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April 30, 2013
PCT Magazine


FMC Corporation


FMC is offering a “buy three, get fourth free” promotion for its Talstar Professional insecticide now through Nov. 30.

The promotion is valid on ¾-gallon and 1-gallon jugs of Talstar Professional. The promotion is honored at the time of purchase, making it a simple and cost-effective way for pest management professionals to save, FMC said.

Talstar is approved for multiple indoor and outdoor sites, including lawns and perimeters, industrial and commercial sites, on greenhouse plants and in food-handling areas. In addition, it causes no phytotoxicity and contains no plant-damaging solvents, the firm reports.




Pest management professionals who purchase two cases of Kaput Mole Gel Bait will get one case free, for a limited time. Kaput was developed to mimic a mole’s natural food source, manufacturer Scimetrics says. The offer is good through May 31.


Service Pro.net


Service Pro.net has made its ServSuite Mobile app available for the new Windows 8 operating system, the company announced.

With this update, ServSuite Mobile is now available to all Windows 8-based devices. Service Pro.net reports that ServSuite mobile is the only pest management software application available on all major operating systems being used on most mobile devices.

Companies now can access their database and files while out in the field. Everything they need in order to be more productive and more cost-efficient is now available on the go, the firm reports.

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University of Nebraska-Lincoln


The National Wildlife Control Training Program (NWCTP) books provide core principles and training techniques for wildlife control. They were created to provide states and companies with basic curriculum to certify and/or train workers in wildlife damage management. A brand new second volume focuses on the latest control methods for common species.

Volume 2 contains biology, damage and management suggestions for 29 species commonly found in the United States. The authors discuss only the techniques necessary for successful control of these species in real-world conditions. Like Volume 1, this volume is certified by the National Wildlife Control Operations Association. Dealer inquiries welcome.

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Liphatech has updated its Aegis-RP bait station for improved efficiency, effectiveness and convenience, the firm says.

Key enhancements include: SecureVTM technology, which reduces the ability of animals to free the bait; elevated horizontal rods to keep bait drier and fresher; new wall holes to provide versatile security options; improved drainage to keep bait drier and less moldy; and a ramped opening to make runway cleaning easier and faster.

Manufactured with recycled material, the Aegis-RP also is eco-friendly, Liphatech reports. “Our customers provided us with input on how to improve the Aegis-RP,” said Manny Martinez, executive director of Liphatech’s pest management division. “We strive to provide our customers with innovative solutions that improve their rodent control practices.”

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General Motors


Production of the 2013 Chevrolet Silverado HD and GMC Sierra 2500 HD bi-fuel pickup trucks is underway in Fort Wayne, Ind., and the pickups are available for order by fleet and retail customers through Chevrolet and GMC dealers, General Motors announced.

The Silverado HD and Sierra 2500 HD Vortec 6.0L V8 engine runs on gasoline or compressed natural gas (CNG) and seamlessly switches between the two fuels without affecting performance, GM says. The CNG and gasoline tanks have a combined range of 650 miles, according to GM.

“Customers are choosing our bi-fuel trucks because they provide the same high level of GM truck performance and versatility but can also help businesses control their fuel costs and reduce their carbon footprint,” said Ed Peper, General Motors U.S. vice president of Fleet and Commercial Sales.

The Type-3 single-tank CNG system in the Silverado HD and Sierra 2500 HD is designed to retain more bed space than any competing bi-fuel truck from an Original Equipment Manufacturer. The pickups are available in standard and long-box and two- or four-wheel drive in the extended cab models.

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New Image Software


New Image Software announced the release of SmartPest Paperless Office 12.

SmartPest is the subscription version of the company’s WDI FX product, which has served the pest control industry for 20 years, according to Richard Jordan, the company’s president. “We have been waiting for many years for all the pieces to finally come together – easy-to-use and affordable hardware, fast wireless data networks and state-of-the-art office and mobile device software.”

The company said SmartPest is built on top of Apple’s FileMaker Pro 12 database system, which makes it possible for clients to access SmartPest from iPhones and iPads.

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