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SPRING
Edition 2, 2008

 

 

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It may have been quiet with communication from Pest IT over the winter (sorry, there was no Winter Newsletter), however, there has been great news from Pest IT on many fronts. This newsletter we report on two major inclusions to the Pest IT range – Airomist and Aqua Solutions. Both will have great benefit to those businesses in commercial and food facility pest management.

In recent months we have conducted several training initiatives including Eagle Eye accreditations in Sydney, Brisbane and other centers, TERM-seal accreditations in Sydney Melbourne and Brisbane and well as our advanced bird management session on demand. If you have any training requirements needed to support the development of your team and business please let us know.

Trade exhibitions have also kept us busy. We have exhibited PestWest fly units at Food Services Australia to help support the brand awareness for our units and therefore your efforts in commercial situations. A new area for potential business is the use of Eagle Eye in horticulture (orchard and crop) areas. We exhibited the Eagle Eye range at the Australian Olive expo and are setting up a demonstration system to run for 2008 / 09 in a trial olive grove. We have also run press releases in Agri Biz and Australian fruit trees to support the brand, the use of Eagle Eye horticultural situations and to support those pest managers in rural locations wishing to be involved in installations.

TERM-seal is now being supported by over 100 new installation companies Australia-wide. This exciting product range is growing in popularity and market share, even with the softening in the building industry. The extensive range of options gives pest managers many significant advantages when working all pre-construction building types. Many are beginning to realize the potential of the system in post-construction situations including slab edge exposure treatments, backfill and retaining walls and of courses, being able to inject into cavities using Ura-fen (expanding plastic with 0.2% Bifenthrin). So, there is something for everyone in the TERM-seal range. If your working with termite, you need to known about this range.

Michael and Peter have returned to “70’s style” grooming and growing moustaches for “Mo”vember, raising money for Prostate Cancer and other men’s health issues – please check out the link below and consider donating to a very worthy cause. Below you will find details of a photo competition as well as some exciting product special’s. Read on for more news from Pest IT for Spring 2008.

CHRISTMAS TRADING

PLEASE NOTE: Christmas Trading. Our office will close on Friday 19th December at 5pm. Please have all orders in place before this time for delivery before Christmas. For emergencies over Christmas, please call 1300 66 56 57 and we will do our best to assist as our warehouse remains open except on public holidays. Our office will reopen on Monday 5th January 2009. All our best wishes for the festive season and thank you for your support in 2008. We hope that the coming New Year will be a happy, safe and successful time for all!

AIROMIST – INNOVATIVE HYGENE SYSTEMS JOINS THE PEST IT RANGE

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Pest IT is please to announce the introduction of Airomist Australian made pyrethrum, fragrances and their quality New Zealand made dispensers. This range has been available in Australia for many years and used by some of Australia’s prominent hygiene and pest companies.

The range includes:

AIROMIST Pest 12 x 150g (category 1, AQIS approved pyrethrum)
AIROMIST A300 Dispenser

AIROMIST Aroma fragrances including FRESH LINEN, APPLE BERRY, FRANGIPANI, GREEN TEA & ALOE , POWDER PUFF, VANILLA BEAN, LEMON LIME and GARDEN BOUQUET. Presently we have Garden Bouquet as our available stock. We are happy to extend the range of fragrances stocked to include some or all of the listed fragrances on request or for special orders.

AIROMIST AIR SANITISER 6000 LEMON

Remote control dispensers are also available on request.

The Airomist range is a high quality range at a very competitive price. If you are using automated dispensers and aerosols, we look forward to hearing from you and assisting you with your requirements. Brochure and MSDS’s are available on this web site.

Click here to find out more…

AQUA SOLUTIONS – DOING IT BETTER NATURALLY

After decades of research, these naturally derived cleaning systems are now available – with a surprising twist!

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The Aqua Solutions range is now available from Pest IT. All are naturally derived and biodegradable and are designed to support your pest management program by eliminating the feeding and breeding source of crawling and flying insects. Because products such as Aqua Nama contain Australian essential oils such as melaleuca and eucalyptus, they will also repel insects.

AQUA NAMA - NEW AUSTRALIAN BREAKTHROUGH IN TECHNOLOGY

REPELS CRAWLING INSECTS - SANITISES - DESTROYS OBJECTIONABLE ODOURS

A pure synergistic blend of 100% natural essential oils. A new safe and natural replacement for synthetic insecticides and germicides. This product is an ideal replacement for imported drain cleaning systems.

Aqua Nama is a natural disinfectant that can be used wherever germs or insects are a problem. Aqua Nama is derived from Australian essential oils such as melaleuca and eucalyptus and is ideal for use in commercial situations to clean the breeding and feeding sites for crawling insects (including cockroaches) and flying insects (including fermentation fly drosophila). Use in areas such as drains, floors, cracks, crevices, behind commercial equipment and areas accumulating food material. It is AQIS approved for food preparation areas and is clinically proven effective against faecal coloforms, faecal streptococci, staphylococcus aureus and pseudomonas aeruginosa. Use in hospitals, nursing homes, motels, cafes, restaurants, food production facilities, schools and kindergartens. When used in a regular program, Aqua Nama will repel crawling and flying insects from an area.

TRIPLE AQUA – A TOUGH COMPETITOR FOR DRAINS AND URINALS AS WELL AS SANITISING BIRD SITES

Triple Aqua is a concentrated natural disinfectant and cleaner that is effective on a broad spectrum of bacteria, yet is very safe to use. It is bio-degradable, phosphate free and removes body fats. It kills bacteria on contact and controls odours. It is clinically proven effective against faecal coloforms, faecal streptococci, staphylococcus aureus and pseudomonas aeruginosa. Use in sinks, toilets, showers, washrooms and on tiled and concrete floors. Being bio-degradable, Triple Aqua is an ideal alternative to benzilonium chloride and ammonia based cleaning products. A word of warning – Triple Aqua is a very thorough cleaning product and will show an obvious difference to clean and unclean surfaces.

Triple Aqua has also proven itself as an excellent bird site cleaner and steriliser. The product is strong enough to cut through and breakdown disease carrying bird droppings, particularly when accumulated on steel and masonry construction surfaces. Triple Aqua also helps you prepare a bird site to ensure the area is safer to enter and work in.

AQUA SHIELD

Also new to the range is Aqua Shield, the ultimate polish for regular Eagle Eye cleaning and polishing.

Brochures and MSDS’S are now available on this web site.

Click here to find out more…

POSITION VACANT - JOIN THE TEAM AT PEST IT

A position is vacant for a dynamic person for our technical sales position in Sydney. We are searching for either a dynamic junior looking for a career in sales and marketing or an established and experienced sales professional.

At Pest IT, we pride ourselves on our people – friendly, courteous, technical and always willing to help. If you know of anyone within (or outside) of the pest industry, please let us know. Duties will include a combination of office and field work including telemarketing, internal sales, trade shows, training, on-site client assistance and client visits.

For more information, contact Peter McCarthy on 0438 66 56 57.

INDONESIA REPORTS BIRD FLU DEATH

You think that avian influenza has gone away!

Although there has been a dramatic reduction in media reports about bird flu, outbreaks and deaths continue to surface – very close to our beautiful country.

Health officials in Indonesia say a 15-year-old girl has died of bird flu in central Java, bringing the country's death toll from the disease to 113. The girl died last week after being treated at a hospital in Semarang. Including the latest death, the World Health Organisation says the virus has now infected 388 people in 15 countries, killing 246 of them. Indonesia has the highest toll of any nation.

MOVEMBER – DIG DEEP FOR A GREAT CAUSE

We are raising vital funds for prostate cancer and men’s health issues

The Pest IT team invites you to dig deep for a very worthy cause. It is true that Michael, Darren and Peter have bad heads at the best of times. Add a Mo (moustache) and you have a recipe for extreme embarrassment. Dig deep friends and know that you are doing something great for the men of Australia! During Movember (the month formerly known as November) we are growing a Mo. That's right we’re bringing the Mo back because we are passionate about tackling men's health issues and being proactive in the fight against men's depression and prostate cancer.

You can see our ridiculous photos and have a laugh on our Mo-Space URL http://au.movember.com/mospace/195787. Naturally we are copping heaps from our spouses so please be please be generous for a great cause. To donate, click this link https://www.movember.com/au/donate/donate-details.php?action=sponsorlink&rego=1957871&country=au and donate online using your credit card or PayPal account. Remember, all donations over $2 are tax deductible.

The money raised by Movember is used to raise awareness of men's health issues and donated to the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia and beyondblue - the national depression initiative. The PCFA and beyondblue will use the funds to fund research and increase support networks for those men who suffer from prostate cancer and depression.

Thanks for your support, Regards Peter McCarthy, Michael Harband & Darren Campbell Team Pest IT

NEW DEVELOPMENT FROM EAGLE EYE™

Introducing a new video series from Eagle Eye

The Eagle Eye video series is now available and will dramatically improve the communication and understanding of the system with sales account managers, operations managers, the installation team and most of all, your clients. See www.pestIT.com and follow the Eagle Eye logo. The series includes:

  • Eagle Eye Installation – this is a brief and simple installation guide for all team members
  • Eagle Eye Testimonials – great to share with clients
  • Eagle Eye Placement (industrial/commercial) – ideal for the installation and sales team
  • Eagle Eye Placement (horticulture/agriculture) – ideal for the installation and sales team
  • Eagle Eye Introduction/Marketing – excellent video to share with clients

Following 18 successful months in Australia and several hundred units installed, we have been working on initiatives to simplify and improve Eagle Eye to assist our mutual business.  Firstly we have assembled kits (solar, 240v and lighting kits) to assist the quoting, specification, purchasing and installation of the system. Also available to assist your bird management efforts are the following documents, available on request:

  • Eagle Eye Brochure
    • Ideal sales tool to supply to clients.  We could modify this with your logo if that was preferred
  • Eagle Eye Kit document
    • A simple one page explanation of the kits, their use and some tips for easy installation
  • Eagle Eye Pocket Guide
    • The illustrations included are to assist in site surveying, recording requirements in the field and communicating with the office or Pest IT
  • Eagle Eye Quick Guide page 1 & 2
    • These guides are a simple explanation for account managers and the installation team
  • Eagle Eye Step by Step Installation guide
    • A simple guide to assist the installation team

The complete Eagle Eye Guidelines are a 42 page in-depth installation manual.  This document is available on request electronically (7Mb) or in a folder. An Eagle Eye Technical CD is also available with brochures, videos, manuals, presentations and other supporting documentation. There has never been a better time to get into Eagle Eye – seeing is believing. 

For more information see www.pestIT.com

PHOTO COMPETITION – GREAT PRIZES

Win a great prize and have your favourite bird photo included in a new bird management trade manual

Pest IT is giving you the opportunity to win a great prize by submitting photo’s in two categories - your favourite bird photo or installation photo

Favourite bird photo – select your best photo of an exotic (pigeon, starling, sparrow, myna, etc) or native (cockatoo, swallow, ibis, etc) pest bird

Favourite bird installation – select your best photo of a netting, spike, Bird Shock or other bird management installation.

Conditions – you must have taken the photo yourself and have a high resolution image (1Mb +). You must also be willing to have the photograph published. Competition ends December 20, 2008 and winner will be announced when business returns in January 2009. Email images and your contact details to info@pestIT.com

Prizes – the winner in each category will receive a FREE Sparrow Trap and assorted bird management equipment – valued at $200.00 per category

We look forward to receiving your submission.

NEW PRODUCT - EZ TRAP REMOTE FIRE TRAP

Looking for a “no fuss” remote control bird trap – here it is!

Introducing EZ-TRAP, the ideal trap for indoor and outdoor use on a wide variety of pest bird species.

This is a single-catch closing net bird trap for placing flat on the ground, on walls, on sides of buildings or on trees. This bird trap is ideal for Indian mynas, starlings, pigeons and other individual birds that can be attracted by various foods. This larger trap (900mm x 900mm) can catch multiple birds at one time. The trap has a framework with gentle green nylon netting for a safe, humane capture. The trap can be activated by a remote control from over 100 metres away.

This system is ideal for shy birds or those birds that need limited “pre-feeding” to coax onto a surface indoors or out. A must have for all bird management professionals.

Available now, call 1300 66 56 57 for details.

MONTHLY SPECIALS – BUY 2 GET 1 FREE

Indian Myna populations continue to grow – so it’s Buy 2 Myna Magnets and Get One FREE

The best way to win the war against Indian mynas (and make some money) is to lease Myna Magnet traps out to your domestic and commercial accounts. Trapping Indian Mynas can be tricky, but using the Myna Magnet and following the steps on our web site, you and your clients can rid entire areas of this menace to the environment and native bird species. Special offer closes Friday December 19, 2008 or while stock last. Be early!

FOR MORE INFORMATION

We invite you to contact Pest IT for all your commercial pest management product requirements - Call 1300 66 56 57. For more information on Pest IT Pty Ltd or our range of products and services, please visit www.pestIT.com.

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TERM-seal, Mosquito Slayer and PestWest products

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