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Biodegradable Bait Delivery Device and Automated Aerial Bait Delivery System

The development of the biodegradable bait delivery device and automated aerial bait delivery system is the culmination of decades of Brown Tree Snake research by National Wildlife Research Center and the design expertise of its partner, Applied Design Corporation. Current efforts to reduce the brown tree snake population across the island of Guam have been ineffective due to ground-based control methods and the snake’s prolific ability to repopulate. The development of the biodegradable aerial system finally allows for large-scale, simultaneous control of brown tree snake populations throughout Guam. The Brown Tree Snake does tremendous damage to the ecosystem, electric power systems, and its inhabitants both human and animal.

This work and the National Wildlife Research Center and Applied Design received a 2015 Notable Technology Development Award. For more information, contact John Eisemann at John.D.Eisemann@aphis.usda.gov.

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