In 2020, we are thrilled to introduce INTRAP, a new, high-tech approach to rodent control, and it changes everything—especially for our commercial clients, such as food processing plants and warehouses, schools and universities, restaurants, hotels, or apartment complexes.
Created here at Freedom Pest Control, INTRAP (Intelligent Real-Time Alert Program), harnesses the power of 5G connectivity to provide pest management that is ultra-efficient, responsive, and predictive.
Using traditional methods, our technicians get results with frequent site visits to inspect and rebait individual control stations, and to manually note activity in order to analyze trends.
But with INTRAP, we are on the watch 24/7. As the video above illustrates, our 24/7 intelligent commercial pest control uses dedicated technology that alerts our expert technicians the moment there is pest activity in, or near, our traps, making safety and compliance automatic. In addition, INTRAP helps us track and analyze data so we can better predict infestations before they do damage to a client’s business.
Case Study: Commercial Fish Processing Facility
Here’s an example of how INTRAP works for one of our clients, a 25,000-square-foot fish processing facility located on a pier in Gloucester, Mass. We effectively maintain traditional rodent control stations at ground level in the facility. However, the rafters above serve as “rodent superhighways” that require the time-consuming and disruptive task of inspecting high-level bait stations with a ladder.
Meanwhile, the dark, rocky, and dangerous space underneath the facility poses other challenges. As our senior technician and associate certified entomologist Justin Marchand points out in the video below, getting to dozens of traps in this area is very difficult, and must be coordinated with the tide schedules.
However, with INTRAP, Justin no longer has to continually climb ladders or crawl through the darkness to inspect each and every rodent trap. Instead, by the time he arrives on site, Justin already knows which bait stations have received visitors, or even had rodents pass by. So he only has to reset those traps that have caught a rodent, which allows more time for identifying and reducing the conditions that enable rodents to thrive.
Moreover, both individually and together, the INTRAP stations provide data that tells the story of where rodents have been and where they are going. That information helps us analyze, predict and treat the facility with a reliable integrated pest management plan.