“A record-breaking long, hot summer has led to a tenfold explosion in New Zealand’s rodent population, with the country’s urban areas worst hit.” - The Guardian. We explore what's causing the rat infestations we're seeing, and how you can help to stop them.
New-Zealand based conservation technology company Goodnature has further advanced its traps, but this time, in the form of a bluetooth-enabled trap that can be added to any A24 automatic trap. As a result, the traps can interact with users' smartphones, allowing for real-time pest control monitoring across New Zealand. The new technology, named Chirp, unlocks increased accuracy and transparency, about when and what the traps have killed, a timely feature after recent reports of kiwi ‘bycatch’ in an A24 trap.
The Government's plan to achieve a predator-free New Zealand by 2050 is gaining momentum. New trap technology allows real-time information to be accessed from a cellphone when a pest is caught. Goodnature co-founder Robbie van Dam says it'll encourage everybody to protect the environment.