JUNE 2019

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Suspend flexx particle on wood artist impression

SUSPEND FLEXX – FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

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.

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Pest Control Conferences 2019

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!

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CASE MOTHS

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?

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Blue ant

BLUE ANT

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’?

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STEAK OR CAKE? TASTE TESTING WITH ANTS

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?

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German cockroach with egg case

HOW TO GET RID OF …

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…

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