The ability to remotely monitor a wide variety of food safety-related processes is not new. Food companies can remotely monitor everything from door closures to food storage temperatures using this technology. There have even been several attempts in recent years to use similar technology for pest management purposes. Current remote monitoring systems primarily focus on rodent monitoring with the hopes of expanding to a variety of non-rodent monitoring devices in the future. Eventually, the industry envisions to be able to utilize these remote monitoring systems for other types of pests, including adaptations for insect light traps and pheromone traps. These developments will allow pest management professionals (PMPs) to actively control food facilities 24/7 in order to keep all sites free of a variety of pests.
Subscribe to the Wiley Food Science, Quality & Safety eNewsletter!
Get the latest food industry news delivered directly to your inbox. Sign up is free and easy!