Summer is peak flea season – with the warmer temperatures and increased humidity a flea infestation can get quickly out of control. It has long been best practice to incorporate an insect growth regulator with adulticide in any flea treatment. However, new understanding on how Sumilarv impacts the various life stages provides pest managers with new reasons to make Sumilarv the IGR of choice. Find out about these new performance benefits and how they can boost your flea treatments…
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Suspend Flexx from Bayer is the innovative multi-purpose insecticide with unique carrier technology, which provides for high performance even on tough porous surfaces and flexible application rates. Having been on the market for just over a year, it’s worth recapping some of its unique properties and the benefits pest managers are seeing.
The Pest Ant Quick Guide is a one page summary showing photographs of the key pest ants, providing information on nest structure, number of queens, food preferences and recommended control strategies.
Cunning hunters with bulging eyes, a venomous beak, and a hunger for the flesh and fluids of other insects – and sometimes human blood. Would you be able to identify an Assassin Bug? Red tiger assassin bug (Havinthus rufovarius) shown above.
The organic/naturals trend continues in many areas of society. So what’s happening in the pest control market?
Conferences are a great away to keep up to speed with latest pest control products and developments in scientific understanding, network with colleagues and suppliers, and let’s be honest, have a bit of a vacation as well!
They’re common, and widespread, and some species may be up to 15cm long – but some of these moths have never been seen as an adult, because they never leave their protective case. Would you be able to recognise a case moth?
Image credit: Canberra nature map under licence These ground dwelling insects have a unique diet and distinctive appearance, and can be found in gardens across much of Australia. They can also deliver a very painful sting like their more notorious relatives. Could you identify a blue ‘ant’?
When dealing with ant infestations, Syngenta offers a choice between two market-leading gel baits: Advion and Optigard. Both are highly palatable and offer comprehensive control, but are different in flavour. So, which one do you choose? Should you opt for the cake or the steak?
Analysing search terms can provide interesting information on the state of the market and the behaviour of customers. We’ve looked at one of the more common search terms: ‘How to get rid of… [insert pest]’. Which pest was the subject of the highest number of searches? One way to estimate which pests are causing the most problems for homeowners is to look at the number of online searches being carried out for pest relevant search terms. One of the […]