Rural pest Control
Common rural pests including rabbits, moles and birds can all be controlled and as a Wildlife aware Accredited Technician I can ensure that the target pests are the only ones that are affected. Traditional non toxic methods including trapping and shooting are my preferred control methods but I'm also qualified to use Phosphine gas to control rabbits, moles and rats in areas where it is safe to do so.
Rabbit Rat & Mole Gassing Yorkshire
The use of gassing compounds to control rural pests is a controversial subject. However if applied correctly it is not only extremely effective but very target specific. The Hydrogen Phosphide gas reaches peak concentration in around 10 hours then quickly decomposes and has no residual effect on the soil and causes no harm to plant life in the treated area.
Gassing treatments are far less damaging to the local wildlife population that anticoagulant rodenticides used to control rats and mice. Which can cause serious harm to non target birds and mammals which predate on the rodents that were the intended target of the poison.
Mole Trapping Yorkshire
Mole control is almost always achieved using traditional mole traps. On larger mole catching contracts I aim to set round 30 traps per hour. A typical farm trapping session lasts around one week and could produce a total catch of several hundred moles. I usually charge a simple price per mole and always show the moles to prove how many have been removed.
Rabbit Control Yorkshire
Overnight shooting sessions using high powered air rifles fitted with the latest night vision systems is my preferred method to control rabbits. For this service i charge per hour
. The effect on the resident population can be quite dramatic if done correctly and as no chemicals or traps are used using this method I can ensure that no harm is done to non target wildlife.
Wildlife Aware Accredited Technician Yorkshire
The Wildlife Aware Accredited Technician
course is NOT a course on basic rodent control. Those who attend the course are expected already to possess proficiency through practical experience and prior training in rodent pest management, and to have obtained relevant qualifications such as those offered by the Royal Society for the Protection of Health (RSPH) and City & Guilds, or equivalents. The course is designed to increase the pest technicians understanding of current levels of contamination of wildlife to rodenticides, explain the main primary and secondary routes of exposure of wildlife from rodenticides and alert competent professionals to the techniques that should be adopted to minimise wildlife exposure during rodent pest management in rural settings.
The use of rodenticides is essential to many rural enterprises. Rodenticide use is important in the maintenance of good husbandry, the protection of human and animal health and for the prevention of spoilage, of foodstuffs due to contamination by rodent pests.
The use of rodenticides is increasing, both because there is evidence that rodent populations are themselves increasing and because many agricultural audit schemes now insist on structured rodent pest management procedures in all facilities audited under the scheme.
However, there is growing evidence of widespread contamination of wildlife with anticoagulant rodenticides. Many of the species involved are of high conservation status, such as the Barn Owl, Kestrel and Red Kite. The effects of the low-level residues commonly found are unknown, though there is currently no evidence that these residues are having an adverse effect on any populations of wildlife. Nevertheless, these residues are worrying, are unwanted and are largely unnecessary if fundamental guidelines are followed during the application of rodenticides in the countryside.
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I take great pride in providing my customers with the best possible service. I have achieved a huge number of qualifications and accreditations since I started trading in 2008, and am now one of the most qualified pest control operators in the North of England. If I can be of assistance in any way or you would like to find out more about me and the services i offer to control rural pests across Yorkshire including rabbits and moles please do not hesitate to contact me.
David Etherington - Your Local Pest Control Expert