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Thermal image cameras cuts down on toxic chemicals
The pest control team of MITIE, is using the latest cutting-edge technology, straight out of the US military. It is now using thermal image detection cameras to locate pest infestations. The cameras are used on contracts with high rodent infestations where it is difficult to locate the individual areas of pests.
As a result of using this technology MITIE is seeing a reduction in bait chemicals used to monitor pest infestations.
It can be extremely costly to go through a rodent-infested warehouse stacked with pallets and can sometimes take a team of technicians a week to locate the problem. This is where the thermal image detection camera comes in. The camera can identify heat given off by pests through concrete pipes, brick walls and other dense areas.
This new technology has proved so effective in saving time and money that business has seen a big increase. Peter Trotman, Managing Director for MITIE's pest control team said; "The proactive use of expensive hi-tech equipment for rodent detection is not commonplace in our industry but we are determined to pioneer new and eco-friendly technology to improve customer confidence. The thermal camera is a great example of this and it has already led to several contract wins."
26th January 2012