Government of New Brunswick

Damage Prevention and Control Methods


  • Net wire fence.
  • Electric fence.

Cultural Methods and Habitat Modification

  • Protect livestock and poultry during most vulnerable periods (for example, shed lambing, farrowing pigs in protective enclosures).


  • Predator calling techniques.


  • Well-trained livestock guarding dogs may be effective in some situations.
  • Flashing lights and exploders may provide temporary protection.


  • Steel leghold traps.
  • Cage or box traps. 
  • Belisle Foot Snares.

Other Methods

  • Den hunting. Remove foxes from dens to reduce predation.