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Animals we don't deal with

This is a list of animals we do not offer a service to control and why.

For insects we do not deal with and why - please see the Other Insects/Invertebrates section.


Rabbits

The council decided in 1995 that the pest control service would no longer deal with rabbits.  In addition it is the land occupiers (not owners) responsibility under The Pests Act 1954 to ensure there are no rabbits on their land.  It is not important where they are coming from, once they are on your land it is your responsibility to control them.  You should contact a reputable rabbit control company if required.  This may change in the future.


Badgers

Badgers are protected under law which covers not only destruction but also disturbance.  Contact Scottish Natural Heritage on www.snh.gov.uk or telephone 0131 316 2600


Foxes

The council do not provide a service for foxes.  You may get further information by contacting The Fox Project at www.foxproject.org.uk.  Or on 01892 826222 for information on deterring foxes.


Bats

Bats are protected under law which covers not only destruction but also disturbance. Contact Scottish Natural Heritage on www.snh.gov.uk or telephone 0131 316 2600


Cats

Cats are free roaming animals and the owners of cats cannot be held legally responsible for the actions of their pets.  Therefore the council cannot and will not take any action on cats or their owners.