How Remote Trap Monitoring Benefits the Environment

How Remote Trap Monitoring Benefits the Environment

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Sometimes the woodland creatures that look so cute outside make their way into yards and homes, creating a mess, destroying personal property, and possibly even carrying disease. A pest or wildlife control operator undertaking the abatement requires understanding the impact actions could have on a homestead, a family, their pets, and the environment.

That’s where remote trap monitoring can help. With Skyhawk remote monitoring solutions, a pest or wildlife control operator will be notified through the app that a trap has been activated. This is important as some states require a limited window of time that a caught animal can remain in a trap.

Beyond being a valuable tool to support pest control goals, remote trap monitoring also benefits the environment in these critical ways.

  • Reduced use of rodenticide – Remote trap monitoring helps pest control companies significantly limit or eliminate their use of rodenticide, which removes the worry about a family’s pet ingesting a poisoned creature and suffering ill effects. Beyond the threat to Rover and Tabby, most families just don’t want any kind of chemicals in and around their residences. With Skyhawk, sensors on each trap alert the user when tripped, requiring the field tech to tend to the trap. No rodenticide is needed.
  • Increased biological sustainability – Expanding the picture, using less rodenticide also positively impacts the longevity of any birds of prey and carnivores up the food chain. And looking even further, this leads to less rodenticide being leached into waterways, decomposing, polluting the ground, and more.
  • Decreased fuel usage – Another positive is that our remote monitoring minimizes the need for the traps to be visually checked multiple times a week. This reduces fuel usage and emissions of the technicians who previously had to drive to locations across a dispersed area, often finding empty traps and rendering their trips useless.

Read our case studies to see examples of our technology supporting environmental and sustainability needs.