In the UK, the rabbit has become one of the most dominant mammal species after rats. A population estimated to be 40 million (findings from The Mammal Society) is growing at 2% a year. Increasingly, foxes are becoming a greater problem in urban areas.
"An Order has been made under Section One of the Pests Act 1954 by which England and Wales (except for the City of London, the Isles of Scilly and Skokholm Island) have been declared a Rabbit Clearance Area. In this area, every occupier of land is responsible for destroying wild rabbits on his/her land or for taking steps to prevent them causing damage. This is a continuing obligation." - Defra
Rabbits cause damage to trees, stripping bark and browsing on foliage. They dig burrows in lawns, greens and sports areas. A large population can cause extensive damage to crops.
Land and property owners have statutory obligations regarding wild rabbits.
If you have a problem with unwanted mammal species, EcoPro can provide a safe, experienced and professional service to meet health and safety requirements.