Damage to crops, property and infrastructure, are just a few rabbit problems that affect businesses and homes- particularly if you’re on the receiving end of their voracious appetites and vigorous breeding habits. The breeding season for rabbits begins in mid February and can continue through to late summer. Famous for their reproductive abilities, rabbits have a 30-day gestation (pregnancy) period, and have several litters containing four to eight young each year. Easy to see how a rabbit problems can explode out of control!
There are a number of methods for rabbit control and often, our experienced technicians will select a combination of methods to control and manage the rabbit problem. We also ensure that our rabbit control methods don’t impact on the environment or other wildlife.
Rabbit Control & Proofing
There are a number of methods for rabbit control that include:
- Rabbit proofing fencing
- Long netting
Your local team will explore all non-lethal methods of rabbit control before recommending lethal action to control a rabbit population. However if a cull is recommended you can rest assured that such action will be conducted in a humane and responsible manner.
Common Rabbit Control Problems
- Tunnelling rabbits cause ground to become weak and unstable
- Loss and damage to crops in agricultural areas
- Soil erosion caused by removal of vegetation
- Damage to high quality amenity grassland such as golf courses
- Tree bark damage
- The legal obligation of land occupiers to prevent rabbit damage on neighbouring land
For expert rabbit control and proofing advice call NBC Environment on 0333 567 2020.