Bell Laboratories

Bell Laboratories says the most-trusted rodenticide brand is now available to PMPs in a new form: Contrac Soft Bait.

Contrac Soft Bait is Bell Laboratories’ most extensively researched and tested rodenticide ever, the firm says. Throughout the product development process, comprehensive field testing was conducted in both urban and rural, as well as commercial and residential, settings. “Contrac is the number one bait in the professional pest control industry and our bromadiolone formulas are known for outstanding rodent acceptance and control,” said Senior Product Manager Kate Van Boxel. “We are pleased to now offer a soft bait that we know will perform to the Contrac standard in all settings.”

Bell says that along with outstanding rodent acceptance and control, Contrac Soft Bait comes with an extensive list of key attributes. The soft bait has a unique oil-based formulation with a precise balance between saturated and unsaturated fats. In addition, the manufacturing process ensures maximum contact of the paper sachet to the soft bait — further maximizing bait acceptance. The soft bait also is designed to withstand almost any climate. In cold climates, the bait won’t freeze and when temperatures and humidity rise, Contrac Soft Bait is both mold- and heat-resistant.

Contrac Soft Bait is available in a new 16-pound pail size. This new soft bait pail is clearly differentiated from all other Bell Laboratories pails with an orange lid for ease of identification by distributors and PMPs. Contrac Soft Bait is available in 10-gram sachets with a minimum mouse placement of 10 grams and a minimum rat placement of 90 grams. State registration is still pending in California.

In-Quiz-It Software

With more than 20 years of use, the U-Trap-It Pest Management System provides an easy-to-use, methodical approach to proactively prevent pest activity where pests cannot be tolerated, the company says. The U-Trap-It System simplifies detailed record keeping and eases compliance with regulations and audits. In-Quiz-It Software says no job is too big or too small for U-Trap-It. The System can handle 100 pest control devices in a plant facility or thousands of devices deployed in a city for rodent control; or the system can track the services and inspections of thousands of rooms in a hotel or dormitory. Companies large and small use the U-Trap-It Pest Management System. The company says core features include:

  • The most complete proactive pest prevention system
  • Electronic notebook
  • Auditing and regulatory compliance with pest trending
  • Dynamic data-driven site and floor plans
  • Ensures all pest control devices are operational and inspected
  • Pest activity spatial analysis
  • Detailed facility pest risk assessments with recommendations
  • Tracks environmental deficiencies and corrective actions
  • Detailed pesticide tracking
  • Threshold alerts

Brownyard Group

PCOpro from Brownyard Group is an insurance program designed to address the realities faced by today’s PMP, the firm says. PCOpro offers broad coverage, including General and Professional Liability; Commercial Excess Liability; Workers’ Compensation; Commercial Property and Inland Marine; Business Automobile; Animal Mortality; Sudden and Accidental Pollution; Care, Custody and Control coverage; and more. Available in most states, the program is backed by a carrier rated “Superior” by A.M. Best and offers in-house claims handling.


Using a combination of in-house services and software tools, Slingshot helps pest control brands all over the U.S. provide the speed, interactivity and 24/7 availability that modern customers demand.

From after-hours call answering and live webchat to online ordering and integrated business intelligence, Slingshot says it’s building a groundbreaking and game-changing customer engagement platform.

Slingshot says it can help pest management professionals’ businesses instantly engage leads, enhance close rates and turn customers into raving fans.


Bird-X announces the launch of its newly redesigned website, With a clean and intuitive design, the user experience is much more engaging, the company says. Simplified navigation allows the customer to easily find the product or informational page they seek. With enhanced content and better mobile optimization, finding a solution for bird or pest animal control issues is always at your fingertips, Bird-X says.

The website also has an Interactive Problem Solver, which provides an advanced platform for users to search by type of animal, rather than product. PDF documents with installation instructions and CAD design files are accessible, with a dedicated “architects” section.

Another important new feature to note is the “retailers” area and “Pest Control Operators & Installers” area, Bird-X reports. These are separate from the eCommerce end of the site and allow retailers and vendors to browse packaging designs, and lay out Bird-X’s entire retail collection and installer catalog in easy-to-navigate formats, the firm adds.

Diversified Sales & Marketing

DSM is a manufacturers’ representative company representing Diversified Plastics Industries, CCJ/LLC Green Drain Products and Noble Pine Products, Susan McKnight and Mattress Safe to the pest management market. Product line includes:

  • E-Z Access II & Cover-Up — bath trap panels
  • E-Z Access — crawlspace doors and insu- lated crawlspace doors
  • Mini-Port Access Covers
  • Sterifab — insecticide and disinfectant/ sanitizer
  • Green Drain — floor drain trap seal
  • Climb-Up — insect monitors and traps
  • Mattress Safe — mattress and box spring encasements/covers and bed bug suits


DynaTrap provided its high-tech insect traps to protect fans at the Western Golf Association’s three annual golf tournaments, including the 2017 BMW Championship.

DynaTrap equipped Conway Farms Golf Club in Lake Forest, Ill., with its most powerful insect traps. The chemical- and pesticide-free traps helped eliminate mosquitoes, wasps, biting flies and other insect pests for the 2017 BMW Championship. The WGA also used the DynaTraps at the Western Junior and Western Amateur.

The one-acre DynaTrap DT2000XLP device is free from chemicals and pesticides, easy to maintain, environmentally friendly and effective, the manufacturer reports. The trap attracts insects using a combination of UV light and TiO2 coating that generate trace amounts of CO2 to mimic human activity. As mosquitoes approach the trap, the strong-yet-silent fan vacuums them into the retaining cage where they dehydrate and die, providing users with a silent and simple solution to insect control, DynaTrap says.