Bell Labs

PMPs can turn to Bell for a better, more professional way to trap mice with the new Trapper Hidden Kill Mouse Trap, the firm says. This new mousetrap was designed with a quick, no mess capture and kill mechanism that is an upgrade from wood traps, all at an exceptional value, the firm added.

With a stealthy, low-profile design Hidden Kill blends into a variety of surroundings, Bell says. Built with a fully enclosed capture area, it keeps the captured mouse hidden inside. Other features include:

  • Easy, no touch disposal
  • Two-way entry allows mice to enter from either direction
  • Innovative design for optional corner placement
  • Removable bait cup for safe and easy baiting

The Hidden Kill is a quality trap that is built to withstand a variety of baiting environments, the manufacturer reports. The Hidden Kill is an economical option for PMPs looking for both a professional and value-priced mousetrap. “Hidden Kill provides PMPs an opportunity to offer a higher value mouse trapping service, differentiating themselves from competition and doing so with little to no added costs,” said Todd Butzow, Bell’s vice president of marketing. “It really is one of those rare ‘win-win’ situations.”

Nisus Corporation

Nisus Corporation announced that its Bora-Care with Mold-Care product will begin shipping in blue bottles within the next few months. There is no change in the product or the package except for the color.

“Bora-Care with Mold-Care is the preferred product for protecting wood after flooding,” says Lee Barrett, vice president of Nisus Pest Control Division, “and with the flooding in Baton Rouge and Iowa, our bottle inventory for the year was used up in about six weeks.”

Rather than waiting another few months to be scheduled with the bottle manufacturer for the typical green bottle, the company decided to do an immediate run along with a blue bottle that was being created for another company. This move ensures consistent delivery to PMPs treating for wood protection, especially critical in flooded areas, Nisus said.

The firm said Bora-Care with Mold-Care is in high demand for mold control after flooding. “Disinfectants don’t kill mold in wood and are not very effective on porous materials,” said Dr. Jeff Lloyd, corporate vice president of research and development at Nisus Corporation. “Mold-Care is 21 times more concentrated than disinfectants, and when combined with Bora-Care is synergistic. It not only kills mold, it also prevents mold as long as water in the wood is controlled.”


Therma-Stor/Quest recently introduced its newest Hydronic Heat System Trailer. Among the improved features to this system is the reduced trailer length from 14 feet to 12 feet. The new Quest System is job-ready, no need to unbox supplies or other materials. The heat exchangers are shipped along the side wall of the trailer and are strapped in. Hoses are hung on e-tracks. Fans are stacked to the front of the trailer and are securely strapped. The manifolds, tees, etc., are in a container. And, the central heater now produces 385,000 BTUs of clean and safe heat, the firm says.


Syngenta has revised its PestPartners 365 Program for 2016-17. Now in its third year, this program offers PMPs savings on the entire Syngenta pest management product portfolio all year long, instead of limiting rebates to seasonal or monthly deals.

PestPartners 365 now features a six-month period to qualify for yearlong savings. The qualifying period for the program began on Oct. 1, 2016, and runs through March 31, 2017. The program year begins Oct. 1, 2016, and ends Sept. 30, 2017.

“Maintaining a business and overseeing day-to-day operations gives PMPs plenty to deal with,” said Pat Willenbrock, head of marketing for Professional Pest Management (PPM) for Syngenta in North America. “By re-aligning our qualifying period and program year, we’re providing flexibility for PMPs to purchase products when it’s most convenient for them, whether that be at the beginning or the end of the year.”

Each qualifying product contains a specific base rebate dollar amount. To qualify for the program, PMPs must earn at least $200 in base rebates between Oct. 1, 2016, and March 31, 2017. Once qualified, PMPs have the opportunity to receive up to three rebate payments for purchases throughout the year. PMPs who qualify can enjoy extended payment terms through July 6, 2017, on select purchases with SummerPay.

Also new this year, Syngenta is introducing an Early Order Bonus offer. PMPs who earn a base rebate of at least $500 between Oct.1, 2016, and Dec. 7, 2016, will earn a one-time Early Order Bonus rebate, which will be paid on or about Feb. 28, 2017.