Monitoring systems for the control of flying insects


Monitoring systems for the control of rodents


Importance and current issues in monitoring

Problems with "insect monitoring“

The contamination of food and industrial products by insects is becoming increasingly important in production sites. In order to avoid contamination, the occurrence and infestation of insects must be monitored in detail. This is called 'monitoring’.

(called analysis). The insects captured on the sticky paper are all unfamLight traps are fitted with sticky paper to capture insects. The sticky paper is collected and taken back to the office to check the number and species of insects captured iliar insects, such as flies and microscopic beetles, and require special skills to be acquired for the analysis. The accuracy of the analysis depends largely on the interest and age of the individual, and the cost of training them is also significant.

In addition, analysis is a more physically demanding task than one might imagine. The customer does not want the insect control company to count and identify the insects, but to reduce/remain insect-free. It is in these important situations that knowledge of insects should be utilised.

Problems with “rodent monitoring“

Conventionally, rodents have been monitored by installing glue traps on floors and under ceilings, with the presence or absence of captures being used to determine the presence of rodents. However, it has been found that rodents avoid traps by jumping, and therefore it cannot be strictly said that 'no capture = no rodents inhabiting the area'. As well as faecal contamination, they cause damage to products and building materials by gnawing through objects, and they can also gnaw through electrical wiring, which can lead to leaks and fires. Rodents are extremely high-risk creatures.