Ways to get rid of foxes

Haved recently suffered the lose of my much beloved rooster and hens that lived here at the shop – mostly likely to a fox.  There is a certain irony that I’ve recently written an editorial about Fox traps and ways to get rid of foxes.  So I thought it was worth sharing it here, given that recently fox traps have been just about more popular than rat traps.

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Ways to get rid of foxes

Due to the large number of rabbits that have been around in recent years, the fox population is higher than usual this year. Government agencies recently released the Korean strain of Rabbit Haemorrhagic Disease Virus, known as RHDV1 K5.  This seems to have caused a severe reduction in rabbit numbers in many places. So now we’ve a larger number of foxes, and without the rabbits, they are looking for alternative food sources.

We offer a number of fox trapping options and deterrents. Cage traps of various sizes with either paddle and hook style mechanisms. These start with our standard ‘metro’ fox trap and increase in size to the 1.2 meter long dog trap.
Another trap option is the rubber jaw leg hold traps – some of the local Landcare centres are running courses in their use. A different way is to deter the fox with a device such as the Foxlight, which is designed to keep foxes and other night predators away from stock by emitting random bursts of bright light with a spot light type result.

Fox/ dog trap                Fox cage Trap

These items, along with many others can be found at our Baldivis shop or the web site, where you will find traps for many sorts of pests, rodents and vermin. As well as a huge variety of poultry equipment.

FoxlightTraps Victor Soft Catch

Phone 08 – 9524 1251 in WA or 1300 881 170 within Australia. or call in to the store at 1170, Baldivis Road, Baldivis, WA.

www.wapoultryequipment.net.au ”

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Aluminum folding trap: ‘Elliot Style’ for small marsupials

Had a question this morning about the inside workings of our ‘Elliot Style’ folding trap for small marsupials and since I took some photos of the trap thought I’d share them.  Most of these traps are sold to environmentalists or universities doing fauna surveys.  We do have people asking about them as a rat trap, but we don’t recommend them as a rat trap, as the rats can chew the mechanism if left in the trap too long.

      

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Being interested in the uses and history I did some quick ‘googling’ and found that the ‘Elliot Style’ trap is based on a Sherman trap invented in the 1920’s – see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sherman_trap.  Most documents about the trap are related to scientific trapping practices.

To find these traps on our website see: http://www.wapoultryequipment.net.au/products/alumium_folding_trap