Guaranteed Rabbit Control
If left unchecked, a rabbit infestation can quickly get out of hand with a number of consequences:
- Crops and grazing areas are destroyed.
- Gardens are destroyed as rabbits feed off flowers, bulbs and young trees.
- Lawns, golf courses, flower beds etc are ruined by the continual digging and scraping.
If you have a problem, our rapid response commitment means a local technician will be with you within 24hrs to deal with your pest problem.
All our technicians are trained and experienced and undergo continual professional development ensuring you are in safe hands when employing our services.
Service + Protection = Peace of Mind
Rabbits (Oryctolagus cuniculus) tend to inhabit grasslands and heaths, woodland and open areas such as sand dunes. They are common in parks, on golf courses and railway embankments, and in gardens where they burrow under trees and sheds. Rabbits breed from January through to August, with 2 – 4 breeds per annum, 3 – 6 young per litter. After breeding, the young will live up to four kilometres away.
Why Control Rabbits?
Rabbit damage is a major economic problem for British agriculture, costing the industry an estimated £ 100 million by destroying crops and grazing. It’s not just farmers who suffer:
Bark may be gnawed from the base of tree trunks when other vegetation isn’t available
Lawns and flower beds can be ruined by the digging and scraping of holes
Golf courses suffer as holes are dug and the grass is killed by the acidic droppings
Gardens are destroyed as flowers and bulbs and young trees are destroyed
Method of Rabbit Control
Occupiers of land have a legal obligation to control rabbits and to prevent them doing damage on neighbouring land. Controlling them takes two forms: exclusion or eradication
For exclusion we use rabbit-proof fencing, high enough to prevent rabbits from jumping over and buried deep enough into the ground to stop them from burrowing underneath it
We use a number of different methods of eradication, determined by circumstances. This includes gassing, trapping or shooting
After rabbits have been displaced we would always recommend rabbit-proofing to prevent any further infestation