March / April 2005

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  Autumn see’s a late surge in business

Like many pest managers Australia-wide we have seen a continuation of a busy summer season with on-going hot humid conditions heading into autumn. Let’s hope it continues. April for Pest IT is time for a celebration – Pest IT is 1 year old! We would like to thank all our clients and suppliers for their support and assistance in our first year of business. We have thoroughly enjoyed the challenge and we are looking forward to bringing new and innovative products, services, training and ideas from across the Globe via our many contacts and colleagues internationally and throughout Australia.

This month we continue our commitment to technical articles, pest management news, free offers, industry events and more. We also feature new products and look forward to some very exciting new developments in the months ahead.

  Technical Article

Flying Insects - Their Biology and Role in Disease Spread
By Dr M. Anderson, Technical Director, Killgerm Group.

By nature, many flies breed and feed in unsanitary conditions, where their larvae feed on decaying organic matter. Female flies choose suitable areas of rotting vegetation and decaying animal matter in which to lay their eggs. Adults emerge from the pupae in these unsavoury sites and in the process can become contaminated with disease-causing agents. Often they then move into sensitive areas where human food is prepared, processed or consumed, to look for their own food!

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  Free Offer – check out these special offers

Free 40 page Bird Barrier Catalogue and Information Guide - Bird Barrier, the manufacturer of "The Worlds Best Bird Deterrent Products" has released its 2005 catalogue. The catalogue features Australia's favourite bird management products including StealthNet, Bird Coil, Bird-Flite spikes, Bird Wire, Daddi Long Legs and the new Bird-Shock Flex-Track. The catalogue also features 7 new products that will greatly assist the Australian bird management professional. Success stories of various Bird Barrier installations have been included to highlight the problems faced by building managers and the successful solutions offered by the Certified Bird Barrier Installers. To order your free copy, follow the link below.

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Free Bird Flite Spikes!

There has never been a better time to try - Bird-Flite Spikes. Now available in 3 versatile sizes - Narrow (65mm), Wide (115mm) and Xtra-Wide (200mm). Bird Flite is constructed from long lasting stainless steel and polycarbonate construction. You can now reduce additional rows, labour and cost with Bird Flite Xtra-Wide. Special Offer - Buy 5 boxes of Bird-Flite Narrow or Wide during March/April 2005 AND get a box of Bird-Flite Xtra Wide FREE.

Keep an eye out for our regular special free offers. In coming issues of In Touch we will be offering free training manuals, catalogues, new products and much more!

  In The News

'Flying rats' get their marching orders

Melbourne City Council is trying to rid the city centre of pigeons, with fines for people caught feeding them. By Jewel Topsfield.

First the bats in the Royal Botanic Gardens were sent into exile. Now the city's flock of "flying rats" is being evicted. People who feed pigeons face $205 on-the-spot fines under a Melbourne City Council crackdown on pigeon poo.

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  New Products for 2005

We are excited to bring into Australia a range of new products to offer you greater versatility, increased control and added profitability in your business.

AF Snappa - Killgerm is once again adding to its AF Range with an innovative and exciting new rodent trapping and bait station.

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Bird Shock Flex-Track connections - new, quick connectors will be available shortly for Bird Shock Flex-Track.

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Bird Shock Flex-Track d-cell Charger - this new addition to the Bird Shock Flex-Track range is designed to reduce the cost of small installations.

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Other new products include a new trap for fruit/vinegar flies, UV light meter, and much more. Details to follow in coming Pest IT In Touch issues.

  Product of the Month

Scare Streamer - Taps into bird’s fear & flight instinct. This very unique systems send birds and other pests (cats, possums, dogs, etc) scurrying from your yard, pool, roof or patio. The motion activated device detects movement and sprays the pest with a blast of water.

• Attaches to ordinary garden hose
• Detects movement day and night
• Protects up to 150 square meters
• Uses only 2-3 cups of water each time
• Is easy to install, move and store
• Totally humane and eco-friendly

This is a practical way to keep ducks and difficult to discourage birds from pools, lawns, gardens and other domestic situations.

  Industry Events – New training course from Pest IT

New Quoting and Installation Bird Management Course – Need help with quoting and installing? In response to numerous requests over the past year, Pest IT has developed a new training session on Quoting and Installation of bird management. This is a practical look at the quoting, planning, tools and installation for various products. The course will be held in Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, Adelaide and other centers during winter 2005. To register your interest, receive session details and ensure you are reserved a seat, please complete the following form:

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AEPMA 2005, 2-4th June 2005 – More speakers, events and topics confirmed. This is the must attend conference of the year - Visit the AEPMA Conference 2005 web site at

HACCP 2005, 5-9th September 2005 – This is the only national conference where the food and pest industry meet, network, discuss ideas and learn. See for details.

RAPID SOLUTIONS 2005, 9-10th September 2005 - Contact details available at

PESTS OF DISEASE AND UNEASE IN AUSTRALIA – 2005 - Friday 22 April 2005 - 8:00 am - 6:00 pm. A symposium on the biology and management of arthropods of medical importance in Australia including biting insects, mosquitoes, bed bugs, ticks, etc. Loewenthal Lecture Theatre, Westmead Hospital. Cnr Hawkesbury & Darcy Roads, Westmead NSW 2145. To register go to

Pest IT – We will be conducting numerous training sessions throughout Australia in 2005. We will keep you posted of seminar topics, venues and dates in coming issues of our In Touch newsletter.

  More Technical articles

More technical articles are being launched on our new technical page. Visit for details

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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