Drones, or UAV’s (unmanned aerial vehicles), have been used in a myriad of commercial sectors, and for a huge array of purposes, for over a decade now. Utilised for shots in some of your favourite movies, for deliveries, and security, to name a few, Key West are now using drones for Pest Control.
Highly efficient, drones save our clients time and money on work deployed across large outdoor spaces and appropriately sized buildings. They also provide a safe alternative for our technicians when deploying work in raised locations that may normally require a ladder/crane etc, or when checking for more dangerous pests.
So far, drones have been utilised in our industry for bird work, and surveys/inspections, but with these incredible tools at our disposal, this could be just the beginning.
Using Drones for Pest Control Surveys
Sometimes referred to as UAS Surveys (unmanned aerial system surveys) or UAV Surveys (unmanned aerial vehicle surveys), drones have become the ultimate method of surveying from the air.
While some Pest Control companies hire independent drone pilots to manage drone flights and provide equipment, Key West have trained our skilled and experienced technicians to fly our UAV’s and manage all drone work, to provide experienced and trusted analysis of survey footage in real-time.
With 1080P HD high-quality cameras on our SIMREX X11 UAV’s, using drones for pest control surveys enables Key West technicians to quickly identify pests, and helps customers to make assured decisions, with the footage from every flight available to them, and saved to the app our technicians use to log the details of each job.
This allows us to report more important data than ever to our customers, in the interest of total transparency and the communication we pride ourselves in delivering.
Providing many benefits when surveying appropriate properties/land, drones help us to quickly:
- Identify existing pest infestations
- Uncover ingress points
- Highlight prevention points
- Monitor traps
- Identify other opportunities we uncover to help our customers remain pest-free or reclaim pest-free status.
What’s really in it for you?
- A reduction in the number of technicians required to effectively survey the property/land
- Minimising harm to commercial premises (while technicians need not stand upon roofs or other older/weaker parts of the building)
- Avoid the cost of hiring loud and heavy machinery to inspect from a height
- A reduction in job duration – Saving YOU money
If you’re interested in a Key West Pest Control Survey, visit our designated website page which provides more information about the surveys we provide to customers across Yorkshire and the rest of the country.
Using Drones for Bird Work
Providing an entire suite of bird proofing solutions, and bird scaring services with the help from our partners South Cave Falconry, we at Key West are excited about the possibilities that drones present us in this area.
Bird work can often involve our technicians navigating great heights, sometimes to simply identify the problem.
Using drones for bird work enables us to pilot a flight, from the ground, that will help us uncover the problem, and in doing so, the correct solution, before sending a technician up a ladder or in lifting machinery.
This method both minimises our risk, and saves you money on the use of machinery, hoists, scaffolding, abseiling equipment etc, not to mention savings made from shorter job durations.
Because we do away with the need for third party pilots and drone providers, Key West can provide a no-compromise drone service, with our technicians able to both pilot a flight and provide expert analysis in real-time.
Of course, we still provide a post-flight report, and access to the footage we capture with the drone flight.
For scenarios where bird scaring is required, drones can not only help us to identify the area in which to fly birds of prey as a deterrent, but they can also be the deterrent itself.
Most nuisance birds have an inbuilt fear of the strange and predatory. This spans not only animal predators, but to anything unusual flying above them. Enter drones!
With their ability to fly in a range of directions, at impressive and changing speeds, generating a sound recognised as “other” by birds, and with an appearance that is somewhat alarming to these flying pests, drones could be the latest in bird scaring technology.
Using drones for bird work helps us to:
- Inspect roofs, and other awkward, hard-to-reach places to locate nesting nuisance birds
- Check on existing bird proofing methods
- Reveal ingress points/spots which require proofing methods
- Quicken assessments
- Decrease the risks of technicians working at height
- Provide transparent evidence of our findings
Think Key West
At Key West, we’re always keen to find ways we can provide more for our commercial clients. Drones are one such way we can provide even greater value for money, something we are, and will always be, committed to delivering.
If you believe your premises/land requires a drone for surveys or inspections, or you’re interested in our range of bird work services, get in touch with our friendly team today.
For the best treatments and advice at an affordable price, think Key West.
Here’s a video we shot of our very first drone test flight!