Pest News   |   September 10, 2020

Rodent monitoring technology: Affordable for the First Time

By Patrick Lynch, ACE

Bell has consistently strived to provide the Pest Management Professional with the best products and tools for efficient and effective rodent control.  iQ products enable you to take rodent control to the next level.  The incorporation of iQ products into your rodent control program will lead to enhanced efficacy and greater time efficiency.  Highly trained and licensed PMPs are experienced in identifying, eliminating, and preventing rodent control problems. Knowledge and expertise are the most valuable tools that technicians have in their arsenal. Bell’s iQ products enable more time to be spent applying knowledge to solve rodent problems, instead of checking empty traps.  iQ products, along with Bell’s full rodent control product lineup, is available to support technicians with whatever they face at any type of account. 


Our primary objective when we created Bell Sensing Technologies was to allow our PMP partners to experience all the benefits of rodent monitoring technology everywhere. Accomplishing this made affordability of the products paramount. iQ products are available to all PMPs from Target at prices that allow you to use these valuable data gathering tools wherever you are providing rodent control service. You no longer have to think about those one or two specific accounts where you feel using technology might be worth the significant product expense. Unlike other expensive rodent monitoring systems on the market, iQ’s affordability means PMPs don’t have to overthink which accounts can the support the use of added technology. With iQ products powered by Bell Sensing Technologies, the answer to where you should be using rodent control technology to improve your rodent control service is EVERYWHERE!

How iQ works:

iQ products utilize integrated Bluetooth sensors that capture rodent data onsite from each device.  As the technician services the account, the BST app will indicate whether activity has occurred and when, eliminating the need to service traps and bait stations that don’t have rodent activity. Affordable sensing devices for any account, Bell’s PROTECTA EVO Express, PROTECTA EVO Ambush, TRAPPER 24/7, and TRAPPER T-Rex are all available in iQ form.  Easy to install, PMPs do not need tools, expensive gateway equipment or additional hardware to install iQ products.  Simply follow the activation set-up instructions in the BST App, and begin rodent monitoring. 

Contactless Rodent Control:

Bell Sensing Technologies (BST) equips PMPs with the ability to gather rodent data from a distance, allowing technicians to safely evaluate accounts and determine when hands-on service is required.  The iQ product line-up, powered by BST, lets PMPs know everything about the rodent activity occurring at their accounts without having to:

  • check empty traps
  • contact facility managers to allow access to restricted areas
  • procure ladders
  • move obstructions

Overcoming Hurdles: 

PMPs realize that the use of technology will become paramount to their success, as it has in other service industries. The reason PMPs have not begun to use rodent technology is due to a few objections, which iQ products overcome: 

Until now rodent control was largely a service that involved spending the majority of one’s time at an account checking devices. A large percent of these devices record little or no activity each month. Because the practice of tracking these devices with no activity requires a great deal of time and effort, it leaves little time for the most important aspects of proper pest control. iQ products provide every PMP with the time to allow for proper inspection, identification, communication, and customer service. We believe the affordability and product integration iQ products powered by Bell Sensing Technologies finally present our PMP partners with a true choice: spend your time checking empty traps or use iQ and Never Check an Empty Trap Again.