For people that are early risers, they have been used to seeing foxes that have been roaming the Coogee Beach in Sydney during the night and are still loitering in the early morning when they go about their business. The problem is that they used to be harmless before and now they are acting wild which is why pest control in Sydney may be necessary to control their population in the area.
If you are a local who is always roaming the golden sandsof the Coogee beach, you may have seen one or two European red foxes that are going about their business. Early risers such as those walking early for exercise and members of a fitness class have recently saw the fearless foxes as they roam the beach at dawn while they make their way back to their nest.
There are witnesses that saw the foxes even going as far as the McIvers Baths and one of them was caught trying to get away with a legging owned by a swimmer.
Despite the fact that the population of foxes continues to increase at the crowded eastern suburb of Sydney, councils stand the ground that they can’t do anything about the problem because the use of bait could lead to harm to many domestic pets in the area.
A spokeswoman from the Randwick Council said that their location is the reason why the control measures they are able to use are only very limited. She said that they have used cage trapping before which does not inflict harm of the foxes or other unintentional targets but the traps were proven ineffective as no foxes were caught.
Two years ago, the government of New South Wales has launched a program regarding pest control in Sydney in order to employ what they refer to as coordinated control of the growing number of foxes. The foxes are considered pests because it is damaging to the economy and environment of Australia. According to estimate, an average of $227 million is lost every year because of the continued rise of the number of foxes. The program proved to be effective in rural communities but the same cannot be said with residential areas that are also widely populated.