Smart Pest Control: IoT Crop Protection
IoT Devices and Technology in Smart Pest Control
Smart Pest Control relies on the following IoT devices and technologies:
Pest Control Device Type
Example IoT-Enabled Brands
Smart Traps (Rodents)
Victor Smart-Kill Electronic Mousetrap
Smart Insect Lights
DynaTrap Flylight with AtraktaGlo Technology
Smart Electronic Pest Repellers
PestBye Advanced Plug-In Pest Repeller with Smartphone Control
IoT-Integrated Agricultural Pest Control
Arable (Agricultural IoT pest monitoring and management)
Semios (Agricultural IoT pest and crop management)
The relevant IoT connectivity devices and manufacturers are represented by:
Gemalto, Quectel, Telit, u-blox, Sierra Wireless, Digi International, Multitech, Particle, NimbeLink, Link Labs, Senet
Sierra Wireless, Digi International, Multitech, Link Labs, Senet
Gemalto, Quectel, Telit, u-blox, Sierra Wireless, Digi International, Multitech, NimbeLink
Pest Control Devices and Sustainable Crop Protection
Traditional pest control methods often involve the widespread use of pesticides, harming beneficial insects and the environment.
Smart Pest Control minimizes pesticide use by targeting treatments only where needed. This approach can reduce pesticide application by lowering environmental impact the risk of pesticide resistance.
Early Pest Detection and Rapid Response
Delayed pest detection can lead to significant crop damage.
IoT-based pest traps and monitoring systems provide early detection, allowing farmers to respond promptly to emerging pest threats. This can prevent potential crop loss.
Conventional pest control methods often result in overuse of pesticides, harming non-target species and the ecosystem.
Precision application through drones and smart sprayers targets specific areas affected by pests, reducing pesticide drift and minimizing harm to beneficial insects.
Data-Driving Decisions with IoT Sensors and Connectivity
Pest control decisions are often based on routine schedules and visual inspection.
Automatic data collection from pest traps and sensors and analysis facilitates the process of documenting pest outbreaks and helps to develop heat maps for farmers to take precautions.
Reduced Environmental Impact
Unsustainable pest control practices can harm the environment and lead to long-term ecological damage.
Smart Pest Control promotes sustainable agriculture by minimizing pesticide use, protecting beneficial insects, and reducing environmental contamination. In addition, reduced damage to plants leads to lower water requirements for irrigation as healthy plants can better withstand periods of water scarcity. IoT devices and connectivity can save nearly 230 billion cubic meters of water, with 35% thanks to smart water grid operations, and remaining water savings will be supplemented by IoT-enabled agricultural applications like crop management and remote pest control.
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