Rabbit removal methods
Feralex have a specialised skillset and equipment to carry out rabbit removal safely and effectively. We use ferrets with tracking collars to bolt rabbits (ferrets have been used for this purpose for over 2,500 years) from their dwellings, whether it be a burrow, a warren, a patch of scrub or from under sheds or structures. Once the rabbits have been flushed out, they are caught using a variety of styles of nets. The nets we use are very versatile and extremely effective, the nets vary from 30m to 200m long and they are setup around the "rabbitat" as a rabbit catching fence. The use of tracking collars enables us to know everything that is going on under ground. This means we can better judge time frames for each job and also make sure the ferret is safe and working efficiently at all times.
Rabbit proof fencing is a proven method of controlling rabbits in an area. Rabbit proof fencing can be used as a complete boundary of a property or can be constructed around house yards and/or gardens to create rabbit free areas. Buildings and shed can be successfully sealed off as well. Feralex are equipped and capable of providing rabbit proof fencing construction and maintenance services.
Habitat removal is another crucial part of rabbit control, as they only need very minimal shelter to survive and reproduce. Feralex are able to provide habitat removal and/or warren destruction.
Another method of rabbit removal, if the situation is suitable, is the use of firearms. With over 20 years experience we are able carry out tasks with firearms safely, humanely and professionally.
Prior to beginning rabbit management operations, we carry out a full site evaluation, and present potential clients with a full, in-depth report on the problems, our recommended solutions and the full cost of our proposed services.
Integrated pest management (IPM) is a crucial part of rabbit control. As the term suggests "integrated" means a combination of rabbit removal, habitat and warren destruction and the fencing or proofing of areas where they may reside or reproduce.
Feralex abides stringently to nationally recognised standard operating procedures, codes of practice and all other legislative guidelines in regards to animal welfare and humane methods of euthanasia.
Feralex is fully insured and have an OH&S form that is followed when working.
Show us your warrens
Feralex is working with a local Landcare project to run a workshop on rabbit control.
So we are looking for warren examples as potential workshop sites.
Either contact us directly, or submit your warren photos to the Langwarrin Woodlands Landcare page.