It is widely understood that even a small rabbit population can have huge effects whether you own 1 horse or 20. If a horse was to drop down a hole or warren it is potentially devastating to both horse and rider.
AgriPest know that rabbits are particularly drawn to equestrian facilities, this is due to a few factors but mainly the grass condition and limited amount of rabbit control that occurs on equestrian yards.
Rabbits are now been found breeding throughout the year as the milder, winter weather conditions are more suitable for year-round breeding.
AgriPest carry out rabbit control on many different types of equestrian facilities:
- Racing yards
- Competition yards
- DIY livery’s
- Domestic yards
- Event courses
HOW AGRIPEST CAN HELP
- We use several methods of control whether it is fencing and drop boxes or traps and ferrets we can ensure the issue is dealt with swiftly and efficiently.
- Several other methods (traps, snares, shooting, fencing etc) all of which combined can make short work of infestations.
- We are full FSC holders and qualified in the safe use of aluminium phosphide.
- AgriPest use a team of ferrets to conduct many of our rabbit treatment jobs.
- Rabbit fencing can prove a highly effect form of keeping rabbits out of particular areas.
Rabbits are known for their ability to cause serious damage to crops and land within a short period of time.
In the right environment rabbits will dig, burrow and create warrens which can pose a serious threat to livestock, horses, people, machinery and property.
AgriPest use a traditional rabbit control technique called ferreting as well as other forms of control & exclusion.
Ferrets derive from the weasel family and are incredibly well designed for working their way through rabbit warrens which will cause the rabbit to bolt out, once out the rabbit will land in our specially designed nets and are then quickly dispatched causing the minimum amount of suffering for the rabbits.
If done correctly, ferreting can be an incredibly effective form of rabbit control, the team at AgriPest spend an awful lot of time handling, training and working our ferrets which has made them a formidable work force.
Ferreting is also an incredibly sustainable form of control, firstly no toxic chemicals are put into the ground which may potentially cause suffering to the rabbits, land or non-target species, Ferreting also allows us to reclaim the rabbit bodies which we utilise either by feeding to the ferrets, put into the human food chain or fed out to raptors, birds of prey, foxes, badgers etc.
Once AgriPest have cleared the site of rabbits we often bring in the digger. We dig out all the warren systems, bolt holes and any other potential hazards posed to the horses, once the areas had been dug out, we level, re seeded and raked.
AgriPest also offer a rabbit fencing service, we ensure the fence is not only installed correctly but the rabbit prevention wire is installed in the correct way to prevent the rabbit digging under. By installing a fence can keep rabbits on neighbouring land entering your land, this is known as physical barrier control.
AgriPest are one of very few professional pest control companies that can offer this specialist service. AgriPest are fully licenced, insured, trained and recognised for our welfare standards.