Integrated Pest Prevention
Using the U-Trap-It Strategic Intelligence System
The U-Trap-It System is the most important tool any pest management professional could use. The System analyzes inspections and provides feedback and management tools to overcome the complex issues which occur in industrial and municipal pest management. It assures that pests and rodents are being diligently managed. It ensures the pest plan's success. Most importantly, the System greatly improves the level of pest management service being performed by providing a solid, methodical approach to eliminate pests and the environmental factors contributing to their activity. Users report that they use 80% less pesticides after deploying the U-Trap-It System in their facilities. They also report that they find it easier to prevent and eliminate pest activity because of the intelligence provided by the System.
Facility Pest Risk Assessments are required to be performed periodically at all food processing facilities. Assessment Pro* was created for those users needing to easily create the most comprehensive and professional hazard assessment possible in the shortest amount of time. Assessment Pro is available as an add-on to the U-Trap-It* System v6.1. Assessment Pro was created by pest management professionals (PMPs) to answer the challenges and ever increasing needs of the food industry. It’s a new software tool for PMPs to add to their IPM toolbox. Best of all, it does not require a computer in the field during the inspection.
Trending Analysis or Assessment?
There is confusion over what these activities or capabilities actually involve and what's required. Al St. Cyr wrote an article while he was with AIB which explains the differences and what's needed. The article can be viewed by clicking the "Read More" link below.
In-Quiz-It has you covered for all your needs. The U-Trap-It System by itself provides all your needed trending and reporting capabilites while the U-Trap-It System add-on Assessment Pro provides your facility pest risk assessment capabilities. It easily creates very professional written assessments from your observations of the facility.
Worldwide Use in All Settings
U-Trap-It System is in use around the World. Our newest version (Version 6.+) is currently available in English only. One of the reasons U-Trap-It* has such wide usage is that it is easy to use and feature rich. Users can use the System to simply monitor pest control devices or they can use the U-Trap-It System's additional features to manage a ProActive Integrated Pest Prevention Program. And, it fits all size programs. The System can easily handle tens of thousands of devices deployed in a city for a rodent elimination program or in a plant facility to protect products. It can just as easily track the services and inspections of thousands of rooms in a hotel, hospital, or dormitory. In a simpler use it can easily manage pest management services at your local fast food restaurant. The U-Trap-It System is in use at companies large and small, from Food Processing's Top 100 food production facilities to local restaurants. It does what you expect and much more, and it has been doing it for over fifteen years.
U-Trap-It Version 6.1 Now Available
In-Quiz-It Software has released version 6.1 of the U-Trap-It System, the new version has many new enhancements:
- Windows 8 compatible
- New pest activity analytical tools have been added.
- New trending graphs have several new features one of which allows the user to overlay application, evidence, bait usage, or environmental deficiencies data on top of pest count and other graphs to show corrective efforts and reasons for infestations. This helps tremendously with audits. Another is the ability to choose how the data is displayed – by location, by month, or by service. These can further be filtered to include only points with activity.
- The System’s navigation has been simplified for the occasional user to easily perform routine tasks.
- For the handheld, two new methods of transfer have been added - 1) incredibly fast data transfers at any accessible Internet Wi-Fi Hotspot - this feature can completely eliminate any need for a cellular data plan 2) for desktop users there is no need to login to the system to transfer, just click a button on the new U-Trap-It Scanner Manager application.
- Ability to service existing accounts on-the-fly when they call without requiring the facility setup file.
- Pesticide List now displays only the specific service account's approved products.
- Ability to manage and organize Service Accounts by Company Branch or by Plant.
- New add-on to the U-Trap-It System creates detailed, professional Pest Risk Assessments. See Assessment Pro above.
- And many more new or enhanced U-Trap-It features which accomplish tedious tasks in seconds and accurately.
Electronic Log Book
Let’s set the record straight!!
Some folks are claiming to have created the first electronic log book. That simply isn't true. The U-Trap-It System has had various forms of electronic log books since its inception twenty years ago. The U-Trap-It System's current My Log Book/My Reports capabilities effortlessly provide electronic versions of all reports and graphs that have been generated by the U-Trap-It Report Auto-Generator. While an electronic log book may sound environmentally friendly, realistically nearly all users still require a paper version for the actual log book in the plant management's office to quickly satisfy the auditor's needs. Rest assured, your My Log Book capabilities are also readily available should you need more; or log in to get the desired details.
Access to My Log Book does not require a special application or special device. It can be accessed by any authorized user from anywhere in the World. And there aren’t any extra charges to use the capabilities. It's just one small part of many management capabilities the U-Trap-It System provides.
Having trouble with your audits?
The U-Trap-It System efficiently records all the information regarding your pest management services and other information that is needed to meet or exceed audit requirements. In fact, we get calls of thanks (and we hear the sighs of relief) from many new customers who were doing a good job of servicing before using the U-Trap-It System but were receiving poor "grades" for simply failing to provide the necessary documentation.
The U-Trap-It System effortlessly provides excellent reports and graphs to help document your program for audit and regulatory needs. And importantly, it provides the required trending capabilities. However what users tell us is most important to them is that the System provides a solid methodical approach to help them achieve a higher level of pest elimination - Intelligent Pest Prevention.
The ability to utilize pest trending capabilities has become an audit compliance requirement with reason. For the auditor, trending will clearly show whether or not the pest management service provider is actually doing what they are supposed to be doing - eliminating pest activity. Additionally, auditors understand that trending capabilities are a fundamental tool any service provider would use to stop pest activity. Simply put, if they are not using trending they aren’t performing Integrated Pest Management (IPM).
Trending has always been a fundamental part of IPM because of its value to understand and prevent pest activity. If your service provider claims they are providing an IPM level of service but they don’t have trending then how could they be providing IPM? Unfortunately with many service providers IPM is merely a sales slogan to close a sale because the customer wants to hear "IPM" due to the benefits of IPM. Those companies consider providing true IPM as being commercially unfeasible because it requires more attention to details than they are willing to provide or can manage using their old, traditional methods. They don’t use the U-Trap-It* System.
The U-Trap-It System easily collects the detailed level of information needed to perform true IPM. It manages any environmental deficiencies to ensure they are corrected. And, it also provides all your graphing and reporting needs. There are 5 core graphs and 47 core reports, each can be customized to provide the exact information needed.
U-Trap-It is the system which makes IPM commercially feasible. Is your service provider using the U-Trap-It System? Many companies are requiring it to be used in their facilities.
Do you own your data?
This is an often overlooked aspect of pest control in industrial facilities. Long-term availability of the service inspection data is critical in providing long-term trending for auditors and for IPM purposes. If you are relying on a system created by a pest control service contractor then you probably do not own the historical service data should you terminate the contract. And, even if you have the data it would be impossible to use without the original software. How would you trend without that information?
Eases Compliance and Standardizes Data Across the Corporation
The U-Trap-It System is a management tool which can be deployed throughout any company at all types of facilities around the globe. The System can be utilized by both "in-house" and contract service providers.
For the corporate headquarters, a corporation-wide deployment ensures that all corporate assets are receiving the best protection possible. Corporate Managers will see consistent reporting from all facilities. Training is consistent across all facilities.
The corporate facilities benefit from implementing a System which provides the best intelligence to manage pests and has many features which will help them safely attain the highest level of pest elimination. The end result will be a much cleaner facility environment which requires little use of pesticides. Intelligence trumps pesticide use. Users consistently report that the U-Trap-It System helps them reduce pesticide use by more than 80%, further improving the production environment. The U-Trap-It System also greatly simplifies record keeping and eases compliance with regulations and audits. Use of a corporate wide system also allows the facility to choose the best service provider based on the provider’s ability to manage pests. The facility's historical information is protected by being in the control of the corporation during any service provider changes.
And, to further ensure product integrity, the System can be expanded to cover the corporation's supply chain. Many of your suppliers are probably already using the
U-Trap-It System; it is used throughout the World.
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Tracks Factors Affecting Pest Efforts
No other method or system can compare to what the U-Trap-It System accomplishes. The U-Trap-It System is far more capable than a mere monitoring system used to record the date of pest control device inspections. To start, it gives the user the ability to easily and quickly capture far greater detail than would be possible by any other means.
Industrial Pest Management involves a multitude of complex issues which can contribute to pest problems. An important example of these are the many sanitation and maintenance issues which exist in all facilities. These are issues that could be jeopardizing pest management efforts and many times need to be resolved to successfully manage pests. With the U-Trap-It System these are easily recorded and the System helps ensure they are properly corrected too.
U-Trap-It builds a team approach between the service provider and facility personnel to conquer tough industrial pest management issues by providing a communication channel. Communication is the key ingredient in creating synergy to successfully establish a pest free environment.
Alerts and Corrective Actions
The U-Trap-It* System automatically analyzes inspection results to determine if conditions are developing which will lead to pest activity. If it finds any, the System notifies both the user on the desktop and the technician on the scanner when they re-enter the service area where the issue exists. The technician can then easily record what corrective action(s) was taken to remedy the condition. If no action is taken then the Alert will stay active. The System also initiates work orders for sanitation and maintenance issues to quickly and efficiently correct these issues where other departments may need to be involved.
In the highly complex industrial pest management environment developing issues can sometimes go unnoticed, especially if personnel are relying on reading simply monitoring reports. The U-Trap-It Alert System helps the user proactively stop pests by warning of developing issues and helping to manage the corrective actions to those issues. The System also utilizes trending to make the user aware of cyclic pest infestations.
These are some of many U-Trap-It System capabilities which allow the U-Trap-It System user to proactively address pests using a commercially-feasible Integrated Pest Prevention approach. Years of use and experience throughout the World give U-Trap-It System users the easiest-to-use and most sophisticated Industrial Pest Management System.