Wild Rabbit control
Lady Mole Catcher is also qualified to control wild rabbits and uses traditional methods, occasionally it might be necessary to use Aluminium Phosphide and Phostoxin.
About Wild Rabbits
Wild Rabbits (Oryctolagus cuniculus) were brought to England from Spain and France by the Normans in the 12th century. Originally kept in captivity as a source of food and fur, many escaped and their increasing numbers meant that farming them wasn’t an option. Famously fast breeders, the diet of the wild rabbit consists of most vegetable matter and as their natural predators were frequently hunted by man, they were quickly able to thrive. In the 1950s, the disease myxomatosis was introduced to curb the rabbit population but they have since developed immunity to the virus and are once again a common sight across the British countryside.
How do you know if you have Wild Rabbits on your land?
If you are a farmer or small land owner, you will know you have rabbits due to the damage they cause to ground level vegetation. Rabbits will eat seedlings and graze on young trees as well as stripping bark from older trees up to half a metre from the ground. You know when a rabbit has chewed plants and stems as they leave a sharply-angled cut made by their characteristic incisors. You may see rabbits grazing or they will leave evidence of their presence with a series of coarse, circular faecal “pellets”. Rabbits create networks of tunnels (a warren) for sheltering during the day as they mainly come out to feed at night or very early morning.
Why control Wild Rabbits?
There are a few issues to consider if you discover Wild Rabbits:
- Rabbits can be a serious pest for farmers by eating and damaging crops
- The rabbit pre-breeding season population is estimated to be 40 million
- Rabbits become sexually mature after just four months and breed rapidly
- Wild rabbits are responsible for losses estimated in excess of £100m annually to agricultural and horticultural crops, golf courses and young trees
- With the exception of London, the Isles of Scilly and Skokholm Island you are legally responsible for destroying wild rabbits on your land or taking steps to prevent them from causing damage (Pests Act 1954).
Louise Chapman BA (Hons) PGCE
Norfolk’s very own Lady Mole Catcher®
Who I work with
- Householders in their gardens
- Farmers and Land Agents
- Outdoor Leisure Facilities
- Restaurants and Pubs
- Local Authorities
If Wild Rabbits are causing problems in your area, get in touch with Louise to arrange for a site visit and no-obligation quote. Call 01603 25 99 45 or 07876 14 11 53 or email email@example.com
Very professional and quick results. If you have moles in your lawn, call Louise. I will always recommend you! Thank you.
Louise has helped us out on numerous occasions: excellent all round, would highly recommend.
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Organised for my parents property, we thought she was very efficient and a good quality of service. Will use again.
I moved into a two acre plot with over 50 mole hills. Louise came in and sorted my mole problem in a week. She was extremely professional, honest and very interesting to talk to. I would thoroughly recommend her.
Louise set 1 trap and hey presto the problem was cured within 2 days. An excellent service Louise and thank you very much. Wouldn't hesitate to recommend or use again.
I felt totally at ease with her and knew exactly how much it was going to cost me. It was exactly how she described it and was payment by results as she stated on her website. I have no problem in recommending Louise to anybody.
Amazing service; e-mailed day one, Louise was at mine the next day and within a week the little critter was caught. Thank you so much; highly recommend!
My long standing mole problem was very efficiently eradicated. Now for the first time in years I can look forward to a beautiful lawn. I would recommend lady mole catcher, good job well done at a reasonable cost.
A fantastic job done with the utmost of care and keeping me informed about her progress. I would have no hesitation in recommending Louise and hope that she continues her success.
Louise was great. She does exactly what she says. No fuss, very knowledgeable and gets the job done. Two moles caught that had been playing havoc on my slope.