FMC Launches Dōs™ Aerosol

FMC Launches Dōs™ Aerosol

FMC announces the launch of Dōs Flea and Crawling Insect Spray aerosol with Dual-Spray Action (DSA) for efficient broadcast, surface, crack and crevice and spot control of fleas and other crawling insects. Dōs features a fully integrated actuating system that includes the straw, which provides pest management professionals (PMPs) with enhanced ease of use and accuracy. “It’s as easy as flipping the straw up for a targeted spot or crack and crevice application, and flipping the straw down for surface and broadcast treatments that require a wider spray pattern,” said Steven Mora, Insecticide Product Manager.  “With Dōs’s crawling insect label and DSA technology, PMPs only need to carry one product – a big convenience and time saver.” Dōs breaks the lifecycles of fleas and cockroaches, controlling fleas for seven months and cockroaches for four months.  Dōs is also proven to effectively kill ants, cockroaches, spiders, ticks, carpet beetles, and other listed pests. With Dōs’s innovative packaging, no over cap is needed.  There is a recessed spray button, a clip to hold the straw in place and a locking mechanism to prevent accidental sprays. “We chose this packaging with the PMP in mind – saving time, money and space,” Mora added.  With Dōs, PMPs do not need to carry extra straws and caps, or actually fit the straw in the actuator.  This saves time and increases application accuracy, explained Mora. Dōs comes in a 17 fluid ounce can (12 to a case), which treats up to 1700 square feet and is labeled for indoor applications in residential, commercial, industrial and institutional environments.  Dōs will be available in April...

FMC Fall 2014 Pest Management Promotion is On!

Stock up on your favorite FMC insecticides this fall and save like never before! With the company’s new “Fall Into Savings” promotion, pest management professionals will earn rebates on qualifying products purchased November 1st through December 12th , 2014. No rebate forms or sign-ups are required because purchases are tracked electronically, with promotion rebates being issued by April 15th, 2015. In addition, Transport® Mikron™, Transport® GHP and Transport® TI are distributor priced products as of November 1, 2014, providing even more opportunities to save. Qualifying in the fall promotion are: CB-80® insecticide D-Force® insecticide EndZone™ insecticide sticker – New! Totality™ Wood Treatment – New! Transport GHP insecticide Transport Mikron insecticide Transport termiticide insecticide For details, visit the FMC promotions page or contact your local market specialist. Always read and follow label directions. FMC, CB-80, D-Force, EndZone, Totality and Mikron are trademarks of FMC Corporation. Transport is a trademark of Nippon Soda Co.,...

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,...
New Customers from the Ground Up with Totality™ Wood Treatment

New Customers from the Ground Up with Totality™ Wood Treatment

Looking for a way in with new residential customers? Belle Meade Exterminating, Co., an independent pest control firm based in Nashville, Tennessee, gets leads on hundreds of residential clients each year by offering termite pre-treatments for new housing, and then following up with those clients after the one-year guarantee expires. And according to Andrew Douglas, director of operations for the 55-year old firm, his new client pipeline has gotten even more efficient thanks to Totality™ Wood Treatment from FMC. Besides being easier to mix and store, Totality allows Belle Meade to perform termite pre-treatments year-round, which is important in central Tennessee, where the housing market is on the rise. Though wood treatments are approximately 15 percent of Belle Meade’s total termite sales, they offer a direct link to new families moving into the area. Each pre-treatment is guaranteed to keep the structure termite-free for a year, so after the one year mark Belle Meade technicians ask the customer to continue the termite protection program and add a general insect control program. Since most homeowners are new to the area and haven’t yet contracted with another firm, many sign up with Belle Meade. Belle Meade has performed termite treatments for new housing since 1974. And though they offer both wood treatments and liquid soil treatments, Douglas prefers treating the wood. “If we can mix one or two gallons of finished product and treat the wood of a structure rather than use hundreds of gallons applied to the soil in, under and around it, we have protected both the structure and the environment,” he said. “It is effective, quicker, easier and...
Ohio PMP Trusts Transport® Mikron™ for Bed Bug Control

Ohio PMP Trusts Transport® Mikron™ for Bed Bug Control

According to Manson Collins of Buckeye Bug Services in Millersport, Ohio there are only two reasons why he has a pest control business: his iPhone and Transport® Mikron™ insecticide. His iPhone lets him run his business from anywhere while Transport Mikron provides simple, dependable bed bug control. Finding these technologies was critical to Collins because his one-man Buckeye Bug is just over a year old and its focus is the industry’s most notorious pest: the bed bug. “I simply would not be in business if it wasn’t for Transport Mikron,” said the ten-year pest control veteran. “That and the iPhone are what make it happen.” Recently, FMC Pest Wire spoke with Collins to find out what other pest management professionals can learn from his singular focus: Target the bugs. As an industry, says Collins, we are overcomplicating bed bug control. “I’ve seen companies rip a house apart or tell a customer they have to pay to heat treat the entire house when they should have started with where bed bugs feed, namely, the bed, the couch and other furniture.” And though Collins concedes that some infestations do warrant such extreme measures, most new bed bug infestations can be controlled with careful inspection, documentation and treating just one or two rooms with insecticides.   Remember the two “R’s:” Residual and (Non) Repellency.     Though bed bugs mainly stay near human hosts, explained Collins, they still move around. That’s why his first step is always Transport Mikron, a product that offers long residual control and is non-repellant. That means the bed bug isn’t triggered to move away from the insecticide,...
Six Tips for Using Transport® Mikron™ in a Micro-Injector®, Actisol® Machine or B&G® Portable Aerosol System

Six Tips for Using Transport® Mikron™ in a Micro-Injector®, Actisol® Machine or B&G® Portable Aerosol System

Using Transport® Mikron™ insecticide in a Micro-Injector®, Actisol®, B&G® Portable Aerosol System (PAS) or other mechanical aerosol generator (MAG) is gaining in popularity with pest management professionals for tricky bed bug and cockroach jobs. We’ve heard of PMPs using it to treat not only the large voids behind walls and equipment but also small spots like the open runs of a bed frame, around switch plates, inside soda dispensers and even dishwasher control panels. Here are some tips for using Transport Mikron insecticide in a Micro-Injector, Actisol, B&G PAS or other MAG: First, ensure your MAG (or application equipment) is regularly maintained/serviced and functioning properly before each use. Find support and technical assistance on the manufacturer web site or by calling their 1-800 numbers. Remember that Transport Mikron in a MAG machine is labeled for crack and crevice, deep harborage, spot and general surface treatments, not for broadcast spray or turf treatments. Do not allow the product to enter any drain during or after application. This is especially important when treating equipment in commercial kitchens like dishwashers and sinks. Look closely to ensure the insecticide will not run off into a drain or be flushed down later. When using a MAG machine, wear long pants, a long sleeve shirt, protective eyewear, gloves and a respirator approved by NIOSH. When you are mixing the product, the respirator is not needed (unless you are in an unventilated space). Mix 1.25oz/gal of Transport Mikron in a clean pump sprayer before adding it to the MAG machine. Once mixed, transfer the finished dilution to the MAG machine. Double check the machine before you...