Cat-and-mouse game with rats goes high-tech

Caught red-handed - screenshots from footage showing a rat cleverly avoiding a trap while stealing the bait.
Caught red-handed - screenshots from footage showing a rat cleverly avoiding a trap while stealing the bait.PHOTO: COURTESY OF PESTECH
Caught red-handed - screenshots from footage showing a rat cleverly avoiding a trap while stealing the bait.
Caught red-handed - screenshots from footage showing a rat cleverly avoiding a trap while stealing the bait.PHOTO: COURTESY OF PESTECH

Firm using sensors to monitor rodent activity; SMU will analyse its data to better understand how to trap rats

With rats getting smarter, pest control firms are having to get even smarter to outwit them.

Pestech Holding, a home-grown company, is turning to technology to outwit the furry pests by improving surveillance and entrapment techniques in areas such as shopping malls.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 27, 2018, with the headline 'Cat-and-mouse game with rats goes high-tech'. Print Edition | Subscribe