A UK-based company recently unveiled a new mousetrap that utilizes technology rather than Monterey jack to capture and then slaughter adorable mice. The company, Rentokil (nope, not kidding), has developed a contraption that looks like the opening to a tunnel, preying on mice’s natural curiosity that any dark hole may have delicious food waiting inside. Upon entering the hole, however, the mice trigger an infrared beam, which closes the door behind them. Once the doors are shut, the trap releases carbon dioxide until the mice pass out and then die of asphyxiation. The time of capture to the time of death? 20-40 seconds!
The device is called Rodent Activated Detection and Riddance (RADAR).
Who wouldn’t want to kill these disgusting little pests?
Says Jed Kenrick, Rentokil’s managing director in this article in the India Times, “It is James Bond technology. We have used the strategies applied by the security industry for dealing with intruders in buildings, but this trap is just 10 inches long.”
Kendrick went on to detail plans for their next version of the mousetrap, a satellite-mounted, laser that vaporises mouse from space, using Google Earth as a tracking system.
It’s a trick….get an axe.
For more details, http://www.uk.rentokil.com/services-and-solutions/service-solutions/mouse-radar.php.