Having read in Pest 60: December 2018 & January 2019 about the very recently launched electrically charged RatMat, John Bryant from the Humane Urban Wildlife Deterrence, got in touch with Pest as he could see opportunities for its use against foxes. Click on the link below to open the PDF.
Because RatMat works like an electric fence on the floor it is likely to be effective against many types of pest, not just as a rat repellent. Foxes, badgers, snakes, slugs and snails are all likely to be repelled effectively by the flooring. Urban foxes are a significant problem in specific areas around the UK. The juvenile foxes sometimes get underneath cars and chew brake tubing and wiring, causind significant, expensive and dangerous damage. The article outlines several preventative methods which have been trialled, with variable effectiveness. John Hopes that the RatMat will be the solution.