In recent years, many London pest control companies have been looking to the skies in the form of drones to find cheaper, easier and safer ways of carrying out pest inspections. Deploying drones armed with cameras or even pesticides, are now being used across the world to control pests. Here, we are going to be looking at the top five applications drones now have in the pest control industry.
Safer Property Inspections
Pest control in London can be a dangerous job. Technicians spend a large proportion of their working life putting themselves in harm‘s way. This is part of their dedication for keeping the public safe from the hazards of pest infestations in their homes or businesses. The use of a drone with a camera attached, makes a pest inspection a lot safer than the standard climbing of ladders to reach high up places. These drones are simply sent up into the air, and camera on board can capture any signs of an infestation within seconds. This makes the job much less risky and much more effective.
Scaring Nuisance Birds
This ingenious piece of technology is also being used to scare away and deter pests such as birds. The drones do this by imitating a large predator like a hawk or eagle.
These clever devices emit bird-repelling noises that scare pest birds away. The drones are programmed to fly over an area and let out a choice of frightening predator calls. They also have GPS fitted, meaning that they can automatically patrol a specific route.
Searching for Entry Points
Pests use entry points in a number of places around a property. One of the most common is in the building’s roofing. These kind of entry points are commonly quite high up. So, a drone can be used to effectively search for entry points that are out of reach of the human eye. And out of reach of access in any conventional way.
Drones can also spot smaller entry points a lot better than a pest technician could on their own. Using drones in this way can often take only half the man power it might normally take to do.
Finding Pests in Out of the Way Places
The small pests can live in hidden away places that humans just cannot see. If they are in small crawlspaces or in spaces inside the attic, it’s sometimes very challenging for us to see them, let alone treat them. Using a drone can help to eradicate pests, because it gives a better perspective on the problem. Drones are often used in combination with infrared technology. That way, pests hiding in small spaces such as wall cavities can be found and dealt with.
Another way drones are currently being used is to monitor agriculture with sensors and digital imaging. These devices allow farmers a far fuller picture of their land. Gathering vital information about their fields from drones in this way may improve crop harvests and overall efficiency of farms.
Drones are also sometimes equipped with pesticides to dust crops from a height to stop pests from destroying them. This type of equipment can be in situations where the land is out of easy reach of traditional methods.
Faster Pest Control
Pest control inspections can be done a lot faster with the help of a drone. A job that once took a lot of safety equipment and several hours to complete can now take mere minutes by taking photos of the affected area with a drone. When you run a pest control company in a busy city like London, these gadgets can save hours and save customers money too.