While unpleasant, one of the best indicators of a wildlife pest is the droppings it leaves behind. Since foxes are nocturnal and avoid people, homeowners often find fox poop long before catching a glimpse of the animal itself. Fox scat might signal other wildlife problems. If you find fox poop on your property, the fox might be hunting animals like rodents, birds, or rabbits.
What Does Fox Poop Look Like?
Fox droppings are similar to coyote scat, only smaller. Typically, their feces are tan or brown and about two to three inches long with pointy ends. A fox's variable diet affects the appearance of its feces, so waste may contain bones, hair, insects, and bits of fruit or seeds.
Why is Fox Feces a Problem?
While foxes themselves can spread diseases like rabies and mange, contact with their droppings is just as dangerous. Fox scat often contains tapeworms and roundworms. To make matters worse, these parasites and their eggs contaminate the soil beneath fox poop as well.
Animals enter homes for a variety for reasons. Prey animals can enter a home to escape from a predator. A fox on your property could be driving rodents into your home.
In addition to carrying a number of diseases that can spread to people and pets, foxes may become hostile if threatened. To avoid the dangers of conflict with foxes, contact the expert team at Critter Control to handle the nuisance wildlife and their droppings.
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