Burrows appearing in your garden? Here’s how you can identify and deal with a Rabbit problem
Covering some of the more rural areas around the united Kingdom, Prokill is often called in to remove rabbits. Whether they are destroying agricultural crops, building their warrens on school grounds or spoiling a garden, rabbits have to be controlled; it’s a legal requirement, in fact.
Prevention of Damage by Rabbits Act 1939: Rabbits are one of the major wildlife pests in the UK, causing annual losses estimated to more than £100 million. It may be their cute appearance that tricks people into underestimating the destructive capabilities of these mammals. They affect farms and agricultural fields, forests, orchards, sports fields and public and industrial areas.
And it is not just their prolific breeding and capabilities to chew and dig through most landscapes, but also the diseases and viruses they spread to other animals and humans that are reasons of concern.
Wild rabbits are gregarious animals beginning their activity from dawn to dusk. They will also come out during daytime if they don’t perceive any threats in their environment. The rabbits’ main source of food consists of grass and leafy plants, but they will feed on bulbs and twigs when there is not enough food available.
Breeding season runs between January and July
Mainly active dawn until dusk
Destructive cause damage to land and crops
Any gap larger than 25mm is an access point for them – Watch out for these.
Seen these signs? Contact your local Prokill expert onlineor call 053 9420224.
Rabbits (Oryctolagus cuniculus)
When you call in Prokill we’ll carry out a FREE Pest Control Risk Audit to understand all aspects of the rabbit infestation and we will then make recommendations for suitable rabbit pest control solution. Gassing is often used to remove rabbits, but this method has to be done under strict conditions and is only suitable where there are no buildings in the near vicinity. Up to 50% of the rabbit population can be removed in this way, but gassing can also have an adverse affect on other wildlife that might be around.
At Prokill we are able to also use ferrets, which is a traditional skill and a very successful method of rabbit control. The ferrets wear electronic locator collars so that we can track their movements, and rabbit holes are monitored and covered with purse nets; as the ferrets chase the rabbits, so the rabbits are caught in the nets and humanely dispatched in line with British Pest Control Association guidelines.
Get Rid of Rabbits
If your struggling with a persistent Rabbit problem at your home or business, contact Prokill for a professional solution.
Local Rabbit Control near your Home
Rabbits are a widespread pest across rural and urban areas in the UK, making themselves at home in gardens and fields. Contact the experts in local residential pest control in your area and book your FREE Pest Control Audit.
“We receive a great service from Prokill. They care about our needs and have always demonstrated a high level of professionalism.”
Robert M, Residential
Comprehensive Rabbit Control for Businesses
Prokill Technicians have extensive experience in treating rabbit problems for businesses across the nation. We can help control and prevent a rabbit problem on your business property weather its on office grounds or areas like parks and golf courses.
““Mick Ragan and the Prokill team was very helpful and quick to understand our problem. He came up with a suitable plan of action explaining fully how it would work.”
How can you prevent a Rabbits making themselves at home on your property?
Keep foodstuffs in metal or glass containers with tight fitting lids.
Keep you garden clean and tidy, as natural debris could be used as nesting material – less clutter means less places to hide.
Put outdoor rubbish bags in metal bins with securely fitted lids to stop them feeding from contents.
Clean up pet food and bird seed debris, and store pet food in robust containers with fitted lids.
Keep lawns regularly mowed and raked, well-drained and aerated, as this will reduce the chances of insects laying eggs which will, in turn, attract foraging wildlife.
A solid fence will deter some wildlife from entering your garden, and make it easier to spot if animals dig underneath to gain access.
Your local Prokill Professional will provide you with advice like this and more in your FREE Prokill Pest Audit, as well as creating a comprehensive control plan that is specific to your problem and environment. Contact us to book yours today!