Good morning Frank. This is Jeff McGovern the pest COACH. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR ALLOWING ME for yet another appearance if you will. on the pest geek podcast. up what I wanted to discuss. briefly today. is the success rate that we’ve been having with the natures defense rodent repellent.
Natures Defense Rodent Repellent System
And of course we interviewed Mark Wiser R A year ago this January in reference to the product. And since then we have done a tremendous amount of work with it. And I just wanted to share that. with some of the folks out there because I think what’s happening here. is we’re seeing a serious change. in the way that rodent control can be done.
And the way it can be done with a far more aggressive posture from the PMP. Because if we’re depending upon bait stations. and traps. and glue boards. essentially what we’re doing.
Is a passive process. In other words we put something out and we sit back and wait. Now if we’re doing rodent exclusion maybe that’s a nudge toward something more aggressive because we’re slamming a door.
But with the natures defense product what you’re doing is punching them in the face.
It’s extremely effective for causing a change in the activity of a rodent population.
Virtually immediately and with the PMP as we have in the field right now actually all over the United States using the product. One single thing seems to stand out and that’s the fact that once they make the application of the natures defense material they notice an immediate change. In the way the rodent population is reacting.
And what I’m talking about here is sometimes they shift to a different area within the site. Other times they leave the site completely.
Other times they apparently just disappear and don’t come back and other times they make repeated attempts to get back into the site. And we have to go back and punch him in the face again because the site is so incredibly attractive has a history of attracting rodents. But you know what. the material is always effective. And the other thing that you can do is take your trapping device is your glue boards and your bait stations and put those in the designated zones that you set up.
With your professional PMP experience and take the population down because nature’s defense doesn’t reduce it. Nature’s defense shifts it. So in other words it allows us to be in control rather than us bowing to the control of the rodent populations as a whole. It’s an extremely effective way to deal with rodents. Now one of the other changes that’s occurred is originally.
We had the material in four ounce packets and these are packets wrapped in a permeable plastic. They come in a pouch. Well normally and you open the pouch and remove the packet and the packet is your placement device. In other words it’s perfect on one end. You can hang it if you care to. And we usually say for example in an attic. you’re going to put it. maybe a foot or so off that back to the. attic. all the way around. the product. That’ll allow it to move within the space and affect the rodent.
The other thing you may want to consider doing is putting it into a housing box. And traditionally the ones we’ve been using are the IBS boxes from VM products which you can get through universal. And you want to place them on a middle tray position in there to make sure that airflow is adequate.
Now we have also the loose granular. That’s another one of the original products. The loose granules you would put around the structure or the site and you would do that at one pound per hundred lineal feet. And the material comes in a variety variety of packaging but a lot of PMP is like that three pound bag because that three pound bag can also be the sprinkling device so to speak. but that material around the outside will permeate into the soil. It’ll permeate that into the concrete and the asphalt. And over time it actually builds up. So that what you’re dealing with now is a rodent control or rodent repellent process that continues on.
And you make the applications once a month. the newest member of the family. is the liquid material. Now the liquid material is what is in the packets and in the loose granules anyway.
Now we’ve made it available by itself. so you can put it into a sprayer or some other type of application device and literally squirt it into those zones where you’re having trouble. What we’ve seen very successful.
Don for example is PMP Ps that are making quick liquid applications around the perimeter of a building maybe in the expansion joint near a doorway concrete as fault zones or where you’ve got pipes and penetrations going in rodents are using them. There’s no attempt being made at rodent proofing but you know you’ve got the four inch hole and one inch pipe.
Go ahead and give it a shot of the liquid because that’s going to turn those animals and push them away. We’re also looking into the future of this. Can we take the liquid and put it out with something like a U well V. I believe we can and we’re looking into that right now to increase the level of activity we can get because the liquid is blinding fast. I mean it tells that rodent population not here not now.
Go away and smacks them upside the head punches them in the face and every time that you go back to the site the rodents are attempting to get in that same thing takes mice and they get tired of it and they relocate. Course. I guess.
If you look at it this way maybe we’re seeing additional accounts for our business as we move rodents out of one side. They may attempt to get into another that we don’t service yet.
So maybe we have to go into that old cloverleaf ring routine we learned many many years ago with sales calls. But what I’m finding is that the nature’s defence product really puts control back into the hands of the PMP and that’s where it should be. Because when I make site visits around the country and I do this randomly when I’m working in the field the number of times I find rodent control equipment. broken damaged and UN service is awful. and I’m looking at situations just close to where I live in Florida where the only chance we’ve got.
Is to use nature’s defense because there’s no organization to the rodent control at all particularly in a shopping center where you might have multiple businesses with multiple pumps and they’re not even talking to one another. So you’ve got for example.
Different zones in a shopping center serviced by one company another company on the other side another company behind another company above whatever it takes. And the Roman control is totally disorganized.
And nothing good is happening. The repellent puts it all back into the control the PMP is.
And we’ve seen situations where tiny little pest control company is little owner operator companies are taking the services away from very large firms because the little companies are working for the landlord and large companies are working for the various tenants they’re failing the company working for the landlord is taking the rodents out and moving them away using nature’s defense.
So what you have here is a very effective new product line. Oh and by the way for those of you that might be dealing with oddball stuff say iguanas for example. we’re using nature’s defense liquid materials now.
In the southeast portion of the United States Florida on a lot of resorts and properties down there where the iguanas come in and devastate like a herd of deer. So you pull into that beautiful resort you see the sign and the foliage is gone. It’s all chewed to a nub. by three and four foot lizards that are just chowing down on everything. Well the nature’s defense product tells them you need to leave. It pushes them away as well. So one more effective material that you can use. We’ve also had superb results with nature’s defense with snakes with rabbits with moles with all types of past that damage areas. We recently had a situation with moles using the liquid application where the nature’s defense was applied. The area was mowed by the homeowner. within a short period of time afterwards and of course the Burrows were crushed.
When we went out to do an assessment on it. We actually took a bird a la X which is the machine that pushes the carbon monoxide with a smoke. down into the burrows.
And all the areas inside the treated zone. We didn’t get penetration to a burrow one foot or two because they were dead Burrows. They were burrows that we could run them off with the natures defense and then the mower crushed them outside of the treated zone we had burrows that were up to 80 feet long. and we’ve documented that of course with the smoke going through the burrows. We can track it. So nature’s defense has an awful lot of application potential in every single PMP business. It is as far as I can see right now as we continued development with it. the future of rodent control that will make pest control operators the aggressors in the process. and not. a passive individual standing. By waiting for something to happen. And so once again this is Jeff McGovern the press coach signing off for now. And Frank sir I will turn it back to you.