The festive season is upon us and we would like to take this opportunity to thank all our clients and friends for their support in 2005, and to wish you a Merry Christmas and a safe, peaceful and prosperous New Year.
Summer has arrived, the heat waves being experienced Australia-wide are a signal that the pest management season is well and truly upon us. We can’t remember a year where flies have been so prevalent throughout our travels. In this edition of In Touch you will find a technical article on the serious issue of Asian bird flu, a FREE offer, details of new products and training for 2006, Noah’s Tool Time, and more.
Pest IT Pty. Ltd. will be closing for Christmas holidays on Friday 23rd December 2005 and re-opening Tuesday 3rd January 2006. Our warehouse will remain open throughout the Christmas break (except public holidays), so we can help out should you have an emergency. Contact Peter on 0438 66 56 57.
Avian Influenza in the Year of the Rooster Dr.Sali Bache, Pest IT Pty. Ltd.
Recent reports of the possibility of a pandemic (global outbreak) of bird flu resulting in the death of up to 150 million people
have hit the headlines and provoked fear in the general community.
Avian influenza is a zoonotic infection, transmitted from birds to humans.
To date there are no confirmed cases where it has been contracted from human-to-human contact. Current likelihood of
contraction is restricted to those that regularly interact with birds – no more so than Australian pest
managers involved in bird control.
Cockroaches out of control? – It’s summer time and large numbers of cockroaches are appearing in domestic and commercial situations. Hot, humid conditions and the return of rain in most areas ensure that cockroaches are on the move. Most pest managers appreciate that cockroach gels alone are not enough. A professional monitoring program in conjunction with gels allows you to monitor and maintain control throughout the year. There is no better time to try the AF Insect Monitor for cockroaches. The slow release baited glue matrix is the ideal attractant for this PVC reusable insect station.
This month, we are offering 1 FREE Insect Monitor for the first 50 requests.
Products for 2006
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 destructive pests. Available at the beginning of 2006.
Sundew Mirage – This is an outstanding new addition to the very popular PestWest Sundew range. The Sundew Mirage is a discrete fly killer that is ideal for the seated areas of cafes and restaurants as well as hospitality and food services areas. This unit is not only pleasing to the eye; the stainless steel construction is durable and very easy to clean. Available during the second quarter of 2006.
Titan 300 – We are pleased to introduce a new powerful EFK unit for use in hospitality, food services and production facilities. Ideal for garbage rooms, corridors and non-production areas. The modern design will add to the attraction of this powerful unit. Available in white and stainless steel in the second quarter of 2006.
This year we have conducted numerous on-site training programs in NSW, Victoria and Queensland , at times, several per week. These are our favourite form of training where we join you on your netting installations with our state of the art tools, techniques and experience. Using our services to reduce the time, cost and error potential has allowed many of our clients a trouble free entry into the urban bird netting arena.
New bird management strategies for 2006 – In December, we invited interested parties to an on-site training day in Sydney . This was a practical day where our clients were able to experience the installation of some very innovative bird management products – Bird Shock Flex-Track, BirdSlide and Myna Magnet. All these products are cutting edge in their advantages and features. The practical exposure has helped many companies with their use and installation of these devices to control or exclude pest birds.
We plan to conduct several training days throughout 2006. If you wish to be involved, please contact our office. Interest and numbers will determine the location.
UVA Meter – The PestWest UVA Meter was launched during 2005 with great success. It’s the first tool available to pest managers, auditors and food production facilities to easily and accurately measure the UV output of UV fly units. This allows you to establish when UV lamps require replacement. My “old man” uses the UVA Meter on our independent pest audits to determine the effectiveness and attraction power of UV units. It is also the ideal tool to determine the best location for new UV unit installations by measuring ambient (competing) light. Many of our clients have reported that the UVA Meter was an instrumental sales tool in closing the deal on large fly unit contracts. For me, I just wear it around my neck to look cool!
FAOPMA 2006 – FAOPMAustralia will be held 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 finalised.
Pest IT – We will be conducting numerous training sessions throughout Australia in 2006. We will keep you posted of seminar topics, venues and dates in coming issues of our In Touch newsletter.
More Technical Articles
Have you checked out our new, updated web site? Here you will find new brochures, product specifications and technical articles. Visit www.pestIT.com for details.
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