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Rabbit Control Services in The Derby Area

If you are suffering from the consequences of a rabbit population outburst on your land in the Derby area, then rest assured that Pest Professionals can help. We can provide you with instant advice and assist you to control any rabbit issue in two extremely easy and effective stages:

The no obligation phone consultation applies to both domestic and business customers in the Derby region. No rabbit control job is too big or too small for us to consider. Where appropriate we are able to advise on any immediate action required to safeguard your, property, garden or crops prior to a visit. If a visit is needed we let you know if there will be a call out charge and also advise on the likely charges of any rabbit control measures should they be necessary.

Why Rabbit Control is Necessary

It’s estimated that wild rabbits create well upwards of £50millon in damage to agricultural crops in the UK every year. Indeed some estimates put the figure nearer to £100 million and at times there is no choice but to control them either through exclusion or extermination techniques.

Rabbit populations can also fall victim to disease. The best known of these is myxomatosis, which is carried from rabbit to rabbit by fleas. In severe cases the rabbits become blind, lose body weight and suffer a slow death, although there is evidence that populations are developing a level of resistance to this disease, which was introduced to the population by man in the 1950s.

Less well known is the virus VHD, which is transferred by contact and can also be airborne. This causes blood to be visible from the rabbit’s orifices, and the creatures normally die within 48 hours. Due to the fact that the rabbit is a community animal, diseases can spread quickly and swift action may be necessary simply on animal welfare grounds.

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Rabbit proof fencing has an important role to play, but must be erected by someone experienced in doing so and who knows what makes an effective rabbit fence, and what makes an ineffective one. There are a number of alternatives in terms of trapping, which one of our pest controllers can advise you on.

If you need sound advice or rapid solutions to rabbit problems anywhere in Derby or the bordering towns and villages – get in touch.

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Little Eaton, Borrowash, Findern, Duffield, West Hallam, Etwall, Kilburn, Repton, Belper, Melbourne, Castle Donington, Ilkeston, Heanor, Beeston and Stapleford, Ambergate-Crich, Long Eaton, Heage, Awsworth, Kimberley, Kegworth, Burton-upon-Trent, Swadlincote, Selston-Underwood-Brimsley, Wirksworth, Sutton Bonington, Derby

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