Happy New Year to all, we wish you all the best for a happy, healthy
prosperous 2006. The heat and humidity of the Australian summer
and truly kicked in with pest populations on the move in all areas.
is plenty of news on all fronts from Pest IT – product profiles,
initiatives, technical articles and new products.
In 2006 we will continue to include information in
our newsletter relating
to our pest management regulatory, marketing, installation and product
expertise. Please review In Touch as we are confident that there
information important to all Australian pest managers.
Keeping Food Safe - The pest manager’s role in food safety
Each year 5.4 million Australians are estimated to suffer from
food poisoning. Contaminated food causes approximately 18,000 hospitalisations
and 120 deaths in Australia every year. Standards for the preparation,
handling and storage of foods apply Australia wide. Professional
pest managers need to assist their clients both to be aware of the
relevant food standards that apply to pest control in food services
and production areas, and to share responsibility with their client
for meeting these standards.
here to read more >>
your business with postcards
Using postcards to build your business
recent years, a number of our clients have conducted a successful
series of targeted campaigns to build their business in commercial
A direct mail campaign is fundamental in gaining name recognition
and awareness in your service portfolio for your service area. You
can use our professionally designed postcards to introduce your
business to new customers or offer a new service (bird and fly management)
to existing clients.
Click here to read more >>
Offer for March 2006
Personalised postcards with your March 2006 purchases
Now is the time to start promoting your bird or fly management
services to ensure you and your technicians are busy during winter/spring.
YES, its time to start now! We have printed a series of colour postcards
and with each purchase Pest IT will overprint your company details
and a special offer to promote your business. Alternatively, you
may wish to purchase the postcards in 1000 lots for larger campaigns.
Contact Pest IT Pty. Ltd. on 1300 66 56 57 for details.
Killgerm FREE Offer
Order AF Rat Boxes in March 2006 and receive AF Advanced Mouse
Boxes FREE. Now is the ideal time to experience these advanced forms
of rodent management devices – Just in time for the rodent
season. Contact Pest IT Pty. Ltd. on 1300 66 56 57 for details.
Profile – Demi-Diamond™ traps
We are receiving excellent reports from the field this season for Demi-Diamond™ traps
Reports on the effectiveness of Demi-Diamond™ traps for both monitoring and controlling small populations of fruit flies (Drosophila) and stored product moths (Ephestia/Plodia Sp.) have been very encouraging. Pictured left is a Demi-Diamond™ trap with the moth glueboard pheromone matrix covered in Ephestia interpunctella and Plodia cautella caught in a matter of weeks. Many pest managers representing hundreds of facilities Australia-wide have found that this new device has been effective and saved significant costs when compared to larger moth pots. For only a few dollars you can use these traps for monitoring in food services and production areas, as well as domestic pantries.
Myna Magnet to be launched in March 2006
Finally, the Myna Magnet traps will arrive in Australia at the
end of March. We would like to thank the many pest managers waiting
for this exciting new product for their patience. There are still
some traps available in the first shipment, but be quick as they
won’t last long. Myna Magnet is the first REAL tool for the
population reduction and eradication of destructive Indian mynas
and European starlings. For more details and technical information,
contact us on 1300 66 56 57.
here to read the Myna Magnet brochure>>
Cordless Net Ring Tool
We recently added a Cordless Net Ring Tool to our range of products.
After using this on several installations during training days,
we see this as an ideal tool for small to medium net jobs. Being
cordless, there is no need for compressors and hoses. This tool
is also streets ahead of using the dreaded (and sometimes unreliable)
hand net ring tool. The battery will power the discharge of 1000+
net rings, and a spare battery (optional extra) can be on stand-by
if needed. There is still no substitute to the air powered pneumatic
net ring tool for the big installations, but this handy tool will
have its place for the professional net installer.
We have a full range of tools available to purchase separately,
or in kit form (net ring tools, nail guns, cable cutters, crimping
tools, etc) with net rings and pins - SAVE $$$$.
FAOPMA 2006, 26-29th July 2006 Brisbane
The Australian Environmental Pest Managers Association invites
you to attend the FAOPMAustralia Conference in July 2006 and can
assure you of a great conference and a memorable time. Brisbane
is the ideal place for the FAOPMA Conference. This conference will
combine the annual AEPMA National Conference and the FAOPMA International
Conference. As well as a great location AEPMA also have planned
an exceptional conference for all delegates. Internationally renowned
speakers will present on termites, vector control, rodents, Red
Imported Fire Ants plus other subjects that you as a pest manager
will need to know.
Pest IT will have a very strong presence at FAOPMA 2006 with displays
by Pest IT, Killgerm, PestWest and Bird Barrier. This will be your
first opportunity to see new products including Sundew Mirage, Titan
300, Myna Magnet, and much more.
issue of In Touch
Update on Asian Bird Flu
Dr Sali Bache will publish an update on the status of the Asian
Bird Flu situation in the next issue of In Touch. There have been
new outbreaks in several European countries resulting in multiple
fatalities presenting a major concern that a global pandemic could
still be a reality.
Our Dr Bache will also present a paper on Avian Influenza at the
FAOPMA 2006 conference in Brisbane.
here to read more on Dr Sali Bache’s recent article>>
We have recently reprinted brochures from the Killgerm and PestWest
range for our clients.
Call us on 1300 66 56 57 should you need copies for your
More brochures are being launched on our new brochure page on a
basis. New versions of the Bird Barrier Spike, Myna Magnet and Sundew
brochures have been launched this week. Visit www.pestIT.com/brochures.html for details.
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
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