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AUSTIN, Texas — Veseris, a leading specialty chemical and equipment distributor and provider of value-added services to the structural pest control and other adjacent professional markets, announced that for a limited time, it is making its Inventory Manager solution available at no charge to qualified and active Veseris customers.
Veseris Inventory Manager is a web-based application that allows business owners and operations managers to eliminate waste, reduce labor costs, and improve cash flow by automating asset tracking and ordering. Once installed, team members of all skill levels can immediately begin using Inventory Manager on any device.
Doug Wyly, business development manager at Veseris, who leads the roll-out of Inventory Manager across North America, said, “Already deployed across 35 companies, Veseris Inventory Manager has proven over the last several years that customers can access up-to-date inventory data anytime they need it, placing key info at user fingertips including product pricing, descriptions, images along with company and branch profiles.”
For additional information and to schedule a demonstration, customers should contact their sales representative or visit pestweb.com/inventory.
The Ovi-Catch Mosquito Trap uses mosquitoes’ breeding habits against them. The trap is designed to mimic mosquito breeding sites, particularly for some of the most invasive mosquito species known as “container breeders”.
“The trap is particularly effective against the Asian tiger mosquito, the yellow fever mosquito and the Culex house mosquitoes,” said Stan Cope, AP&G’s vice president of technical products & services. Mosquitoes are lured to the trap by the design and use of water, which mosquitoes need to complete their breeding cycle. Mosquitoes attempt to enter the trap to lay eggs, are prevented from reaching the water by a screen and become stuck on a glue board inside the trap. Eliminating just one female mosquito can prevent up to 1,000 future mosquitoes.
The trap was initially developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) at the agency’s Puerto Rico research and testing facility. Researchers at the facility were using AP&G adhesives in various projects but as work on the trap accelerated during the Zika virus scare, so did AP&G’s role consulting with CDC on the project. After securing a product license for the trap and working with the CDC’s parent organization, the National Institutes of Health (NIH), AP&G lent its large-scale manufacturing muscle to the process. AP&G introduced the product to the professional pest management industry in 2018 and the company works with distributors to market it to pest professionals and other customers.
“This award would not have been possible were it not for the dedication and hard work of our product development team," said Jonathan Frisch, vice president of global sales & marketing, AP&G. “I would like to recognize all who have worked in partnership with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on behalf of AP&G in bringing this product to market. In particular I would like to recognize Ed Dolshun, our vice president of business development, who was instrumental in partnering with the CDC.”
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The Pi Chi Omega scholarship Committee is eager to review a full stack of applicants and will make awards to 5 students by the end of May. All eligible students are encouraged to apply by March15th. Professors, please be sure your students are aware of this opportunity. More details can be found at www.pichiomega.org, or click here for an application!
Bayer announced on Feb. 24 its intent to divest the company’s Environmental Science Professional business (ES) as part of “plans to accelerate the strategy implementation of its Crop Science division.” As one of the leading providers of products and solutions in the pest control industry, there is a lot of interest in this division’s next move. PCT caught up with Gilles Gaillou, who will lead the divestment, to find out what’s next.
Slideshow: PCT Annual Photo Contest
PCT announced Shane Robertson, a service professional with Brody Brothers Pest Control, Owings Mills, Md., as the winner of our annual Best Pest Photo Contest. Check out a slideshow video of the winning photo and 10 finalist photos from PCT's annual contest, which recognizes some of the best photographs taken by those in the pest control industry.