PROTECTING YOUR PROPERTY AND OUR ENVIRONMENT.
Example of rabbit warren damage
The UK has wonderfully varied wildlife that, usually, lives and stays in the countryside. For this reason, this wildlife doesn’t tend to inconvenience humans. However, common outdoor animals – like moles, foxes, rabbits and squirrels – that do encroach on human territory can cause various conflicts.
These animals can damage lawns, embankments and crops – or even, if they get as far as a loft, the wiring there. At Every Season Pest Control, we can apply the right solution for removing foxes, moles, rabbits or squirrels from residential or commercial property or land that you own.
Some signs of a wildlife pest problem
Rabbits: These burrow by digging holes in turf and under decking. They also damage plants and crops by eating vegetation and flowers, on which clean bite marks may be left. If you see these signs of rabbits encroaching on your property, get in touch with us now to have them professionally removed.
Foxes: If you see that your fences, hose pipes or polythene tunnels are damaged and there's a pungent, musky smell lingering in your garden, this could indicate that a fox has been in the space. In such a situation, by calling us, you can help to ensure the professional and efficient removal of foxes from your site.
Squirrels: These can damage your roof in their attempts to reach the loft and potentially make their nests. They can and often do chew wires and are accountable for a large percentage of home fires. Such dangers are precisely why it’s a good idea to immediately contact us if you suspect that squirrels are present within your property.
How can I prevent foxes entering my garden?
If you keep seeing fresh signs that foxes have spent time in your garden, you should try to discern what is attracting the fox to it and then take away or conceal that temptation. To this end, you should have any rubbish bins covered to prevent foxes scavenging. Remember that if foxes have already reached your property, you can also have them professionally removed by us.
Will a fox attack me or my child?
This is unlikely, despite the occasional report of children being involved in what the press calls an ‘attack’. Foxes actually tend to fear humans and for that reason, avoid them where possible. If a fox does attack a human, this is likely to be more out of fear than aggression. Nonetheless, if you are worried about the safety of your garden due to foxes being present, don’t hesitate to contact the Every Season Pest Control team today, so that we can remove them for you.
Is it legally necessary to control rabbit numbers?
The simple answer is yes. This is enshrined in the Pest Acts 1954, which makes England – except the City of London and the Isles of Scilly – a rabbit clearance area. Hence, you need to control rabbits on your own land in this area, although you can arrange for Every Season Pest Control to do so on your behalf.
What if it isn't possible for me to control rabbits on my land?
In this case, to adhere to the law, you must erect rabbit proof fencing as a means of stopping those rabbits damaging adjoining crops. Otherwise, the Secretary of State for the Environment has the right to enforce control and prosecute. In truth, however, it’s easy to get in touch with us to request cost-effective rabbit removal services.