Service Pro has released a GPS module as an addition to its ServSuite software. The module discusses a GPS unit that can be installed in company vehicles and provide information on vehicle movement.
When the vehicle starts moving, the unit sends real-time updates to the ServSuite software in a set interval, so the user can track the vehicle, its speed or its route. From this information, business managers can review the driving history and compare plotted driving routes to the actual drive. The system also reports speed limits, ignition activity (idle, on, off), etc. Having such control over company vehicles has been known to qualify companies for lower insurance premiums with some providers, Service Pro says.
The ServSuite GPS Vehicle Tracking Module is integrated with its Scheduling and Fleet Module, and has geo-fencing functionality, allowing for more precise vehicle tracking.
BASF has announced label changes for Alpine WSG Water Soluble Granule Insecticide and Termidor SC termiticide/insecticide. Alpine WSG has an expanded label with approval for use in California and for food-handling areas. This means pest management professionals can now use Alpine WSG in areas such as commercial kitchens, and California PMPs now can use the insecticide to control a variety of pests, including ants, bed bugs, German cockroaches, fleas and house flies.
Alpine WSG insecticide has a flexible label that allows for its application in almost any outdoor or indoor setting, BASF says. A non-repellent insecticide, it features the Transfer Effect technology found in Termidor termiticide formulations. The technology is transferred from ants that have come in contact with it to the larger colony population.
With its new expanded labeling for food-handling areas, Alpine WSG insecticide gives pest management professionals greater flexibility to control German cockroaches, the firm says. Undetectable to cockroaches, Alpine WSG doesn’t displace or repel them from their harborages, allowing for cockroaches to cross or rest directly on treated surfaces. The insecticide does not interfere with baiting treatments, which enables more effective cockroach control. Alpine WSG is available in a new 200-gram tip-and-pour bottle. For pest management professionals who use 500-gram bottles, a supplemental label is available in all states except California.
Termidor SC also has new EPA-approved label directions, allowing it to be used up to four times per year. The overall volume of Termidor SC active concentrate that can be used at a given site per year remains unchanged, but a combination of application rates can be selected to increase the number of yearly applications.
Beyond the “1 foot up and 1 foot out” application, Termidor SC can be applied in 18-inch bands around windows, doors, vents, pipes or other exterior openings. A supplemental label (available at www.cdms.net/ldat/ld3DR007.pdf) has been issued, and may be used in conjunction with products that may not have these directions printed on the container; however, the supplemental label has not yet been approved for Termidor NY.
Rockwell Labs’ OutLast Pro Foaming Agent, LambdaStar UltraCap 9.7 percent and InVict AB Insect Paste are now registered in California.
OutLast Pro Foaming Agent is a new broad-use, proprietary adjuvant that can be used for foaming termiticides, insecticides and cleaning products, as well as foam marking. The formula features a Caution signal word and may be used at rates from 1 to 8 ounces per gallon. The target mid-rate for the product is 2 ounces per gallon, which will produce thick, long-lasting foam, Rockwell Labs reports. OutLast features a low surfactant load, leaving less residue in treated areas and the environment. Testing shows OutLast to stick well to surfaces and features small, tight bubbles for long-lasting foam with low drainage of liquid, the manufacturer says.
New LambdaStar UltraCap 9.7 percent is a capsule-suspension formulation designed to protect the active ingredient lambda cyhalothrin from the weather elements, providing up to 90 days of residual control. LambdaStar UltraCap 9.7 percent is labeled for use indoors, including food areas, and outdoors, including structural, turf and ornamental, as well as livestock housing sites. It carries a Caution signal word. Its micro-encapsulation process provides less potential for user irritation.
InVict AB Insect Paste is a multi-use bait for cockroaches, ants and silverfish that is formulated with 0.05 percent abamectin and combined with a range of sweet, oil and protein attractants. Rockwell Labs says the unique formula is ideal for rotation with InVict Gold Cockroach Gel to prevent bait aversion. InVict AB also rapidly kills workers ants, queens and brood, quickly eliminating colonies, the company said. The product is labeled for silverfish and provides an option for control where granular baits are not practical. InVict AB is free of peanut ingredients. It is approved for indoor and outdoor use, including food areas.
Central Life Sciences
Four Central Life Sciences pending applications have been registered with EPA, leading the way for the expansion of the ClariFly Larvicide line. Previously only available in dry feeds, liquid supplements, premixes and custom blends, ClariFly Larvicide now will be available in blocks and tubs. The company’s feed manufacturing partners will introduce the products under their own brands in coming months. The recent EPA registrations also marks the first time the products have been registered as multi-species products that can be offered to cattle and horses.
The four new ClariFly Larvicide end-use registrations for use in blocks and tubs contain the active ingredient diflubenzuron at concentrations between 0.01 percent and 0.08 percent with the concentration dependent on how much the animal is expected to consume daily – whether that is 2 ounces or 1½ pounds. ClariFly Larvicide is a feed supplement that prevents adult house flies, stable flies, face flies and horn flies from developing in and emerging from the manure of treated cattle and prevents adult house flies and stable flies from developing in and emerging from the manure of treated horses. ClariFly works by interrupting the fly’s life cycle, rather than through direct toxicity, and it does so with no impact on the animal consuming it, Central Life Sciences says.
Syngenta Professional Pest Management is launching its new Demand CS insecticide + Archer insect growth regulator Multipak to provide a cost-effective solution to combat a wide array of pests with two products. The Demand CS + Archer Multipak offers the combination of Demand CS, which can provide immediate and residual control of more than 30 nuisance pests, and Archer, which interrupts the reproduction cycle of a variety of pests, Syngenta said. Its 2 quarts of Demand CS and 5 pints of Archer provides 80 finished gallons of solution, when using Demand CS at the high-labeled rate and Archer at the low-labeled rate. The Multipak also is part of the SecureChoice Mosquito Assurance Program, which can reduce mosquito populations for up to 60 days. By incorporating this program into existing general pest operations on residential accounts, PMPs reduce the need to visit a customer’s home multiple times during a 60-day period, the manufacturer says.
The Multipak also offers a new way to save through the 2015 PestPartners 365 Program. With no sign-up required, PMPs who qualify for the program this year will earn rebates for the Demand CS + Archer Multipak throughout the rest of the 2015 calendar year, based on their qualifying rebate level. For more information, visit www.syngentapmp.com, www.syngentapmp.com/mosquito and www.pestpartners365.com or contact a local Syngenta sales representative.