At Evergreen rabbit control we employ a wide range of extremely effective methods of rabbit control involving the use of high powered lamps. Each of the various methods is tailored to suit each variation of circumstances we encounter where rabbits pose a problem. We use the best equipment available to the pest control industry which enables us to carry out our work quickly and precisely whilst providing our clients with optimum results. Lamping can be carried out effectively throughout the year depending on the type of area where the control is to be carried out. The following is a brief description of each method and their compatibility to the various situations we encounter.
At Evergreen rabbit control we use sound moderated shotguns from quad bikes to shoot rabbits on open areas such as farmland, airfields, large sports grounds etc: The benefits of this system are as follows:- Far less disturbance of both people and the quarry species. The damage to ground surfaces is negligible and places that are difficult to access with larger vehicles are brought to within our control area. All of the above are far more customer friendly than the more traditional method of driving a 4x4 and using an extremely loud 12 bore shot gun. On many occasions our staff, using the above method have been able to cull many hundreds of rabbits in a night, something unobtainable under the old systems.
We have a wide range of weapons available at Evergreen rabbit control and we tailor their use to the various areas we are working on. On large open spaces such as estates and farmland we normally opt for either .17 or .22 rim fire rifles. These weapons are highly effective at ranges up to 200 yards and can be used in a variety of ways, such as from quad bikes, 4x4s or on foot, depending on the area. Around buildings, gardens and restricted areas air rifles are employed, silent and deadly at close range they are ideal where noise is to be kept to a minimum.
All weapons are held under legal requirements and are serviced and maintained to the highest standard. All rifles are fitted with high quality telescopic sights as well as sound moderators. All staff are thoroughly trained in safety and marksmanship.
When a rabbit control problem arises where the use of guns of any type is impracticable the use of lurchers (specially bred and trained running dogs) is the solution. When employing this method to deal with problem rabbits, one or two dogs are used whilst the operative is on foot. The rabbit is illuminated with the spotlight; the dog is slipped from its collar and within moment’s returns with the rabbit unharmed to be humanely dispatched. This method is silent and deadly and accounts for many hundreds of rabbits a year.
In the same way as we employ dogs at Evergreen rabbit control, hawks are also used in conjunction with the lamp. This effective and unique method is also conducted on foot; the hawk riding on the handler’s fist till the rabbit is illuminated in the beam of light. Once this occurs, the bird is “cast” (sent off) to swiftly intercept and capture its prey. The area we are working is then systematically covered until as many rabbits as possible have been taken. We have found this to be an extremely useful weapon in our armoury especially in public areas.
Lamping in all its forms, allows us at Evergreen rabbit control to offer a highly specialised service that we believe to be second to none. Used together with the other methods we employ we can deal with, and successfully handle all rabbit problems that are likely to occur.