Easier and more affordable wide scale pest control

Celium technology is transforming wide scale predator pest management in rural and remote areas by enabling traps to be monitored remotely. This low power, long range wireless network opens up new, safer and more cost-effective ways of monitoring and servicing control devices in the landscape.The positive step-change impact is demonstrated by Auckland Council’s Kōkako Recovery Project where Celium has recently been deployed. Checking the project’s traps currently takes 900 volunteer hours each year.

With Celium in place, this could decrease by 50-70%*. Or, for the same investment in labour each year, Celium could enable a 200-300% increase in the number of traps able to be serviced.

In a nutshell, Celium saves significant time and resource. It enables conservation projects to go big and get more people involved and engaged with biodiversity enhancement efforts.

Celium nodes work on all kinds of pest animal traps, including kill traps, live traps and even self resetting traps. The latest generation of Celium nodes have been cleverly designed to enable this to be achieved using multiple techniques. This is without the need for cables to penetrate the node enclosures, ensuring solutions are rugged, robust and waterproof.

* Jones C, Warburton B, Carver J, Carver D 2015. Potential applications of wireless sensor networks for wildlife trapping and monitoring programs. Wildlife Society Bulletin 39: 341–348.