Control Solutions Inc. has introduced ProFlex, which is part of the firm’s encapsulated solutions family. Proflex is a microencapsulated concentrate containing lambda-cyhalothrin, novaluron and pyriproxyfen. These three active ingredients provide three modes of action that make ProFlex a fast-acting and long-lasting solution for several hard-to-control pests, including mosquitoes, cockroaches, fleas and ticks, the company says.
Bell Laboratories announced the registration and launch of Contrac Soft Bait for the Canadian market. Similar to Bell’s Contrac Bait Blox, Contrac Soft Bait is made using the firm’s bromadiolone formulas, which are known for their outstanding rodent acceptance and control, the company says. Contrac Soft Bait underwent comprehensive field testing in urban, rural, commercial and residential settings, Bell Labs reports.
In addition to its rodent acceptance and control, Bell’s Contrac Soft was specially formulated with an optimal blend of saturated and unsaturated fats. In addition, the manufacturing process further increases bait acceptance by ensuring maximum contact of the paper sachet to the soft bait, the company adds. Contrac Soft Bait’s preservative package is designed to withstand almost any climate, meaning the bait won’t freeze, mold or melt.
Contrac Soft Bait is available in a 16-pound pail size; this Soft Bait pail is differentiated from all other Bell Laboratories pails with an orange lid for easy identification. Contrac Soft Bait is available in 10g sachets with a minimum mouse placement of 10g and a minimum rat placement of 90g.
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Gentrol Complete Aerosol by Zoëcon combines an Insect Growth Regulator and an insecticide for quick knockdown and residual control of cockroaches, fruit flies, ants and 21 other listed pests. Offering the advantages of a tank mix in a convenient aerosol, this one-step solution saves on labor costs by breaking the pest life cycle — preventing reinfestations, Zoëcon says. Ideal for use in sensitive treatment areas, including food-handling establishments, Gentrol Complete can be applied as a general surface spray, spot treatment or crack-and-crevice spray.
Nisus says its imidacloprid-based iSTRIKE Insecticide Foam is a go-to product for WDOs: wood-boring beetles, carpenter bees, subterranean and drywood termites and listed ants. iSTRIKE kills on contact as the foam fills galleries, voids and holes, leaving a residual to continue protection. Specifically designed for residential structures, Nisus says the easy-to-use aerosol can comes with a flexible applicator hose and two tips: one for narrow cracks and crevices or small holes, and a wide tip for larger holes and wider area application.
Polyguard can help homes and commercial properties keep the outside out and the inside in, including water, moisture and pests. Knowing how pests enter a structure helps PMPs design programs to keep them out and many PMPs have realized the value of preventive programs focused on keeping pests out and less on pesticide use, the firm says. Polyguard from TERM Barrier Systems is backed by 18 years of university research and ICC Evaluation Report #3632. PMPs can optimize building waterproofing by adding non-chemical termite barriers like Polyguard.
Fleetio launched an integration with national and independent automotive maintenance shops around the United States to allow its users to automatically record service data in Fleetio from a repair shop’s point of sale, electronically approve repair orders and get one bill including all maintenance vendors.
Through Fleetio’s Maintenance Provider Network, users can automatically pull data into Fleetio from more than 30,000 maintenance shops including national providers like Firestone, Pep Boys, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) (including Dodge and Jeep), Sears Auto Center and Monro Auto Service and Tire Centers. The network includes more than 22,000 independent shops. Many national providers that are a part of the Maintenance Provider Network are offering Fleetio customers exclusive fleet discounts and regular special offers.
Fleetio says its Shop Integration gives users increased control over repair order approvals and improves efficiency, allowing fleets to get vehicles out of the shop and back on the road faster. Users can set up automatic approvals based on certain parameters like price, service type and vendor, or users can choose to receive instant notifications for repair work and approve or deny them with one click.
“We’re automating many of the outsourced maintenance processes that fleet management companies have been facilitating through large staffs and call centers for the past couple decades,” said Tony Summerville, founder and CEO of Fleetio. “With our shop integration, we’re bringing control and visibility back to the fleet customer at a much more cost-effective price point.”
SiteOne Landscape Supply launched a mobile-friendly e-commerce website that allows customers, including PMPs, to place orders from anywhere at any time. Customers can search product availability, get access to their specific pricing and place orders for pickup or delivery on the website 24/7.
“The new SiteOne.com is a major step forward in customer convenience,” said Doug Black, CEO. “We’ve completely redesigned the online capabilities for our customers to save them time and make ordering easier than ever before. In addition to finding product availability and pricing, they can also create custom lists to help organize their needs for particular jobs or seasonal purchasing during the year. Additionally, a local SiteOne associate will review orders when they are placed on the site to make sure customers get what they need, when they need it. We are very excited to deliver this new level of service to our customers.”
To take full advantage of the new site’s features, users must set up an online account. Once registered, customers will be able to place orders, manage their account and access many other new features. In addition to the site’s enhanced e-commerce abilities, SiteOne.com provides resources such as video tutorials, business tips, product category specific articles, industry event information and more.