Timberscope offers both holistic and target specific feral animal control programs, with services available including monitoring, baiting, trapping, fumigation and shooting. Programs are carefully designed to avoid off target damage and tailored for each client to best meet on-ground conditions and individual client needs.
In Australia, feral animals typically have few natural predators or fatal diseases and some have high reproductive rates. As a result, their populations have not naturally diminished and can multiply rapidly if conditions are favourable. The presence of introduced predators compounds the pressures already facing our native wildlife through habitat loss. Cats kill more than 1million birds in Australia every day and foxes can consume up to 400 grams of native wildlife every night. Introduced pests have been implicated in the extinctions of many indigenous Australian plant and animal species.
Pest animal control is important in mitigating the significant impacts of pest animals. Impacts include erosion, loss of species through predation and competition, vegetation decline and loss of biodiversity, cost to agriculture, spread of diseases such as Distemper, Parvo Virus, Mange and Toxoplasmosis and spread of Noxious weeds by animal vectors.
Timberscope operates within a Quality Management System, with best practice policies and procedures that ensures the safety of all employees and the general public is paramount.
Timberscope is fully insured and qualified in all aspects of feral animal control.
Timberscope provides clients with comprehensive reporting complete with geolocation and photographic evidence of results where required.
Timberscope has a solid reputation for achieving outstanding results. We can assure prospective clients complete satisfaction with how we conduct our business.
Past and present clients include Mornington Peninsula Shire, City of Casey and Frankston City Councils, Parks Victoria, Landcare and private landholders
Timberscope takes animal welfare very seriously and all animals are treated humanely and with respect.
Timberscope specialises in feral animal trapping of foxes and cats and even Black Rats. We can offer clients cage and soft leg hold trapping methods.
We double screen warrens and dens to ensure fumigation of the entire system. Multiple entrances are located through a double screening process.
Timberscopes Baiting programs are conducted using best practice methods to avoid off target damage with minimal risk or harm to wildlife.
We can install rabbit or fox proofing under fences, buildings and other structures to provide a physical barrier and prevent reestablishment of pests.
We have highly trained and licensed staff members that can control pest animals safely in appropriate settings.
We uses a variety of monitoring techniques. Monitoring is an important component of Our control programs to ensure no off target damage or harm to wildlife.
Animals such as the endangered Hooded Plover are threatened through predation by introduced predators such as foxes and feral cats. Controlling feral animals is integral to ensuring the survival of our most vulnerable native flora and fauna species.
“We employed Rod Brindly nearly 4 years ago to advise us on fox control on our property in Mount Eliza. At that time we, and our adjoining neighbours had four active dens, and as a result, we were finding frequent kills of birds and various mammals on our property.
Rod demonstrated extensive knowledge of fox behavior, and over a three month period we eradicated 20 foxes in our valley through trapping and fumigation methods. We have had Rod back each year since. We would thoroughly recommend Rod. to anyone who has issues with foxes or feral cats.”
“Rodney Brindley has been engaged as a contractor for pest management activities for several of our Landcare project needs, including the “Protecting Indigenous Fauna in High Quality Merricks North Bushland Project” and the “Greens Bush to Arthur’s Seat Biolink Project”. I’ve found him great to work with, in terms of his high level of professionalism and communication.”
Timberscope values every animal life, however introduced animals are a big problem in Australia. Most of Australia’s wildlife is found nowhere else in the world, making its conservation so important. 87% of our mammal species, 93% of reptiles, 94% of frogs and 45% of our bird species are found only in Australia. Sadly, however, Australia is facing an extinction crisis. Australia has the worst mammal extinction rate in the world. At Timberscope we believe we cannot simply turn a blind eye and allow further animal extinctions or loss of biodiversity.
Every job is unique and every client will have specific needs. Please contact Timberscope directly to discuss your individual requirements and to receive a quote tailored to you.
Old style steel jaw traps are illegal as they injure and maim animals. Even if steel jaw traps were still permitted, Timberscope would never use this kind of trap as it goes against our core values. Although they look similar, the newer style soft jaw traps are permitted in Victoria for use by qualified operators. The rubberised padding of the jaw and other features are designed to simply restrain an animal without causing harm.
Traps are strategically placed to minimise the risk of off target catch, however sometimes a native animal can become caught. Timberscope regularly checks every trap daily so that any native wildlife can be released back into the wild unharmed. Staff is also on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week during its trapping programs.
Typically Timberscope recommends that fumigation of dens and warrens and/or other control methods be conducted once or twice a year as feral animals from adjoining areas will recolonise an area.