The Pest Management & Public Health (PMPH) business of Bayer, within the company’s Crop Science division, introduces its latest product: Barricor - SP, an affordable innovation for frequent maintenance applications on complex surfaces, the company says. Barricor features a new solid particle (SP) formulation technology that delivers superior performance on gravel, mulch, concrete and more, according to the manufacturer.
Barricor features a functional label that has no signal word and requires no personal protective equipment (PPE). The solid particle formulation technology enables the active ingredient to remain elevated on complex, porous surfaces, making it more bio-available to pests, according to Bayer.
“Pest management professionals need an affordable alternative for their frequent service accounts that gets the job done right — and Barricor delivers. The new high-performance, low-dose-rate formulation was designed specifically with these frequent maintenance accounts in mind,” said Dave Braness, customer marketing manager for Household Health within the Bayer PMPH business. “We’re proud to help sustain and protect this business model for those PMPs who rely on bifenthrin-based products to support their operations.”
Barricor is an efficacious and economical alternative to bifenthrin-based products, Bayer reports.
“While Bayer is known for our high-end, specialty innovations that tackle customers’ toughest pest problems, we’re also proud to offer solutions to support the frequent service requirements of PMPs who just need to keep the usual-suspect pests at bay during regular services,” said Joe Barile, technical service lead for Bayer Pest Management & Public Health. “We’re especially proud of Barricor because it offers an alternative to economy sprays and enables us to deliver innovation to PMPs who might not have leveraged Bayer products in the past.”
Colorado Tri-Flo announced a distribution agreement with Ensystex Europe, a supplier of professional pest management products. Colorado Tri-Flo says this agreement further expands the availability of its bed bug thermal solutions to the international professional pest management market.
“Tri-Flo’s Eradi-Flo line of electric bed bug heaters provide an effective heat solution for our pest control customers using an Integrated Pest Management solution to eradicate bed bugs. The Eradi-Flo line of portable heaters bear the CE Mark and work on any 230-volt system,” said Jean-Yves Perroux, director of operations at Ensystex Europe.
“Ensystex Europe and its leading-edge application of innovative solutions has added effective, portable heat to its arsenal of weapons against bed bugs. Ensystex Europe provides an excellent footprint to reach international professional pest managers with our thermal bed bug solutions,” said Ron Elsis, executive vice president, Colorado Tri-Flo Systems.
Tri-Flo says its solutions are safe, effective, environmentally friendly, ETL certified and bear the CE Mark. Using patented airflow technology, the company says its thermal solutions generate the heat and airflow necessary to kill bed bugs.
Coxreels announced the new Brawny option available for most 100 Series hose reels. The 100 Series reel can be mounted to a floor, wall, ceiling, bench or truck and is made of steel for strength and durability with a U-shaped frame for two-point axle support to provide stability during operation. It has a brake assembly for braking or for locking the drum to a desired length of hose.
The new Brawny feature is an added option that adds strength to the drum, minimizing potential damage under increased or pulsing pressure usage, Coxreels says. By adding the additional strength to the drum, these professional grade reels are better prepared to tackle tough jobs, the company added.
To order the brawny upgrade, add prefix “BX” to standard 100 Series reels. The Brawny option is available for the 8-, 12.5- and 18-inch drum widths.
Podium, an interaction management platform for local businesses, has been named to Fast Company’s prestigious annual list of the World’s Most Innovative Companies for 2019.
The list honors the businesses making the most profound impact on both industry and culture, Podium said. Half of the companies on this year’s MIC 50 list appear for the first time.
“The economy has grown and evolved in a way that requires local businesses to modernize the way they interact,” said Eric Rea, CEO of Podium. “This award is confirmation that Podium is providing real innovation to modernize these businesses that we work with everyday, and we’re excited to share what else we have in store for 2019 in the coming months.”
Founded in 2014 and now working with 30,000+ businesses to create more than 4 million customer interactions a month, Podium has become one of the fastest-growing SaaS companies in the U.S., the company says. The interaction platform has helped local businesses cross the offline-to-online chasm; one in seven U.S. cell phone owners have connected with a local business via its platform, the company says.
The award is the latest in a series of recognitions and milestones for Podium over the last year. In the fall, the company was named to Forbes’ Next Billion-Dollar Startups List for 2018, a list of the 25 companies the media giant predicts have the best chance of reaching $1 billion valuation or more in the near future. Podium was also named to the Forbes 2018 Cloud 100. In addition, Podium ranked No. 9 on the 2018 Deloitte Technology Fast 500, as well as No. 13 on the Inc. 5000 — both honors the company got with its three-year growth margin of more than 13,000 percent. In August, Podium cut the ribbon on its new 125,000-square-foot headquarters in Lehi, Utah, to house the company’s 430 existing employees, as well as the 375 more it plans to hire through the end of 2019.
The ANTIXX family of ant control products from Neudorff USA provides effective control of multiple ant species, the company says. ANTIXX Fire Ant Bait, ANTIXX Liquid Ant Bait and ANTIXX Plus deliver comparable efficacy to synthetic active ingredients with the benefits of sustainable control, Neudorff USA adds. The primary active ingredient for ant control, spinosad, is derived from a naturally occurring soil-dwelling bacterium.
PMPs can choose the ANTIXX ant control products that fits their needs:
- ANTIXX Fire Ant Bait: Controls fire and harvester ants for up to two months
- ANTIXX Liquid Ant Bait: Indoor and outdoor residential use
- ANTIXX Plus: OMRI-listed, effective for up to four weeks
Knowing what is happening in the field is critical to optimizing fleet performance and improving customer service, Lytx says. As such, the company provides video and fleet tracking insights that allow pest management professionals to see where to improve productivity and safety, and helps PMPs understand how their technicians represent their brand while on the road. This can help PMPs reduce costs, improve customer satisfaction and know how company vehicles and equipment are being used.