Rabbit Control

Pest Control Rabbits-Save Australia

Rabbits are defined as a pest animal in all Australian States and territories. Private and public landowners are required to take reasonable actions to control rabbits on their land. ‘Control’ is defined as taking action to minimise the species’ impact and limit its spread. Landowners need to note that in NSW, legislation for rabbit control comes under the ‘1901 Rabbit Act of NSW’.

  • Pindone Baiting: Carrots
  • Rabbit Haemorrhagic Disease Virus (RHDV) New Korean strain 2017 release
  • Concussion
  • Fumigation
  • Shooting
  • Trapping

In regards to rabbit control you have several options that can be completed by Central Coast Deer and Vermin Control.

Pindone Baiting: Carrots

Although poisoning programs can be carried out year-round, baiting is most effective when alternative food for rabbits is scarce.

Benefits:

  • 70% to 90% of rabbits exterminated and will typically die within burrows.
  • Warrens don’t need to be accessible.

Drawbacks:

  • Can only be completed in dry weather.

Rabbit Haemorrhagic Disease Virus (RHDV) New Korean strain 2017 release

Central Coast Deer and Vermin Control was the only company to release the NEW RHDV-K5 Korean Strain on the Central Coast NSW for the Department of Primary Industries Biosecurity NSW in 2017.

Rabbit Haemorrhagic Disease Virus(RHDV) is a viral disease which affects only European rabbits.

Benefits:

  • RHDV infects many organs including the lungs, gut and liver of the rabbit. The latter causes acute hepatitis that can kill the rabbit within 48 hours by precipitating a rapid and widespread blood clotting mechanism.
  • (50% guaranteed) to 90% of rabbits exterminated and will typically die within burrows.
  • Warrens don’t need to be accessible.
  • No warning signs or notification required by legislation.
  • Most rabbits will be affected.

Drawbacks:

  • Rabbits three weeks of age and younger are less affected.

Concussion

At Central Coast Deer and Vermin Control we like to use a smoke identification unit first then Rodenate (concussion) of rabbits.

Smoking to find the burrows then concussive force generated by the Oxygen-LPG detonation is a sufficient to give humane control of rabbits and collapse the majority of a warren, this collapse varies depending on soil type, warren depth and amount of oxygen used.

Benefits:

  • 90% of rabbits destroyed within burrows.
  • Can be completed in dry or wet weather.
  • Warren destruction prevents further rabbits from taking up residence.
  • Rabbits killed from the Rodenator’s Concussive Force Process, die from the overwhelming pressure within the tunnel system. Rabbits are killed  instantly and humanly without the use of chemicals or poisons.

Drawbacks:

  • Warrens need to be accessible.
  • Noise.
Rabbit Concussion

Fumigation

At Central Coast Deer and Vermin Control we like to use a smoke identification unit first then fumigate rabbits.

Benefits:

  • 90% of rabbits destroyed within burrows

Drawbacks:

  • Warrens need to be accessible
  • Can only be completed in dry weather.
  • Only rabbits which live in burrows can be controlled; surface living rabbits are unaffected.

Shooting

Rifles are equipped with suppressors, digital night vision, recorders.

Benefits:

  • 70% to 90% of rabbits exterminated and removed.
  • Warrens don’t need to be accessible.
  • All rabbits surface or burrow rabbits will be removed.
  • Silenced and Night vision equipped rifle with video recorder.

Drawbacks:

  • Rabbits need to be sighted

Contact us or call Lawrence at Central Coast Deer and Vermin Control now for your no obligation, free quote.