How Technology Is Transforming the Pest Control Industry

Carrie Bono
July 5, 2017
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 In the past, pest control has always been regarded as quite simple. Those in the industry would tend to use traps and sprays to take care of their clients’ pest problems. While those methods could be effective, technology has advanced to such a point over the past few years that it’s helped to improve the quality of pest control quite a lot.

Today, there are some truly amazing tools routinely being used by some innovative pest control professionals and companies. These advances make the job of providing and maintaining a pest free environment safer, easier, cleaner and faster than ever before.

Here we are going to look at some of the different technological inventions that have been developed for the pest control industry in recent years.

Electronic Rodent Bait Stations

The basic mouse trap has had a serious upgrade! Old traps were often ineffective, and could cause painful deaths to rodents. They were also usually only suitable for a one time use.

However, the electronic rodent bait station is a lot more effective. These traps work for all rodents. The rodent enters the trap when they smell the bait placed inside. Once they step into the trap, the sensors are triggered and the rodent is electrocuted. It’s a very quick and comparatively humane method of extermination.

Some bait stations even have apps that you can download too, so that when the trap has been activated it sends a message to your phone. This way you don’t have to inspect all the different traps and can go straight to the source.

Drones

Drones are being used more and more in the modern world, so it’s no surprise that they’ve found their way into the pest control industry as well. When pests are up on roof tops or in the rafters or brickwork of tall buildings, a drone can be sent up to assess the situation more closely without anyone putting themselves at unnecessary risk.

Thermal Imagery Cameras

This is one of the most impressive tools. Thermal imaging cameras work really well when it comes to pest control. The camera picks up the heat signatures of the pests, and can even trace insect trails on the walls. This gives pest controllers a better idea of where the pests are located.

The technology being used in pest control today is truly revolutionary, and it’s making pest control a lot easier and more effective.

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