Thinking in 3D for Rodent Inspections

November 2023 Issue:

by-Mark Ebner VLINK Account Manager - Woodstream.

Technology is great and there have been many advancements in technology throughout the past couple of years both inside and outside of the Pest Control industry. When thinking of technology within the pest control industry we are often drawn to the use of remote monitoring systems. As an industry, we are now at a point where remote monitoring is becoming the standard for commercial-scale rodent control programs. These systems offer a huge benefit to both customers and service providers with the largest benefit being the amount of data and information being sent and collected every day. There is no doubt that the way we are performing rodent control services is catching up to 21st-century technology. As an industry we should not only be updating our devices and service protocols but also our inspection protocols as well. The cornerstone of a quality pest control service is the ability to see what others cannot and one of the best ways to see things that others may not see is by thinking in 3D.

Truly thinking in 3D is much more than observing all directions around us. What it really means is to visualize things that might be completely hidden such as voids under concrete slabs, gaps in cinder block walls, hidden compartments in machinery or pallet racks, and old pipes or conduit lines that act as highways for pests. Visualizing an area as it where a 3D drawing can help give a new look to an area or building that has been visited multiple times. When we combine this type of thinking with pest biology, we can easily put together the puzzle pieces quicker and place our devices in better positions for success. Combining 3D thinking and remote technologies can make a world of difference in providing the best possible service for customers and resolving pest issues much quicker.