AP&G Co., home of the Catchmaster brand, introduced the Vector 15 and Vector 30, the firm’s latest vector fly light offerings. The company says its newest additions to the vector fly light line offer a sleek and industrial design and are made of aircraft-grade aluminum, making them ultra-durable and able to stand up to the most challenging accounts. Available with 15 or 30 watts of insect-attracting power, they are easy to install, with a lightweight and narrow design, maximizing their placement options, the company says. “We understand that pest professionals require durable equipment able to withstand challenging, industrial environments.,” said Ed Dolshun, technical director, vice president, Product Development, AP&G Co. “The aircraft-grade aluminum makes the Vector 15 and Vector 30 resilient in most any location.”
Kness Manufacturing recently released two special edition mousetraps: A limited edition patriotic-themed Snap-E Mousetrap and a one-of-a-kind pink Snap-E Mousetrap.
The patriotic-themed trap will help raise funds and awareness for the Welcome Home Soldier Monument project, located near the company’s home city of Albia, Iowa. A small production run of the “Welcome Home Soldier” Snap-E traps were made for various fundraising efforts. All proceeds were donated to the Welcome Home Soldier Monument.
This limited-edition product features two red, white and blue multicolored Snap-E Mousetraps, paying homage to the sacrifices that the nation’s veterans have made, the company reports. The packaging is also one-of-a-kind. Mirroring the traps’ color scheme on the outside, this display also brings attention to the imagery of the Welcome Home Soldier Monument. On the inside cover of the packaging is the story of the monument’s beginnings and its mission.
“We are very proud to support and recognize our veterans in this special way. Finding ways to give back and invest in our community is a part of who we are as a company and a team,” said Dan Crew, general manager, Kness Manufacturing. “The Welcome Home Soldier Monument is near and dear to all of our hearts here at Kness.”
Also, the company created a one-of-a-kind pink Snap-E Mousetrap in an effort to raise awareness for breast cancer and support women in the industry. These unique mousetraps were unveiled and distributed during this year’s Women in Pest Control conference in Houston, Texas.
“With October being Breast Cancer Awareness month, we wanted to bring attention to this important health issue that affects people all over the world and in our industry,” Crew said. “Giving back to our community is engrained into our company culture. We are proud to support women in the industry and others in any way we can.”
Kness was a silver sponsor for the 2nd Annual Women in Pest Control Conference and had a booth at the event. The conference featured an all-female line-up of speakers, educational presentations and exhibitors. The company gave the pink Snap-E Mousetraps away at industry events throughout October.
Along with supporting women and breast cancer awareness, Kness said the pink traps also demonstrate that the company is capable of producing a wide range of custom-colored pest traps. This coloring process is a service that can be done as a special request of customers.
Rockwell Labs recently launched a new website (www.rockwelllabs.com) that builds on its popular features of the “old” website, including the basic format that made it easy to use and navigate, but with some notable improvements, the firm says. The new website includes a more traditional company homepage, more images and graphics, updated information and enhanced organization of content.
“When we began building the new website, we wanted to make sure that we maintained the usability of the old website that was so popular with PMPs and distributors,” says David Murphy, vice president of marketing for Rockwell Labs. “Ease of navigation was our top priority. After that, it was simply a matter of updating and enhancing the various sections of the new website, and adding a more traditional company overview homepage. Just like the previous site, the beauty of the new website is its simplicity.”
Bell Laboratories launched four new iQ products at NPMA PestWorld in Las Vegas in November.
- Pulse Mouse iQ — mouse monitoring bait station
- Pulse Rat iQ — rat monitoring bait station
- Trapper Mouse iQ — mouse trap with sensor
- Weighted Landscape iQ — rodent monitoring bait station tray
Bell Labs says iQ products capture and provide PMPs with important and previously unknown rodent data, giving service specialists the time they need to conduct superior rodent control service, instead of checking empty traps. “As the ‘World Leader in Rodent Control Technology,’ Bell is committed to providing our partners with the most efficient and intuitive rodent monitoring system. The launch of our four new iQ products ensures that, whether our PMP partner is battling mice or rats, choosing to use bait or traps, they will have an iQ product powered by Bell Sensing Technologies to better protect their customers from rodents and ultimately, grow their business,” says Patrick Lynch, senior vice president of sales and general manager of Bell Sensing Technologies.
The four new iQ products join the iQ line-up of rodent control devices with sensors, including Express iQ bait station tray, T-Rex iQ rat trap and 24/7 iQ multiple catch mouse trap. iQ products have fully integrated, weatherproof rodent sensors, batteries and Bluetooth antennae. Bell Labs also says that iQ products provide PMPs with the first scalable rodent monitoring system that utilizes the same products used in their everyday rodent control service.
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SiteOne Landscape Supply says its Early Order Programs (EOP) help professionals save big while stocking up on products needed by taking advantage of special offers, extended payment terms, cash discounts and more.
“It pays to plan ahead with our Early Order Programs,” said Brian Rowan, vice president of Category Management at SiteOne Landscape Supply. These discounts, incentives and flexible financing options allow PMPs and landscape and golf professionals to plan ahead for a successful year, while staying on top of any supply shortages and saving even more in the process, the company reports.
With the 2021 SiteOne EOP, place materials orders by Dec. 31, 2021 for delivery by Jan. 31, 2022, to take advantage of savings, extended payment terms, LESCO incentives and more. In addition to SiteOne and LESCO offers, customers can take advantage of supplier programs as well, the company says.