Foxes have become a common sight even in urbanised areas. Although they will generally stay out of our way, they can still be a nuisance. They might dig up flowers, foul in the garden, spread rubbish, create noise and go for small pets such as rabbits.

As with any pest, the main thing that’s likely to attract foxes is a readily available food source. This poses the important question – what keeps foxes away from bins?

If possible, create an enclosure for your bins. You could keep them inside a shed, greenhouse or build a fence around them so foxes can’t get to them.

Ensure you have a sturdy bin with a tightly fitted lid. Bin liners offer no protection and foxes can easily rip through them. A metal or wheelie bin is much harder for a fox to get into and by adding something heavy like a brick onto the lid, they will really struggle to open it.

If foxes getting into your bins is a common problem, it may be time to invest in a tamper-proof bin. As well as having a secure lid, they’re much harder to topple over.

Another great tip is to try and mask the smell of your rubbish so it doesn’t attract these pests in the first place. You can try using scented bin bags, multiple bin bags or spray a strong-smelling essential oil onto your bins. Foxes have a very powerful sense of smell so any strong scent will repel them.

If you have a problem with foxes around your home, please get in touch with Prokill and our expert team will be on hand to help.