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October 19, 2015
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Bell Laboratories

www.belllabs.com
Bell Laboratories recently introduced new Ditrac Ground Squirrel bait, with the multi-feed, first-generation anticoagulant diphacinone. It can be used for the control of the California ground squirrel in California, Oregon, Washington, Wyoming, Utah, Nevada, New Mexico, Arizona and North Dakota.

Specifically developed to appeal to California ground squirrels, Ditrac Ground Squirrel bait is available in a 12-pound pail or 50-pound bag with its active ingredient at 0.005 percent. The highly palatable formula competes with California ground squirrel’s natural food sources, Bell Labs reports. This non-restricted rodenticide will give PMPs an excellent tool to control ground squirrels around man-made structures, the manufacturer says.

From the makers of PCQ, Ditrac Ground Squirrel Bait can be applied within 100 feet of man-made structures when used with a secured, tamper-resistant bait station.

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Editor’s note: The following Real Green Systems entry was edited on 10/26/2015 to reflect Real Green Systems having changed the name of its new standalone app from Fleet Assistant to Truck Assistant.

Real Green Systems

www.realgreen.com
Real Green Systems added two new products to its software lineup. Routing Assistant, powered by ALK Maps and Truck Assistant, is a versatile and comprehensive answer to vehicle tracking, Real Green Systems says. Routing Assistant replaces Mapping Assistant, which used the now-defunct MapPoint as its routing engine. Routing Assistant uses ALK Maps, powered by PC Miler. There is no additional software to purchase or install for each workstation. Street data is updated continuously and automatically and included with a subscription.

Truck Assistant is Real Green Systems’ first standalone application since Service Assistant. In addition to showing where vehicles are, the system allows users to view completed stops, remaining stops and any unscheduled travel. Users can view all of their vehicles on a single page, including summaries of miles traveled per day, start and end fuel levels, average miles per gallon, maximum speeds and more. Functionality includes scheduled maintenance alerts and tracking by road map, satellite map and weather map.

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Editor’s note: The following EcoRaider entry was edited on 10/20/2015. The newly edited version removes a claim made by the manufacturer that is in dispute.

EcoRaider

ecoraiderpmp.com
EcoRaider is now offering a “Buy Four Gallons, Get One Free” promotion from Sept. 1 through Nov. 30.

EcoRaider is a botanical bio-insecticide that offers PMPs a fast, effective and green bed bug solution with residual, the firm says. The product quickly kills bed bugs in all life stages without adverse environmental effects, EcoRaider adds. 

The product carries no signal words or cautions, has no label restrictions or precautions on usage, and is a green product, making it an ideal fit for sensitive accounts and environments where low-impact methods are advised, the manufacturer reports. It can be used as primary treatment or incorporated with other methods such as heat or steam.

Pest management professionals placing orders of gallon-size EcoRaider RTU Insect Killer through pest control industry distributors can participate in the program. Pest professionals can submit invoices dated Sept. 1, 2015, through Nov. 30, 2015, from distributors to: order@ecoraiderpmp.com by Dec. 31, 2015, to receive one free gallon for every four gallons ordered.

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Syngenta Professional Pest Management

www.syngentapmp.com/talonultrablok
Syngenta Professional Pest Management now offers Talon Ultrablok rodenticide in a 16-pound case containing two 8-pound pails.

Talon Ultrablok is the most recent rodenticide innovation from Syngenta PPM. Featuring a novel, attractive formulation, it provides comprehensive resistance management and rodent control, Syngenta reports.

Talon Ultrablok contains brodifacoum, as well as unique ingredients that have been shown to improve acceptance of the bait, Syngenta Professional Pest Management says. Rats and mice only need to eat a small amount of the bait to receive a lethal dose of the active ingredient, which helps control rodents in a single feeding, including warfarin-resistant rodents.

The new Talon Ultrablok pail option is registered in the state of New York. The Talon Ultrablok 16-pound case containing two 8-pound pails is not currently registered in the state of California.

PMPs can receive year-long rebates on purchases of the new Talon Ultrablok pails with the PestPartners 365 Program. For more information, visit www.PestPartners365.com.

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Innolytics

www.ovocontrol.com
Already registered in 49 U.S. states, OvoControl P, birth control for pigeons, was recently approved by regulatory authorities in Mexico. Many businesses and communities in Mexico are plagued with pigeons, the company said, but with the new registration, OvoControl will allow impacted businesses to control their pigeons with this technology.

OvoControl is a ready-to-use bait dispensed on flat rooftops with an automatic wildlife feeder. According to the company, this effective and humane technology is especially useful for managing pigeon flocks in larger areas without having to use pesticides.

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WEX

www.wexinc.com
WEX, a provider of corporate payment solutions, launched the WEX FlexCard, its first revolving-payment fleet fuel card for small businesses. WEX FlexCard was designed to help small businesses save time and money on fuel and vehicle services. The card provides small businesses with revolving credit, wide acceptance and smart management tools, the company said.

WEX FlexCard integrates the advantages of a credit card and a fleet-card payment solution to provide small business managers and drivers with flexibility, security, data intelligence and expense control. Small business managers gain the flexibility to pay in full or carry a balance when cash is tight; driver ID tracking for protection against unauthorized spending; real-time viewing of purchase transactions to stop chasing down receipts; and online tools for ordering, deleting and immediately suspending lost or stolen driver cards.