EcoBlock device uses an ultrasonic sound to keep mice, rats and other rodents out of buildings
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CORNER BROOK, N.L. — Memorial University said EcoBloc has created a product that uses an ultrasonic sound to keep mice, rats and other rodents out of buildings.
The company started at the onset of the pandemic and has grown to have clients around the world, including the United States, Australia and Hong Kong.
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EcoBloc CEO Jason Trask said the technology boasts a 99.99 per cent efficacy, and early customers have been thrilled with the results.
“We are currently talking with some of the biggest companies in the world about adopting our technology globally,” said Trask.
Trask said EcoBloc is currently committed to manufacturing only in Corner Brook but is in discussions with companies in North America and Asia to review other potential options.
“We want our permanent manufacturing base to be Corner Brook, but we need to be confident that we can attract the talent and keep costs globally competitive before making that decision,” said Trask
Regardless of manufacturing outcomes, the company said it will conduct research and development for future products in Corner Brook, including the development of artificial intelligence software that will complement its other products.
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