Brandenburg is offering a free year’s supply of 12 glueboards with every Genus Insect Light Trap purchased from Univar Environmental Sciences. Brands include Genus Spectra, Genus Fli, Genus Orbit, Genus Orbit Jet, Genus Eclipse and Genus Spectra Compact. To take advantage of this limited offer, visit a local Univar Pro Center or call Univar at 800/888-4897. Offer ends Sept. 15, 2013, and is available in North American territories only.
MGK announces the launch of Hyperion Advanced Mist Concentrate, a new product that delivers contact kill and three-day residual activity against mosquitoes.
Hyperion is engineered for use in misting systems, and utilizes a proprietary MGK formulation that allows stable dilution in water and is effective at very low mix rates. It is the first residential misting product that features an active ingredient (Sumithrin) that has been widely used to combat many notable mosquito outbreaks following Hurricane Katrina and Hurricane Rita, as well as during the West Nile virus outbreak of 2012, the manufacturer reports.
Hyperion “delivers advanced technology that is based on an active ingredient that is new to the mosquito misting market, so it expands our mosquito portfolio dramatically,” says Monika Morris, market manager for branded products. “Having the next generation of misting technology that is proven to deliver residual activity for up to three days adds to every mosquito control professional’s arsenal of mosquito control solutions.” Hyperion can be applied outdoors with backpack sprayers and blowers, as well as handheld sprayers, in and around horse barns and in residential misting systems. Hyperion is effective against mosquitoes, stable flies, firebrats, ants, flying moths and other nuisance insects, the firm reports.
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Terramera’s CIRKIL biopesticides are now registred in New York. With these latest registrations, the products are now registered for use in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.
CIRKIL biopesticides kill both bed bugs and their eggs as a residual, according to manufacturer Terramera. In addition to bed bugs, CIRKIL products also are registered for use on cellar spiders, smoky brown cockroaches, house crickets, firebrats, silverfish, moisture ants, field ants, pavement ants, bean aphids, pea aphids and green bottle flies, with additional pests to come, the firm said.
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JT Eaton Kills Bed Bugs Plus is an aerosol spray that provides quick knockdown of bed bugs, mites, ants and roaches. The water-based aerosol provides up to 12 weeks of residual control, JT Eaton said. Kills Bed Bugs Plus is available in 17.5-ounce aerosol cans that come packaged six cans per case.
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Marathon Data Systems
Marathon Data Systems has introduced PestPac Mobile 2.0, offering an easy-to-use, smart way to perform in the field, according to the firm.
Marathon says it was one of the first in the industry to introduce a Windows 6.5 mobile application — the original PestPac Mobile. Both mobile versions have similar basic functionality for technicians in the field. Both versions allow users to access customer contact information, record and accept credit card payments securely in the field, record signatures, print detailed reports and auto-email invoices.
PestPac Mobile 2.0 accomplishes increased data accuracy due to its live data synchronization (over a cellular or WiFi connection) to its office software, PestPac. Also, it incorporates new intuitive, easy-to-use “wizards,” such as the material entry wizard. PestPac Mobile 2.0 reduces hardware expenses and makes it a painless transition to a smartphone that the technician already knows how to use, according to Marathon.
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FMC Professional Solutions
FMC Professional Solutions launched a new four-unit packaging option for its Verifi bed bug detector. Pest management professionals now can order smaller quantities of the detectors through authorizied FMC agents throughout the United States and through authorized distributors in Canada. The original 12-unit packaging is still available.
The new four-unit packs contain four holsters, four cores, four CO2 booster packs, four lures, one lure activation tool and four zip ties. “This new packaging is a result of our commitment to responding to customer requests,” said Catherine Bernard, professional pest brand marketing manager for FMC Professional Solutions.
The Verifi bed bug detector is the first bed bug detection tool to provide continuous detection of bed bugs for up to 90 days at a time in a small, easy-to-use device, and is useful in varying locations, FMC said.
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National Radon Defense
National Radon Defense (NRD) is seeking pest control businesses to work with to offer radon testing. Radon is an odorless, colorless gas that can seep into a building through cracks, and exposure can be harmful. “It makes a lot of sense for pest control companies to expand their offerings to radon mitigation,” said Curt Drew, owner of National Radon Defense. “Besides being able to offer this service to your current customers, radon mitigation takes about the same time and resources as a termite treatment.”
Pest control companies that partner with National Radon Defense receive an exclusive marketing territory and technical support, the firm said. In addition, there is no large upfront franchise fee, no royalty based on a percentage of sales, no long-term contract required and no need to change the name of your business, according to the NRD website.
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Termatrac is discontinuing its T1r termite detection device. The sale of the T1r has ended and the end of support is Sept. 30, 2014. The Termatrac T3i replaces the T1r with three detection technologies in one device. The T3i has advanced radar technology but also includes thermal and moisture sensors, giving pest control operators and home inspectors more capabilities, the firm said. Termatrac is offering a T3i for T1r exchange program with significant discounting and payment plans for pest management professionals.
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Wildlife Control Consultant
A new book by wildlife control consultant Stephen M. Vantassel, “The Practical Guide to the Control of Feral Cats,” is now available. “With an estimated 60 million feral cats in the United States, the need for information on the management of house cats has never been higher,” Vantassel said. The new book details cat biology, estimated numbers and control methods. The 106-page book is supplemented by 70 photos and illustrations. It is available in both digital and print editions. Vantassel is also the author of the 3rd Edition of “The Wildlife Damage Inspection Handbook,” which discusses damage signs for more than 20 common wildlife species, as well as inspection techniques for structures.
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Natural Misting Solutions
Manufacturer Natural Misting Solutions offers Naprovit PRO Plus, a non-toxic, odorless, fragrance-free insect control product specifically formulated for misting equipment. It can be used to control mosquitoes, spiders, wasps, midges, gnats and small flying insects.
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The Green Gorilla Advanced Spray System’s Power Pack connects easily to a premium spray tank and eliminates manual pumping by pressurizing the air within the system, delivering a steady stream with constant, even pressure. The Power Pack’s rechargeable lithium-ion power lasts for hours, and attaches with its Easy-Twist, Quick-Connect system. The system also serves as an automatic pressure relief for added safety. Power Packs can be snapped quickly between tanks with no cross-contamination. The Professional and Commercial series is available in 1½- and 2½-gallon tanks. Accessories include a 20-foot extended hose, a 3-foot extended wand, a shoulder strap and a car charger.
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