|Extend the lifetime or your Interscan Furnace:Install a furnace on-off switch, an Interscan which is inactive for more than 30 days often requires the sensor to be refreshed to stabilize drift in readings. This requires running the Interscan for several hours, which can shorten the life of the furnace. Click here for solutions.
|McCloud Services-Pest Invasion 2013
Each year, McCloud Services hosts an educational update for food industry, pest management, and environmental health professionals. The seminar combines hands-on and classroom training on timely topics important in solving food industry issues and maintaining regulatory compliance. Attendees have the opportunity to explore a wide range of topics with instructor interaction and ample time for questions. Click here for signup sheet.
|California Self-Training DocumentsAccording to the California Code of Regulations, Title 3, Division 6, Section 6724, an employer shall assure that employees who handle pesticides have been trained pursuant to the requirements of this section, and that all other provisions of the Section have been complied with for employees who handle pesticides. The employee shall have a written training program and it shall describe the training materials and information that will be provided and used to train his/her employees and identify the person or firm that will provide the training. The training must cover a long list of items specified in this Section, and the employer shall maintain a copy of the training program while in use and for two years after use at a central location at the workplace. Aside from providing “In-House” training for our customers, Cardinal employees are available to provide web-based training through “GoTo Meeting”, and most recently, we have created “Self-Training Documents” which are available for training purposes for each major pesticide product that Cardinal distributes. The purpose of having these documents available would be to allow individual employees receive the required annual training by reading through this document (under the direction of their supervisor), without having the time and effort put forth by their managing supervisor.Currently, we have self-training documents available for aluminum phosphide, magnesium phosphide, ECO2FUME®, ProFume®, Methyl Bromide, Cardinal Food Plant 5-1, and Cardinal Card-O-Vap 8®. These documents are available from our “Downloads” page, at www.cardinalproproducts.com, or by contacting your local Cardinal representative.|
|New Changes to the Rodenticide Risk Mitigation DecisionIn response to concerns from the pest management industry, the EPA has made a revision to their 2008 Risk Mitigation Decision. There have been several instances where the RMD has directly conflicted with common sanitation practices, as well as with many integrated pest management practices of the food processing industry.The concerns addressed were as follows:
Because of these concerns, the EPA has issued several changes to the RMD. These changes are as follows:
Keep in mind that these changes will apply to agricultural and PCO users only.
Please click here to see the EPA’s entire memorandum regarding this matter.
If you have any questions about this topic, feel free to contact your local Cardinal Professional Products representative.
|Cardinal Professional Products Is Pleased to Announce Their 2012 Schedule For Online Product Stewardship Training!Cardinal Professional Products will be hosting online product stewardship training the second Wednesday of each month throughout 2012 for its customers who require training re-certification courses! There are several reasons why this option may be beneficial to you. Click here for more details. Please note: Online courses are ineligible for “continuing education credit hours”|
|New Insert For The Micron Master™!! Cardinal Professional Products now has an insert available for their Micron Master™ series of foggers! This insert is designed to fit inside of the 5 gallon pail holder on the EL3 Cart fogger and generator fogger, and will allow you to securely hold a 2.5 gallon of Card-O-Vap 8®. These can be ordered as an accessory to a new unit or for any existing units you may already own. Please contact us for more information!
|Fumigation Management PlanVersion 5 of the “Fumigation Management Plan” is now available which incorporates the 2010 label changes for metal phosphide fumigants. The most significant changes include:
These changes are only for metal phosphide fumigants, and don’t apply to ProFume® or cylinderized phosphine fumigants.
|Midwest Newsletter!Cardinal Professional Products has launched a brand new newsletter for their Midwest operations! The goal of this publication will be to communicate industry trends, product changes, and other news related to the pest industry.We’ve had a lot of changes in our organization the last couple of years, including the new Midwest office, some new faces on the CA and Midwest teams, and we have some new products and services available to our customers. We’ll also be including some special deals on specific products every issue, so make sure to pay attention! You might save some money! Click Here for all volumes of the newsletter. If you’d like to subscribe to the newsletter, please click here. Make sure to include your name and organization in the email.|
|DTC: Our Pheromone Philosophy At DTC, we are firm believers in the “early warning detection” feature provided by pheromones. We are particularly impressed with the effectiveness of the sex pheromones used for the Indian meal moth, the cigarette beetle, and the warehouse beetle. More Info..... (2717)|
|EPA’s Rodenticide Risk Mitigation Decision Many of us know that the EPA has released a Risk Mitigation Decision with regards to rodenticides, and we have been getting quite a few questions regarding the impact this will have on Pest Management Professionals.Liphatech® has released a summary of the EPA’s Rodenticide Risk Mitigation Decision, along with the proposed timeline and a summary of the label changes that will go into effect. We suggest that you download this summary here on our website: Liphatech® RRMD SummaryThere are some points that both distributors of rodenticides need to be aware of, and some that end users need to be aware of.Please read the summary, and if you have any more questions in regards to the EPA’s decision, please feel free to contact any of us and we will be happy to answer them.|
The Micron-Master EL Series ULV generator fogger is an excellent choice for large scale operations. The unit is mounted on a push cart for maneuverability in large areas and powered by an optional generator which allows for operations without the use of electrical extension cords. Please check out our new additions to the generator fogger in the video just added below.
|Card-O-Vap 8 Stewardship Training In 2011, Cardinal will require stewardship training for all purchasers and users of Card-O-Vap 8. This training is now available on our web-site, which includes a Powerpoint training session, along with an interactive exam. You must pass the exam with a 70% rating (14 out of 20 questions) in order to receive the Stewardship Certificate. Please request access to our “On-line training” page by sending an email to email@example.com.|
|ProFume®, ECO2FUME®, VAPORPH3OS® & Phostoxin® As we transition away from methyl bromide, we have excellent alternative fumigants available for post-harvest treatments of commodities. All fumigants require stewardship training, which is available from Cardinal employees. Please contact your local representative for further information.|
|Introducing CIDETRAK®, from Trecé New mating disruption technology for control of Indian meal moth and related moths available now from Cardinal Professional Products. Why use insecticides when you can suppress moth populations with this new, cost-effective, “green” pest management method. For a brochure, click here.For further information, send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org|
|The Micron-Master EL-3 ULV Fogger has proven to be one of the best foggers available today. It features three nozzles powered by a 112V motor, which generates particles sizes in the sub-15 micron range. See it in action….Advantages:• Treats 300,000 cubic feet per unit. • Consistent particle size for effective treatment• Solid brass nozzles, which never wear out!|
|New California Pesticide Notification Requirements (CCR 3 Section 6618)There are new California regulations that require notification of any person who may enter the property to be treated prior to any application of a pesticide. This notice must be given orally or in writing and be completed prior to the use of any pesticide and in ample time for all subsequent notifications to be made and for all persons notified to take appropriate action. For a copy of the regulations, click here.We will soon have a template notification form available for download and distribution. Check our website again soon.Our new, Version 5 of the Fumigation Management Plan incorporates this new regulation. For a copy of the editable version, click here (Microsoft Excel), and for a pdf version, click here.|