EcoClear Products EcoClear Products, a cleaning solution and pest control company based in Sarasota, Fla., announced that SteriCide, a multi-use disinfectant, has been approved by the Environmental Protection Agency for use against emerging viral pathogens, including SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19).

The company says SteriCide has demonstrated effectiveness against viruses similar to Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus [2 SARS-CoV-2] on hard, non-porous surfaces. Therefore, SteriCide can be used against 2 SARS-CoV-2 when used in accordance with the directions for sterilization on hard, non-porous surfaces. When using an EPA-registered disinfectant, always follow label directions. EcoClear reminds users to follow the contact time, which is the amount of time a surface should be visibly wet, for full efficacy.

SteriCide is not only a disinfectant, but an all-in-one disinfectant, sterilant, detergent cleaner, deodorizer, fungicide and sporicide. SteriCide cuts through grease and grime while simultaneously sterilizing and killing bacteria, making it an ideal multipurpose product for practically any residential or commercial purpose, the company says.


Voice for Pest

Voice for Pest, a leader in providing telephone and call center solutions to the pest control industry, announced delivery of TechMobile, a unique Mobile Communications Service allowing PCOs to mobile-enable their company communications.

“If the PCO is going to provide smartphones to their employees, why not have complete control over them?” says Tom Welsh, president of Voice for Pest. “Currently, all smartphone conversations between a technician/salesman and the customer are unknown to management unless they attempt to enforce a cumbersome and often unreliable mobile app. With TechMobile all business conversations from company smartphones flow through our phone system via the cellular voice channel. This means we can track, record and report on the conversations as well as control the outbound caller ID and inbound routing.”

TechMobile uses standard Apple and Android devices and runs over the networks of multiple existing Tier 1 service providers. By controlling the cellular voice path, users can place calls from any smartphone app including their chosen pest software mobile app and the call will automatically route through the PCO System.

TechMobile even supports dual-mode smartphones, if someone wants to use one smartphone for both personal calls and their business extension on one device.

In addition to phone conversations, Voice for Pest says it expects to soon be able to collect all business text conversations occurring on the smartphone and will be able to deliver them to pest management firms as well, the company reports.



Coxreels offers the Brawny option available for most 100 Series hose reels. The 100 Series reel can be mounted to a floor, wall, ceiling, bench or truck and is made of steel for strength and durability with a U-shaped frame for 2-point axle support to provide stability during operation. It has a brake assembly for braking or for locking the drum to a desired length of hose.

The Brawny feature is an added option that adds strength to the drum, minimizing potential damage under increased or pulsing pressure usage, the company says. By adding the additional strength to the drum, these professional-grade reels are ready to tackle tough jobs, Coxreels adds. To order the brawny upgrade, simply add prefix “BX” to standard 100 Series reels. The Brawny option is available for the 8-, 12.5- and 18-inch drum widths.



Trécé, an American manufacturer of pheromone- and kairomone-based insect trap and lure based monitoring systems and mating disruption products for insect control, announced the introduction of a new mating-disruption (MD) product designed to control five of the most destructive moth pests that attack agricultural commodities in processing, manufacturing and storage facilities.

The new offering, CIDETRAK IMM MEC, is a novel microencapsulated (MEC) sprayable formulation that provides mating disruption control of Indian meal moth (IMM), Plodia interpunctella; tobacco moth Ephestia ellutella; almond moth, Cadra cautella; raisin moth, Cadra figulilella; and Mediterranean flour moth, Ephestia kuehniella.

“CIDETRAK IMM MEC is an excellent addition to Trécé’s rapidly growing stored product and pest control operator (PCO) line of mating disruption and traps and lures for insect monitoring,” said Bill Lingren, Trécé owner and founder. “The new formulation also provides exceptional ease of use because it produces no harmful or unsightly residues, is non-toxic and requires no facility shut-down or re-entry interval — when sprayed alone at the full rates.”

Trécé says the novel formulation also is compatible with other products, suspends and mixes well — and is easy to measure and pour with a well designed tip-and-pour container.

“CIDETRAK IMM MEC provides an outstanding level of long-lasting efficacy for IMM and related moths when used alone,” said Trécé Stored Products and PCO Market Manager James Miller. “It is also extremely versatile, because it can be tank-mixed with conventional insecticides and/or insect growth regulators and used as a spray or aerosol to widen the range of control.”

The product, which can be used alone or with Trécé’s CIDETRAK IMM solid MD dispenser, will be sold through the company’s distribution partners. Most states already have registered CIDETRAK IMM MEC. Registration and organic approval is pending in California.