Remote monitoring possesses the potential for pest management professionals to introduce a time and cost-saving tool to clients seeking to embrace the technology of the future when it comes to rodent and wildlife management.
While concerns over costs to transition from traditional trap and monitoring devices to those equipped with remote sensor capabilities are the chief concern of many clients, many PMPs believe the technology will be a viable option for high-value clients.
“Cost concerns are a driver right now but as demand widens, pricing should come down and acceptance will grow,” says Beavers. “Certain segments will adopt faster than others.”
When talking with clients about remote monitoring, Beavers puts himself in their shoes.
“If there was a catch the night after a regular service call and the rodent sat there for one to two weeks, or even more, waiting to be removed, I, as the client, would not be happy,” says Beavers. “But if there was a way for me and my pest management service provider to be informed and immediately respond to a catch, it would make a compelling argument to invest in remote monitoring technology.”
Remote Monitoring: The Technician of the Future?