To prevent rabbits from entering the property, attach hardware cloth, poultry netting or hail screen to the bottom 2 feet of the existing fence, or install a fence with openings that are less than 1 inch in diameter around the property. If fencing isn't an option, apply repellents to the affected areas of the property and remove debris from the lawn. Live traps are an option to capture the rabbits.
Fencing must extend into the ground by 6 inches to prevent rabbits from digging under it. When attaching hardware cloth or other materials to an existing fence, bury the bottom edge of the material 6 inches underground.
Before applying repellents, remove sticks, piles of rocks and other debris from the affected area, and mow the lawn. Apply the repellent according to the instructions on the product packaging. Repellents are most effective before the rabbits establish eating patterns on the property.
To use a live trap, set the trap according to the instructions, and bait the trap with apple slices. Check the trap several times daily, and release captured rabbits at least five miles away from the property. Check local laws and regulations before catching or releasing rabbits, as some areas prohibit or limit these activities.