Foxes

Foxes were introduced into Australia in the 1850's for recreational hunting and are now found in high densities across mainland Australia.

Foxes prey on poultry and young livestock, they also help transmit diseases such as distemper, parvo virus and mange.

Foxes are a pest across both rural and urban environments.

It is more effective to have multiple properties initiating control at one time than ad hoc control by individuals across the year.

Fox control is most effective in late winter and early spring when foxes are breeding and food demand is high.

Fox control options include:

  • Baiting
  • Exclusion fencing
  • Fumigation
  • Den destruction
  • Trapping
  • Shooting

Fox Fact Sheets