Rabbits, Rabbit Burrows, Rabbit Shooting, Rabbit Cages – Worksop (Nottinghamshire)

Rabbits were introduced to Britain in the 12th century by man and are now widespread throughout Britain in areas that provide suitable vegetation for grazing and well drained ground for burrowing, they live communally with other rabbits in a system of burrows known as a warren. They are common in parks and golf courses railway embankments and in gardens were they burrow under sheds and trees.

Rabbits

They cause damage resulting from both digging and feeding activities. Rabbit burrowing can undermine embankments and structures resulting in collapses. Burrows and scrapes damage the surface of amenity grasslands such as golf courses bowling greens and cricket pitches.

They also cause damage by feeding on shoots and leaves and bark stripping, grazing damage can weaken or kill most garden plants and allotment crops.Damage to cereals and other crops can result in serious economic loss to the farmer. Yields losses of 1% per rabbit per hectare per winter wheat.

Life Cycle: The main breeding season is January to July. Females may produce 4-5 litters per year with an average of 5 young per litter. Early born litters do not survive well, particularly if conditions are cold and wet.

Signs of Presence

Rabbits leave many signs of their presence in an area. These include:

  • Burrows: interconnecting to form a warren system of which some or all of the entrances may be hidden in scrub.
  • Scrapes: small excavations, usually with one or two droppings among the excavations.
  • Runs: pathways where the repeated passage of rabbits has suppressed the vegetation.
  • Fur: either caught on fencing or thorns, or torn out during fighting.
  • Droppings: spherical pellets 7-10mm in diameter composed largely of undigested plant remains.
  • Feeding signs: grazing of vegetation and barking of shrubs and trees.

These notes are general advice, should you require further advice please contact PCS environmental services were a qualified technician will come out and do a free survey.

Pest Control Solutions Environmental Services uses traditional as well as modern control methods as well as using methods for the prevention of damage.

  • Ferreting: We have a full working team of ferrets with dogs and are experienced in the art of using long nets and purse nets.
  • Shooting: due to considerations of safety and the public where we can shoot we have experienced staff using the latest Gen3 night vision scopes which allows us to shoot in complete darkness.
  • Gassing: We are qualified in the use of Aluminum phosphide and this method can be very affective if carried out in the right situations.
  • Baited Cage Traps: placed in the feeding areas of the rabbit these are very effective in certain situations such as gardens and cemeteries.
We also use spring traps snares and drop traps in the right conditions and suitable situations.

We can also fit rabbit proof fencing and electric rabbit fencing which is the most effective and permanent way of confining within or excluding them from an area. We can also fit a Variety of plastic or metal individual tree guards to protect young trees.

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Damage caused to a farmers crop by rabbits

Damage caused to a farmers crop by rabbits

Damage to young Saplings by Rabbits

Damage to young Saplings by Rabbits

Gassing Rabbit warrens by Pest Control Solutions

Gassing Rabbit warrens by Pest Control Solutions

Gassing Rabbit warrens on the railways

Gassing Rabbit warrens on the railways

A rabbit warren on a farmers land

A rabbit warren on a farmers land

Rabbitting with longnets ferrets and dogs

Rabbitting with longnets ferrets and dogs

Rabbit chased by the dog into long net

Rabbit chased by the dog into long net

Dog catching rabbit while ferretting with longnets

Dog catching rabbit while ferretting with longnets

Removing a rabbit  caught in a longnet while ferreting

Removing a rabbit caught in a longnet while ferreting

Removing a rabbit caught in a purse net whilst ferretting

Removing a rabbit caught in a purse net whilst ferretting

A ferret working in a burrow whilst rabbitting

A ferret working in a burrow whilst rabbitting

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