Pests of all sizes and species aren't exactly welcome visitors. Be it at home or for industry use, smart devices can help win the war on pest control in a safer, and potentially more humane way. Flypaper and mouse traps work up to a point, but technology can take pest control a step further, even locating the source of a problem before it grows. A number of these products can even be used by someone on their own, without having to a specialist, at home and also at work.
Victor traps connect to an app letting someone monitor them while away Victor
Victor Smart-Kill Wi-Fi Enabled Electronic Mouse & Rat Traps
A solution designed for consumers, the Victor Smart-Kill Wi-Fi Enabled Electronic Mouse & Rat Traps can help people get smarter about catching unwelcome critters. The traps connect to an app so you can monitor the device from anywhere. Get alerts when a mouse or rat has been trapped so you don't have to constantly check yourself to find out on your own.
Victor Smart-Kill traps are safe for kids and pets, and the no-touch disposal mechanism is a feature you'll be thankful for when it's time to remove the mouse or rat. Prices very per trap type and amount, with mouse and rat traps priced differently, and run from $49.99 to $188.97.
The Mouser links to a Z-Wave hub for remote monitoring, or has an LED light to alert you when something is caughtDome
Dome By Elexa The Mouser
This $39 mousetrap is certainly bigger, and heftier, than an old-fashioned wood and steel devices, but The Mouser is also smarter — and kinder. Paired with a Z-Wave hub, the trap sends notifications when a mouse gets caught or when you need to add more bait to coax them inside. You can also this use without a Z-Wave thanks to the LED light on the trap which will blink when a mouse is inside. The trap is safe for kids and pets, easy to maintain, and lasts for two years without a battery change.
Walabot DIY gives a look inside the walls to help locate pest problemsGearBrain
While many folks use the $89.95 Walabot DYI to check for studs, beams, pipes and wires, this smart tool also seeks out pests that may be living behind your wall. Scan any area for where you may suspect there may be problems, such as a wasp nests, and this tool will bring up images on your smartphone, so you can deal with the issue most effectively. Learn more about Walabot in this GearBrain smart home selection.
Smart sensors are at the core of the Anticimex pest control systemAnticimex
For large-scale industry pest control, taking the smart route may save money in the long run. Anticimex SMART is a forward-thinking solution that constantly monitors and offers non-toxic pest control that is eco-friendly and healthier for those spending time in the space. SMART's sensors can locate pests in even the most out-of-sight place, and the data is easily analyzable from its connected hub. Pricing is based on the location, and the company can offer more details based on each scenario.
Clients get real-time alerts through Rentokil Steritech's internet-based pest control solutionRentokil
Rentokil Steritech PestConnect
Rentokil Steritech PestConnect is an internet-based solution designed for bigger facilities and properties. The company uses wireless, infrared sensor technology — so it's working 24 hours a day, seven days a week — to keep tabs on the comings and goings of pests you want to eliminate. Real-time alerts are invaluable, and the innovative data management program can, and does, report on their findings, and even revise how they're managing the situation as things change. Pricing is handle by contacting the company for a quote.
Arrow IoT is aimed at handling pest control on farms and agricultural clientsiStock
For use primarily in the agriculture space, Arrow IoT is a solution for those who want to avoid the use of pesticides. Instead, this revolutionary technology tracks pest activity, and then releases targeted pheromones, trapping problems without impacting and potentially damage to crops. All information on how the solution is working is stored in the cloud for review, analysis, and follow up by them and clients. Interested customers can reach out to the company for more information and pricing.