What you can do

Look at your land, livestock and buildings with a ‘fresh pair of eyes’ every day.

  • Get to know your pest populations and where they might cause you problems.

Adopt a ‘prevention is better than cure’ mentality!

  • Remove or prevent access to resources.

Agricultural pest facts

We use the term ‘agricultural pest’ to cover a broad range of species that cause problems specific to agricultural businesses. This can include (but not limited to) species that:

  • reduce crop yields
  • damage or consume harvested crops
  • contaminate harvested crops with pathogens
  • directly or indirectly threaten the life or health of livestock (as a predator or biohazard)
  • damage farm machinery

For these reasons, some of the main species that require control are:

  • rabbits, deer, stored product insects, rodents, foxes, pest bird species, moles, flies

Pests can threaten agricultural businesses in ways you might not expect:

  • A horse turned out in a field with a rabbit warren can trap and break a leg.
  • Unregulated deer populations with high TB infection levels travel vast distances spreading TB to cattle.
  • Autumn flies (Musca Autumnalis) land on the faces of livestock and use their ‘teeth’ to stimulate the flow of tears; this can lead to infection and loss of the eye.

If you have a problem with agricultural pests, we will…

  • Get to know your environment and operations.
  • Identify the pest species and extent of the infestation. Employ specialist control methods. For example, we can offer:
    • fully-licensed use of firearms and night vision, ferreting, the latest trapping innovations.
  • Offer you training for self-delivery.