Online Training and CEU Webinar for PMP

 

The mandatory quarantine and social gathering ban have made training and continuing education almost impossible. To help PMPs who have difficulty fulfilling training needs and to earn CEU credits in this difficult business climate, EcoRaider is sponsoring a monthly series of webinars – starting with first one on April 28th – that will deliver topics that interest most PMPs such as mosquito control IPM, perimeter pest management and other important areas.

No matter if you are an experienced technician or a new hire, you will find the series helpful. PMPs in certain states can earn credits through these seminars and more state approvals are on the way as the program continues. Below is the schedule for the first three webinars:

Choose and click each of the webinar for registration:

 

Upcoming:

Completed:

  • Perimeter Pest Control – Tue, May 19th, 2 pm MT / 4 pm ET (Credits in FL, CO, GA, UT, NM, and CO) 
  • Minimum Risk Mosquito Control  – Tue, April 28th 2 pm MT / 4 pm ET ( Credits in CO, NM, GA & TN)

Instructions of how to receive CEU credits from each state will be given during the webinar.

About Webinar Host

 

Webinars will be presented by Dennis Judy and Ed DeMask. Dennis Judy has spent 18 years as National Technical Manager for Orkin and 17 years as Training Director with Allgood Pest Solutions. He is former chairman of the Georgia Pest Control Association (GPCA) , a GPCA Hall of Fame member and Co-Chairman of GPCA Education Committee and currently serves as technical advisor for EcoRaider. DeMask is a longtime sales and marketing specialist in the pest control industry, having supported companies like Syngenta, FMC and more.

ER-3 reveals the next generation of mosquito and general pest control with triple action, breakthrough formula

North Bergen, NJ, SEPTEMBER 28, 2018 – With mosquito-borne diseases in the United States at an all-time high and their impact widespread, EcoRaider emerges with timely announcement of ER-3, their next generation mosquito and pest control product. This affordable pest treatment is the easiest and most cost-effective way for pest control professionals to increase mosquito program revenues with a green, 25b exempt product that does not require spray notifications. In a crowded market, EcoRaider ER-3 stands out above the rest with a solution that not only terminates adult mosquito populations, but offers spatial repellency to keep mosquitoes from the area and kills larvae to prevent future generations. This triple action formula replaces other larvicide treatments, saving you on product costs and service time

 

“EcoRaider ER-3 worked well. I liked being able to treat drains and plantings with one product.”

-Randy Martin, Manager, Hometec Exterminating, Alpharetta,GA

 

Mosquitos are the deadliest creatures globally by annual number of human deaths and birth defects. In an effort to keep homeowners and their families safe while remaining eco-friendly, this triple action breakthrough formula is effective, yet green and non-toxic for children, pets and wildlife.

When it comes to increasing revenue and reducing treatment times, EcoRaider ER-3 is the clear solution. It can be diluted down by 4-8 oz per finished gallon and used for triple action mosquito treatment as well as other dilution ratios for general pest control purposes. Safe and efficient, this treatment can be used for more than residential neighborhoods. Pest professionals can now grow their businesses beyond backyards by expanding their offerings to include special events such as outdoor parties, weddings, festivals and more. As a triple action formula, EcoRaider ER-3 reduces treatment times, delivers lasting spatial repellency, and provides cost-efficient results in one treatment.

EcoRaider ER-3 is a 25b minimum risk pest control product and can be used with fewer restrictions yet delivers high effectiveness that can outperform traditional pesticides.

EcoRaider ER-3 will be available at a distributor near you starting Nov, 2018. For more information visit ecoraiderpmp.com/er3.

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Missed Dennis Judy’s March 14 Webinar on Bed Bug Resistance? Watch it Here!

If you missed it, check out the March 14 webinar on bed bug resistance by Dennis Judy. In the webinar, Judy examined all aspects of resistance as well as how to combat it.

Resistance is the issue of synthetic pesticides becoming less effective over time in killing or controlling various pests. As species of pests evolve, they become more resistant to existing chemicals and harder to control. Judy, a longtime industry expert, discussed resistance overall, how it came to occur, best practices for resistance management, and the products that are experiencing issues with bed bug resistance.

Here’s a link to the recording!

https://www.gotostage.com/channel/b598dfa9867946d79b96efa9388c27ea

Congrats to Our Giveaway Winners and Thanks for Visiting the EcoRaider Booth at PestWorld 2017!

We had an incredible show at PestWorld 2017 in Baltimore this October but it would mean nothing without those of you who visited our booth and took part in our giveaways – thank you very much from all of us at EcoRaider!

EcoRaider is every PMP’s must-have product for successful and safe pest management control. It provides unrivaled efficacy for the eradication of bed bugs as a green product and can also be used on mosquitoes, roaches, ants, and for other perimeter treatment needs. EcoRaider delivers unrivaled performance by nature!

EcoRaider was also lucky to have Bill Hastings, Director of Special Services for suburban Chicago-based Rose Pest Solutions, working in our booth throughout the show. Hastings has been an EcoRaider customer for more than three years, and he volunteered to share his many positive experiences using the product for bed bugs and other insects with PMPs visiting our booth.

We gave away a GoPro Camera and two Amazon Echos during the first three days of the show – creating a lot of smiles while sharing the details about the industry’s leading green bed bug solution.

PMPs in the United States who submitted business cards or had their badges scanned will hear from our sales representatives directly, while those professionals from overseas will be followed-up by our corporate office. We appreciate your interest in EcoRaider and we’re looking forward to serving you as a customer.

About EcoRaider
EcoRaider is a highly efficacious botanical-based bio-insecticide that can be applied anywhere bed bugs or ants are found without restriction. It carries no signal words or cautions and has no label restrictions or precautions on usage.

Because EcoRaider is a green product, it is an ideal fit for sensitive accounts and environments where low-impact methods are advised. These include college dorms, senior-living facilities, managed-care and assisted-living housing, schools, health-care facilities, public housing, multi-family, and hotels.

If you weren’t able to visit our booth during the show and want to learn more about the product, visit www.ecoraiderpmp.com. Also, follow us on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

EcoRaider Featured in Two-Page Article in PCT Magazine about Effective Green Bed Bug Solutions

EcoRaider – the leading green bed bug product on the market, was featured in December’s issue of PCT Magazine in an article discussing effective green solutions for bed bug control. Click below to view the article as a PDF.

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Chicago-Based Rose Pest Solutions Relies on Using EcoRaider® to Control Bed Bugs

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For the fourth year, Chicago has been placed on top of the list of cities with the worst bed bug problems. For Rose Pest Solutions, it’s nothing new.

What has been new is the use of EcoRaider bio-insecticide as a green, natural solution for bed bugs. Rose handles much of northern Illinois and has affiliated pest control firms in other nearby markets such as northern Indiana.

According to Bill Hastings, Director of Special Services for Rose Pest Solutions Chicago, EcoRaider has made a big difference in their bed bug protocol.

“We use EcoRaider as part of our heat treatment services for bed bugs,” he said. “We spray EcoRaider before applying heat to immediately knock down the bed bug populations … EcoRaider has helped us increase our percent control and reduce our bed bug callbacks.”

Hastings says that his technicians tried out the product and came back requesting to use it regularly and that’s how Rose implemented it into its program.

“I gave it to several of our technicians to use and their feedback was, ‘We want more of this stuff,’ which is usually a sign it works,” said Hastings. “I went out and tested it myself and had bed bugs dying four to six seconds after coming in contact with the product which impressed me.

“It acts quickly and fits into our integrated approach to bed bug management that includes heat and conventional pesticide treatments,” says Hastings. “We take it with us on our inspection visits and if we spot bed bugs can we apply it to stop the spread of the infestation and provide the customer with some immediate emotional relief.”

EcoRaider, available at distributors throughout the country, quickly kills bed bugs on all stages without adversary environmental effects. The product, named “the most effective bio-insecticide for bed bugs” by Entomological Society of America-published lab data in the Journal of Economic Entomology, offers PMPs a variety of benefits. Its uncompromising field performance comparing to leading pesticides are proven in recent report by USDA IR4 Public Health Pesticide Program.

EcoRaider offers ready-to-use, naturally derived bio-insecticide that can be applied anywhere bed bugs are found without restriction. EcoRaider can be used in various sensitive environments, including schools, health-care facilities and public spaces.

For more information, visit https://ecoraiderpmp.com/ or call (201) 751-0011. Also, follow EcoRaider on our social sites on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

INTERVIEW: How Bad are Bed Bugs? This month’s Interview is with a Midwest Housing Authority Executive Director

This month’s EcoRaider Interview is with Michelle Perkins, Executive Director of The Housing Authority of the County of DeKalb. Home to Northern Illinois University, DeKalb is about 75-90 minutes west of downtown Chicago.

ECO: How much of a problem are bed bugs?

MP: It’s a national epidemic and even though we are incredibly proactive and our pest control firm is great and they have great documentation sometimes you just have more reclusive tenants that keep to themselves or they have shame with the bed bug stigma so the only time we find out is when it traveled to another unit.

We try to let them know it’s a part of quality living and it’s not about being dirty, it’s an issue and they were brought in from somewhere. Bed bugs will travel, they will hitchhike and it’s not that they have necessarily done something wrong. We’ve tried to demystify that.

ECO: Is there any pushback from residents?

MP: The biggest issue is trying to get them to comply. The procedures are somewhat complex when there’s an infestation so having the tenant bag everything in a clean bag put it in the free dryer to clean everything, and then put everything in a new clean bag while we’re working to get the unit decluttered – that is the biggest stumbling block.

ECO: Where are most of the bed bugs found?

MP: Definitely in the mattresses and you’ll find them in a Lay-Z-Boy or in couches. They’ll generally be there but they can hide everywhere: in dressers, cracks in wood, in outlets and they travel and hitchhike on shoes and backpacks on seats in theaters, planes and buses. Kids leave with backpacks and go everywhere with them and there’s all sorts of contact.

When someone is suspected of bed bugs, either they’ll come notify us or our pest management professional will find it during an inspection and come tell us that they think we have a live situation and we’ll have to talk about treatment and go from there. Bed bugs can lay dormant for like 18 months without a blood meal so without a mattress encasement or getting rid of them completely, they’ll come back again.

ECO: Are there any trends regarding bed bugs?

MP: People are paying more attention now. We are in a college town and there’s lots of college housing and any multi-family housing that’s where you’ll see the problems. I know you see them in single-family homes but it’s a much bigger problem in multi-family units. The fact that the bed bug issue is being talked about in city codes and in the media, and tenants are complaining to landlords wondering who’s responsible who’s the bad guy … That conversation is continuing to be had as people are paying more attention to the issue.

ECO: Do you use encasements?

MP: Yes we purchased them on a grant and the residents could pay us back $10 a month and that would allow them to use it. It helped and they were happy about it and they wanted them. It’s a good thing to do too because it’s proactive.

ECO: How important is it to have a Green or Natural bed bug solution?

MP: It’s very important. We don’t use any chemicals. Green responsibility is something that’s incredibly important to us. Also so many tenants have sensitive needs like respiratory situations and some fear the chemicals so we have a handful of units that are literally designated as “no spray.” The heat treatment is not a full solution you have to be 100 percent prepared to fight bed bugs. You can apply heat in one part and green products in another but there’s no perfect solution.

ECO: What advice would you give to a peer who handles bed bug situations at another housing authority?

MP: The worst thing you can do is panic. Be diligent and open the lines of communication. If you panic you’ll set off all sorts of bells and whistles and that stops the communication and that’s the key to getting things done. You have to be diligent and follow up and stay on top of it.

Ecology Environmental Professionals Leans on EcoRaider® to Control Tough New York City Bed Bugs

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Arnold Castro is a true bed bug pest management professional – he works in the largest city in the country and the entire focus of his business is bed bug control.

One of his largest challenges has been finding the right product to provide a great deal of bed bug control, while also providing a green, natural solution because that’s the focus of his Company, Ecology Environmental Professionals.

One of his vendors recommended that he try EcoRaider®, a botanical bio-insecticide that delivers a fast, effective and green bed bug solution. Even more important, EcoRaider is all natural.

“I focus on eco-friendly products and EcoRaider was superior to other products because it had so many more advantages than other standard products,” Castro said. “It doesn’t leave stains and we use it on everything: wood, plastic, any surface and it doesn’t leave a stain.

“There are other products that are effective and they leave stains or they might damage a surface. So we find EcoRaider doesn’t do that so it’s a big difference from other products.”

Sensitive environments are very much a big part of Ecology’s business, specifically areas where most products cannot be utilized because of the active ingredients.

“With EcoRaider, we use it in hospitals, clinics, facilities, offices, apartment buildings, homes, everywhere. EcoRaider works everywhere we use it. It’s very good for sensitive areas and that’s very important because you don’t want to treat a clinic or hospital knowing you’ll leave a dangerous residue on their premises.

“You’re using a product with EcoRaider that’s eco-friendly and yes you’re leaving a residue but this is all natural.”

Castro relies on EcoRaider so much that he has his residential customers keep trial size products on hand to use for preventative measures.

“I have them order it and use it regularly as a preventative,” Castro said. “I tell them not to wait for a problem but to be proactive and eliminate the problem because if you take a trip and stay at a hotel you have a risk of bringing back bed bugs. It’s a very proactive way of protecting yourself in a natural way from bed bugs.”

EcoRaider, available at distributors throughout the country, quickly kills bed bugs on all stages without adversary environmental effects. The product, named “the most effective bio-insecticide for bed bugs” by Entomological Society of America-published lab data in the Journal of Economic Entomology, offers PMPs a variety of benefits. Its uncompromising field performance comparing to leading pesticides are proven in recent report by USDA IR4 Public Health Pesticide Program.

EcoRaider offers ready-to-use, naturally derived bio-insecticide that can be applied anywhere bed bugs are found without restriction. EcoRaider can be used in various sensitive environments, including schools, health-care facilities and public spaces.

For more information, visit https://ecoraiderpmp.com/ or call (201) 751-0011. Also, follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn.

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Washington-Based Eden Advanced Pest Technologies Uses EcoRaider® to Control Bed Bugs in Shelters, Hotels

SEATTLE, Washington – While much of the media spotlight on the bed bug infestation the last several years has been on the East coast and Midwest – Michele Cruzat knows that the problem is no less important out West.

As Bed Bug Operations Manager for Olympia, Washington-based Eden Advanced Pest Technologies, Cruzat has been focused on contro

lling a pest infestation that has been penetrating just about every type of customer sector – from hotels, hospitals and apartments to senior-living centers, residential homes and apartment complexes.

During her work trying to help a local shelter control its bed bug problem, Cruzat teamed up with the University of Washington to test bed bugs because they weren’t responding to typical treatment methods. As it turned out, the strains of bed bugs were completely resistant to pyrethrins and pyrethroids, leaving Cruzat without a solid bed bug solution.

Her contact at the university introduced her to EcoRaider®, a botanical bio-insecticide that has since given her a fast, effective and green bed bug solution – one that works in every setting.

“Using EcoRaider made a huge difference for us,” Cruzat said. “We were using conventional chemical products – we tried many things and none were getting it under control and we were treating every two weeks. Once we started using EcoRaider we saw a difference immediately.

“I’d say within a few weeks we saw a drastic reduction in the bed bug population. We haven’t seen a bed bug in the shelter itself in months – at this point we are spot treating every two weeks with EcoRaider and it’s working incredibly.”

According to Cruzat, who has crews covering much of the Seattle and Olympia markets, her technicians are so convinced that EcoRaider is the product of choice for eliminating bed bugs that it has become part of regular protocol.

“We have technicians who quickly made it their everyday, primary pesticide – and it has become a main protocol. The bulk of our work is low income apartments, but we also do hotels, mainstream apartment complexes, residential homes, senior housing, office buildings and more – we’re using it in all of these areas.

“EcoRaider is great to use in sensitive areas. With most products, you can only use them in cracks and crevices but with EcoRaider you can use a broad spectrum – you can spray full areas and that’s super valuable to a pest technician. We love the product.”

EcoRaider, available at distributors throughout the country, quickly kills bed bugs on all stages without adversary environmental effects. The product, named “the most effective bio-insecticide for bed bugs” by Entomological Society of America-published lab data in the Journal of Economic Entomology, offers PMPs a variety of benefits. Its uncompromising field performance comparing to leading pesticides are proven in recent report by USDA IR4 Public Health Pesticide Program.

EcoRaider offers ready-to-use, naturally derived bio-insecticide that can be applied anywhere bed bugs are found without restriction. EcoRaider can be used in various sensitive environments, including schools, health-care facilities and public spaces.

For more information, visit https://ecoraiderpmp.com/ or call (201) 751-0011. Also, follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn.

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EcoRaider® Bio-Insecticide Expands Application Use to Include Perimeter Ant Control

EcoRaider®, the botanical bio-insecticide that gives Pest Management Professionals a fast, effective, and green bed bug solution with residual, is now effective for ant control applications.

EcoRaider is a botanical-based, broad spectrum bio-insecticide that has been very effective against bed bugs. The new application for ant control provides a strong natural solution that delivers both an immediate kill and long-term residual against ants.

Research by Purdue University’s Grzegorz Buczkowski, Ph.D., associate professor in the school’s Center for Urban and Industrial Pest Management, shows that EcoRaider provides a number of key benefits, including:

  • Kills ants on contact in one minute
  • Repels ants for up to four weeks
  • Prevents foraging ants from penetrating structures
  • Disrupts existing ant trails

This new application of EcoRaider gives Pest Management Professionals a proven bio-insecticide for perimeter treatments that not only has a fast knockdown, but a long residual. The quick kill EcoRaider provides is ideal for eliminating perimeter ants immediately, while the residual lasts for up to four weeks – making a difference in keeping an infestation from coming back.

EcoRaider’s residual strength lies in its ability to repel ants for weeks, breaking their natural trails and disrupting infestation problems near a structure. In addition, EcoRaider is an indoor / outdoor product with no caution words making it ideal for homes with children or pets. The product also delivers a natural solution that allows PMPs to “Go Green Effectively.”

The product carries no signal words or cautions, has no label restrictions or precautions on usage, and is a green product, making it an ideal fit for sensitive accounts and environments where low-impact methods are advised. It also can be incorporated with other treatment methods such as heat or steam.

About EcoRaider

EcoRaider is a ready-to-use, naturally derived bio-insecticide that can be applied anywhere ants or bed bugs are found without restriction. EcoRaider can be used in various environments, including schools, health-care facilities and public spaces.

For more information, visit https://ecoraiderpmp.com/ or call (201) 751-0011. Also, follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn.