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Environmental

Wild Rabbits

Wild Rabbit | Hinton Pest ControlWild rabbits can decimate grass crops as well as potentially endangering livestock e.g. a horse stepping in a rabbit hole and breaking a fetlock.  Rabbit management can be best achieved by an integrated programme involving trapping, shooting and installation of specialised rabbit-proof fencing.

One of our pest control technicians will be able to visit your site and provide you with an appropriate quote to resolve your problems.

Moles

Mole | Hinton Pest ControlMoles are solitary in their habits and live almost entirely underground.  Their tunnel system  may cover an area of 100-1000sq/m but the exact size will depend upon food availability.  They feed mainly on earthworms but also on various other invertebrates including slugs and insect larvae.

As well as causing unsightly mole hills where a flat surface is required e.g. a lawn or bowling green, the most important damage can occur where the inclusion of soil from molehills in grass silage or haylage can result in spoilt unpalatable silage / haylage is potentially result in Listeriosis or Botulism in sheep, cattle and horses.  A collapsed mole tunnel can also endanger livestock e.g. a horse breaking a fetlock.  One of our pest control technicians will be able to visit your site and provide you with an appropriate quote to resolve your problems.

Grey Squirrels

Squirrel | Hinton Pest ControlThose of you that are keen bird watchers will no doubt have had ongoing battles to try and ensure that garden song birds, not the grey squirrels eat the bird food provided!  Squirrels are also notorious for attacking nesting boxes and can kill an entire brood before they have the opportunity to fledge.

Squirrels also frequent roof spaces simply for shelter and not as a source of food.  Beware!!!  A squirrel in a restricted space can be extremely aggressive if approached.  One of our pest control technicians will be able to visit your site and provide you with an appropriate quote to resolve your problems.

Red squirrels are a protected species and Hinton Pest Control Limited will not harm this species, whatever the circumstances.

Foxes

Fox | Hinton Pest ControlMany people live happily side by side with urban foxes. and admire these beautiful creatures.

However foxes are indiscriminate killers and will attack rabbit/guinea pig hutches, duck houses, pheasant rearing facilities & chicken coops, killing everything that they can, once inside.

One of our pest control technicians will be able to visit your site and provide you with an appropriate quote to resolve your problems.

Bats

European Horsehoe Bat | Hinton Pest ControlIn Britain, all bat species and their roosts are legally protected, by both domestic and international legislation.

This means you will be committing an offence if you:

  1. Deliberately kill, capture or injure a bat
  2. Intentionally or recklessly disturb a bat in its roost or deliberately disturb a group of bats
  3. Damage or destroy a bat roosting place (even if bats are not occupying the roost at the time
  4. Possess or advertise/sell/exchange a bat (dead or alive) or any part of a bat
  5. Intentionally or recklessly obstruct access to a bat roost

Bats are a protected species and Hinton Pest Control Limited will not harm or disturb neither them nor their roosts, whatever the circumstances.

Birds

Pigeon | Hinton Pest ControlPigeons, Gulls, Jackdaws & Magpies are the most common birds to be considered as pests as they can be disease carriers, sources of parasites and a noise nuisance.

Methods of proofing buildings include the use of spikes, nets or wires and is the only sure method of preventing birds from nesting on buildings.

Controlling birds is extremely difficult.  The best method is to deny them nesting places on or in buildings by proofing and reducing the amount of food available to them by regular removal of dropped food materials and discouraging the public and staff from feeding them.

One of our pest control technicians will be able to visit your site and provide you with an appropriate quote to resolve your problems.

Badgers

Badger | Hinton Pest ControlBadgers and their setts are legally protected from intentional cruelty, such as badger-baiting, and from the results of lawful human activities, such as building developments.

Badgers are a protected species and Hinton Pest Control Limited will not harm this species, whatever the circumstances.