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Battling Rodent Infestation with Thermal Imaging

    Date:2015-03-19 13:36:30
More and more applications fields have been developed as the thermal imaging technology becomes mature.

Infrared pest control is fast becoming a large necessity for battling infestation from unwelcome rodents. Thermal imaging cameras & thermal scopes have been successfully used in countries such as the USA and Australia for eliminating feral hogs and other destructive varmints.  Now The Republic of Singapore is using infrared pest control to eliminate a humungous rat colony from Bukit Batok. 
I was there for about 10 minutes and I think I saw more than 50 rats,” he said in an interview with Channel NewsAsia. “This spot is near to many eateries, and rats can breed very quickly and bite through wires, so I am quite concerned.” He then proceeded to address the issue with the National Environment Agency (NEA) and was told they’d, “look into it.”  The area is host to several restaurants in the area, including a popular McDonald’s, which has the locals fearing the spread of diseases the rats may be carrying.

Since the video documenting the rat infestation went viral, pest controllers have caught over 170 rats with nets and have been using poison in their burrows to help eradicate the quickly breeding terrors.  But the problem still remains. Last week, Mr Lim, a member of the Government Parliamentary Committee for National Development and Environment, said, “We should go on an outreach program to reach out to coffee shop owners and people living in the area, to say that if they see anyone trying to feed stray dogs, tell them to please make sure that they clear up the food after they have fed the animals. Of course, it’s best if you don’t even feed the animals, because you’re just leaving food around in an unhygienic manner.”