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May 28, 2013
PCT Magazine


Control Solutions


Control Solutions is offering instant savings on Taurus SC when purchased through an authorized distributor. Through June 30, PMPs can instantly receive $20 off for each 78-ounce and $5 off each 20-ounce bottle of Taurus SC at any participating Control Solutions distributor. The discount will be given at the time of purchase.

Taurus SC is a water-based suspension concentrate of 9.1 percent fipronil for pre- and post-construction termite applications, and for control of other listed perimeter pests.

Bayer CropScience


The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently approved additional label claims to the Temprid SC product label. Temprid SC, a broad-spectrum insecticide, offers pest management professionals effective control of more than 50 pests, the firm says.

“We are dedicated to providing PMPs with the tools they need to create pest-free spaces that promote public health and support thriving communities,” said Norman Barclift, marketing manager, General Insect Control, Bayer. “Temprid SC’s flexible label helps PMPs achieve control of perimeter pests so they can reduce callbacks, increase profits and simplify their business operations.”

The additional label claims include: kills pyrethroid-resistant bed bugs and eggs; is non-repellent to bed bugs; prevents bed bug infestations for up to six months; provides a residual efficacy not affected by bed bug heat treatments (up to eight hours of exposure in 140°F); control of brown marmorated stink bugs and kudzu bugs; and kills stink bugs that feed on protected plants for up to four weeks.

Available as a suspension concentrate, 1 gallon of the product contains 2 pounds of imidacloprid and 1 pound of beta-cyfluthrin. Temprid SC is available in a 400-ml bottle, and is designed for application in and around buildings and structures, as well as on established landscape ornamentals around residential and commercial properties.

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Kansas State University


Many leading experts on food and commodity storage have combined their efforts in a new book available from Kansas State University.

The book, “Stored Product Protection,” provides updated guidelines for safely storing durable food and raw commodities, as well as managing the pests that can potentially contaminate stored foods. “The book is for those involved with grain storage, commodity storage and management, food storage and processing, and pest management,” said Tom Phillips, the book’s co-editor and professor of entomology at Kansas State University.

The book contains 31 chapters and 350 pages, covering biology and ecology of insects; molds and vertebrates in storage systems; pests of grains, legumes, dried fruit and nuts; prevention and monitoring; regulations; marketing of stored commodities; insect-resistant packaging and more.

Copies of “Stored Product Protection” are $35 each. The book also can be viewed and printed for free at http://bit.ly/10n12pd.

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MosquitoNix announced it is offering franchising opportunities for the first time in five years primarily to existing outdoor service business owners. MosquitoNix offers installed mosquito misting systems and ongoing barrier treatments to eliminate flying and biting insects like mosquitos, flies, fleas and ticks.

“We are looking for pest control professionals, landscapers, pool and spa, and any other outdoor service business owners to take advantage of the current high demand for mosquito control in the marketplace,” said Josh Ingram, vice president of operations, MosquitoNix.

MosquitoNix misting nozzles are placed every 10 to 12 feet around the perimeter of a home, and on average, mist three to four times per day. Active ingredients include pyrethrum, permethrin and essential oils.

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Bird-B-Gone has released Bird-Off Clear Gel. Bird-Off Clear Gel is made from all-natural, environmentally sensitive ingredients and is safe for use around humans, birds and animals, the firm reports.

Bird-Off Clear Gel is ideal for any surfaces where birds may congregate or roost, including pipes, HVAC units, conduits, I-beams and ledges, Bird-B-Gone said. The gel is heat-resistant, non-corrosive and easily applied with a caulking gun. The smell, taste and texture of the product is offensive to birds, which are then conditioned not to return to the affected area.

Bird-Off Clear Gel is a humane method for deterring pest birds and can be used in commercial and residential applications, Bird-B-Gone says. The gel is easily removed with mineral spirits, a solvent available at many hardware stores.

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Xcluder has launched a new line of reinforced, pest-deterring door sweeps and seals. Now available for residential and commercial applications, Xcluder door sweeps and seals feature reinforced neoprene gaskets lined with Xcluder rodent-proof fill fabric, the firm reports.

Xcluder’s sharp, coarse fibers are virtually impenetrable to rats, mice and insects, and its combination of stainless steel and polyfiber will not rust or degrade over time, Xcluder said. The new door sweeps and seals are easy to install and fit most common door sizes and types, making them ideal for a variety of locations, Xcluder said.

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Wildlife Control Supplies


Wildlife Control Supplies recently published its 2013 catalog of products for wildlife, nuisance animal and pest control operators.

At 104 pages in full color, the 2013 WCS catalog is the largest yet, offering a broad array of products and solutions for wildlife and pest professionals, and supports WCS’s goal of providing “one-stop-shopping” for the industry, the firm says.

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MGK’s Exponent Insecticide Synergist, an emulsifiable concentrate for use as a tank mix with insecticides, is now labeled for use in residential misting systems.

Exponent helps by inhibiting the mixed function oxidative resistance in insects and by increasing insect susceptibility to insecticides, MGK said. The company has received EPA approval of the revised label and is currently securing state-level approvals for Exponent’s new use patterns, said Monika Morris, market manager for Branded Products.

“Pest management and mosquito control professionals being able to utilize Exponent as a insecticide synergist in residential mosquito misting systems is a great expansion not only to the product’s label but to our insect control portfolio overall,” said Morris.

Exponent is labeled for use in food and non-food areas and comes in quart-sized bottles, six per case, and in gallon containers, four per case.

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Roush CleanTech


Roush CleanTech and Green Alternative Systems (GAS) introduced the new Ford F-550 chassis cab powered by propane autogas. Equipped with a 6.8-liter, V10 engine, the propane autogas alternative fuel system is available beginning with 2013 model year vehicles or newer.

GAS, a Ford Qualified Vehicle Modifier installer, designs mounting hardware, handles packaging and integrates Roush CleanTech, the propane autogas fuel system, into the F-550. The truck maintains the factory Ford warranty, the same horsepower, torque and towing capacity as its gasoline counterparts.

The firms report that fleet professionals running propane autogas vehicles can save at least 40 percent on the price of fuel and can reduce greenhouse gas emissions by up to 25 percent compared to gasoline.

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