Pest Geek Podcast: EcoRaider 25b BioPesticide Bed Bug Control With Dennis Judy

Pest Geek Podcast is hosted by Franklin Hernandez, the founder of NaturePest and a Certified Pest Control Operator in General Household Pests and Lawn and Ornamental Pest Control in the State of Florida as well as a Certified Horticultural Specialist From Miami Dade College. Frank is also also a State Certified Best Management Instructor.

Dennis Judy started his career with Orkin, and later was the training director at Allgood Pest Solutions and Hometeam Pest Defense, Judy
is a member of the Georgia Pest Control Association’s Hall of Fame.

He currently serves as the part-time technical consultant for EcoRaider, assisting in the field research and development, and the preparation of webinars, training materials for pest management professionals, distributors and representatives.

Efficacy of an Essential Oil-Based Pesticide for Controlling Bed Bug Infestations in Apartment Buildings

Rutgers University entomology department, headed by Dr. Changlu Wang, considers bed bugs to be among the most difficult urban pests to get under control.

But in apartments, getting control of bed bugs is even more difficult, considering the transient nature of the residents. In addition, bed bugs are very good at traveling through walls, electric outlets, switches, and others voids between apartments.

But according to a study by Dr. Wang and his colleagues published in the Spring 2015 issue of the IR-4 Enewsletter, the results show that synthetic products provide questionable performance because of resistance issues.

“Unfortunately, the efficacy of synthetic consumer products labeled for bed bugs is questionable because most field bed bug populations currently exhibit moderate to high levels of resistance to pyrethroids.

“The poor efficacy of the available bed bug control products can lead to chronic infestations, frequent treatments, use of off-label products by consumers, or the spread of the infestation into adjoining premises in multiple occupancy dwellings.”

This shows the importance of using a variety of products, specifically handling an IPM program that is geared by a green or natural solution like EcoRaider. By using EcoRaider, there are no resistance issues to worry about because the ingredients are all botanical.

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.

For more information, visit https://ecoraiderpmp.com/ or call 1-800-338-0212. Also, follow us on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

EcoRaider Certified Under USDA BioPreferred Program

Reneotech, the manufacturer of EcoRaider green pest control products, has announced that EcoRaider has been certified under the USDA’s BioPreferred Program as being Biobased.

For Pest Management Professionals (PMPs) this means the use of EcoRaider is essentially backed and proven by the USDA. This is just another reason to sell EcoRaider as the lead bed bug control product or as the core product in a pest control firm’s green program.

“This is a breakthrough for EcoRaider, which has already been accepted by PMPs throughout the country as the leading green bed bug control solution,” said Todd Zon, Reneotech Vice President.

“Now it’s huge to be able to tell PMPs that EcoRaider is not only backed but certified by the USDA. Very few companies achieve this designation so we’re extremely proud that we can use this to help tell the story of EcoRaider.”

Being a Biobased product means that EcoRaider has achieved third-party verification as containing renewable plant, marine, or forestry-based resources.

EcoRaider is a plant-based bio-insecticide that formulated with botanical extracts as active ingredients. It does not contain any chemical pesticide and all of the ingredients are generally recognized as safe and bio-degradable.

The BioPreferred program is a USDA-led initiative designed to assist in the development and expansion of markets for bio-based products. Created by the 2002 Farm Bill and expanded as part of the 2014 Farm Bill, BioPreferred is transforming the marketplace for biobased goods through mandatory purchasing requirements for federal agencies and contractors, as well as voluntary product certification and labeling.

The new Biobased seal will start to appear on product package in summer 2017. For more information, visit http://ecoraiderusa.com/ or call 1-800-338-0212. Also, follow us on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

Public Housing Pest Expert Bill Hastings of Rose Pest Control to Talk Bed Bug Prevention at the EcoRaider Booth at PHADA Chicago on May 1

Bill Hastings, Director of Special Services for Chicago’s Rose Pest Control and a renowned public housing pest control expert, will be the featured guest in the EcoRaider booth at Phada Chicago on May 1st. Hastings will be sharing bed bug prevention tips and will answer questions about bed bug infestations in public housing facilities.

Rose Pest Control, based in Chicago’s north suburbs, is one of the leading pest control firms in the midwest. Hastings is known throughout the pest control industry nationally as an expert in dealing with pests in public housing, and for knowing the types of products that work best to control insects of all types.

EcoRaider is used by Rose Pest Control instead of conventional pesticides because it delivers powerful performance without a toxic chemical. Hastings will discuss his experience handling all types of bed bug infestations in public housing and will help PHADA members discuss their own difficulties handling bed bugs and give tips.

The top performing natural bed bug solution, EcoRaider is a non-toxic plant-based formula, which is all-natural and safe for humans and pets. EcoRaider comes with no signal words therefore it can be used almost anywhere without vacating tenants. EcoRaider causes none to minimum skin irritation. In addition, EcoRaider is in compliance with the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) GRAS (Generally Recognized as Safe) standard, however it provides uncompromising insecticidal performance compared to top professional pesticides.

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 are not attending PHADA Chicago, visit our website to learn more about EcoRaider. Also, follow us on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

Seattle-Based DESC Uses EcoRaider® to Control Bed Bugs in Homeless Shelters

Bed bugs are a tough problem to deal with in any scenario. But in public shelters bed bugs can could potentially cause the homeless to move away from using the facility, giving it a bad name.

Sondra Nielsen, Director of Facilities and Asset Management for Downtown Emergency Service Center (DESC), wanted to avoid that situation when she started realizing that synthetic chemicals were unable to kill bed bugs in her shelters because a resistance had been built up to them.

DESC is a nonprofit organization of nearly 600 professional staff, board members, and community volunteers fighting to serve every aspect of Seattle’s homeless. According to Nielsen, once the pesticides were unable to solve her problem she turned to EcoRaider based on a referral.

“It’s been huge for us, it’s been tremendously huge for us,” said Nielsen. “EcoRaider was recommended to me by Dr. Fang Zhu at Washington State University and I then asked our pest management company Eden Pest Control about it and they were preliminarily using it in some locations already.

“But based on Dr. Fang Zhu’s research showing it was very effective against bed bugs I was convinced it would make sense to use EcoRaider and in the end, we would have to perform fewer treatments and save money by using it in our shelter environments. That’s exactly what happened, EcoRaider eliminated the bed bug infestation in our main shelter and two of our smaller shelters and although periodically we have hitchhikers we do not have infestations.”

As Bed Bug Operations Manager for Olympia, Washington-based Eden, Michele Cruzat has been focused on controlling 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.

The strains of bed bugs were completely resistant to pyrethrins and pyrethroids, leaving Cruzat without a solid bed bug solution until she continued using EcoRaider.

“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 a drastic reduction in the bed bug population. We haven’t seen a bed bug infestation again in any shelter – 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.

“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 Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

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EcoRaider® Sponsors PCT’s First Bed Bug Virtual Conference – Watch It Online Below

EcoRaider is proud to have sponsored the first-ever PCT Bed Bug Virtual Conference in April. The conference featured presentations by Dr. Stephen Kells, University of Minnesota, Dr. Susan Jones, The Ohio State University, and Dr. Richard Cooper, Cooper Pest Solutions.

For those unable to attend the conference or those wanting to review the material again, we have attached a link to the presentations here. Below you can watch the two videos EcoRaider put together – a presentation by Sales Associate Vicki Holst and a testimonial from PMP Ace Jackson, owner of Coach Pest Solutions in Benton Harbor, Michigan. You can view all of the conference’s presentations online.

Ace Jackson PMP Testimonial

Vicki Holst EcoRaider Presentation

 

EcoRaider® Introduces ER-22 Concentrate, Another Proven Bed Bug Solution

Reneotech announces the launch of ER-22, a concentrate formulation of its popular botanical EcoRaider Insect Killer.

ER-22 refers to the product’s 2x strength of the existing RTU formula. EcoRaider is used by Pest Management Professionals (PMPs) as an efficient and green solution that delivers both quick kill and strong residual for bed bug and other pest control.

EcoRaider-ER22-1GL

The current RTU formula of EcoRaider is industry tested against bed bugs including resistant populations. ER-22 by EcoRaider delivers the same performance with better cost to end users and provides effective control for all environments, especially sensitive ones.

In addition to bed bugs, ER-22 also includes perimeter ant control on the label. A field study by Purdue University proved that it delivers a one-minute kill and leaves behind a four-week residual against odorous house ants. ER-22 is diluted up to a 1:1 ratio for bed bugs treatment and 5:1 for perimeter ant applications.

According to Todd Zon, vice president of Reneotech, the manufacturer of EcoRaider, the new product gives PMPs a more powerful tool in the fight against bed bugs and other pests.

“It is a product that PMPs have been asking for so this is a direct response to an industry need,” said Zon.

Available from distributors nationwide, ER-22 will come in a one-gallon jug and can be purchased in cases of four.

ER-22 by EcoRaider 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.

These include senior-living facilities, managed-care and assisted-living housing, public housing, multi-family, hospitals and hotels. It can be incorporated with other treatment methods such as heat or steam.

About EcoRaider

EcoRaider is a highly efficacious botanical-based bio-insecticide that can be applied anywhere bed bugs or ants are found without restriction. EcoRaider can be used in various settings, including schools, health-care facilities and public spaces.

For more information, visit https://ecoraiderpmp.com/ or call 1-800-338-0212. Also, follow us on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

Visit the EcoRaider Booth #440 at PestWorld This Week!

Visit Our Booth! EcoRaider® Bio-Insecticide Now Effective for Ant Control!

Visit the EcoRaider Booth (#440) and learn about the control, residual and high efficacy of EcoRaider! This show we’re debuting a new application for EcoRaider – ants!

The new application for ant control provides a strong natural solution that delivers both an immediate kill and long-term residual against ants. Also, learn how you can get one free gallon of EcoRaider as part of our trial program!

EcoRaider® Fall Promotion Geared to Bed Bugs: Buy Four Gallons Get One Free

EcoRaider®, the botanical bio-insecticide that gives Pest Management Professionals a fast, effective and green bed bug solution with residual, is now available in a “Buy Four Gallons, Get One Free” promotion from Sept. 1st through Nov. 30th.

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.

More and more PMPs have added EcoRaider into their bed bug tool box. Technicians that have used EcoRaider in bed bug jobs experienced a quick knockdown and immediate kill, while providing an extensive residual to ensure for continued performance against bed bugs.

“EcoRaider has helped us increase our percent control and reduce our bed bug callbacks,” according to Bill Hastings, Technical Director of Rose Pest Solutions in Chicago.

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 can be used as primary treatment or incorporated with other t methods such as heat or steam.

Pest management professionals placing orders of gallon size EcoRaider RTU Insect Killer through pest control industry distributors during 09/01/2015 -11/31/2015 can participate the program. Pest professionals can submit invoices from distributors to: order@ecoraiderpmp.com by 12/31/2015 to receive one free gallon for every 4 gallons ordered.

About EcoRaider

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.