In our last Customer Success Stories we talked about customers from the B2B environment. Therefore it is all the more exciting for us to let the B2C customers have their say. An enthusiastic user of various eMitter products agreed to share his experiences with us and we were able to learn many new things.
An affinity for technology and a passion for innovation probably describe this interview participant best. Various smart home products for home and garden have already been tested by him privately. As the owner of a farm, it is therefore not surprising that smart products for pest control have also found their way into his home. An initial scepticism towards digital rat traps "Who needs that?!" was quickly replaced by enthusiasm. After some financial damage caused by rats, the decision was made: Something must be done.
"In order to achieve the best possible control results, the interview participant recommends to deal intensively with the system, to experiment a lot and to convert the gained knowledge into target-oriented measures. That way, success is guaranteed."
Previous attempts to control the disease with conventional traps and poisons have been unsuccessful. Often, analogue beat traps are forgotten and the effect of the poison is not comprehensible. The advantage of a digital system: "You take care of it". Connecting with an app makes pest monitoring more interesting. In addition, successes can be recorded directly: "The rat hunt becomes much more efficient". Especially at neuralgic points, like the feed crusher or in stables, a system like eMitter Outdoor Direct offers the advantage of being able to directly control an infestation.
In combination with the eMitter PestCam, further insights into rodent activity were gained. Did you know that even a dead pest in a trap does not necessarily lead to avoidance behaviour? The PestCam recorded how other rodents ran around a dead rat. In doing so, they sometimes balanced very cleverly between several traps and reached places that were actually inaccessible by jumping high. Especially in comparison to conventional monitoring, the analysis of excrement and feeding tracks, a digital system offers the chance to learn even more about pests.
In addition, the entire monitoring system is improved because traps that are not optimally placed can be directly identified and set up at a more suitable location. In addition to learning about pest behaviour, the interviewee was also impressed by the battery life of the products. According to his statement "they consume virtually no battery". The system works.
Finally, the interviewee said that, with the help of the system, he has become a "better hunter".