Mole & Rabbit Removal
The rabbit was thought to have been introduced to Britain by the Normans, although early remains show that some may date back to Roman times. The rabbit is now found across almost all of Western Europe. Each individual can grow up to 40 cm in length. Rabbits are distinguished from the Hare by size (the Hare is bigger), and the rabbit has a white tail when running, smaller hind legs and lacks the characteristic black tips found on the hare’s ears.
Rabbits can reach sexual maturity in 2-3 months and have a gestation period of just 28 days. Up to 5 litters per year are possible with the average litter size being about 5.
If after conducting an assessment, control is deemed necessary, there are a number of options available. Fencing (electric and wire) can be effective although can also be costly. Gassing using Aluminum Phosphide (Professional trained staff only) is an option as is shooting, snaring (free running noose), spring traps, ferreting, cage traps and drop traps.
Moles are a common British mammal living almost exclusively underground, although they are capable of moving above ground and even swimming. As well as a means of transportation, the main purpose of the tunnel network is a trap for worms and other invertebrates to fall into. The mole rarely exceeds 20cm in length (including short tail) and has a very smooth dark fur which can flex in both directions. With very poor eye-sight, the mole navigates and finds food largely by picking up vibrations.
Moles are typically solitary, and both sexes defend their territories vigorously, often coming together just to mate. Moles will often have just one litter per year, consisting of up to 7 young. The young are suckled for about a month and leave the nest after about 5 weeks.
Where professionally trained, the gassing compound, Aluminium Phosphide can be used. Much mole work is done using a variety of traps from barrel and scissor traps to the new and highly effective talpex style.
Both moles and rabbits can cause significant damage to outside areas, leading not only to unsightly gardens, but also damage to crops, cattle and commercial grasslands.
Rabbits are notorious for breeding quickly and devouring crops and plants. If not rectified quickly, problems with your garden will become exponentially worse, making them harder — and more costly — to deal with. Pest Defence are experts in rabbit and mole removal across Chelmsford, Brentwood and Colchester and can help sort the problem quickly and effectively.
Our aim is to ensure we provide the mole and rabbit catching method best suited to your specific circumstances. Our team will use their years of experience to assess the source and severity of the issue, before initiating a definitive eradication plan. We offer comprehensive methods for rabbit control, including rabbit trapping, gassing, shooting and ferreting. Our mole control services are carried out via a range of traps or phosphide gassing depending on your specific situation.
Our mole and rabbit extermination services, as with all our pest control services, are available as emergency operations. This service ensures that your pests are dealt with on the same day as enquiry, and for a price that never exceeds our initial quote.
For mole extermination and rabbit removal, or to set up rabbit fencing for future prevention, give our team a call today. All our pest control services are available to customers throughout various areas in Essex, including Colchester, Chelmsford, Brentwood and surrounding areas.