We provide a variety of options to stop unwanted bugs from invading your home. Wild rabbits are a serious mammalian pest and invasive species in Australia causing millions of dollars of damage to crops. Rabbits in Australia are European rabbits (Oryctolagus cuniculus) in the Lagomorph family. How can the answer be improved? Trapping should only be used to control the last few rabbits, and should not be relied on to control medium to high density rabbit populations. Use of steel-jawed traps in NSW is an offense under the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act 1979 . To be effective, rabbit control should be conducted in an integrated way, which means adopting a range of complementary control strategies in cooperation with neighbouring landholders. Efforts should be concentrated on reducing the impact of rabbits rather than just … Rabbit hemorrhagic disease was subsequently legalised for the control of wild rabbits. The moth Cactoblastis cactorum was introduced for the control of prickly pear, and the salvinia weevil Cyrtobagous salviniae for the control of aquatic weed Salvinia . Rabbits. Rabbits were introduced into Australia in the 18th century and have since become widespread. They are a serious pest and invasive species in Australia causing millions of dollars of damage to crops. Feral rabbits eat crops and compete with livestock for pasture. As recently as 2004, after more than a century of control programs, rabbits cost Australian primary producers $113 million per year in lost production and control costs.
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