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Types Of Innovative Pest Control Technology

Technology is important to our lives in so many different areas, from communication and entertainment, to how we control things like heating and security in our homes and businesses.

It makes sense that even in the world of pest control and extermination, innovative technology will be used.

There are many tried and tested methods and techniques available to deal with pests in the conventional way. However, cutting edge pest control technology has helped to improve the effectiveness of combatting pests even more.

In the following post, we are going to highlight some noteworthy innovations in pest control.

Electronic and Intelligent Bait Stations for Rodents

No one is going to argue with the effectiveness of old school bait stations. However, because they use poison, the more traditional rodent trap poses a threat to protected species of birds and other wildlife. If these birds and animals catch a rodent that had ingested poison, it will kill them too. The strict rules about protecting falcons, owls and kestrels, means the pest control industry has had to come up with an alternative.

electric rat bait station

That alternative came in the form of a cutting-edge pest control technology called the electronic bait station. They are powered by batteries. When rodents enter these stations and stand on the metallic plate, they form an electric circuit and are electrocuted. Not only are they safer for other wildlife, they are also more humane for the pests themselves, as death is almost instant.

Thermal Imaging Technology

Thermal imaging is incredibly useful. This technology is more a way of locating and identifying pest problems than directly solving them. Thermal detecting instruments pick up heat sources. And in this way, they can be used to find hidden infestations and nests – even through walls and other surfaces.

Thermal image

Because rodents love using cavity insulation for their nests, pest technicians can also use a thermal imaging device to spot areas where insulation has been removed. You can use them to detect all kinds of pests, including wasp nests in wall cavities and roofs.

Drone Pest Control Technology

Although they are often seen as either a dangerous problem for airlines or an expensive toy, drones are effectively used in the pest control sector. They are especially good to use when pest exterminators need to check harder to reach places. They can take a camera on board – or even a thermal imagining device. The pest removal specialist can then check out areas like roofs without having to climb. This reduces many issues surrounding safety. It allows the pest controller to assess the situation, and formulate a lasting and effective extermination plan.



Sally has been writing on the subject of pest control for 4 years. She always carries out extensive and in depth research and always tries to bring you the most up to date, interesting topics.

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