What's the deal with the rats?
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What IS the deal with the rats?


Did you know Charlotte has become one of the rattiest cities in America? Without intervention, it will only get worse. Rats can begin reproducing as early as 3 months old and female rats can have up to 84 offspring per year. When you do to the math, you can see why their population can quickly get out of control. It's even estimated in some areas that the rat population outnumbers the human population! 29% of Americans have experienced a rodent problem, don't let one of them be you. 45% of infestations take place in the Fall and Winter so now is the time to start protecting yourself.


Rats teeth never stop growing so they are almost constantly chewing in an attempt to grind them down. Often, the result of this chewing is millions in property damage annually, including the estimated source of 20 to 25 percent of house fires of unknown cause in the United States. Rats teeth are stronger than copper and iron and their jaws can exert up to 12 tons per square inch - that's up to SIX TIMES more than a Great White Shark. A motivated rat can chew through a lot more than drywall and electrical wires. What on your property is as risk?


Leave catching a bug (and any other pest) to us. Rats carry at least 60 communicable diseases like Typhus, Meningitis, Leptospirosis, and Hantavirus. These illnesses are often spread through their bites but urine, feces, and fur are also key sources of contamination.


In the US, the economic cost of rat damage has been estimated at $19 billion/year; many times greater than any other invasive animal species. Furthermore, invasive rodents increase malnutrition and threaten food security through contamination, damage and consumption of food stocks and crops, as well as affect economic activities and productivity. (e.g., damage to seaport infrastructure and trade. (Diagne, Christophe et al. “Economic costs of invasive rodents worldwide: the tip of the iceberg.” PeerJ vol. 11 e14935. 24 Mar. 2023, doi:10.7717/peerj.14935))


Our data shows a direct correlation between the Light Rail and rodent activity. Why? Well, the same things that make the rail appealing to you also make it appealing to rats. It's easy for rodents to travel this path and it provides what they need to survive - food, water, and shelter. It's up to all of us to mitigate these conducive conditions, making the city better for you... and not the rats.


While SMART service is often performed in conjunction with traditional pest control practices, there are distinct differences between the two: SMART, our digital pest, control utilizes monitoring technology to send our technicians signals in response to any and all pest activity. This technology is non-toxic, non-invasive, and scalable to your needs. On its own, traditional pest control relies on pesticides to discourage pests from entering your property. And, without digital monitoring, traditional pest detection is reliant on physical readings–keeping us from being able to detect pests before they become an issue.


This solution isn't just for homes. SMART can be installed in properties of all types - residential, commercial, and even at a city level!

It's time to take control.

With so many things becoming technologically “smart”, it’s time you get the same out of pest control. That's where we come in with Anticimex SMART, a form of pest control far more advanced than any other pest control method on the market. This electronic rodent and pest control system monitors cities, businesses, homes, and other properties using state-of-the-art SMART technology. SMART offers 24/7 monitoring, non-toxic rodent elimination, non-invasive technology, and peace of mind. This system catches any rodents that come in contact with our humane and ethical SMART devices, and reports back to our headquarters so we’ll know when to empty and reset the traps. With the combined efforts of concerned citizens just like you, we can effectively control the rat population here.

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The future of rodent control is here.

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SMART Connect Mini

Smart Connect Mini communicates wirelessly via a mesh network with the Smart Eye Mini and Smart Snap. Up to 200 devices can be connected.



SMART Pipe is installed in main sewer systems, specifically within metal sewer pipes that connect buildings to the main sewer. It’s used to control underground infestations.

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SMART Eye is a small sensor that detects and reports movement. The SMART Eye’s size means it can fit in tight areas to detect activity.

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SMART Snap is a single catch trap for mice, that safely, humanely, and effectively euthanizes mice.

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SMART Box is a multi-catch trap that works to detect and trap rodents above ground. It can trap up to 50 mice or 10 rats at a time.

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SMART Catch is a single-catch trap that works to detect and trap rodents above ground. 

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Step 1: Inspect & Analyze

First we inspect the site, review any available documentation, determine pest pressures and potential risks, and ask you a series of questions about the specific pest control needs of the site. We then come up with a plan that best matches your property and pest needs.

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Step 2: Install & Connect

Once we’ve created your digital pest plan, our technicians will come back to the site to install state-of-the-art SMART technology in and around the premises.

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Step 3: Sit Back & Relax

With 24/7 monitoring and protection, the technology does the work itself! Sit back, relax and enjoy comprehensive pest protection for your property.