Rabbit Control & Removal
Oryctolagus cuniculus, commonly known as the European rabbit or domestic rabbit, is a small mammal that is often kept as a pet. However, Rabbits can pest a major pest and Health and safety risk to Airports, infrastructure projects, High security sites, Farmland, and many other facilities.
They typically have soft, dense fur that can be a variety of colors, including white, gray, brown, and black. They have long ears that stand upright and can move independently, and their eyes are large and round.
Rabbits have a small, compact body with short legs and a short tail. They have powerful hind legs that allow them to jump up to 3 feet in a single leap. Adult rabbits can weigh anywhere from 2 to 4 pounds, with males typically being larger than females.
Rabbits can cause damage to crops, gardens, and landscaping, particularly when their populations are high. Some of the common types of damage caused by rabbits include:
Browsing: Rabbits will often nibble on the tender shoots and leaves of plants, which can cause stunted growth and reduce crop yields.
Bark damage: In the winter, when food sources are scarce, rabbits will sometimes gnaw on the bark of trees and shrubs, which can cause significant damage or even kill the plant.
Burrowing: Rabbits are known for their ability to dig extensive networks of burrows, which can undermine foundations, damage landscaping, and create tripping hazards.
Nesting: Female rabbits will sometimes build nests in lawns or gardens, which can damage the turf or uproot plants.
Disease transmission: Rabbits can carry diseases such as tularemia and myxomatosis, which can be transmitted to other animals or humans.
To prevent rabbit damage, some methods include:
Fencing: Installing a sturdy fence around the area to be protected can be effective in keeping rabbits out.
Habitat modification: Removing brush piles, tall grasses, and other potential rabbit habitats can discourage rabbits from taking up residence in the area.
Trapping: Live traps can be used to capture rabbits and then release them into a other wooded area.
It's important to note that some of these methods may only be temporary solutions, and ongoing maintenance may be required to keep rabbit populations under control.
Rabbit Control & Removal.
ServLabs Pest Control specializes in rabbit control and removal. Our experienced technicians can safely and effectively remove rabbits from your site. We understand the importance of controlling rabbits for health and safety reasons, site security, and for major infrastructure and construction projects.
Our solutions are tailored to your individual needs and are designed to provide long-term control. We use a variety of methods, including trapping, exclusion, and habitat modification, to ensure that all rabbits are removed from your property. Contact us today to learn more about how ServLabs can help you with your rabbit removal needs.
Rabbit Life cycle...... Yes They Really Do breed Like Rabbits
The life cycle of a rabbit begins with the female rabbit, or doe, becoming sexually mature at around 3-6 months of age, although some breeds may mature earlier or later. The male rabbit, or buck, also becomes sexually mature at around the same age.
When a doe is ready to mate, she will signal to the buck by becoming more active and restless, and may even spray urine to attract him. After mating, the gestation period for a rabbit is around 28-35 days, depending on the breed. A doe can give birth to a litter of 1-14 kits, with an average of around 5-8.
The newborn kits are born blind, hairless, and helpless, and weigh only a few ounces. They depend on the mother's milk for the first few weeks of life, during which time they grow rapidly and develop fur and their eyes and ears open. By around 2-3 weeks of age, the kits will start to venture out of the nest and begin nibbling on solid foods.
At around 6-8 weeks of age, the kits are fully weaned and are able to eat solid foods on their own. They are also able to regulate their own body temperature and are fully covered in fur. At this point, the kits are considered juveniles and will continue to grow and develop over the next several months.
By around 3-6 months of age, the juvenile rabbits reach sexual maturity and can begin breeding themselves. The life span of a rabbit varies depending on factors such as breed, diet, and environment, but most rabbits live for around 5-8 years.