Because of this season’s spike in rodents across the country, we’ve rounded up a number of the latest technologies for optimum control.
The Bayer Rodent Monitoring System (RMS) now features a smaller, sleeker sensor design that allows it to fit in multiple bait stations. The newly upgraded system also can count bait station activity as an alternative to immediate alerts. This enables the ability to create activity heat maps to analyze areas of exterior rodent pressure, and correlates to bait consumption. Learn more at BeyondSmarterBusiness.com.
Fastrac Soft Bait
Fastrac Soft Bait is an acute rodenticide with an exclusive, oil-based formulation that has a precise balance between saturated and unsaturated fats and will not freeze in cold climates. The acute bromethalin active ingredient, paired with Bell’s proprietary soft bait formulation, can help knock down rodent infestations at accounts. Technicians will use less bait vs. anticoagulants and may see more effective results, as rodents may consume a lethal dose in a single night’s feeding, which reduces the amount of bait required to achieve control. Fastrac Soft Bait is available in a 4-pound pail size. Learn more at BellLabs.com.
The Rodenthor line consists of rodent block bait, soft bait, rat bait stations and snap traps. Both baits contain the advanced anticoagulant, single-feeding active ingredient bromadiolone at a concentration of .005 percent. They are labeled for use in a wide range of locations, including in and around homes and residential buildings; food processing facilities; industrial, commercial, agricultural and public buildings; and similar manmade structures. For more information, visit Ensystex.com/rodenthor.php.com.
Measuring 60 feet x 12 inches, the Catchmaster Catch Zone Pest Boundary Roll allows you to cover more in less time. It works great for warehouses, food production facilities and supermarkets. And with 300 percent more glue for extra holding power and a heavier paper that lays flatter, it is an ideal tool for hotspots or cleanouts required in recently re-opened accounts. To learn more, visit CatchmasterPro.com.
Stay a step ahead of rodent activity and provide around-the-clock electronic remote monitoring (ERM) with the ActiveSense system. ActiveSense helps you maintain rigorous rodent control, providing 24/7 visibility of sites while honoring site restrictions or special access requirements. Precise data and real-time alerts let you know what’s happening and when, allowing you to increase efficiency, improve service, and differentiate the value you bring to your clients. Built from the ground up, ActiveSense combines Internet of Things (IoT) devices with a software platform that is technician-friendly and intuitive. The AIR1 sensor is compatible with most rodent traps, and performs well in extreme environments — tolerant of water, dust and temperature. Data, insights, and site management are at your fingertips with the ActiveSense app and web portal. Visit ActiveSense.com to learn more.
Burrat Samurai Armor Door Sweeps prevent the intrusion of rodents and insects through gaps under doors. The durable door sweep features a stainless steel frame to protect the attached brush, with a company guarantee. Installation is easy, the company says. Visit BurrtecUSA.com to learn more.
Made of durable, galvanized metal, the Super Strongbox (#912) opens with a metal key and features a hinged lid for easy servicing. The molded insert tray holds Jawz snap traps, Helland liquid bait dispenser, and more. The new side lock features a rubber cover to keep out debris and prevent ice build-up. The bait station includes holes for anchors, cable locking system or wire ties. It’s available with black powdercoating and weighted paver for added security. Visit JTEaton.com for more information.
Big Snap-E Cover
The Big Snap-E Cover keeps traps and catches out of sight — and keeps children and pets away from rodents and traps. It can house two Big Snap-E Rat Traps, and can even convert to a bait box. The cover is constructed with durable ABS plastic to resist stains and odors, and can be easily cleaned and reused for years, the company says. Inspection holes on top of the Snap-E Covers allow fast checking of traps. Visit Kness.com for more information.
Pest Management X2 Concentrate
Labeled to repel rodents, snakes and a variety of general pests, Nature-Cide Pest Management X2 Concentrate is made from all-natural ingredients and features a light, pleasant aroma, the manufacturer says. Each 64-ounce container can treat approximately 16,000 square feet when applied with a pressurized sprayer. The repellency lasts for up to 30 days. An adjuvant and/or insect growth regulator (IGR) can be added to enhance the benefits, and is recommended when treating exteriors for the control of fleas, ticks and mosquitoes. For more information, visit Nature-Cide.com.
Attic Attack Rodent Bait Station
Neogen’s patented Attic Attack Bait Station places rodent bait right where roof rats and mice are active — while eliminating the need to climb up into difficult-to-access attic spaces. The mounting base’s exclusive design installs easily in all ceiling types, the company says. The base stays in place, while the station can be removed and baited without the need for a key. Once bait is consumed, an indicator flag will drop, alerting you it’s time for more bait. The station is designed to accommodate all of Neogen’s block-style and soft baits, including Command, Assault and Guardian. Learn more at NeogenProfessionalPest.com.
PelGar USA is the exclusive U.S. supplier of RodentStop, which can seal seams, cracks and holes to prevent entry from rodents and other pests. Use the waterproof, paintable product in brickwork, cement, joints and expansion joints — even in steel, cast-iron and PVC recesses and ducts. Sewer connections and electric cable ducts also are prime places. RodentStop is a barrier pest control paste only, and contains no biocides or repellents. Visit PelGar.co.uk/usa to learn more.
Xignal Remote Sensing System
The Xignal Remote Sensing System allows you to monitor facilities remotely for movement and capture of rodents and urban wildlife, opening and closing doors, and even temperature and humidity. The system provides critical decision-making information for you to determine whether service is necessary — maintaining social distancing. It also provides your clients with assurance that rodents do not threaten sensitive operations. Visit PestWest.com to learn more.
Talon Weatherblok XT
Talon Weatherblok XT rodenticide features the active ingredient brodifacoum, which the manufacturer reports has no documented cases of resistance, even with warfarin-resistant rodents. Research has shown it to be durable in a variety of weather types, effective in small doses, and even able to inhibit cases of bait shyness, reducing exposure and costs. The product is available in a 16-pound pail, as well as in a pallet containing a dozen 16-pound pails. Learn more at SyngentaPMP.com/TalonWeatherblok.
ContraPest is a non-lethal, liquid contraceptive bait that reduces fertility in both male and female Norway and roof rats. The product is available in two deployment systems with tank sizes of 400mL or 550mL, depending on the bait station being used for your specific location. It is registered for indoor, non-food use and within 1 foot around external perimeters of transit systems, public and private buildings, commercial residential structures, and/or other manmade structures. Learn more at SenesTech.com.
Target Specialty Products
The Rat Pack
As the exclusive distributor of both Yard Gard’s Rat Dust and 1st Defence’s Bug Coasters, Target Specialty Products presents The Rat Pack: Professionals sprinkle the pesticide-free Rat Dust in a Coaster; rats explore the discreet device, and then are repelled by the Rat Dust’s formula for weeks. Rat Dust also can be applied under trash cans, pet bowls, in attics and crawlspaces, and in other hard-to-reach areas. The 4-inch-round Bug Coasters also are ideal for crawling insect control and monitoring. Visit 1stDefenceIndustries.com to learn more.
Available with a weightable base that can be filled with water or sand, the rugged Techni-Baiter rodent station features a tamper-resistant, single-key locking mechanism. Each station is serviced from a standing position, eliminating time and fatigue from bending, squatting and kneeling. The average service time for each station is 16 seconds. The Techni-Baiter also accommodates traditional jaws-style snap traps. Learn more at Technicide.com.
VLINK Electronic Tunnel Trap
The VLINK Pest Network is a portfolio of patented, world-class pest control devices designed for remote monitoring using long-range connectivity. The Electronic Mouse and Rat Tunnel Traps are the flagship VLINK solutions for all indoor and outdoor use cases. Using revolutionary sensors, leading connectivity technology and a rugged outer shell, the VLINK Tunnel Traps provide 24/7 monitoring with an intuitive and easy-to-use VLINK mobile app. Learn more at VLINKhq.com.