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1. (WO2018017160) PEST CONTROL SYSTEM AND METHOD

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/017160    International Application No.:    PCT/US2017/015264
Publication Date: Fri Jan 26 00:59:59 CET 2018 International Filing Date: Sat Jan 28 00:59:59 CET 2017
IPC: A01M 1/02
A01M 1/20
A01M 1/24
Applicants: AZZARELLO, Marcus
AZZARELLO, Joseph
Inventors: AZZARELLO, Marcus
AZZARELLO, Joseph
Title: PEST CONTROL SYSTEM AND METHOD
Abstract:
A system and method of monitoring and controlling cellulose-consuming pests in a predetermined location that provides for the use of an assembly that has a main body containing a plurality of cellulose-containing bait units, which act as an attractant to cellulose-consuming pests. A plurality of cellulose-containing bait units are removably placed in the assembly. A moisture-retaining member is positioned in the upper portion above an uppermost of the bait units. A removable cap frictionally fittingly engages with the upper portion. The cap has an opening allowing liquid, such as water, to be poured into the main body to moisten the bait units and make them more attractive to foraging insects. If consumption of the cellulose material is detected, the bait units may be substituted with a bait material containing poisonous substance. The pests consume the bait and carry the poison to the colonies. The design incorporates below grade, at grade, and above grade cellulose source, thus giving the insect a choice of feeding locations. These alternate sources and added attractant features of the system increase the chance of the insect actually finding and consuming the bait food source.