Foxes are not legally considered a pest.

There is no requirement for local authorities to control fox populations.

Information about foxes

You can find information about foxes:

What you shouldn't do

The risk to human health from foxes is small.

You should not:

  • trap foxes inside their den
  • lay down poison

These are illegal and put people and wildlife at risk. If you get caught, you could receive a fine or prison sentence.