Situation

To help limit the spread of COVID-19, restaurants and other commercial businesses have either closed or limited service. As a result, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is warning that certain areas across the country are reporting “an increase in rodent activity,” as rats and mice search for sources of food other than restaurant dumpsters.

 

As carriers of contagious diseases and hosts of infectious parasites, rodents also contaminate food supplies and are also one of the major causes of damage to crops and electrical systems throughout the world. With their ever-growing teeth, they are constantly gnawing on things and are able to chew away at power lines that provide people with electricity.

Objectives

  • Provide a quick, clean and humane alternative to rodenticides
  • Monitor rodent activity in real-time any where and at any time
  • Mitigate the spread of germs and disease from rodents
  • Stop rodent infestations

Approach

Woodstream is combining cutting-edge technology in its wirelessly connected VLINK rodent trap in partnership with the Sigfox 0G Network to provide professional pest controller servicing a variety of markets such as healthcare, food processing, agriculture, amusement parks and education so they can monitor their rodent control program from anywhere—in real-time. Easy web and mobile application pairing and real-time alerts provide enhanced visibility and reduce cost for indoor and outdoor rodent control programs.

Summary

The VLINK™ Tunnel Traps offer a 24/7 monitoring solution for rodent activity for any indoor or outdoor environment. Not only do the traps provide reliable detection and control of rodent problems, but it allows pest control operators or facility managers the ability to monitor rodent activity from a safe distance.