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Multitech Attack of the Invaders: How IoT Technology is Helping Stop Harmful Pests

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Hollywood has it all wrong. The sweeping waves of unfamiliar beings with the intention of gobbling up every lastremaining resource won't come from slowly rotating spaceships. They are already among us. An invasive species is any non-native plant, pathogen, or animal which has been introduced to a new territory where it has the capacity to cause great damage to the environment, human health, or human wealth. Invasive species are often quick to reproduce, easy to disperse, and difficult to detect. These alien creatures prey heavily on native species and are generally associated with humans. There is a history of some invasive breeds that were released intentionally, but a majority are transmitted accidentally through international trade. The High Cost of Invasive Species While difficult to calculate with absolute certainty, a research paper from the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Cornell University titled Economic and Environmental Threats of Alien Plant, Animal, and Microbe Invasions estimates the annual global impact of invasive species totals over $1.4 trillion dollars, or roughly 5% of the world economy. 1 The impact of this problem on biodiversity is also well documented. The National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science estimates nearly half of the species protected under the Endangered Species Act are directly threatened by invasive species. 2 Attack of the Invaders: How IoT Technology Is Helping Stop Harmful Pests Powered by MultiTech Problem Agrint needed an IoT system to partner with their pest detecting technology Solution MultiTech Conduit ® & MultiTech mDot ™ Benefits • Reliable devices • Outstanding support • Complimentary advanced cloud services

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