues, natural habitats shrink. This means that animals often turn to homes and neighborhoods for the resources they need to survive.
Red Foxes in Northern Shenandoah
Red foxes have adapted well to urban areas. While these pests don't cause much damage, they do raid trashcans and invade yards in search of rodents. A red fox will even prey on cats and small dogs if food is scarce. Virginia residents should always keep a safe distance from red foxes, as these animals can carry rabies.
The coyote is another displaced animal that has made itself at home in the Northern Shenandoah area. Dwindling numbers of native wolves allow coyotes to thrive without competing for food. The pests enter yards to find easy meals and den under porches or decks.