The most common rabbit species is the cottontail rabbit. Cottontail rabbits are small and furry creatures. They have grayish brown coats, big eyes, and tall ears. Fast and skittish, these animals avoid human contact.
Rabbits are primarily a simple nuisance for homeowners. While they do not invade homes, rabbits can case outdoor problems. The biggest annoyance caused by rabbits are their eating habits. As herbivores, rabbits can cause damage to gardens, landscaping, trees, bushes, and grasses.
Rabbits love berries such as, strawberries, blackberries, raspberries, and cherries. They also enjoy beans, carrots, beets, and peas. Trees and bushes can be damaged by rabbits that may eat the bark. Rabbits can cause structural damage by eating small irrigation lines. While creating homes, rabbits can burrow under sheds, decks, or homes.
In some cases, rabbits may carry tularemia. Tularemia is a very rare disease but humans and pets can be affected by it after coming in contact with a rabbit.
Signs of a rabbit infestation include missing or half eaten plants as well as pellets in your yard. Whether you wish to control the rabbit population in your yard depends on how tolerant you are of these rabbits. One thing to keep in mind if a rabbit has created a home in your yard is the rate that rabbits can reproduce. Just a few rabbits can quickly turn into a much larger population.
Our professionals can help you control your rabbit population. Contact us today to get a free estimate. By locating rabbit burrows and affecting their habitats, we can effectively help you nudge these animals out of your yard so that your garden, landscaping, and trees can grow without interruption.
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