In this guide we’ll look at the best fox deterrents for the UK market.
I’ve compared design, effectiveness, safety and cost
to give you my top recommendations.

What Are The Best Fox Deterrents?

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  • Motion-activated
  • Harmless yet effective water spray
  • Easy to set up
  • Solar-powered
  • Emits ultrasonic waves
  • Features flashing LED lights
  • Simple to use
  • Require no power
  • Does not harm animals
  • Easy to install
  • Battery-powered
  • Very effective
  • Solar-powered
  • Easy to set up
  • Simple yet effective

More Detailed Fox Deterrent Reviews

Contech Scarecrow Motion Activated Animal Deterrent

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  • Motion-activated
  • Harmless yet effective water spray
  • Easy to set up
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Contech Scarecrow Motion Activated Animal Deterrent Review

The Contech Scarecrow Motion Activated Animal Deterrent is the best fox deterrent because it repels a variety of animals without harming them or using chemicals.

This motion-activated sprinkler will spray a short jet of water when it detects motion. This startling burst of water and its accompanying noise scares away the animal and makes them avoid your garden in future. This effectively deters animals such as foxes and cats from entering your garden.

The Scarecrow deterrent is easy to use, simply attach it to your hose and insert it into the ground with the included 17-inch ground stake. You can adjust the sprinkler arc to cover the area you want to protect. It works well if you set it up near the area that animals are entering the garden, and this also means you and your family won’t accidently set it off. The unit takes 1 x a 9v battery which lasts for months and is included. The item also comes with a 2-year warranty.

This is a simple yet effective fox deterrent that is easy to set up and can then be left to do its thing. It’s the best fox deterrent if you prefer not to use chemicals in your garden.

Vannico Cat Repeller Animal Repeller

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  • Solar-powered
  • Emits ultrasonic waves
  • Features flashing LED lights
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Vannico Cat Repeller Animal Repeller Review

The Vannico Cat Repeller Animal Repeller is a simple to use deterrent that uses light and motion to repel a wide range of animals.

This fox deterrent has a motion sensor that detects any animals that enter your garden. When an animal is detected, the repeller will emit ultrasonic waves and shine LED lights to scare them away. The device is solar powered so you can set it up and leave it to get on with the job. It takes 3- 4 hours of sunlight to charge and then lasts a week. The unit uses 3X AA rechargeable batteries to store the solar energy produced and these are included. The product can be adjusted to send out a range of frequencies, so you only scare the animal you want to repel.

You can direct the unit towards the area where animals usually come in. Alternatively, you can focus it on the area where the animals are causing the trouble, such as where they are eating veggies or pooping, to deter them from that area.

This is the best fox repellent if you want a no-fuss option that requires no electricity, water connection or batteries but still provides an effective deterrent to a variety of animals.

Defenders Prickle Strip Dig Stopper

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  • Simple to use
  • Require no power
  • Does not harm animals
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Defenders Prickle Strip Dig Stopper Review

If you have a problem with animals digging in your garden then the Defenders Prickle Strip Dig Stopper is a simple mechanical solution that will prevent animals from digging up your lawn, flowers and veggies.

The Defenders Prickle strip can be installed just below the soil level and covered with a layer of soil to hide it from view. When animals try to dig the area the rubber prickles irritate their paws and they can’t effectively dig. The flexible strips are easily cut to size and allow plants to grow through. I have found this product is great for protecting freshly planted bulbs in pots and planters from being dug up by cats and foxes.

This product offers a simple solution that lasts for years and will prevent animals from digging in your garden.

Set of 2 PestBye Ultrasonic Battery Operated Motion Activated Cat Repellent

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  • Easy to install
  • Battery-powered
  • Very effective
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Set of 2 PestBye Ultrasonic Battery Operated Motion Activated Cat Repellent Review

This set of 2 PestBye Ultrasonic Battery Operated Motion Activated Cat Repellents are motion activated and emit a high-frequency sound that effectively deters cats, dogs, squirrels, foxes and rodents.

These repellents have an infrared motion sensor that detects when an animal enters your garden. Each one has a coverage area of 7 metres. When an animal is detected the repellents then give off a loud, high-frequency sound that is irritating to animals but barely audible to humans. The frequency is adjustable so you can target specific animals including cats, dogs and foxes.

The repellents are easy to set up by simply inserting them in the ground with the attached ground spikes. The set requires 4 X AA batteries which are not included. The battery life is pretty good, and I found they only needed changing every 2 or 3 months.

These sensors really work and will prevent cats and foxes from making a mess in your garden.

ASPECTEK Cat Predator Eye Pro Night and Day Solar Animal Repellent

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  • Solar-powered
  • Easy to set up
  • Simple yet effective
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ASPECTEK Cat Predator Eye Pro Night and Day Solar Animal Repellent Review

The ASPECTEK Cat Predator Eye Pro Night and Day Solar Animal Repellent is a simple yet effective way to deter cats, foxes and badgers from your garden.

This repellent works on the principle that animals are scared away when they think they are being watched and it has two flashing red lights that scare off unwanted animal visitors. The product is solar powered so you can just set it and forget it. The item needs to be placed in a position where it will receive enough sun during the day to charge.

This is the best fox repellent of you are looking for a cheap, no-fuss option that is effective, easy to set up and costs nothing to run.

How to Keep Foxes Out of Your Garden

Don’t leave food outside

Foxes are drawn to food and rubbish, so it’s important you don’t leave anything out that might attract them. Clear your garden of rubbish and keep it tidy. If you have a BBQ or picnic, ensure that you bring any leftover food inside. While this isn’t a guaranteed way to deter foxes, it will certainly help!

How to build a fence to keep foxes out?

To keep foxes out, the fence needs to be buried low enough to stop them digging underneath, and tall enough to stop them from jumping over. Foxes may try to tear through the fence, which is why many people use netting and wire.

Your fence should be at least 1.8m high and buried at least 18” into the ground. Chicken netting is the most effective, but make sure that it’s high quality so the foxes cannot easily break through.

How to use security lights to keep foxes out?

Motion activated security lights are a great way to keep foxes away. A bright light that turns on when it senses movement will almost certainly scare them off.

While these are inexpensive and very easy to get set up, they can disturb your neighbours, so check any regulations in your area before you purchase the brightest light you can find!

How to use cameras to monitor the activity of foxes?

Setting up night cameras in your garden can help you monitor the activity of foxes, so you know exactly when and how they are getting into your garden in the first place.

Once you’ve investigated the activity of the foxes, block off their usual entrance and raise the height of any fence they’ve managed to climb over.

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