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Fox repellent advice please?

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MaggieW Fri 13-Jul-12 09:16:15

A fox is pooing each night just outside our kitchen back door and it stinks. I clean it up each day but annoyingly can't find the one its done last night which is really pongy as I write this!

I've tried putting cayenne pepper down, which has worked with cats in the garden, but fox doesn't seem to mind it. Any ideas please?

cantspel Fri 13-Jul-12 10:49:26

Jeyes fluid is good for cleaning up fox poo and gets rid of the smell.

I have foxes that come in from the garden that backs on to mine as they seem to have their den there. Nothing i do seems to deter them.
I have filed in the gap under the fence about a dozen times and they just dig again. I have chicken wired the gap but they just dig it out or around it and they are so bold they will come into the garden even when we are out there.
I have given up now and am putting food out for them by their favorite hole under the fence in the hope that they will take the food and go back next doorgrin
I dont know if it is working but they dont seem to poo in the garden anymore.

MaggieW Mon 16-Jul-12 16:22:12

Thanks cantspel, it's done the trick fo the last couple of days.

alison222 Mon 16-Jul-12 16:31:05

Get the man in your life to pee around the boundaries of your house. The fox thinks there is a larger preditor around and stays away grin

Babyrabbits Mon 16-Jul-12 20:20:31

The male weeing works.
As does human hair and noise. If he's digging then dig a Few breeze blocks under the soil.

I do like mr fox though.

ComeIntoTheGardenMaud Mon 16-Jul-12 23:04:54

I like Mr Fox in the abstract but the poo, the digging and the wailing are getting me down. I have buried the old wire mesh shelves from a plastic greenhouse under the fence and that does seem to have reduced, if not stopped, the digging. I'm also planting lots of Rubus and other spiky things by the fence, in the hope that the prickles will also deter them.

CointreauVersial Mon 16-Jul-12 23:07:15

I heard on the radio this morning that foxes don't like alpacas....

Bit extreme, possibly. They'd eat your marigolds.

ComeIntoTheGardenMaud Mon 16-Jul-12 23:14:09

One could be like Linda Snell with her llamas.

Derklugehans Mon 16-Jul-12 23:16:40

Could one dress one's dog up as a mini-alpaca? Or one's dh?

ComeIntoTheGardenMaud Mon 16-Jul-12 23:20:23

Perhaps one could make an alpaca out of expensive knitwear, as a sort o scare-fox.

ComeIntoTheGardenMaud Mon 16-Jul-12 23:21:48

Or one's DH could dress up as an alpaca, while simultaneously wearing around the borders of one's property.

ComeIntoTheGardenMaud Mon 16-Jul-12 23:22:31

That should have been weeing. Bloody phone.

Derklugehans Mon 16-Jul-12 23:23:52

I personally think the council should pay an army of men, dressed as alpacas, to wee round the borders of everyone's gardens.

Come to think of it, the army could do it. In the war against fox crime.

cantspel Mon 16-Jul-12 23:36:58

I have just got in from work and a fox is sitting as bold as brass on my drive way. He didn't even move when i drove past him to park. i have a gravel drive so quite noisey when you drive or walk across it and he still just sat there.

Derklugehans Mon 16-Jul-12 23:39:38

Make like an alpaca. He thinks he owns the place.

cantspel Mon 16-Jul-12 23:44:36

I blame my son as when he spots one in the garden he goes out and give them a wafflehmm

As long as he doesn't poo in the gravel i will leave him be as we have no chance of getting rid of them as there are just too many as we live in a consevation area with loads of nice places for them to make their dens.

CointreauVersial Tue 17-Jul-12 13:09:13

Your son poos in the gravel???


ComeIntoTheGardenMaud Tue 17-Jul-12 15:05:07

I suppose a son pooing in the gravel is a natural progression from a dad dressed as an alpaca wearing on the flower beds.

ComeIntoTheGardenMaud Tue 17-Jul-12 15:05:42

Weeing. Bloody autocorrect.

cantspel Tue 17-Jul-12 19:25:13

blush I know teens get up to all sorts but he hasn't sunk to pooing on the gravel quite yet.
But i do make my husband pee in an old lenor bottle which i use on my compostgrin but both sons refuse to contribute to my eco friendly composting

ComeIntoTheGardenMaud Wed 18-Jul-12 00:17:38

A teenager? I'd assumed from the giving waffles to foxes thing that he was a toddler.

::yet to enter the wonderful world of teenagers::

ComeIntoTheGardenMaud Wed 18-Jul-12 00:19:40

This and the taking a chamber pot to festivals thread have been revelatory about the many uses to which a Lenor bottle can be put, too.

cantspel Wed 18-Jul-12 10:26:25

Alas no toddlers here, both my sons are taller than me, eat more than me and think i am quite mad as i potter about the garden chatting to my plants blush

The one good thing about teens is they always want money so can be cheap labour to do fence painting and the like.

badtasteflump Wed 18-Jul-12 10:32:33

Man wee does work - he needs to spray it around a fair bit though...

zzzzz Wed 18-Jul-12 10:34:10

Male wee on boundaries works.

Fox poo is grim.

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