WATCH: Kevin Laycock with PCT at PestWorld 2015

Kevin Laycock, insecticide product manager, spent time with PCT magazine during PestWorld 2015 at the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center in Nashville, TN.

Kevin took PCT on a tour of FMC’s booth, and touched on product innovations FMC was highlighting at the show:

  • EndZone™ Insecticide Sticker, an easy-to-apply product for indoor and outdoor fly control;
  • Transport® Mikron, a flexible indoor and outdoor insecticide that won’t clog tanks;
  • Dual Spray Action for aerosol broadcast and crack and crevice treatments; and
  • Triple Crown® T&O insecticide for broadcast lawn applications, for PMPs looking to expand their services and grow business.

Learn more at fmcprosolutions.com.

Waiter, There’s a Fly in my Soup…

Waiter, There’s a Fly in my Soup…

From a small fly problem so bad a restaurant had to close its soup and salad bar to a fruit fly problem in an empty apartment that “looked like a scene from a horror movie,” McCall Service in Tampa, Fla., deals with its share of commercial pest nightmares. “Often, restaurants have structural problems that can’t be fixed,” says Dave Johnson, branch manager of the mostly commercial operation. “But our customers still expect quick results – if their guests see even one cockroach, it’s a bad day for everyone!” Though cockroaches are the highest priority pest in commercial accounts, flies are the most persistent pest problem.  “People are just annoyed by flies,” says Johnson, who manages six technicians and handles accounts from horse farms to factories to apartment complexes. “And where there are flies, there are usually sanitation issues.” Because the McCall Tampa branch is largely commercial, they are often a test market for new products. So when EndZone™ insecticide stickers from FMC became available late last year, McCall was one of the first companies in Florida to try them out. EndZone stickers are 4″ x 4” clear adhesive squares that can be placed on windows, under counters, near floor drains or on other surfaces where flies congregate. An arrestant, Endzone contains a formulation of acetamiprid and a food source that kills flies as they feed on the sticker. Trial by Fire McCall technician Mark Hubbard first tested the product on an empty apartment. “The tenant had cleaned up the kitchen but unplugged the refrigerator without taking food out,” he explains. “Nobody knew there was a problem until they pulled...

From Offices to Restaurants, EndZone™ Stickers Work!

Frank Mongiovi is used to fighting flies in commercial restaurant and bar accounts, but he didn’t expect to find house flies in a doctor’s office. “The patients were really bothered by them. We tried a lot of things to get rid of them and couldn’t find anything that helped,” says the owner of Best Pest Control in Tampa, Florida. “We even tried closing the building on the weekend and turning heat up as high as it would go to dry out any moisture problems. But the flies were still there on Monday. Then he experimented with new EndZone™ insecticide stickers from FMC. He put the 4-1/4-inch square stickers in different places within the office building where he saw the flies landing. “It worked! We checked back in a few days and the flies were gone,” he notes. Containing a formulation of acetamiprid and a food source that attracts flies, EndZone stickers are clear adhesive squares. They can be placed on windows, on walls, under counters, near floor drains or on other surfaces where flies congregate. “I never did find the source of the flies in the doctor’s office, but they didn’t come back,” adds Mongiovi. “The stickers are still working.”* Best Pest Control has been in business since 1978, when Mongiovi started opened shop as a single proprietor. Since then, it’s grown to cover not only Tampa but the five surrounding counties. He employs 35 technicians, who handle pest control, lawn care and termite fumigation. “We do a lot of restaurants and taverns — not all of them high-end,” jokes Mongiovi. “Food establishments attract a lot of flies….fruit flies,...