We’re getting more and more calls regarding rabbits, and it is easy to see why. Their numbers have steadily increased in the last century, the average litter being 5, with a healthy female producing 4 or 5 litters a year. It doesn’t take much figuring out to see that they are prolific breeders, and that the number of rabbits on a property can go from manageable to a real issue within a year. It’s because of their ability to breed so quickly that all property owners have a legal obligation to control rabbit numbers on their land. Essex, just like the majority of England, was declared a rabbit clearance area under the Pests Act 1954.
You must control rabbits on your land in this area, or take appropriate action to protect nearby crops and property if you aren’t able to carry out pest control. You may not think that this can be enforced, but the Secretary of State for the Environment can actually enforce animal control on your property and prosecute you if you do not follow the law. Therefore, it is really important to call in the providers of rabbit control Essex property owners trust as soon as you notice increasing numbers on your land.
Indications that rabbits are present include burrows, fur and droppings. As herbivores they will feast on your vegetables and plants, and in time they can do serious damage to your land/garden. The Protection of Animals Act (1911) makes it an offence to lay poison baits for rabbits, but we can offer other humane alternatives to control the problem, along with advice on the construction of secure fencing to prevent a recurrence of the problem. We have been in business since 2004, and have experience delivering a wide range of rabbit control methods.
It is worth mentioning that the Myxomatosis disease, transmitted mainly by rabbit fleas to one another, can cause a lingering death and the most humane solution is to put the animal out of its suffering as quickly as possible. We will provide advice on this if it applies to the rabbits on your property.
Please feel free to call us for more information and advice; we can supply you with a free quote to give you an idea of the expense involved. We will then pay your property a visit, so that we can determine the most appropriate course of action. Our team of rabbit pest control experts will get to work right away, delivering fantastic results in no time at all. That’s why we’re a firm favourite with so many home and business owners!