J.F. Oakes introduces aromatic Pro-Pest Very Berry Wildlife Lure for raccoons, skunks and woodchucks. Made with all food-grade ingredients, Pro-Pest Very Berry Wildlife Lure is a multi-animal lure that wildlife pests find both enticing and tantalizing, J.F. Oakes reports. It comes in 4- and 8-ounce wide-mouth jars. The product is in stock and ready to ship.
Pest Boys announces the release of the firm’s Patent Pending “Termiticide Flex Plug System and Method” T Handle tool. This optional part should be used as an added safety feature from pesticide exposure, the company says. Now technicians can more quickly countersink each termite plug to an adjustable depth setting that he/she chooses. The new tool also will work to countersink other types of plugs used in the industry.
Pest Boys previously announced a special offer for free sample packages along with free shipping to PCOs anywhere in the United States. Check with your local distributor or log onto the www.polyplug.com website for a complete list of vendors. Poly Plugs are available for drill holes of 3/8, ½, 9/16 and 5/8 inches.
WorkWave, a provider of cloud-based software solutions for the pest management industry, announced that it has achieved PCI certification through leading security and compliance company, Trustwave Holdings. The certification validates that WorkWave has implemented and performed policies, procedures and technical systems in compliance with PCI DSS requirements for credit card processing, the firm says. “While our solutions have been PCI compliant for years, we wanted to take it to the next level for our clients. We invested heavily to enhance our organizational processes, policies and procedures to further strengthen our security posture. As a result of these investments, WorkWave has become one of the first PCI certified companies in our industry,” said Chris Sullens, president and CEO of WorkWave. “This effort provides a unique advantage for our clients, and complements other recent certifications we have achieved for privacy and data security, such as the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield.”
The Zoëcon Professional Products division of Central Life Sciences recently launched the Zoëcon Field Guide App, a free, mobile-optimized web-based app designed to help pest management professionals quickly and easily identify the best products and protocols for an infestation problem. Accessible at ZoeconFieldGuide.com, the app offers product recommendations based on use site or target pest, and it provides application tips, including potential tank-mix partners and a dilution calculator. The collection of features available through the Zoëcon Field Guide App includes: product selection tool allowing users to search for specific products by name or recommendations based on application site or target insect; detailed information on more than 50 Zoëcon products, including features, pests controlled, approved application sites, educational materials and videos, and access to all SDS and specimen labels; suggested complementary products to pair with a selected product, or alternative options available for use; dilution calculators delivering exact mix rates based on the square footage of the application site; and personalized “Preferences” page allowing users to store product information and their respective dilution rates, sorted by name and date to create an organized log. The Zoëcon Field Guide App is live at ZoeconFieldGuide.com, and visitors are encouraged to save the site to their mobile device home screens for quick, easy access, the firm says.
SenesTech announced that the city of Chicago is beginning a new pilot program for controlling rodent populations utilizing ContraPest, SenesTech’s product for managing rodent infestations through fertility control. ContraPest’s novel technology and approach targets the reproductive capabilities of both sexes, inducing egg loss in female rodents and impairing sperm development in males, the firm says. Using proprietary bait stations, ContraPest is dispensed in a highly palatable liquid formulation that promotes sustained consumption by rodent communities, SenesTech reports. ContraPest is designed, formulated and dispensed to be safe for handlers and non-target species such as wildlife, livestock and pets, in a biodegradable product, the company adds.
B&G Equipment Co.
B&G Equipment Co. recently announced that its corporate website has been completely redesigned with new graphics and functionality. The updated site, www.bgequip.com, features the extensive line of professional application equipment manufactured by B&G.
A section of the website designed exclusively for pest management professionals has product information, user manuals and how-to videos with narratives by Technical Director Dr. William H. Robinson. The landing page has a “What’s New” and “What’s Hot” panel to alert PMPs about new and trending application equipment.
For mobile users, the site has improved navigation and is mobile phone- and tablet-friendly.
The Albia, Iowa-based manufacturer recently revealed its new brand and positioning — Kness Pest Defense, “Your Best Defense” — to its sales team and customers following an internal brand launch with employees. Kness leaders highlighted that every team member is an important part of the firm’s dedication to customers, playing a critical role in meeting and exceeding the company’s quality standards. All Kness products are hand-tested before being packaged, and this quality is reflected in the company’s less than 1 percent return rate, Kness reports.
Since its inception in 1924, Kness remains a family-owned company and has proudly produced USA-made products. “Family, that is what we are,” says President Kathy Wauson. “We are a very close-knit team and we’re proud to do what we do. Our employees are an integral part of our success, and our company rebrand initiative.” Kness’ comprehensive marketing effort touches all aspects of the brand including a new company logo, responsive website, product collateral, apparel, internal and external communications, and signage. Additional developments are planned for the near future.
Kness customers and reps are also a large focus of the company’s efforts, as online resources are being elevated and ongoing communications strengthened.
Key 7 Software
Key 7 Software has completed its first data conversion for the Sentricon System Web Services Portal for Southeastern Exterminating. This conversion will mark the release of Dow AgroSciences’ simple and seamless Sentricon Web Services portal within 7 Software.
Key 7 Software’s partnership with Dow AgroSciences allows Certified Sentricon Specialists to easily manage sites and submit renewals with just one log-in, the firm says. The alliance partnership with Dow AgroSciences was announced at NPMA PestWorld 2016.
This partnership will position Key 7 Software to serve Dow AgroSciences’ Certified Sentricon Specialists. “Many of the finest pest management firms in the country are Certified Sentricon Specialists. This partnership allows us to offer these companies an alternative solution with a unique approach to service,” says Key 7 President Steven Splawn.
Innolytics initiated and has now received a registration for OvoControl P in Canada. Applicators in Canada are now able to order and use the contraceptive for pigeons.
“We continue to receive a steady stream of inquiries from our neighbors to the north,” said Erick Wolf, CEO of Innolytics, manufacturer of OvoControl P. “Consistent with the U.S. market, impacted facilities want access to the ‘birth control’ program for pigeons. We can now supply the market in Canada with a product registered by the Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA), Health Canada (Pest Control Product Reg. No. 32670).”
Gardex Chemicals in Etobicoke, Ontario, has been named the master distributor and will represent OvoControl P in Canada. OvoControl P is a ready-to-use bait, dispensed on flat rooftops with a mechanical feeder. This effective and humane technology is especially useful for managing pigeon flocks in larger facilities without having to resort to poisons or labor-intensive trapping programs, Innolytics says.
A.R.E. Accessories introduced the DCU Max commercial cap for harsh work conditions. The DCU Max truck cap is a line extension of A.R.E.’s commercial cap, which features a .063-thick aluminum skin for added durability. A.R.E.’s DCU Max has a smooth, white exterior that can be painted to match OEM paint colors or custom fleet finishes. An OE-quality finish can be applied during production at A.R.E.’s Ohio paint facility, using an environmentally friendly, water-based paint system. Structural support for the DCU Max is provided by a .080 thick fully-welded aluminum frame that stands up to heavy equipment and rough terrain.
The DCU Max and other caps in the series are backed by a three-year warranty on materials and workmanship.