Peter McCarthy has focussed his attention to new technology, non-chemical pest management systems and commercial pest control in general for nearly 30 years.
In recent times assisting Cre8tec Australia, the introduction of electronic rodent sensors such as Ratsense has created considerable interest in the professional pest community in Australia, Asia and France to name a few International territories. Our industries end-user clients including commercial food manufacturing and service facilities, gaming establishments, hospitality venues, offices and the like have a growing need for compliance, reduced liability, early detection of rodents, limiting physical damage and reducing labour intensity. In a world where animal welfare and humane treatment of animal considerations forms an equally important part of the process to “controlling” vertebrate pests; Sensors for vertebrate pests will indeed remain a critical part of the early detection, infestation intelligence, control and client data generation.
Sensors such as Ratsense will use a variety of connectivity platforms including IoT (Internet of Things), NB-IoT (Narrow Band IoT), SigFox, LORA, NB-IOT, 4G network and Cat M1, and other formats to quickly connect sensors to “the cloud” and your customised dashboard. Pest professionals will use sensors to aid in “real-time” client communication and ultimately client retention and improved business profitability. Having assisted many clients with actual system set ups and installations, Peter’s understanding of the subject is both practical and technical.