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Rabbit behavior

Rabbits breed in March through September and can have 7 litters per year with 3 to 6 young bunnies. The mother will cover the nest when she leaves and will return once or twice a day to feed. The young are weaned after about three weeks and able to be on their own. Rabbits are most active at dawn and dusk, the average sleep time of a rabbit in captivity is said to be 8.4 hours. As with other prey animals, rabbits often sleep with their eyes open so sudden movements will wake the rabbit and alert it to dangers.

Rabbit Trapping and Removal

Removing rabbits can be an ongoing process depending on your location. Real estate is just as valuable to wildlife as it is to humans. Depleting food in an area with growing populations causes any animal to migrate. Trapping programs for rabbits usually start at 5 days and can run longer depending on your needs. Within the time period given traps will be checked daily, animals removed and traps reset until the end of term.

Identifying Rabbit Damage

The most identifiable damage caused by bunny rabbits comes in the winter time, especially when it gets really cold.  Small trees, and bushes like dogwood and sometimes pine trees are stripped of bark for food. The tree or bush will usually die during the spring thaw driving up landscape cost. The groundhog is notorious for doing quite a bit of damage in the garden. Who hasn’t lost a tomato in its prime or noticed gnawed ornamentals in their yard? This time of year, in the dead of winter, the groundhog is not to blame. A fair amount of landscape injury comes from cottontail rabbit which can do extensive damage around your home.    


Call or text Nick Risa at 708-218-0535.

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Providing nuisance animal trapping and removal services in the greater Chicago, Illinois (IL) region, including the cities of Joliet, Naperville, Lockport Illinois, Mokena, Bolingbrook, Cicero, Crete, Des Plaines, Evanston, Summit, Homer Glen, Mount Prospect, Oak Lawn, Oak Park, Orland Park, Palatine, Elwood, Crestwood, Oak Forest, and more. I service all of Cook County and Will County Illinois Wildlife calls, including the cities and villages of Downtown Chicago, Berwyn, Blue Island, Burbank, Beverly, Calumet City, Chicago Heights, Country Club Hills, Countryside, Des Plaines, Harvey, Hickory Hills, Hometown, Markham, Woodridge, Oak Forest, Palos Heights, Palos Hills, Park Ridge, Prospect Heights, Burr Ridge, Town of Cicero, Villages of Alsip, New Lenox, Barrington, Barrington Hills, Bedford Park, Bellwood, Bensenville, Berkeley, Bridgeview, Plainfield Broadview, Steger, Brookfield, Buffalo Grove, Burnham, Burr Ridge, Calumet Park, Chicago Ridge, Crestwood, Deer Park, Deerfield, Dixmoor, Dolton, East Dundee, East Hazel Crest, Evergreen Park, Flossmoor, Ford Heights, Forest Park, Forest View, Frankfort Illinois, Frankfort Square, Green Gardens, Franklin Park, Glencoe, Glenview, Glenwood, Golf, Hanover Park, Harwood Heights, Hazel Crest, Hillside, Hinsdale, Hodgkins, Aurora, Hoffman Estates, Homewood, Indian Head Park, Matteson, Justice, Kenilworth, La Grange, La Grange Park, Lansing, Lemont, Lincolnwood, Lynwood, Lyons, Maywood, McCook, Merrionette Park, Midlothian, Morton Grove, Mount Prospect, Niles, Norridge, North Riverside, Northbrook, Northfield, Oak Brook, Oak Lawn, Oak Park, Olympia Fields, Orland Hills, Orland Park, Palatine, Palos Park, Park Forest, Posen, Richton Park, River Forest, River Grove, Riverdale, Riverside, Robbins, Roselle, Rosemont, Sauk Village, Schaumburg, Schiller Park, Skokie, South Barrington, South Chicago Heights, South Holland, Steger, Stickney, Stone Park, Streamwood, Summit, Thornton, Tinley Park, University Park, Western Springs, Wheeling, Willow Springs, Woodridge, Worth, and more.