Pest Wizard® contributes to IGC (Independent Garden Center) successes by helping IGCs help their customers reduce insect pest damage to their yards, gardens, and homes, in a fun and earth friendly way. IGCs who persuade their customers to adopt a complete Yard-n-Garden Balancing strategy end up with an ever expanding and loyal customer base. This strategy integrates Pest Wizard® insect management systems in critical cooperation with other products sold in an IGC. After all, insects are effected by many situations and stimuli including synthetics, organics, biologicals, diseases, water, weather, soil condition, and environments, including plant hosts — young, old, healthy, damaged or diseased. Now, what better place can a consumer visit to get valid advice and find an exact product mix to best nurture an organically balanced home, yard, and garden? An IGC is that place, of course, smartly stocked with good stuff, including a complete set of Pest Wizard® products matched to regional need. —USE RESELLER CONTACT FORM FOR MORE INFO.
Pest Wizard Inc develops and packages insect pheromone lures, traps, and other insect management products for resale at independent garden centers and green goods nurseries across North America. The company was launched in 2009 in response to queries made by professional associates about how to inform the public about their culpability in the spread of invasive insects. Then came, “How do we get the public to listen, care, and stop behaviors that exacerbate the apocalyptic damage many invasive insects are causing.” That's when IGCs came into mind. IGCs are owned and staffed by folks whose hearts and souls are in the right place. They know their stuff and have influence with their customers. What a perfect place for consumers to find everything they need for a complete Yard–n–Garden Balancing bundle that includes Pest Wizard® products combined with complimentary organics, tools, biological controls, expert instructions, and love.
Factory Direct: Order by phone, fax, or email. Pay by credit card or check. Standard terms 30-days net, early pay discounts available. Ask about wholesale volume discounts. Shipped directly from factory to reseller's receiving dock.
Co-ops: Members order by phone, fax, or email. Prices, payment terms, and volume rebates per co-op's agreement with Pest Wizard Inc. Invoices and payments processed through co-op's central billing system. Shipped directly from factory to reseller's receiving dock.
Distributors: Ordering, prices, discounts and payment terms are per distributor’s terms and events. Shipping may be drop or warehouse.
TERMS: No minimum purchase required factory direct, coop, or drop ship. Distributors may set minimums for warehouse or event transactions.
DELIVERY: FOB DAP (prepaid) on orders ≥$250. Otherwise, shipping charges typically range around 3% to 5% packed bulk.
PRODUCT WARRANTY: Products are warrantied to be free of factory defects. Factory defects include a) damaged or open packages, b) missing or defective components (traps, lures, hangers), c) defective lure seals.
PERFORMANCE and RESULTS NOT WARRANTIED: Attraction to traps and lures and capture rates cannot be warrantied because the company has no control over where the product is deployed or how it is handled by the original receiver or the receiver's customer, including mishandling, exposure to extreme environmental factors, and deployment of a species specific product where the species is not expected by current science to be present. Furthermore, many factors beyond the company's control can impact insect populations and behavior from season to season, including government emergency eradication programs and other external influences.
RETURNS: Factory defective product is returnable or will be replaced. Missing or defective components may be replaced. Product that contains lures or has been deployed will not be accepted. Distributor's return policies apply.
TIME BEFORE SHIP: Same or next day ship on items in stock. To ensure lure freshness Kits and Lure-Paks are usually packaged after order receipt. Allow up to 8 business days for order to ship. Allow 10 days for co-branded packaging.
CARRIERS: UPS Ground; USPS Priority.
Case Lots: Items are packed inside corrugated cardboard boxes labeled with the Pest Wizard® trademark and ready for shelf display (after cut down). GTIN-14 bar code applied.
Loose Pack: All SKUs on order (other than case lots) are packed together inside a shipping container. Easy to verify packing slip. Ready to hang on spinner, pegboard, or other merchandiser.
Retail Strip: Most SKUs are available on pre-loaded single-use retail strips (by request).
DISPLAY OPTIONS: Free merchandisers available with minimum order (2 to 5 tier floor spinner, 1 or 2 tier counter spinner, retail strip, single sided floor or counter merchandiser.
Pest Wizard® pheromone lures are 99.9% pure, non-toxic, and sealed fresh to have maximum shelf life after they leave the factory. Lure shelf life varies by species and other formula elements and by the environment in which they are stored and displayed. In general, lures inside sealed pouches last longest when frozen and shortest when continuously exposed to extreme heat.
Example: Codling Moth lure (4 to 5 years frozen, 6 to 9 months continuously exposed to 90° 100° F).
Avoid storing or displaying any Pest Wizard® product in direct sunlight. Lures stored or displayed in moderate temperature zones (75° to 90° F) will have a shelf life of 2 to 3 seasons. There are exceptions. All lure lifetimes posted are approximations based upon exhausting scientific research. For best results use common sense.
What happens after a pheromone or other type of lure is removed from its protective sealed pouch? The active scent of the lure immediately begins to dispense into the surrounding air. As air moves across the lure it picks up its scent and carries it away in an ever widening cone shaped plume. Targeted adult insects discover the plume and fly back and forth across and down it until they get to the trap glue. Then ZAP! Depending upon which lure, this continues for 45, 60, 90, 120 days or up to a year (Nasonov pheromone). Published lure life is approximate because poor handling by the user could reduce its active life. On the other hand, unusually favorable environmental conditions might extend lure life slightly. During the first one or two days of deployment, lure emission is high, dropping off rapidly to a targeted threshold where it continues for the remainder of the published lure life (approximately). At the end of lure life attraction drops below the effective threshold, rapidly declining in strength until the targeted insect is no longer attracted.
Pest Wizard® products are proudly engineered, manufactured, and packaged in the USA with the exception of trap components coated with hot-melt MessyLess Adhesive. These components are meticulously made to our exact specifications by trusted foreign trading partners. Conversely, all lures packaged inside Pest Wizard® products are made in America. These same lures are exported in bulk to commercial growers, entomologists, and governments on every continent and on many agriculturally active islands worldwide. Such fair and balanced free trade makes a positive contribution to the GDP and, at the same time, to the global environment. After all, invasive insect pests know no borders and are everybody's problem.
Parting with your hard earned cash at an independent small business is a grand thing to do. This is especially true when it comes to independent garden centers and nurseries. Whether an IGC is brick and mortar only or also offers a robust online shopping experience, buying IGC puts your money to work keeping your community, state, and national economies vibrant and alive. Buying IGC contributes to environmental sustainability. Buying IGC creates rewarding jobs. It ensures the uniquely rewarding IGC experience you've come to count on will continue to thrive and be there when you need it most
In a balanced yard and garden, insect populations, both pest and beneficial, are managed, not controlled. This entails deploying Pest Wizard® products. Yes it does. And it also involves efficient watering and weed control. Properly maintained soil is required. Timely pruning, thinning, and cleanup is critical. Traps and pheromone attractants combined with properly applied, least toxic insecticides nurture the presence of beneficial bug eaters and keep insect pest pressure low. Plants that naturally host various species of good and bad insects will be selected and placed proactively. A balanced yard and garden often requires less tending than unbalanced ones because many wonderful natural things are being tended to by nature itself, especially where insects are concerned. Yard-n-Garden Balancing is a complete, year round Integrated Pest Management (IPM) strategy that is preventive instead of reactive. It is an ounce of prevention instead of a pound of knee-jerk.
What do entomologists call insect species native to one locale in the world that have been carelessly transported to another part of the world where they become alien invaders? Scientists call them invasives. In their native habitats where they have existed for centuries they play a beneficial role, held in check by natural predators and other biological and environmental elements. But when, through ignorance, carelessness, and irresponsibility they are misplaced, all Hell can break loose! There are usually no natural predators present to control invasives when they arrive undetected. It only takes one fertile adult or two or three eggs to launch a disaster. As invasives discover environments where they can flourish they often do devastating damage to crops, forests, fowls, fish, reptiles, good insects, and mammals, including humans. Fighting invasives requires awareness, observation, integrated pest management by all of us, and, of course, Pest Wizard® products.
Are you culpable? Are you a perpetrator? Have you ever been responsible for spreading (introducing) an environmentally damaging, perhaps dangerous, invasive species pest into a location where it never was before? Such an invasive pest could be a plant, fungus, or animal. Scientists estimate that Invasives are >90% spread by Culpables. Culpables are usually innocently ignorant good people unaware of when they are introducing mayhem into a new place. IGCs that carry Pest Wizard® products are quite aware of these things and are anxious to help their customers switch from being Culpables into being Capables who know how to avoid taking actions that pose a potential invasive threat. Did you know that by simply transporting just one stick of bark beetle infested firewood from one campground to another, you can kill an entire forest all by yourself? Scientists estimate 50,000 invasive plant and animal species are currently present in North America. Search spreading invasive insects on the Internet to learn more about how you can be one of the Capables.
Beneficials are any number of plant and animal species that perform valuable services to our environment. You are most likely a Beneficial yourself. When combating species that are pests we think of Beneficials as good species capable of keeping the potential negative impact of bad pest species down to an acceptable threshold. Beneficials help keep our planet on a balanced organic keel. For a complete Yard-n-Garden Balancing strategy combine Pest Wizard® products with a healthy serving of Beneficials. Ask your IGC about biological controls like lacewings, assassin bugs, ladybugs, teency wasps (what?), syrphid and tachinid flies (who prefer mating on dog poopoo), mealybug destroyers, and, of course, praying mantises. Nurture lizards, Decollate snails, good nematodes in your soil, birds, bats, and of course, those wonderful pollinators. Ask your IGC about beneficial viral diseases, too, really. Have fun. Your world is full of wonder.
Inevitably, even with the most carefully executed organic insect pest management strategy, some Beneficials will be captured on traps. Compared to more aggressive methods, however, it is the difference between four or five fatalities compared to thousands.
Some beneficial insects are very difficult to observe. An occasional beneficial captured on a trap provides a positive monitoring method to discover their presence and evaluate their population density. Furthermore, Pest Wizard® MessyLess Adhesive ensures a clean capture, a specimen that can easily be removed with Limonene and be free of sticky tangly goop all over it.