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How Is AI Used In Pest Control And Does It Make A Difference?
In this post, we will dive into a fascinating area of pest control, in the form of Artificial Intelligence. One of the biggest technological developments in the world today is AI. In fact, this technology is revolutionising almost every single industry and is enhancing the three main types of pest control in the industry. But is this the case when it comes to pest control? The answer is yes. To explain this further, let’s look at some of the ways that AI is changing our industry.

Examples of AI in pest control methodology

One of the areas where AI is being implemented is in smart traps. These are highly advanced and sophisticated traps which are now replacing enclosed traps. These devices have a number of sensors and other built in technology. They are ideal when controlling rats or getting rid of mice.

These sensors detect the presence of pests inside the traps. This means pest technicians can monitor the trap off-site. Instead of visiting the site to empty the trap, we only go when the trap is full. This saves us an enormous amount of time. It also helps pest controllers optimise their schedules. The data from these sensors is also fed into AI algorithms. According to the manufacturers of these traps, their AI can predict pest behaviour. It can determine if numbers are trending up or down, and also predict infestations.
Drones are another area where AI in pest control is being used. These drones are primarily used for pest inspection. Drones can patrol areas like roofs and fields, and detect the presence of pests. Pesticide spraying drones are also in development. Once pests are detected, these drones are deployed to spray the area.

Pest control technology in food production

Another industry where AI in pest control is now widely used is farming. This development is extremely exciting. For instance, did you know what around 40% of the world’s crops are destroyed by pests each year? This amounts to around 200 billion pounds.

Smart traps are now increasingly used on farms. These traps contain pheromones which attract pests. AI can then identify which pests enter the trap. This data also helps to determine pest migrations and trends. More importantly, AI helps farmers determine exactly which pesticides should be used, and how much.
This is an incredible development for pest control management. Pesticide is extremely destructive to the environment. With AI, farmers can use less pesticide. This is a win-win for both farmers and the environment. These traps are also solar powered which also helps to reduce energy consumption.
Ultimately, this technology is here to stay. AI devices will only grow more powerful and sophisticated. Not only that, with these innovations, we could see a future where pests are finally defeated for good.