Rabbit Control

Rabbit Control, Trapping & Removal Services

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Widely regarded as cute and cuddly, a reputation no doubt bolstered by their inclusion in popular children’s tales and songs, rabbits are nevertheless capable of bringing destruction to gardens, lawns, and other landscaped areas. They breed rapidly and feed on various types of vegetation, including agricultural crops and ornamental plants, which causes problems for gardeners, farmers, and landscapers. Several different species of rabbits live in the United States, including cottontails and jackrabbits.

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Rabbits are generally noted for their prominent ears and relatively large hind feet that allow them to move quickly in a hopping manner. At 3 to 7 pounds in weight, with an average body length that ranges from 17 to 21 inches, jackrabbits are larger than their cottontail relatives. Cottontails typically only weigh between 1 and 4 pounds and measure about 16 or 17 inches in body length. Their fur is brown or brownish-gray on the top of the body and white on the underside. The underside of the tail is also white and resembles a ball of cotton, hence the common name of the species.

DIET

Particularly attracted to the tender shoots of growing plants, rabbits will eat virtually any form of vegetation they can find, including flowers, grass, shrubs, and garden crops. Their favorite foods range from garden staples like carrots, lettuce, and peas, to herbs and other plant life such as clover, parsley, and tulip stems. Rabbits adjust their diet according to the season. They eat flowers and vegetable plants in the spring and summer before switching to tree bark during the fall and winter.

HABITAT

In general, rabbits live in areas where enough vegetation exists to provide both food and cover. The pests are therefore commonly found in fields and meadows, orchards, farms, parks, and landscaped backyards. In the United States, the range of the Eastern cottontail rabbit extends from the East Coast to the Great Plains and often includes the suburbs, while jackrabbits tend to occupy more open areas in the western regions of the country.

TREATMENT SOLUTIONS

ENTRY INTO HOMES OR BUSINESSES

ENTRY INTO HOMES OR BUSINESSES

Due to their feeding habits and habitat requirements, rabbits are frequent invaders of yards and other outdoor areas that humans regularly try to keep pest-free. Gardens, agricultural fields and farmlands, parks, and residential lawns all provide vegetation for rabbits to eat and plenty of places for the timid animals to take cover from predators. Although they respond to threats by fleeing rapidly, rabbits can adapt to living near humans and even reside on the fringes of commercially developed properties, such as golf courses and airports.

PROBLEMS & DAMAGE

PROBLEMS & DAMAGE

When rabbits invade yards and gardens, they can be highly destructive to the plant life in the area. Rabbits feed on vegetation such as grasses, flowers, herbs, and stems. They also love common garden crops. During the winter, when vegetation is scarce or snow-covered, rabbits eat the bark of trees and shrubs, which affects the foliage in places like orchards, parks, and landscaped yards.

PREVENTION & EXCLUSION

PREVENTION & EXCLUSION

Proper rabbit prevention involves the implementation of exclusion methods such as fencing and trunk guards. Fences keep rabbits out of gardens and away from crops, while trunk guards prevent the pests from gnawing on tree bark. Rabbits can also be deterred from invading an otherwise attractive area with the removal of any thickets, tall grasses, or shrubs that might provide cover.

TRAPPING & REMOVAL

TRAPPING & REMOVAL

Successful rabbit removal can be difficult to achieve without professional assistance, as the pests reproduce rapidly and develop quickly from birth to sexual maturity. Furthermore, simply trapping and removing individual specimens only encourages rabbits from other areas to move in and fill the void. The best way to handle rabbit problems safely, effectively, and lawfully is by enlisting the services of a trained pest control professional.


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