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AutoGate External Rat Control

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AutoGate - Intelligent External Rat Control

Rats are an every present concern for businesses, when foraging on the periphery, looking for ways to enter in search of food. Rats can be very persistent even gnawing through metal to get into a building, and if any do gain access into your premises they can spread diseases, cause damage and contaminate food and other products. For food processing, food retail and hospitality businesses in particular an infestation of rats can have major health and safety implications as well as a negative impact on your business reputation.

Rentokil's AutoGate uses technology to 'intelligently'  limit access to rodenticide to only rats. This unique and innovative solution allows strategic external rat baiting that ensures legal compliance (under the Biocidal Products Regulation) whilst delivering immediate, targeted protection against external rat infestations, before they find entry to your premises.

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AutoGate - the Future of External Rat Control

CRRU (The Campaign for Responsible Rodenticide Use) guidelines are in place in the UK to help protect and reduce the risk of 'non target species' poisoning (for example voles or field mice). This can lead to secondary poisoning of protected birds (such as barn owls, kestrels and falcons) if they consume these mammals as carrion. However, this tight restriction on external baiting may allow rodent populations an opportunity to rise significantly before rodenticide can be made available to provide effective control.

AutoGate has a ‘smart’ gate mechanism that secures the rodenticide from being accessed by non target species, only allowing rats access inside to the bait. AutoGate will only be activated (to open and expose the rodenticide) when a rat has been detected. There are two infrared sensors on the unit which continuously pulsate light. Once the sensors are triggered 3 times by rat activity, the gate opens to allow the rat access to the rodenticide within the bait station. The gate will then close after a set period of time to prohibit access to non target species. If the sensors detect further rat activity the gate will re-open to allow the rat access to feed again for a limited period, providing effective, targeted control.

  • Compared with standard external baiting, AutoGate reduces the exposure of rodenticide to non target species by up to 86%*
  • AutoGate has been proven to stay closed to non target species interactions 100% of the time, only opening to expose rodenticide in direct response to rat activity**

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The Benefits of AutoGate

  • Effective external control of rats - allows strategic, targeted external baiting using second generation anticoagulant rodenticide
  • Rat infestations controlled swiftly - as AutoGate enables immediate, effective treatment of an external rat infestation
  • Targeted baiting programme - which complies with CRRU guidelines, reducing the environmental impact of rodenticide whilst maintaining an effective rat control programme
  • Provides information on rat activity - driving informed decision making and aiding future rat control management
  • Safer use of pesticides - AutoGate allows highly targeted use of rodenticide in high risk areas, where children, pets and non-target species may be present

AutoGate offers a complete external rat control solution, allowing strategic baiting around the perimeter of your premises to control rat infestations swiftly. By also providing information on the frequency of rat activity (from the recorded activations) AutoGate aids informed decision making on future pest control prevention and management.

*based on being active for an average of 5 days compared to 35 days for permanent baiting **based over a 3 year Rentokil field research study.