Rockwell Labs’ InTice 10 Perimeter Bait is now labeled for control of carpenter ants. InTice 10’s highly attractive, proprietary bait matrix doesn’t chase worker ants away, Rockwell Labs reports; it gives them something to carry back to the nest, solving the problem at the source. In addition to carpenter ants, InTice 10 kills a wide variety of other ants, cockroaches, crickets, earwigs, silverfish, millipedes, sow bugs, mole crickets, snails and slugs. The mold- and moisture-resistant, economical and broad-spectrum bait is approved for indoor and outdoor use, the manufacturer says. InTice 10 lasts up to 90 days outdoors, and the active ingredient will not break down from heat or UV light, Rockwell Labs reports. No PPE is required (California state regulations may differ). InTice 10 Perimeter Bait is the only 10 percent boric acid granular bait on the market and comes in 1-, 4-, 10- and 40-pound pack sizes.
Anstar Products has released two new features for its pest management software, Fieldwork. Available immediately, Fieldwork users now have the ability to document each service or inspection with photos and view all past service notes directly through the Fieldwork Mobile iOS and Android app.
Photo documentation creates a second-page addendum to service reports detailing both the image and notes based on the technician’s findings. The photos are available in real-time to office staff and to customers through the printed or emailed service report and through the private customer portal.
Now, with the addition of service history for each location, technicians are never without pertinent past service or inspection data. In each Service Location’s detailed page in the Fieldwork Mobile app, technicians can scroll through and view all past notes and chemical/material use for each service.
In addition to the photo documentation and access to service history, Fieldwork Mobile app users can now add new customers and new work orders directly from the mobile app. Information added through the mobile app, including customers and work orders, is synced in real-time to the user’s online Fieldwork account.
These new features are recent improvements to the Fieldwork Mobile app that also tracks detailed chemical use, includes custom PDF integration, manages pest activity through scanning barcoded devices, tracks technician location through GPS technology, captures digital customer and technician signatures, and communicates all service-related information to the online system in real-time.
Casemaking clothes moth (Tinea pellionella) and webbing clothes moth (Tineola bisselliella) are pests of retail, distribution, self-storage sites and more. To combat these pests, Trece has introduced the Storgard Combi Clothes Moth Kit. The product is available in Storgard II and III Kits of six traps/six lures per kit and bulk lures of 25 per case.
Trece says it has combined high-quality pheromones for the casemaking and webbing clothes moth to enhance pest management professionals’ ability to monitor both pests, without the excessive costs of stocking two different items in inventory and less labor costs in the field.
Control Solutions recently added Mosquito Mist Ultra to its vector control product line. Mosquito Mist Ultra contains 20.6 percent permethrin and 20.6 percent piperonyl butoxide (PBO), which allows the product to maximize its effectiveness against mosquito populations, the firm says. Mosquito Mist Ultra can be mixed with both water or oil, and is designed for ultra low-volume (ULV) and thermal fogging applications.
Central Life Sciences
Central Life Sciences, makers of Diacon IGR, Centynal Insecticide and Pyronyl Crop Spray, recently announced the launch of the firm’s new, free web-based application, www.grainbugs.com. The new mobile-optimized app was developed to help stored grain operators properly and quickly identify stored grain insects, and it includes the ability to take and submit photos for identification assistance.
The GrainBugs.com app provides detailed pictures and dimensions, feeding habits, signs of infestations and control tips to help identify several stored grain insects, including the lesser grain borer, rice weevil, Indian meal moth, saw-toothed grain beetle, confused flour beetle and granary weevil. The app also allows users to take and submit photos with a smartphone camera and have a Central Life Sciences’ expert respond to the inquiry, identifyng the specific pest causing the problem and providing information on how to treat the infestation.
The application requires no download, and it can be accessed on any computer, tablet or smartphone.
XT-2000 Orange Oil Plus for drywood termites, a naturally occurring essential oil containing the active ingredient d-limonene (a derivative of the citrus rind), is now being carried by Univar. When injected directly into wood, XT-2000 kills termites and their eggs on contact, the company said. XT-2000 added the product is effective and profitable, saying homeowners appreciate that they don’t have to move out or worry about pets or plants. Additionally, the firm said, in its first year of business, Xtermite in San Diego had $1 million in sales using only this product; by its fifth year, the firm had more than $2 million in sales.
Syngenta Professional Pest Management
Syngenta Professional Pest Management (PPM) offers new, larger package sizes of Demand CS insecticide and Tandem insecticide for PMPs. These package sizes can provide cost-savings for PMPs, particularly for those looking to service large-volume accounts, the firm reports.
The packaging additions include the Demand CS master shipper, a single case that contains 24 quarts of Demand CS, and Tandem in a 2-quart bottle. According to Syngenta, these new sizes join the existing line of packaging options, providing PMPs with a more comprehensive selection of product sizes to best suit their specific business needs.
Demand CS is formulated with iCAP technology, developed by Syngenta PPM, and it controls more than 30 pests, including ants, cockroaches, bed bugs, mosquitoes, ticks and more. Microcaps of multiple sizes release the active ingredient lambda-cyhalothrin over time for immediate and residual control for up to three months. Even when used at its low use rate, Demand CS can deliver more than 10,000 microcaps per square inch of coverage for greater control, the company says.
Also featuring iCAP technology, Tandem provides quick knockdown and long-lasting “cupboard-to-curb” control of more than 90 insects. Tandem combines two active ingredients, lambda-cyhalothrin and thiamethoxam, to provide a double assault on pests with one product. In addition, application flexibility allows Tandem to be used indoors for residential and commercial areas and outdoors for perimeter or spot treatment to control general pests, as well as for full-yard treatments to control turf pests.
Service Pro has introduced a new module, Quick Search, for its ServSuite software.
With its redesigned interface, the module provides ServSuite users with a quicker, simpler way of getting the most relevant customer information on screen in an instant, the company said.
Quick Search allows a similar customer search as in the current ServSuite Search module, but introduces two new features:
- The Account Smart Portal — a quick reference screen, which allows users to see account notes, account balance, payment history, service history, future service dates and more, in an easy-to-read format.
- Seamless connection with an office VOIP phone system. Any ServSuite user with an office VOIP phone system can use this new feature if their PBX (system/software) allows a feature called “URL pop or screen pop.” When a customer whose number exists in the database calls the office, ServSuite will capture the caller ID and open the newly designed Account Smart Portal to view customer account details.
Protect-A-Bed has introduced its newest product — the Rip-Resistant Box Spring PLUS Encasement. The new product is bed bug entry- and escape-proof, offering superior protection, the firm says. It utilizes rip-resistant fabric, which increases its durability and longevity, giving years of ongoing bed bug protection, Protect-A-Bed reports.
Each Rip-Resistant Box Spring PLUS Encasement also includes free LightsOut Bed Bug Armour, which prevents bed bugs from crawling up bed frame legs. Users place the device between the legs of beds and casters or wheels, and it will help prevent bed bugs from reaching the sleeper as they search for a blood meal. The firm says the product is a good opportunity for PCOs to offer the LightsOut product to their customers.
MTA Subway stations throughout New York City are closing their doors to unwanted pests with the installation of Xcluder Rodent-Proof Door Sweeps.
The sweeps, featuring reinforced neoprene gaskets lined with Xcluder rodent-proof fill fabric, are installed on the stations’ refuse room doors and designed to create an impenetrable barrier against rats and mice. Since late 2013, more than 100 stations have installed Xcluder Door Sweeps, creating a noticeable drop in the number of rat sightings throughout each station, the company says. By the end of 2015, more than 400 Xcluder Sweeps will be installed across 200 subway stations in Manhattan and Brooklyn.
Rodent-proof door sweeps are one of the most important steps in rodent-proofing a building — a simple, cost-effective solution that provides instant protection and benefits, Xcluder says.
FMC Global Specialty Solutions
FMC Global Specialty Solutions recently announced the U.S. Department of Defense selected the company’s EndZone Insecticide Sticker for authorized use by the Armed Forces Pest Management Board (AFPMB) and has assigned the stickers a National Stock Number. In conjunction with the product’s selection, Dr. Dina Richman, FMC Professional Solutions’ pest product development manager, presented a workshop on EndZone stickers at the 2015 AFPMB Pest Management Workshop this past spring.
Designed to give pest professionals a unique service option, FMC says EndZone stickers offer a discreet, affordable and easy-to-use solution for the control of flies. EndZone delivers fast-acting, long-lasting filth fly control in both residential and commercial accounts, and it can be used both indoors and outside, FMC reports. The stickers employ a formulation of acetamiprid — an active ingredient found in Transport Mikron insecticide — plus an insect food source on a 4¼-inch square sticker. The stickers are applied to surfaces near where flies congregate, with a recommended coverage of at least one sticker per 1,000 cubic feet.
EndZone stickers start to kill filth files in less than one minute after exposure and provide up to seven months residual action indoors and four months of residual action outdoors, the firm says.
New Image Software
New Image Software recently announced upgrades to both its WDI FX and SmartPest programs. The company added the OpenEdge credit card processing feature, which allows office personnel to send invoices via email that include a link to pay each invoice online. This function allows users to improve cash flow and save time from billing and chasing past-due accounts, the firm says. Service technicians can now use a free bluetooth reader to process cards at their point of service. New Image Software also has released version 12.00.8 of both programs, which contain new features:
- Updated email addressing functionality
- Flexible commission tracking
- New “multi-unit apartment” input form
- Expanded CRM features
- Sales opportunity reports
- Expanded email document reports
- Integrated email appointment confirmations
- Integrated outbound email
- Master invoicing