Procter Pest-Stop - Keeping one step ahead of the flies without pesticides

The House fly (Musca domestica) is, perhaps, the most common and widespread animal in the world and can carry a number of particularly unpleasant diseases. They also have an incredible capacity for reproduction: during a 25-day lifespan, a female House fly can lay more than 600 eggs. Your customers therefore have good reasons to control their numbers and to eradicate them from either the home or workplace whenever possible.

The warm summer months are when all kinds of fly breed most rapidly, bringing these unwelcome insects into contact with customers in and around their homes and workplaces. Here, flies can contaminate food and work surfaces, with even a single housefly capable of carrying more than 6-million bacteria.

Procter Pest-Stop have a number of products which give your customers a range of options to keep one step ahead of the flies at this time of year without having to use chemicals or poisons.

Window Fly Stickers exploit the attraction flies have to windows and light. Effective for up to three months, they feature an attractive floral design and can be placed discretely on windows. To use, the customer simply removes the cover paper and applies to a window. The powerful adhesive on the sticker will hold even the largest houseflies or bluebottles.

Flypapers are a traditional method of trapping flies. These sticky paper strips are hung from a ceiling in areas where flies congregate, trapping them on contact. Each flypaper is capable of catching up to 100 flies.

Fly Swats, available either in red or yellow, are another simple and proven solution. The Procter Pest-Stop plastic swatter features a long handle for extra reach and is of a strong single-piece moulding so that it lasts longer. It also features a series of spikes along the top of the swat for 'finishing off' stunned insects, and a set of tweezers for the safe and hygienic removal of dead flies/wasps etc.

Fly Trap Bags are outdoor products, ideal for use around patios and decking. They are simple to use and just need warm water to activate. Virtually odourless, each is capable of catching up to 20,000 flies.  Once the bag is full, it can be easily sealed and disposed of.

This is a high volume seasonal line and will be popular with consumers spending time outside in their gardens during spring and summer time. The nature of the product and its high efficacy means repeat purchases are very likely.

Procter Pest-Stop, based in Bedwas, South Wales, is one of the UK’s longest-established manufacturers and suppliers of pest control products for commercial and domestic use. With a history dating back to 1740, its track record in research and development is unparalleled. Through innovations such as the Little Nipper mouse and rat traps, Procter Pest-Stop has become the brand of choice for many independent DIY and hardware stores and garden centres across the UK who are seeking to provide the best possible pest control products. The company is also recognised as a thought leader across the many complex areas of pest control and has made an extensive body of information available at its website, http://www.pest-stop.co.uk/.

Window Fly Stickers (PSWFS)

Contains 4 individual stickers, 20 per case

  • The trap is effective for up to three months, after which it can be simply removed without leaving any mess

RRP: (pack of four stickers) £4.99

Fly Papers (PSFP)

Contains 4 individual traps per pack, 24 per case

  • Simply untwist and hang up for immediate use
  • Drawing pin and hanging loop provided
  • Simply dispose of in the bin when full – each tube can catch up to 100 flies

RRP: (pack of four papers) £1.79

Fly Swats (PSFS)

  • Longer reach
  •  Tweezers included in the handle, for easy disposal of dead flies/wasps etc.
  • A series of spikes along the top of the swat are designed for 'finishing-off' stunned insects.
  • Supplied in red and yellow
  • Large head for extra effectiveness

RRP: (single product) £0.99

Fly Trap Bag (PSBFT)

  • No chemicals
  • Simply add warm water to activate
  • Will catch up to 20000 flies
  • Easily sealed for safe disposal

RRP: (single product) £6.50

All these products are available for immediate delivery.

www.pest-stop.co.uk

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For more information contact:

Emma De Maio or Maria Bretti
redheadPR
Tel: 07921 160 134 or 07854 819 213
Email: emma@redheadpr.co.uk or maria@redheadpr.co.uk

BACKGROUNDER

Procter Pest-Stop is one of the UK’s longest-established designers, manufacturers and suppliers of pest control products.

With world-renowned products such as the ‘Little Nipper’ and ‘Trip-Trap’, Procter Pest-Stop have been manufacturing rodent traps for more than 100 years, with the parent company, Procter Brothers, being in existence since 1740.

Back in 2004, Procter Brothers brought all of its market-leading pest control products together under a single new brand name: Procter Pest-Stop, with the intention that the Procter Pest-Stop brand became the one-stop shop for all pest control requirements.

From its sites in Leeds and South Wales, Procter Pest-Stop is now the UK’s leading manufacturer and supplier of high quality pest control products. Their comprehensive range includes products which use the latest ultrasonic and electromagnetic technologies.

As a measure of how good Procter Pest-Stop products are, they are widely used by pest control professionals internationally to trap or repel most pests.

The company offers an extensive range of electronic pest repellers, mouse traps, rat traps, mole traps, cage traps, rodenticides and humane traps. Products are continuously developed to meet the needs of both consumers and professionals, with its expertise in the market second to none.

With the half barrel mole trap (also known as a tunnel mole trap), first developed by John Newton Duffus in 1920, Procter Pest-Stop called in one of the UK’s leading expert mole catchers, Jeff Nicholls, to refine the design of the product. The updated trap is now even more effective than ever, and carries the Guild of British Molecatchers endorsement and is used for their training courses.

Procter Pest-Stop’s brand is built on reputation and continued success, delivering products which are easy to use and highly effective. A measure of that success is on-going and positive customer feedback, with a few examples as follows:

Success with the Cat Repeller: “These super, little brown sticks we have found to be very effective, clean and easy to use for keeping cats out of our garden!” Trevor W (via e-mail).

Procter Pest-Stop 2000 (Whole House Repeller), an effective solution: “I would like to congratulate you on a very good and effective product. I am sincerely impressed with the speed that it dealt with my pest problem. I had previously called in a private pest control firm at a cost of £200, but saw no improvement in the situation. After I bought the PS2000, within 24 hours I realised there were no noises. It was wonderfully quiet. They are the best thing that I have ever bought. I will certainly recommend them to other people.” Brenda R, (Spalding, Lincolnshire).

Mole repeller: “It makes a pleasant change to deal with a company that has a no quibble after-sales service for its customers. I have installed the new mole repeller and it is working fine. I have recommended your product to friends of mine who suffer mole problems.” Trevor Ferris (via e-mail).

Winning the rat race: “I purchased one of your ‘Pest Clear Professional’ units yesterday as I live in a wooded area. Due to the cold weather, a large quantity of rats (10 or so!) moved into the house, under the floor, in the roof and wall spaces. I got home last night, plugged in the unit and stood back and watched them all run for their lives down the garden! Absolutely delighted with the unit. Never seen so many rats leave a house with such speed and determination.” Louise Raymond (via e-mail).

Procter Pest-Stop 2000 (Whole House Repeller): “I have to write to you to ask you to commend your staff on their service to customers. In the last two years, I have had occasion to contact the company on their performance of ‘Pest-Stop 2000’. Each time, I have received superlative service – full marks! If I had a gold star, I would award it to you. Keep up the good work.” Mrs G.P. Rayton (Lincoln).

Outdoor repeller: “I purchased an outdoor pest repeller in April 2006 as I have a problem with cats in the garden. I am pleased to report a great improvement and am extremely satisfied with the effectiveness of the product.”  N.W.R. Houlgate (via e-mail).

Mole deterrent: “Approximately 12 months ago we purchased a pest clear high power sonic mole repeller with a range of 9,000 square feet. After a short period of time, it had deterred moles with one re-appearance during the summer.” Troy S (via e-mail).

Vermin problems: “I would like to say a big thank you for the excellent service you have given us and how helpful your staff have been in resolving our vermin problems. You may well see reports in the national press of a mass exodus of vermin from Reepham, Lincolnshire.” C. Caldwell (Reepham, Lincolnshire).

Customer service: “I must let you know how much I appreciate your extremely swift and helpful response to our problem. We wish to congratulate your company upon the high standards of its after-sales service, from which others could learn a good lesson.” Colin G. White MBE (Wargrave-on-Thames, Berkshire).

It was back in 1897 that the Little Nipper mousetrap was first made by Procter Brothers. Since then, there has been fierce debate and much intrigue about how best to bait a mousetrap. One animal behaviourist from Manchester Metropolitan University, and supported by the Stilton Cheesemakers’ Association, suggested that mice were not interested in cheese.

Even the Government through Defra’s “Rural Development Technical Service Note 05 on House Mice” stated that cheese was not necessarily the ideal bait, while the 19thcentury seminal book, “How to Trap and Snare” by Moorman, claimed the locust beans, mixed with maize, were irresistible.

Procter Pest-Stop recommends both peanut butter and chocolate, and the ultimate is a Malteser!

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