AeroPest positions wasp-culling drone for broader applications
Though Pennsylvania startup AeroPest won’t be delivering its specialized wasp extermination drone tech to clients until later this year, the company is already beginning to adapt its patent-pending aerial spraying device to a number of non-lethal uses by other businesses as well.
Backed by Philadelphia’s Drexel University, AeroPest is initially marketing its Hummingbird precision aerial spraying invention to extermination companies – especially those that handle the uncomfortable and often dangerous work of eliminating wasp nests. Deployment of the articulated two-foot nozzle on a drone will permit enterprise clients to neutralize scores of the seriously stinging insects while avoiding use of ladders or rooftop climbing usually required to access to those elevated positions.
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AeroPest says there are other advantages to using its drone-equipped aerial spraying system against wasps…