He hoped to reduce the cost of pest control in Hawke’s Bay by 50-80 per cent, using a unique wireless networking of traps.
In the new system, when pests are caught, a signal will be triggered which alerts pest-control operators via text message.
“If you say to a farmer, there are 100 traps on your farm and you need to go around them each month to clear and check them – that’s a significant commitment for a farmer who has their own business to run.
“But if you have 100 traps with long-life lures, such as scent-impregnated oil, that are linked wirelessly, this sends a text message as to which of the three-five traps over that month that have gone off where and when, then that’s a much more manageable commitment.”
I would like this invention to text me every time Claire gets bored and destroys something, so I can tell her to get a job and start contributing around here.