An increasing number of experts within the pest control business agree that rodent control becomes more and more digitalized, and there are several benefits of using digital traps. The traps are eco-friendly, as they reduce the use of rodenticide, and in addition, they contribute to a more effective working day for the pest control technician. Read more in this blog post about why digital traps are the future within rodent control.
Data provides transparency
Digital traps generate data like many other digital products, and as you know data can be analyzed in multiple ways. By looking at the gathered data from the system, you get an overview of the history and a tool for analyzing trends, usage, etc. You can look into:
- How many rats have been caught previously and the specific locations
- Total number of catches in a geographical area
- Whether you have to empty and/or set up new traps
- Documentation for an active system 24/7
- Documented reaction time
- All information is available in case of sickness or vacation
Digital traps provide a specific location of where and when a rat has been trapped, in which the pest control operator (PCO) does not have to waste time checking all poison bait boxes and rodenticides for bite marks. Additionally, you have tangible evidence of whether it was in fact a rat or another type of rodent who stopped by.
Digital traps also provide more transparency of the pest control to the customer. Over time the PCO will gain experience of where to set up traps and what to be aware of. In addition, you can grant the customer permission to go into the system and follow the gathered data from the traps, as well as see where the rats are caught. Data thereby provides the customer with more insight into rodent control and more transparency from the pest control company’s perspective.
Active and effective rodent control
Digital traps make rodent control more efficient because when the trap is on, you can follow it day and night and see that it is open, active, and ready to catch. You can save the PCO for time driving and checking traps, as you do not have to check empty traps constantly, but only when there is a catch – look at the overview of the traps on the phone or tablet. Previously, snap traps and rodenticides were the primary control method, and they are still used today, but to a lesser extent.
An eco-friendly rodent control
Digital traps are a rather eco-friendly way of controlling rats, as the traps reduce or remove the use of rodenticides. Today, more and more municipalities and businesses also make demands on non-poisonous rat control.
The use of rodenticides might still make sense in some cases, but digital traps are here to stay, and they will increasingly replace or/and reduce rodenticides in many situations.
- Pest Management UK. (2020, August). Investing in intelligent traps.