Intelligent Pest Prevention
Using the U-Trap-It System
The U-Trap-It System is the most powerful tool any pest management professional can use in commercial, industrial, and municipal service accounts. The easy-to-use System assures that pests and rodents are being diligently managed to eliminate any activity. And, it provides intelligence that assures that success.
The System enables comprehensive data collection of monitoring inspections. It analyzes those inspections and provides warning of any developing issues. It then provides management tools to eliminate the pest activity and stop future activity. And, the System produces the required documentation of those efforts to satisfy the auditors' needs. Your facility will be audit ready 24/7.
The System significantly improves the level of pest management service being performed. It does this by providing a solid, methodical approach to eliminating pest activity and the environmental factors contributing to their activity. This results in the elimination of product damage and the contamination of products by pests. A safer, higher quality product end environment is produced.
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.
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 Intelligent 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 twenty years.
U-Trap-It Version 6.1
Version 6.1 of the U-Trap-It System, brought 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 the affect of corrective actions and the cause of infestations. This helps tremendously to document your effort for audits. Another is the new capability is to choose how the data is displayed – by service location, by month, or by service. Data can further be filtered to include only locations 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 for those using that method 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 more accurately than by any other means.
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. 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 those capabilities. It's just one small part of the many management features the U-Trap-It System provides.
Note: 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 just log in to the System to get the needed information.
Do you own your data?
Long-term availability of service inspection data is critically important in complying with FSMA. This information is needed for many purposes such as long-term trending for auditors, regulators, and for IPM/IPP purposes.
An often overlooked aspect of contract pest control service providers is that you may not have access to your data should you terminate the service provider's contract. Sound devious? It should. You pay for their services and for the inspection data you pay them to collect. It should be yours, but their contract many times stipulates that they own the electronic records if you terminate their contract. Unfortunately, even if you were provided the data it would be useless without the original software which in many cases was created by them.
By using the U-Trap-It System you are in control - 1) You can use a pest management company who uses the U-Trap-It System as their management system, 2) You can purchase the System and service your own facility, or 3) You can use a service provider who will enter the service information into your U-Trap-It System.
Finding a company that uses the U-Trap-It System is easy. The best pest management service companies use the U-Trap-It System because they know that it provides the superior tools to help them manage pests, manage the issues which create conditions conducive to pest activity, and because it keeps your facility audit-ready 24/7.
Take control of your pest management program with U-Trap-It. Controlling what should be yours is another reason many companies are now requiring the use of the U-Trap-It System.
Having trouble with your audits?
The U-Trap-It System easily collects comprehensive information regarding your pest management services and other information that is needed to document pest management service activities. The documents the System produces meet or exceed audit requirements and you will be audit ready 24/7. 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.
Audits are important but that's not what it's all about...
While the U-Trap-It System provides excellent reports and graphs, including required trending reports, to help document your program for audit and regulatory needs, it more importantly provides analytical tools such as visually dynamic floor plans and HotSpot* Technology (spatial analysis) to quickly eliminate pest activity. Users tell us what 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/IPP commercially feasible. Is your service provider using the U-Trap-It System? Many companies are requiring it to be used in their facilities.
Scalable Enterprise Management Solution - Eases Compliance - Standardizes Data Across the Corporation
The U-Trap-It System is an enterprise management solution which can be deployed throughout any company at all types of facilities around the globe. The System can be utilized simultaneously 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. Standardizing on one system also makes training easier 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.
U-Trap-It Report Generator
Some users who need information don't want to log into a system to run a report. For them we have created the Automated Report Generator. This feature easily fulfills the user's need for information with the easiest and simplest solution - reports automatically run and emailed to them on their desired schedule.
The Automated Report Generator enables the user to customize the delivery of reports and graphs. With it the user can create a Report Package combining different reports and/or graphs. The Report Generator will automatically generate the report package and email it to one or more addresses. Scheduling the auto-generation is easily controlled by the user. Once a report package has been scheduled it will auto-generate based on the schedule frequency chosen. The report packages are created and sent via email in PDF format. The emailed Report Package will also to made available in the user's My Log Book feature which is accessible on the website. If the client wishes to see more detail or additional information related to their account they always have the ability to log in to their U-Trap-It System and run an array of customizable reports and graphs at anytime.
For more information on this user-friendly feature please contact In-Quiz-It Software at 972-938-7280.
U-Trap-It System Users: To access the System, click Client Login on the menubar above.
U-Trap-It Benefits Poll
What is the greatest benefit of using the U-Trap-It System?
Tracks Factors Impacting Pest Management 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.
Site Layouts and Floor Plans
The U-Trap-It System can display a "macro view" of the service account (Site Layout) to provide an overall assessment of the conditions of the entire facility. This is an example of the System's "visually dynamic" analytical tools. The user can choose to spatially display many types of conditions and pest information on the Site Layout to gain a better understanding of the facility and where attention may be needed.
The System also has Floor Plans, also called Service Area Layouts, which display a detailed view showing the individual pest control monitoring devices. Floor Plans are another example of the System's "visually dynamic" analytical tools. Layouts can spatially display information (Specific Pest Type, Environmental Deficiencies, Pest Activity, and much more) during the time period the user wishes to examine. This is an excellent tool to determine where pest activity may be originating and as a starting point for an inspection for its source.
Alerts and Corrective Actions
In the highly-complex industrial pest management environment, developing pest activity and environmental issues can sometimes go unnoticed, especially if personnel are relying on simply reading monitoring inspection reports to become aware of a problem.
The U-Trap-It* System uses technology to take management of pest activity and environmental issues to the next level by automatically analyzing inspection results to determine if conditions are unacceptable and will lead to pest activity or if there is significant pest activity. If the System finds any, it automatically notifies the user of the issue and where it exists. The pest technician can then easily record what action(s) was taken to correct the condition. If no action is taken then the Alert will stay active and the escalation system will continue to provide warnings of the issue.
The System also helps to correct environmental deficiencies by initiating work orders for these issues to quickly and efficiently correct them when other plant departments may need to be involved.
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 Intelligent 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.