Secret Site Map
Saturday, November 29, 2014

Home News B&G Equipment Offers New Rodent Alert Station

B&G Equipment Offers New Rodent Alert Station

Supplier News

B&G Equipment Co., a 62-year-old U.S. manufacturer of application equipment for the professional pest control market, has developed the “Fast Catch,” a new class of IPM rodent station features a new rodent alert function and other unique features.

| December 1, 2010

Jackson, Ga. — B&G Equipment Co., a 62-year-old U.S. manufacturer of application equipment for the professional pest control market, has developed the “Fast Catch,” a new class of IPM rodent station features a new rodent alert function and other unique features.

While the Fast Catch is specially engineered to use most industry standard snap traps, it is also designed to use non-toxic monitoring bait blocks and standard rodenticides. This gives PMPs a new tool for rodent control that is compatible with EPA 2011 regulations, limiting the use of rodenticides in food-handling facilities.

The Fast Catch is offered in two versions: the standard model or one with the patent-pending Rodent Alert feature. With the Rodent Alert feature, PMP’s can see from a standing position whether the trap has been triggered. The Rodent Alert system is entirely mechanical and does not use batteries. “We tested the Rodent Alert feature through 389 snap trap cycles, simulating over a year in the field with no visible signs of wear on the alert mechanism,” says B&G Equipment Co. President Cecil Patterson.

Entry friendly features include a “see through” runway that is specially designed to meet the foraging behavior of Norway and roof rats, according to Dr. William Robinson, technical director at B&G Equipment Co. Once inside, it is difficult for the rat to avoid the snap trap trigger as it is centered in the runway between the two entry points, the company says.

After the rat is caught in the snap trap, the unique shape of the Fast Catch largely hides the dead rodent from public view while the red Rodent Alert button tells the PMP it is time to inspect the station.

The Fast Catch is available at local pest control distributors.
For more information or a sample of the Fast Catch, call B&G Equipment Co. at 800/544-8811, extension 102 or visit www.bgequip.com.
 

Top news

NPMA Announces Opening for Director of Regulatory Affairs Position

The National Pest Management Association (NPMA) is seeking a qualified regulatory affairs professional to direct the day-to-day management and execution of NPMA’s federal and state regulatory affairs programs

Fruit Flies Learn From Others, Researchers Say

When female fruit flies have to decide where to lay their eggs, they take their lead from what they see most others in their group do, new research shows.

May Berenbaum Receives New Species of Cockroach Named After Her

During Entomology 2014, ESA’s annual meeting in Portland, Ore., Dr. Berenbaum was presented with specimens of a new cockroach named after her.

Donald Sterling Sued Over Bed Bugs

Former Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling faces a new lawsuit, over an alleged bed bug infestation at one of the apartments he owns, according to Courthouse News Service.

Florida Harvester Ants Regularly Relocate

The ants move and construct a similar subterranean nest about once a year, according to new research from Florida State University.

x