The following announcement was provided by the City of Watertown:
The City of Watertown, MA has begun using Anticimex SMART technology, provided through Modern Pest Services, a licensed pest control company.
The SMART City concept is an intelligent, non-toxic, always-on solution for pest control, and was developed to provide municipalities and community organizations access to a comprehensive solution to rodent control. The City of Watertown, in partnership with Modern Pest Services, is conducting site evaluations and has deployed SMART equipment in tactical areas of the city to identify, monitor, and control rodent “hot spots” to reduce rodent pressure throughout the city.
Modern Pest has begun rolling out strategic deployment of above-ground SMART boxes, which monitor and control rodent activity while providing real-time data for proactive pest control in the community. These Smart Boxes have been initially deployed on Mt. Auburn Street and Arsenal Street in anticipation of the upcoming roadway construction activity, as well as around other hot-spot areas throughout the city.
In addition to this technology, the Public Works Department also deployed rodent bait stations on Mt. Auburn Street to also assist with the rodent population in that area. These bait stations have been equipped with TERAD3 AG BLOX, a rodenticide which has been proven to be less detrimental to the avian population. Using both of these resources, the DPW will collect data and be able to reassign bait stations to areas where they will be the most effective.
Read the Mount Auburn Street Construction Pest Control FAQ: https://watertown-ma.gov/1011/Mount-Auburn-Street-Construction-Pest-Co
Read about Modern Pest’s SMART Cities: https://www.modernpest.com/blog/the-buzz-on-modern-pests-smart-cities