RODENT STATIONS THAT EXCEED EVERY EXPECTATION
About four years ago, Christie voiced his concerns about rodent bait stations to a VM Products rep. It didn’t take long for the company to respond with a solution that checked all the boxes for Christie’s technicians.
VM suggested its “EZ” line of rodent bait stations, which are built with a low profile to fit in tight spaces and are made of 100% recycled, heavy-duty plastic that also has a 5-year UV additive in it. The environmentally-friendly and durable stations can stand up to a lot of punishment, while offering considerable flexibility with what types of surfaces where they can be secured on a job.
Additionally, VM Products was able to produce a custom EZ rodent station that was anchored to a concrete paver. By Mississippi state law, rodent stations need to be anchored to a concrete block, Christie said, and the durable solution took all the messy work out of the technician’s hands, allowing his team to service accounts faster and with more confidence.
Christie’s employer now has about 800 of these VM Products rodent stations in place.
“They’re in my vital accounts, such as medical, and accounts that have an auditing body coming to them, like AIB (American Institute of Baking) or ISO (International Organization for Standardization),” Christie added. “These stations have never let us down. I’ve never had any come loose, which is a huge time saver. … We used to have to go out to an account and make sure everything was glued down the day before an audit, but not anymore. … With audits, if an auditor walks past and kicks a station that comes loose, you fail. We don’t have to worry about that.”
FLY BAIT STATIONS TACKLE MORE THAN FLIES
Christie even expanded his use of FBS to tackle a major German cockroach infestation.
“I have actually used a pheromone strip with cockroach bait for some of my sensitive accounts; one was an animal shelter. You can’t spray harsh chemicals in those environments,” he said. “(Inside the FBS) it really creates its own cockroach nest. They would come in there in droves. … It stopped the largest cockroach infestation I’ve seen in my 13 years. … I swear by them (the FBS).”
Christie uses about 200 FBS units in his market today. They serve him particularly well with animal feed manufacturing mill clients, food processing and manufacturing facilities and in many other environments where flies and roaches are a nuisance and health hazard.
PRIVATE LABELING, SIGNAGE
Christie also likes how each FBS or rodent station comes with its own set of wall placards to alert inspectors or employees to a station in the area.
“These are things that make VM different from the competition,” Christie added. “When you receive a station, it’s not only a better build, but it has the placards, which prevents stations from being taken … and auditors always know where the station should be.”
Even though VM Products has made his job easier, Christie still calls with questions from time to time for specific accounts. He appreciates the company’s prompt customer service.