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    At Dylan Cope Pest Control we have extensive experience managing Pest Birds.

    Dylan Cope Pest Control manufacture, supply and install a range of effective, unobtrusive and humane bird control systems that are designed to safeguard buildings and working environments.

    Four generations of the Cope family have been protecting buildings such as domestic houses, hospitals, factories, warehouses, aircraft hangers and food manufacturing buildings.

    Our Mission is to provide you with the very best solution to prevent pest bird damage effectively and humanely.

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    BIRD SPIKES

    Roosting birds not only litter your property with debris and droppings but attract other pests and insects as well. One of the most effective way to prevent bird damage is to deter them from landing on your property in the first place.

    Our own bird spikes system PEST-X is a discreet, humane and effective deterrent that creates a barrier against larger birds seeking a place to nest or roost. Most birds are not able to gain a foothold on the protected surface and are forced to take their mess elsewhere.

     

    PEST-X Bird Spikes

    Constructed from UV-resistant polycarbonate, our PEST-X provides a durable and versatile solution for invasive birds. Our bird control spikes are MADE IN SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA. Their sleek and an innovative design make them virtually disappear from a distance.

    Spikes that we have installed in the late 1980’s are still in place and efficiently working today.

     

    OUR CLIENTS SAVE A BOMB

    The upside for our clients is the savings because we are the manufacturer, 2 to 3 middlemen are cut out so we can afford to pass on great savings to our clients.

     

    Applications

    Whether installed on roof parapets, windowsills, ledges, signs, TV antennas or chimneys our flexible bird control spikes conform to the shape of your application. Each section can be cut to accommodate any architectural size, shape and configuration.

    Unlike some bird prevention spikes on the market, our bird control spikes are blunted to prevent injury to birds yet are strong enough not to bend under pressure.

    You can rest assured that we’ll resolve your roosting bird infestation problem without harming the birds.

    Pest-X Bird Spikes

    SHOOTING – BIRD CULLING SERVICES

    We have found that culling of pest birds in commercial and industrial environments to be one of the most cost effective and fastest methods available to remove pest birds.

    Culling of feral birds has its challenges from being able to operate the culling service while the work place is still operating, to thin roof sheeting where the wrong shot could cost thousands to repair.

    This takes a great deal of skill that only comes from years behind the firearm. We use a full-time shooter for this kind of work; it removes the risks and gives our clients, peace of mind.

    We use a .25 Cal air rifle that allows for the power to be controlled to suit the particular environment, this firearm is pure quality made in the USA and silenced.

    The benefit of this firearm over cheap style air rifles (most pest controls won’t spend the money needed) is the weight and size of the projectile. Cheap air rifles are normally small calibre .177 or .22 calibre.

    The bullets are fast moving tearing through the bird and your roof creating lots of holes. (Part-time shooters tend to use these).

    DCPC only uses a large .25 calibre air rifle for bird management within buildings. When the projectile hits the bird, it rarely exits, dramatically decreasing the chance of damage to the roof sheets. Other additional factors are fundamental to prevent damage such as the angle that the shot is taken and knowing when NOT to take the shot.

     

    ON-GOING CULLING SERVICES

    We have found our clients can initially require one to three culls to bring their problem to a manageable level depending on the problem at hand. To maintain a manageable level on-going culls 3 to 6 monthly are recommended.

     

    Feral Bird Culling

    TRAPPING 

    Pigeon trapping is available for most medium and large pigeon flocks in the order of 20 or more. All trapping is accomplished on the tops of buildings, in areas easily seen by the birds but out of public view.

    We will need to inspect your site to determine the most suitable trapping sites.

    Bird trapping programs generally run for a period of 6 weeks and can continue for months, depending on the size of the flock.

    Week 1 – Pre feeding the opened trap to establish a feeding pattern.

    Week 2 – Close the trap doors and commence trapping.

    Week 3 – Service the trap, remove pigeons and replace food and water.

    Bird trapping programs can reduce the population by up to 85%.

    Trapping programs are also fast and easy to set up, so can be adopted as needed, many months later.

     

    Trapped Pigeons

     

    BIRD SHOCK TRACK SOLUTION

    Bird shock track systems are a low profile electrified track that conforms to any architectural configuration. This system is virtually invisible at only 6mm high and available in a wide variety of colours to match the structure. Bird Shock systems are hard to notice close-up and are virtually invisible from a distance. It cannot be seen looking up from below.

     

    Long Lasting

    Made from UV stabilized PVC and stainless steel, this product will be in service far longer than its five year warranty.

    Humane

    The intermittent shock is painful but does not hurt the birds; it simply teaches them to stay away long-term.

    Where to use

    Any flat surface where total exclusion is the goal and low visibility is key.

    It is ideal for parapets, roof peaks, beams, ledges, signs jetties and pontoons.

    Target Bird

    All species

    Bird Pressure

    Light to heavy

    Material

    UV stabilised PVC (available in many different colours and stainless steel).

    Installation

    Track is glued to the surface, electrical connectors allow the current to flow from one track to the next and can be powered by a 12 Volt solar system or 240 Volt.

     

    Bird Shock Track System

     

    BIRD NETTING

    Bird netting is one of the most versatile solutions for bird control, providing a discreet yet effective barrier against all types of nuisance birds without inflicting harm on the birds themselves. Our nets offer you a permanent way to stop bird droppings from damaging your valuable property, providing a robust but unobtrusive defence against pest birds.

     

    How Bird Netting Works

    Constructed with steel and extra-strong strands of polyethylene twine, the bird exclusion system creates an impenetrable barrier that denies birds the access to any architectural structure on your property.

    The system includes tensioned cables that are attached directly to the application site. The netting is then attached to the cable with rings, enabling a secure fit while allowing you to access the enclosed area for routine maintenance.

     

    Versatile Bird Control Solutions 

    The netting system lets you stop bird droppings virtually anywhere on your property, including ledges, eaves, canopies, warehouse internal roof spaces, roof air intake systems, roof spans, aircraft hangers etc. It’s one of the most cost-effective solutions for large open areas such as open-air ceilings and loading bays.

    Available in multiple mesh sizes, the netting can create a durable and long-lasting barrier against birds of any size. Both standard and custom netting sizes are available and come in 19mm squares for all birds and 50mm squares for larger birds such as Pigeon’s and Seagulls. Nets are available in standard, extra heavy duty, stainless steel reinforced for superior strength and fire retardant nets.

     

    Our Bird Netting is a Long-Lasting, 100% Solution 

    All of our nets are manufactured using the most advanced technology in the world, and has been developed to withstand a wide range of environmental conditions.

    Polyethylene is the most ultra-violet (U.V) resistant netting material available and has an extra U.V. stabilizer added in its raw materials, creating a net that will last for 10 years or more.

     

    Humane

    Bird Netting provides a harmless and impenetrable barrier against all pest birds.

    Benefits

    • Effective against all bird species
    • Highly resistant to ultraviolet (U.V.) rays
    • Available in a variety of colours
    • Available in custom sizes
    • Nearly invisible in most situations
    • Low-profile installation system
    • Made from high density Polyethylene twine
    • Twine is twisted and knotted
    • Flame Resistant (Flame Retardant netting now available!)
    • Will not rot or absorb water
    • Protecting buildings and structures worldwide
    • Widely specified on government and historical properties
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    Bird Netting Installed by Dylan Cope Pest Control

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    A Competitors Poor Effort of Bird Netting Installation

    SOLAR PANEL BIRD CONTROL

    Solar panels are becoming a major pigeon-nesting problem. They allow perfect harbourage for birds and homeowners are desperate for a solution.

    This problem is easily fixed by installing Pest-X Bird Spikes around the panels preventing any further access. No drilling required all spikes are fixed with long lasting flexible silicone offering decades of protection.

     

    Pest-X Installed Solar Panels

     

    BIRD DISEASES AND HUMANS

    When it comes to birds, there may be more than just avian flu to be worried about. It has been suggested that there are over 60 other diseases that birds and their droppings can carry. The problem is especially worrisome in residential areas, as many of them are airborne and can be transferred to humans just by being around droppings.

    Examples of transmissible bird diseases associated with pigeons, geese, starling and house sparrows:

    • Histoplasmosisis a respiratory disease that may be fatal. It results from a fungus growing in dried bird droppings.
    • Psittacosis (parrot fever) is a rare disease that mainly affects parrots and parrot-like birds such as cockatiels, but can also affect other birds, such as pigeons. When bird droppings dry and become airborne people can inhale the fungus and become sick. In humans, symptoms include; dry cough, fever, headache, muscle ache, chills and sometimes pneumonia. Symptoms usually develop 7-14 days after exposure. Those at greatest risk include bird owners, pet shop employees, veterinarians and people with compromised immune systems. Psittacosis can be treated and is not transmitted from person to person.
    • Candidiasisis a yeast or fungus infection spread by pigeons. The disease affects the skin, the mouth, the respiratory system, the intestines and the urogenital tract, especially the vagina. It is a growing problem for women, causing itching, pain and discharge.
    • Cryptococcosis is caused by yeast found in the intestinal tract of pigeons and starlings. The illness often begins as a pulmonary disease and may later affect the central nervous system. Since attics, cupolas, ledges, schools, offices, warehouses, mills, barns, park buildings, signs, etc. are typical roosting and nesting sites, the fungus is apt to found in these areas.
    • Louis Encephalitis, an inflammation of the nervous system, usually causes drowsiness, headache and fever. It may even result in paralysis, coma or death. St. Louis encephalitis occurs in all age groups, but is especially fatal to persons over age 60. The disease is spread by mosquitoes which have fed on infected house sparrow, pigeons and house finches carrying the Group B virus responsible for St. Louis encephalitis.
    • Salmonellosisoften occurs as “food poisoning” and can be traced to pigeons, starlings and sparrows. The disease bacteria are found in bird droppings; dust from droppings can be sucked through ventilators and air conditioners, contaminating food and cooking surfaces in restaurants, homes and food processing plants.
    • coli. Cattle carry E. coli 0157:H7. When birds peck on cow manure, the E. coli go right through the birds and the bird droppings can land on or in a food or water supply.
      Besides being direct carriers of disease, nuisance birds are frequently associated with over 50 kinds of ectoparasites, which can work their way throughout structures to infest and bite humans. About two-thirds of these pests may be detrimental to the general health and well-being of humans and domestic animals. The rest are considered nuisance or incidental pests.

    A few examples of ectoparasites include: 

    • Bed bugs(Cimex lectularius) may consume up to five times their own weight in blood drawn from hosts, which, include humans and some domestic animals. In any extreme condition, victims may become weak and anemic. Pigeons, starlings and house sparrows are known to carry bed bugs.
    • Chicken mites (Dermanyssus gallinae) are known carriers of encephalitis and may also cause fowl mite dermatitis and acariasis. While they subsist on blood drawn from a variety of birds, they may also attack humans. They have been found on pigeons, starlings and house sparrows.
    • West Nile Virus while West Nile is technically not transmitted to humans from birds; humans can get infected by the bite of a mosquito who has bitten an infected bird. The obvious lesson is that the fewer birds there are in any given area, the better. This translates into a smaller chance of an infected bird in that area, a smaller chance of a mosquito biting an infected bird and then biting a human.

    Get In Touch With Dylan Cope Pest Control on 0400 739 462