THE BIG WET BRINGS ON MOSQUITOES – PEST MANAGERS CAN HELP REDUCE THE INCIDENCE OF ROSS RIVER AND BARMAH FOREST VIRUSES

South-east Queensland and northern NSW had more than double the average number of cases of Ross River Virus in 2015.

Now south-eastern Australia has had massive rains over winter and, as the temperatures rise, the insects are out and about – including mosquitoes capable of transmitting viruses.

THERE IS A ‘CONFUSED FLOUR BEETLE’ BUT THERE ALSO APPEARS TO BE CONFUSION OVER A SMALL FLY -Drosophila spp.

“Drain flies” or “fermentation flies” are accepted coverall names for vinegar fly, phorid fly and moth fly (no one fly is called a drain or fermentation fly). 

The vinegar fly, Drosophila spp  (sometimes called the common fruit fly) should not be confused with  flies belonging to the family Tephritidae which are the fruit flies that are economic pests in fruit production, such as the Queensland fruit fly, Bactrocera  tryoni.

Recommendations by Bayer

The Australian Professional Pest Control Market is spoilt for choice when it comes to cockroach gels. There are a broad selection of toxicants, matrices and colours. But have you ever considered why? How do you cut through the product ‘claims’ and look for the right attributes in a gel to suit a given situation. Let’s take a look at a number of common use patterns and set some ‘must haves’ when we are evaluating the options out there.

Include in your Flea and Cockroach treatments for outstanding results.
By Jeffrey Einam, Technical and Regulatory Affairs Manager, Bayer Environmental Science, ANZ

Starycide is a registered product for control of fleas, cockroaches and silverfish. It can best be described as an Insect Growth Regulator (IGR) and is designed primarily as a tank mix partner with residual sprays.

What makes Starycide different to most other registered IGR’s on the market?

The main differences between Starycide and other IGR’s are its mode of action and its residual control.