Bell Laboratories has introduced its new FASTRAC rodent bait, designed to successfully blend the best of the previous formulation with significant improvements, the firm says.
Palatability of new FASTRAC has been improved by up to 40 percent, the company says. The bait’s new preservative system is designed to inhibit mold growth even under harsh conditions. And the new highly weatherable formula also incorporates less wax, which dramatically increases its melting point, Bell says.
According to Bell, Norway rats, roof rats and house mice cease feeding after consuming a toxic dose. Rodents can consume a lethal dose in a single night’s feeding, reducing the amount of bait required to achieve control, the company says. FASTRAC is now formulated in a distinctive purple color and is available in updated packaging, all designed to let PMPs know they are using the newest formulation. The product is available in blox and pelleted place pacs, packaged in 4-pound pails.
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MGK has launched two new Evergreen products. According to MGK, Evergreen Pyrethrum Concentrate and Evergreen Pyrethrum Dust kill a broad spectrum of insects both indoors and outdoors using pure botanical insecticide. There is no synergist added and the fast-acting pyrethrins photo-degrade rapidly in sunlight, the company says, making Evergreen products sensible for most IPM protocols.
MGK uses a proprietary refining process that meets organic guidelines, enabling both products to be OMRI listed for use in organic food- and livestock-processing facilities. In addition to organically compliant locations, the products have a wide range of use sites including homes, hotels, hospitals, apartments, office buildings, restaurants, and conventional food and livestock facilities. Both products are registered for sale and use by EPA in all states except for Evergreen Pyrethrum Concentrate, where applications are pending in Florida, Maine and New York.
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Advantage Yellow Jacket Traps offer the economical benefits of a re-useable trap with the cleanliness and convenience of disposable liners. The traps are designed to be easy to use: PCOs simply mix water with the new and improved Yellow Jacket lure right in the disposable liner, the company says. According to J.F. Oakes, the traps are created with a unique chimney effect allowing the traps to disperse attractant over a large area. Top and bottom entry holes pull air in and attractants are dispersed out 30 feet or more in all directions. Advantage Yellow Jacket Traps do not require electricity. Once inside the trap, Yellow Jackets cannot get out, the manufacturer says.
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Bayer Environmental Science
Temprid SC insecticide is now registered and available for indoor use in the state of New York. The product is designed to offer fast, effective control of bed bugs and can now be applied indoors to combat bed bugs in the places they hide, including mattresses, box springs, headboards, bed frames, upholstery, curtains, picture frames and carpet edges.
Bayer says Temprid’s fusion of imidacloprid and beta-cyfluthrin controls bed bugs faster than the leading pyrethroids. The product is designed to provide long-lasting residual performance, controlling resistant bed bugs for more than 30 days. In addition, Temprid kills bed bug eggs when applied as a direct treatment and dried residues prevent eggs from hatching, the company says.
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FMC Professional Solutions
FMC now offers its Talstar insecticide in an aerosol formulation. The product is designed to deliver fast knockdown and long-lasting residual control of bed bugs, spiders, fleas, ticks and more than 40 additional pests. The aerosol offers a broad label and is approved for use in multiple sites, indoors and out, and in industrial, commercial and food-handling areas, FMC says. The water-based formulation does not leave oily residues, according to FMC.
Available in a 16-ounce aerosol can with a convenient injector tip, Talstar insecticide is designed to offer improved penetration, coverage and efficacy. The product is ideal for use in crack-and-crevice treatments, the company says, where insects may be harboring or breeding.
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Rockwell Labs Ltd
New InVict AB Insect Paste is now available from Rockwell Labs Ltd. The product contains 0.05% abamectin, a botanical insecticide, and a range of sweet, oil and protein attractants (but no peanut products). According to Rockwell Labs, studies show that InVict AB rapidly kills workers, queens and brood, eliminating the ant colony quickly, and that the product is highly effective on cockroaches. The paste formula can be used indoors, outdoors and in food areas and is designed to remain attractive to ants and roaches for three months or more. InVict AB is sold in boxes of five 35-gram syringes with twist-on applicator tips and a plunger.
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Pest Control Supplies
Pest Control Supplies introduces PCS HEAT, a bed bug heat treatment system. The electric heater works off of six 110 circuits, a 50 amp 220 service, or both.
This is a turn-key unit. It comes with a heater capable of an output of up to 62,800 BTU, three industrial fans, all necessary cords and a thermo coupler capable of six separate temperature readings.
The heater is on wheels and weighs 94 pounds. It is compact enough to put two or three units easily in the back of a pick-up truck, the firm reports.
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Syngenta announced that it supports a FIFRA Section 2(ee) recommendation for use of Demand CS and Demand EZ insecticides with iCAP technology to control the brown marmorated stink bug (Halyomorpha halys) and kudzu (or globular) stink bug (Megacopta cribraria) on outdoor surfaces.
Brown marmorated and kudzu stink bugs are additions to the labels for Demand CS and Demand EZ, which already include more than 30 other common insects and pests. The patented iCAP-technology formulation of these microencapsulated products includes dual-walled construction to provide strength and controlled release of the active ingredient, lambda-cyhalothrin, Syngenta says. A mixture of capsule sizes, ranging from 5 to 22 microns, provides extended residual control. The smaller capsules quickly release while the larger capsules release the active ingredient slowly to lengthen the control.
PMPs can view the full Section 2(ee) recommendation and a list of the states where it is applicable in the Demand product sections of the Syngenta website, www.syngentapmp.com. Syngenta says PMPs applying Demand for stink bug control should have a copy of the label and the recommendation with them when treating for these pests.
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Bird Barrier America has released its new 48-page catalog. Designed for the professional installer, the catalog contains an expanded line of bird control products, as well as technical tips and diagrams for successful installation of bird control systems.
The catalog also features the company’s new logo, designed to highlight Bird Barrier’s mission to help pest and wildlife professionals solve bird problems through innovation, imagination and integrity.
Bird Barrier’s 2011 catalog introduces two new bird netting systems, a roof ridge support structure for Bird-Shock Flex-Track, OvoControl P birth control for pigeons, the Firefly II visual deterrent and Rat-Out Gel, which is made from green ingredients, as well as a variety of other products.
Each month, Bird Barrier also produces videos featured on www.birdbarrier.tv targeted to the professional installer. The most recent edition features the house sparrow, the problems this species can create for your customers and how to successfully capture sparrows humanely. Bird Barrier employees demonstrate the use of the Mist Net system.
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FleetMatics recently introduced FleetMatics 8.0, an upgrade to its fleet tracking system that includes new features, such as a mobile application, dashboard trends and driver scorecards. Since the software is web-based, there is no downloading and current clients have automatic access to the upgrades at no additional cost, the company says. According to FleetMatics, users can learn about stops made by fleet vehicles to verify time sheets, aid in the resolution of disputes and improve productivity. In addition, the Speeding and Idling Alerts function helps reduce idling time.
The system is designed to provide detailed fleet intelligence via a variety of reporting features. Firms can monitor field personnel to gain visibility into time spent driving to and from jobs and the number of stops. The expansive system is designed for small to mid-size companies.
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LG Life Sciences
LG Life Sciences will award a 42-inch LG LED TV to PCOs who earn 50 points by purchasing 50 cases of either Lambdastar 9.7% CS with EcoCap Technology or Fenvastar Plus, or a mixture of the two currently available products from Jan. 1 through Oct. 31. As soon as companies achieve the 50 points, they can obtain their 42-inch LG LED TV. Additionally, PMPs and LCOs will be able to include bonuses from new product(s) that LG will be introducing during the remainder of 2011.
Fenvastar Plus can be used for flea control as a broadcast treatment indoors on carpets, wooden floors and tile, and outdoors as a lawn spray. Lambdastar 9.7% CS with EcoCap technology lists two invasive species — brown marmorated stink bug and kudzu bug — on the label. Additionally, LG says, Lambdastar offers companies in southern states another economical rotational option for their chinch bug management program in warm season grasses like St. Augustine grass.
Central Life Sciences
The Zoëcon Professional Products division of Central Life Sciences is offering customers a $5 cash rebate on each case of Wasp-X Wasp and Hornet Spray purchased between May 1 and Sept. 30. The full rebate form is available at www.zoecon.com/waspx.
Wasp-X Wasp and Hornet Spray, featuring the active ingredient Etofenprox, is designed to provide quick knockdown of wasps, hornets and yellowjackets. According to Zoëcon, its jet spray will reach nests up to 20 feet away, and its residual controls wasps returning to the nest. Wasp-X Wasp and Hornet Spray is a non-permethrin, water-based solution that is easy on plants and reduces staining, the company says.