East Anglian Pest Control
Humane Wildlife Control
Moles, Rabbits, Grey Squirrels & Other Wildlife Pests
Humane Wildlife Pest Removal
Residential & Commercial Wildlife Control
In the UK we are lucky to have a varied environment, rich in wildlife. There are, however, times when elements of our wildlife can come into conflict with people and property. When this does occur, the problems that wildlife can pose vary from damage to the fabric or structure of buildings to harming crops and plants. On rare occasions, the presence of wildlife on property can even pose a risk to health.
We are involved in the sensitive control of animals such as rabbits and grey squirrels under strictly regulated conditions.
Some wildlife species considered pests under certain circumstances are protected by the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981. Creatures such as bats, badgers, water voles and red squirrels are legally protected in the UK.
Wildlife management is a niche skill within the pest control industry, however, East Anglian Pest Control’s technicians are fully qualified in humane wildlife control. We are registered members of the CRRU, meaning you can trust us to deliver safe, effective, and legal solutions to wildlife issues of any size or type.
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Commercial Wildlife Pest Control
We’ve 34 years experience in pest control and provide free surveys for wildlife control, wildlife proofing, wildlife removal and waste clearance. And we’re available 7 days a week for advice and help. We really do know what we’re doing; you can trust us to get it right.
Rabbits have a burrow system known as a warren, and tunnels can be 1-2m long. The nest at the end of the tunnel is lined with grass, moss and belly fur. They use regular trails, which they scent mark with faecal pellets. They damage crops & grassland by digging shallow holes to get at roots as well as eating the grass/crops. They will also destroy many garden plants & small trees. They also dig small holes in meadows where horses and livestock can damage their feet. Hazards include damage to crops and plants. Rabbits breed all year round.
The presence of ridges or small mounds of soil on the surface of lawns or gardens indicate moles are active in the area. Moles establish extensive tunnel systems to find food. They prefer moist soils. Moles mainly eat earthworms and white grubs; they will also eat beetles, spiders, and other insects that venture into their underground tunnels.
The Grey Squirrel is a surprisingly large animal, its head and body being around 25cm in length with a tail almost as long again and weighs in at around half a kilogram. Active during the day – and most especially around dawn and dusk – they forage for a wide range of food, including fruits and fungi in addition to their traditional diet of nuts and they will also take eggs or young birds. They breed twice a year – in early spring and then again in the summer – producing three or four young, though exceptionally up to nine may be born. These youngsters will themselves be able to breed at a year old.
Professional ferreting is an excellent, and environmentally responsible wildlife management method, most commonly used in jobs requiring rabbit population control. It is most effective during winter, when undergrowth is at its lowest, allowing for easier access to rabbit warrens. Ferreting ensures the swift and effective removal of rabbits from properties such as paddocks, golf courses, woodland areas, business parks, and agricultural land, whilst avoiding non-target species, such as polecats and slowworms.
Professional ferreting involves releasing specially trained ferrets into rabbit warrens, in order to flush the rabbits (or target species) out. Once the target species has been chased to the surface, they will be caught in strategically placed purse nets, then herded towards trained dogs, or shot by a qualified technician nearby.
East Anglian Pest Control are one of the few pest control companies in the UK trained in this specialist service – so, if you have a rabbit problem, and are seeking a humane and environmentally friendly solution, don’t hesitate, get in contact today.
C.R.R.U – Campaign for Responsible Rodenticide Use
We are proud members of the CRRU, and feel that we, as pest controllers, should be doing our best to protect non-target species. We aim to achieve this by using safe and responsible pest control and wildlife management methods, in line with our pledge as industry professionals to lead by example. Examples of our responsible control methods include a reduction in our use of rodenticides, and ensuring all deceased pests are cleared from properties to prevent second-hand poisoning.
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East Anglian Pest Control has over 30 years of experience in the pest solution industry. We like to keep our clients up to date with pest information. Below are our latest articles related to wildlife pest control.
Wildlife Pest Control
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Ferreting?
Ferreting, or hunting with ferrets, is a service that efficiently controls rabbit populations in areas where they are an agricultural pest.
The ferreter spreads purse nets over rabbit holes, tying the draw chord of the net to a peg. The ferret(s) are then placed in the holes, the net reset and the ferreter duly waits silently and listens, while their inquisitive little helper works the tunnels and burrows.
Rabbits that bolt at the sound and smell of the ferret, are caught in the nets as they hit them at speed, the nets pursing around them and holding them until the ferreter can humanely dispatch them. Additional “long nets” can be used to line the berry, to catch any rabbits that escape from unnoticed bolt holes, or that manage to escape the purse nets
How do identify moles
Moles are surprising little mammals with pointed muzzles, tiny eyes, and bodies shaped like Idaho potatoes. In motion they actually swim along underground, using wide front flippers to part the soil as they go. They prefer moist, loamy soil and are most active in the early morning or evening in the spring or fall; they also come out after a warm rain.
Moles have the distinguishing characteristic of a hairless, pointed snout. Their small eyes and ear canals are concealed by fur, and they do not have external ears. They have very large and broad forefeet with webbed toes. Their hind feet or more narrow and have slender claws. They are usually about 7 inches in length and weigh about 4 ounces.
What is a bait station and how do they work?
Bait stations are a variation of bait which minimise the risk of poisoning in non-target species, commonly used in rodent infestation cases. They are designed to contain rodenticide (or other poisons depending on the individual case) in a tamper-proof manner.
Bait stations are commonly used in pest control for their many benefits, which include weather resistance, targeted baiting, and ease of monitoring.
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