There are several methods of rabbit control. Some methods of rabbit control are generally not commercially viable and for recreation purposes only. These include ferreting and some shooting. The methods we provide are: Gassing, Cage Trapping and Shooting. Unlike say a rat infestation it is rare for any treatments to eradicate all the population. Treatments will generally control the population, not eradicate it.
Fencing really is the only long term solution. This does depend on the surrounding areas and the level of rabbit population and the ease of movement of these rabbits. It is not that complicated to adapt current fencing to make rabbit proof. We can provide a quote for rabbit fencing.
This is the most cost effective method of control. You get more rabbits killed for your money with gassing. Gassing is best done in the Winter when more rabbits have less cover to hide in (& so are more likely to be in the burrows) and the soil is damper (which is required for the release of the gas.) A gas pellet is put down the burrow then the burrow sealed. The gas is released and as the rabbits attempt to dig out they breath in the gas and die. Gassing will kill between 50-70% of the rabbits in the warren. Cost to gas (one application) up to 25 holes is £135 + VAT.
Where areas are not suitable for gassing for example if the warrens are not on the area infested then cage trapping is an option. It is important that the traps are checked once a day so that we can be called to despatch any rabbits caught. PEST UK offer a cage trapping program involving 4 visits at a cost of £240 + VAT.
This is best done at dusk and costs £100 + VAT for an evening shooting.
For more information on rabbit control or any pest control issue then please call PEST UK on: 0800 026 0308 9free from landlines & some mobiles) or 0330 100 2811 (local rate)
PESTUK cover a large part of Southern England including the towns of: Reading, Newbury, Hungerford, Basingstoke, Alton, Ascot, Hounslow, Bracknell, Harrow, Ealing, Slough, Windsor, Camberley, Guildford, Feltham, Maidenhead, High Wycombe, Aldershot, Andover, Didcot and surrounding areas.
Visit the PEST UK Rabbit web page at: Rabbits by PESTUK