Don't Lose Sight of Rodent Control


As we approach the peak insect pest time of the year in our area, it is easy to lose sight of rodent control.

Our current adaptations to Covid-19 may have distracted our view, but there are still mice and rats lurking in our environment, often counting on fresh food scraps from humans for their survival.

Because so many food establishments stopped accepting pest control services, there has not been an adequate rodenticide load in the environment to help counter these major pests.

The commensal rodent population throughout our area, especially in urban areas, has been under severe stress due to restaurant closures and extremely limited re-openings. In fact, several cities have reported outdoor dining guests actually being stalked or attacked by rodents!

Getting these accounts back and under control is a major challenge. Don’t go unarmed!

Ensystex can help to arm you for the battle!

Rodenthor Block Bait, featuring bromadiolone, are available in a 20 lb pail. That’s like getting 2 extra pounds for free!

Rodenthor Soft Bait, also featuring bromadiolone, are available in an 18 lb pail that contains 9 x 2 lb bags. Again, like getting 2 lbs free!

These products are fresh, high quality, extremely palatable baits that are competitively priced. Remember – there is no added shipping fee for our products,     so keep that in mind as you price shop! 

 Of course, both these products are complemented by the Rodenthor Bait Station: stake it to the ground, glue or screw it to a block, zip tie it to a fencepost. 6/case.

 Find out more about these great products at .

 Ed Van Istendal, Territory Manager northern VA

Ensystex, Inc.


Scott Tolbert, Territory Manager southern VA

Ensystex, Inc.


Nisus Corporation Appoints Dr. Reid Ipser as Director of Technical Services

Dr. Reid Ipser has joined Nisus Corporation as Director of Technical Services. Reid's broad background includes a formal education in entomology as well extensive practical pest control industry experience. He will be responsible for handling customer inquiries, training, presentations, content development and field support for sales.

CLS Announces Retirement of Charles Pate in Virginia

Central Life Sciences, whose founders invented insect growth regulator (IGR) technology more than 35 years ago, has announced the retirement of Charles (Charlie) Pate and H.F. Warns from the Zoëcon Professional Products division.

Charlie Pate was the mid-Atlantic region manager for Zoëcon Professional Products (ZPP) where he was responsible for the vector and professional pest management markets. A 23-year employee of Central Life Sciences, Pate has contributed to the advancement of public health vector control as a supplier, educator, practitioner and professional association board member. These involvements led him to earn the Zoëcon Outstanding Sales Achievement Award and the Georgia Pest Control Association Pioneer Award.

New website from Syngenta Professional Pest Management provides termite tutoring for homeowners

  • Website will educate homeowners about termites and the effectiveness of Altriset termiticide
  • Visitors can find local pest professionals who use Altriset
  • The proven results of Altriset can protect homeowners from termite damage

Syngenta Professional Pest Management (PPM) has launched a new website,, to help Pest Management Professionals (PMPs) educate their customers about termites and Altriset® termiticide. The website gives PMPs another tool to help increase their termite business by helping homeowners understand termites and subsequent damage they cause.

J.T. Eaton awards $2,000 scholarship

Purdue University student Emily Justus is the 2014 recipient of the family-owned pest solutions manufacturer's scholarship.

During the 78th annual Purdue Pest Management Conference, which takes place Jan. 6-8 in West Lafayette, Ind., J.T. Eaton will once again show its support for industry education. The Twinsburg-based integrated pest management solutions manufacturer has awarded a $2,000 scholarship to Purdue entomology student Emily Justus. The money will be presented during the Purdue Pest Control Conference Awards and Recognition Luncheon Jan. 8.

Liphatech® Eraticate Rocks PestWorld 2013

Eraticate Tour Stop draws crowds at booth.

Liphatech's Eraticate tour continued to rock pest management professionals with a stop at PestWorld 2013 in Phoenix. Attendees were treated to an Eraticate presentation by Liphatech's own John Murphy. Liphatech soft baits, FirstStrike and Resolv, and their uses were highlighted. Attendees had a chance to win a Samsung tablet during the show. The four lucky tablet winners were:

Clint Eberley - Northern States Pest Control in Sandpoint, Idaho

Mel Farris - New Mexico Pest Control in Santa Fe, New Mexico

Rich Becker - Wagner Pest Solutions in Phoenix, Arizona

Brian Freese - Cannon Services in Markham, Ontario

Tandem Insecticide Now Labeled to Control Bed Bugs

· Tandem approved for bed bug control in 49 states

· Bed bug population on the rise nationwide

·  Syngenta is committed to providing Pest Management Professionals with effective products to meet their pest management needs

Syngenta Professional Pest Management (PPM) announced today that Tandem® insecticide is now labeled to control bed bugs. With this label update, Pest Management Professionals (PMPs) have greater flexibility to give their customers a life uninterrupted by the nuisance and worry of bed bugs.

New Branding for Syngenta Professional Pest Management

Promotes Solutions "For Life Uninterrupted"                                                                                  

·         New branding highlights the leadership role of Syngenta in the professional pest management industry.

·         Syngenta is dedicated to delivering solutions that support the needs of Pest Management Professionals and others in the industry.

·         Updated visual identity differentiates Syngenta with fresh, bright colors and product logos.

Syngenta Professional Pest Management (PPM) is pleased to unveil its new branding and visual identity "For Life UninterruptedTM." The new brand transformation demonstrates that Syngenta is a committed partner of choice for Pest Management Professionals (PMPs). With its broad product portfolio of innovative, focused solutions and industry experience, Syngenta is well-equipped to help PMPs deliver life uninterrupted to their customers.

Chris Donaghy named Outstanding Alumnus by Penn State College of Ag Sciences

Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences has honored Christopher Donaghy, CEO and Owner of Residex, with a 2012 Outstanding Alumni Award. The Outstanding Alumni Award is the highest honor that the College of Agriculture Sciences and the Ag Alumni Society present to select alumni who have achieved notable professional achievements and brought distinction to themselves, the college, and the University. This award program is designed to invite outstanding alumni leaders to the University to share their special expertise with students, faculty and administration of the College of Agricultural Sciences.

Syngenta to acquire DuPont Professional Products Business

  • Acquisition strengthens Lawn and Garden customer offer
  • Broadens portfolio of established product brands into professional pest management
  • Reflects focus on high value turf and pest control solutions

Syngenta announced today that it will acquire the DuPont Professional Products insecticide business, including a number of registered trademark brands. Created in 2002, the DuPont Professional Products insecticide business specializes in the development and marketing of innovative