is in the air
Spring has arrived and there is no better time to introduce the
latest innovative offering from the Pest IT range – Myna Magnet.
This new trapping system is a world first. There has never been
a more efficient and effective Indian myna and European starling
trap available. Both these exotic pest bird species create havoc
in urban and rural communities throughout most of Australia and
many other parts of the world. Both birds devastate native bird
species by killing the young and displacing the adult native birds.
Pest managers in Australia and internationally now have an effective
tool to reduce the pressure of these invasive pest birds for commercial,
domestic, rural and government sectors.
Throughout winter we have been busy attending various food industry
exhibitions to support our clients promoting PestWest, Bird Barrier
and Killgerm products. We have also made some significant additions
to our web site, as well as introducing innovative new products.
We hope you enjoy the technical, news and product related topics
of our newsletter.
New Developments in Bird Management
By Peter McCarthy and Dr Sali Bache
Pest IT Pty. Ltd.
The pest control sector has seen some significant
developments and changes in the bird management industry
over the past 15 years. In this time it has grown to become
a core part of pest management. There are a host of control
methods that can be applied. These include one or combinations
of exclusion, physical deterrents, acoustic, ultrasonic
and scare devices. Other approaches include population reduction
methods such as trapping, shooting, poisoning (Avicides),
irritants and taste deterrents. Bird management has experienced
a growth in sales, available products and professional techniques
used. No single method alone is able to offer a suitable
result. When used in combination, however, a series of methods
may form a highly successful management program (McCarthy,
From a product perspective, we have seen a greater range
of products that reduces the need for bird managers to construct
their own home-made deterrents to solve client issues. The
new developments outlined during this article include:
• Ledge deterrents
• Trapping systems
• Scare deterrents
• Scare Streamer
• Rail deterrents
• Netting systems
• Misc bird management systems
• Market forces and future trends
At last, a solution for myna’s and starlings
A scientifically designed Indian myna trap is now available. This
unit is the result of years of study and research and is highly
effective and species selective. You can help our environment by
eradicating the “Cane Toad with Wings” with this trap.
It is a humane solution to a potentially devastating environmental
The Myna Magnet is a two chamber trap. It is collapsible which
makes it the unit ideal for setting up trapping programs and transporting
the trap between installations. The collapsibility of the trap also
assists in storage between jobs.
The Myna Magnet comes as a complete kit (including gassing kit,
feeders, perches, instruction manual and more). There is nothing
else to buy – just erect and set the trap. New inserts for
other pest bird species will be available in the coming months to
further add to the value and versatility of this important new system.
Pest managers now have an excellent opportunity to assist clients
in new markets including domestic, commercial, rural and horticultural
bird management. The Myna Magnet can also be successfully used on
starlings. With this tool pest managers can work closely with local
councils and government departments to help reduce the devastating
effects of Indian myna and starling problems in your local area.
Please note: We are currently waiting on the first shipment
which is mostly SOLD OUT. If you are interested, we suggest
you place an order ASAP for delivery in December 2005.
The Myna Magnet is available as single traps or a commercial kit
of 4 units. Call us now for a special introductory offer.
a brochure, click here to lodge your request via email
Brand Awareness – Pest IT has continued
its commitment to our clients and major suppliers by exhibiting
at four recent trade exhibitions. Our goal is to build brand
awareness in the quality Killgerm, Bird Barrier and PestWest
ranges to ensure our clients and their clients know of the
innovative solutions available from Pest IT products. Our
new products were very well received at the HACCP 2005 and
FoodPro 2005 (food production industry), Rapid Solutions
(pest management industry) and Fine Food 2005 (retail food
www.pestIT.com update – Please
take the time to review the improvements to our web site.
Included are new sections for our product brochures and
training packages, as well as introducing new information
and some excellent photos. All three product sections have
been updated to include all our new products for the coming
season. Stay tuned, there is more to come.
Products for 2005
Myna Magnet – This is the most
significant bird management tool to be launched on the Australian
market this year. Don’t miss your chance to be involved
in the reduction of these economically important and environmentally
here to request a brochure >>
PestWest and Killgerm products - The PestWest
and Killgerm product sections of our web site have been updated
to include new products for 2005. Here you will find new products
including Demi-Diamond, UVA Meter, AF Insect Monitor, Chameleon
1x2IP, Chameleon 4x4EX and more. We invite you to look at
these products and contact us should you need additional assistance.
Click here to read more >>
Bird Barrier products - The Bird Barrier
product section has also been updated to include exciting
new products such as BirdSlide, Bird Wire RailGuard and the
Bird Shock Quick Connectors. Please check this for new and
innovative bird management solutions.
Click here to read more >>
of the Month
Quantum Lamps – Spring time brings the beginning
of warm and humid weather, plus hoards of flies into hospitality,
food service and health care facilities. It is now time to change
the UV lamps in all flying insect units. But first, we would like
you to consider the quality of the lamps you are using. Are your
• Rated for 8000 hours (12 months) of service or only
3500 hours (6 months)?
• Shatter proof coated with Teflon G with improved impact
resistance and excellent UV transmission?
• Offering enhanced performance – 40% more powerful
and 100% more effective than standard lamps?
you’re not sure, then chances are your using the wrong lamps.
Using the best quality UV lamps such as the Quantum BL Lamps is
not expensive as the features may indicate. See the full details
on our new brochure page at www.pestIT.com.
Then call us for a competitive quote, you will be amazed with the
improved attraction power and value for money.
Ramset Cable Master – The latest tool to
improve the speed, efficiency and economy of StealthNet installations
is the Ramset Cablemaster. This tool has many great benefits for
those involved in professional bird netting. The Cablemaster is
easy to use, fires a 15mm pin into C-channel and I-beams and 20mm
pin into masonry. It is a propane gas unit, not an explosive power
tool (powder actuated gun) and therefore does not require a specific
license. This tool allows us to use the economical, stainless steel
Bird Barrier Multi-Purpose Bracket for virtually every construction
surface. It is therefore able to increase the use of durable and
long lasting stainless steel AND reduce costs. Speeding up the installation
also reduces time, labour and money. If you are into bird netting,
you can’t afford not to have one. Contact the Pest IT customer
service team for a special offer.
FAOPMA 2006 – FAOPMAustralia 26-29
July 2006 at Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre.
The FAOPMA conference in Brisbane is shaping up to be the
must attend conference for 2006. Organising is well underway
with information on registrations, speakers, program, events
and accommodation close to being finalised. To remain up
to date, keep an eye on www.faopmaustralia.org.
More information will be added to the site as details are
PLEASE NOTE: Changes to phone and fax numbers.
Phone: 1300 66 56 57
International enquiries: +612 9524 8856
Fax: 02 9524 8858
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
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