Pet Rabbits are one thing, wild rabbits on the other hand are a major pest species in the UK.
Rabbits, chew, eat and dig through most landscapes in next to no time.
In the domestic situation rabbits cause all sorts of problems in gardens. They love eating plants and flowers, as such annoying to those who like their garden. Their droppings and urine burn lawns along with their grazing can make the lawn unkempt, garden trees can also be attacked.
Their burrows provide the risk of injury to humans and pets. Burrowing rabbits also pose a threat to livestock and horses alike. Animals breaking legs in rabbit holes is not uncommon. injury like this often means the animal is put to sleep.
7 rabbits will eat as much as one sheep. It is estimated that rabbits cost British agricultural industry £100million a year through crop damage. Without doubt they are the number one pest species for farmers.
Along railways, roads and motorways where there are steep embankments covered in vegetation, this makes an ideal safe environment for rabbits, providing them with food, shelter & little predation and causing thousands of pounds worth of damage to nearby crops etc.
Trees on embankments regularly become targeted & once ring barked by rabbits they die and become unstable, the burrows they dig can also cause subsidence both of which if unnoticed can cause serious accidents.
Gassing is the most cost-effective method of control that shows immediate results. This treatment is most effective in the winter months in but can be used at all times of the year.
Once we have removed the rabbits we can offer proofing services to keep them out.