Hot in Phoenix, Part II


December 3, 2013

What follows is our second and final installment of some of the many product innovations that made their debut at the recent National Pest Management Association’s PestWorld 2013 event in Phoenix. You can find our first installment here.

Photo:  www.amcanproducts.comAmong its many bed bug solution products, AmCan Products presented the Bugstop Hothouse, a portable, easy-to-use inflatable chamber for the heat treatment of infested items. The heater forces 140°F air throughout, to increase the core temperature of furniture and other items to 120°F within two to four hours. Visit


Catchmaster introduced its Mechanical Trap series, comprised of the #614 Slim Multi-Catch Mouse Trap (pictured), the #605P Easy Set Mouse Snap Trap, the #621P Easy Set Rat Snap Trap and the #622 The Claw Rat Snap Trap. It also debuted its new website, blog and enewsletter. Visit


CustomerLink Systems bills itself as providing “all the marketing you’d do if you had the time.” Its automated pest control marketing services include online reputation management, search engine optimization, customer review surveys, social media, personalized emails, personalized service reminders and consumer data and reporting. Website design and hosting are also available. Visit


Photo: www.gnci.orgGNC Industries unveiled its 25-gal., rotation-molded sprayer model for 2014, featuring the smallest dual footprint in the industry. Available only through GNC-authorized dealers. Visit


Logo: www.outdoorlivingbrands.comOutdoor Living Brands provided information on two of its popular residential service franchise opportunities: Outdoor Lighting Perspectives (for designing and installing low-voltage lighting) and Renew Crew (outdoor surface cleaning for decks, fences, log homes and more). Visit


Photo: USA introduced its latest Resource Guide, which goes into effect Jan. 1, 2014. The guide provides product information on everything from PestWest’s professional insect light trap systems to glue boards, replacement parts to Bio-Gel cleaning products, rodent control products to inspection and auditing tools. The guide also explains about the manufacturer’s Mad Hatter Lamp Recycling Box program, as well as its dry cell battery recycling program. Visit


Photo: Environmental Services has revitalized its brand in part by debuting the new PestWeb mobile app, available for free for both iPhone and Android products. It features on-the-go access to, including Ask Mr. Pest Control, product and pest information, labels and material safety data sheets (MSDSs), classified ads, professional training, business tools, industry news and more. Visit


Photo: www.woodstreampro.comWoodstream reintroduced the Victor Power Kill Rat (M144 PCO) & Mouse (M142PCO) reusable snap traps. They are designed to be easy to set — just pull back and “click.” The expanded trigger offers better interaction, with quick, humane control. Ideal for runway trapping and securing holes, they are easy to clean and can accommodate both solid and liquid bait. In addition, the M144PCO (pictured) can be used inside many popular rodenticide rat stations. Visit


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