Get to know your pest populations and where they might cause you problems.
Remove or prevent access to resources.
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.
rabbits, deer, stored product insects, rodents, foxes, pest bird species, moles, flies.
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
fully-licensed use of firearms and night vision, ferreting, the latest trapping innovations.