Catching Moles across Norfolk
Why catch Moles?
With an average of 200 meters of tunnel per mole and the continual digging
for food, the damage a single mole can do has to be seen to be believed.
While some people seem to think that the humble mole is a cute, cuddly creature that causes
no harm, moles are, in fact, a predator that will fight to the death to defend its territory, they are also cannibalistic.
The garden mole causes damage which is a nuisance and mostly aesthetic
, for farmers, however, the damage can be very costly and is therefore serious.
Listeriosis is a bacterial disease which infects sheep, cattle and many other animals including moles.
The bacteria which is contained in the soil is brought to the surface in molehills and can be a public health danger.
Rabbit Control across Norfolk
Why control rabbits?
The Pest Act 1954 declared the UK as a Rabbit clearance area, land and property owners are required to control rabbit
numbers on their land. Seven to 10 rabbits can eat the same amount of food as one adult sheep, rabbits graze on
crops, grassland and young trees. Rabbits cause around 260 million pounds worth of damage every year.
Estimates place the rabbit population at 35 million to 40 million, growing 2 percent every year.
Rabbits cause millions of pounds of damage to agriculture each year. In extreme conditions which are
becoming more frequent such as a drought year, rabbits can remove too much vegetation which leads to soil erosion.