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Without proper control, rabbits and moles can cause major damage to crops and turf.

Our course covers the key skills required to trap and control these animals without the use of chemicals.

You'll gain the knowledge needed to plan and carry out rabbit and mole control.

The course is ideal for both beginners and those who want to hone their trapping techniques.

The finer details

This is a training only course.

You'll receive a certificate of attendance once it's completed.

We'll outline the biology of rabbits and moles to give you a clear understanding of why the animals need to controlled.

You'll learn key legislation as well as preventative and curative methods.

How to implement and monitor the right control programme will also be covered.

And everything will be backed up by comprehensive practical activities.

Course sessions:

  • The importance and biology of rabbits
  • The importance and biology of moles
  • The legislation associated with rabbit and mole control
  • The use of physical methods in rabbit and mole control.

Delivery method

Classroom and practical

Who should attend?

Our training is suitable to those new to trapping rabbits and moles or anyone who wishes to develop their skills further in the techniques used to control them effectively.

We welcome anyone in agriculture, horticulture, sports management and related industries where rabbits and moles may pose a nuisance causing damage to crops and turf.

What will be covered?

By the end of this course, you'll be able to:

Identify rabbits and/or moles and the typical symptoms of damage caused.

Identify the degree and source of the infestation for rabbits and/or moles.

State the legislative obligations and responsibilities relevant to the control of rabbits and/or moles.

Describe the lifestyles, habits and habitats of rabbits and/or moles.

Plan, implement and monitor an effective control programme for rabbits and/or moles.

Select and carry out the most appropriate methods of rabbit and/or mole control, in line with current legal guidelines and recognised good practice.

Ensure that all control operations safeguard humans, creatures, plants and the environment. 

Other areas of interest

Grey Squirrel Control Trapping Techniques


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