Other pests

Pestsafe is often called upon to deal with a wide variety of larger pests such as rabbits, foxes and squirrels. Exclusion through proofing is often the best and most humane method of tackling problems associated with these animals but if this is not practical then other methods of control can be used.

  • Foxes

    The red fox (Vulpes vulpes) is a carnivore growing up to 6.5 kg in weight. Reddish brown in colour and usually a white tipped tail, many foxes also have a white bib on the throat. It has four toed feet with non-retractable claws and is well adapted for the pursuit of...

  • Squirrels

    The grey squirrel (Sciurus carolinensis) was introduced into the U.K. from the U.S.A. in the early 1900s. Its introduction caused a simultaneous decline the population of the red squirrel (sciurus vulgaris) as both species competed for habitat and food. Grey on the back and tail, in Summer...

  • Rabbits

    Rabbits (Oryctolagus cuniculus) are not rodents but in fact members of the order Lagomorpha. They are active all year round and will eat many kinds of vegetation, causing serious and costly damage to crops and trees. In common with some other Lagomorphs they use refection to aid digestion by re-ingesting...