Specialists in Vector Control Products and EquipmentChopper_RD.jpgGarrards Vector Control

This page is dedicated to the exciting world of Vector Control. "Vector" Insects include disease spreading insects such as Mosquitoes, Biting Midge, Flies etc.

Most Vector Control work is undertaken by Local Authorities but others such as the Defence Forces, Government Departments and Consumer Organizations also take on some this work.

Adult insects are often targeted by using Thermal Foggers or ULV Aerosol Application Machines; whilst Larval stages are controlled using aircraft or standard spraying equipment.

This is a highly organized and professional field and Garrards are proud to be members of various Mosquito and Local Government Associations.

Following is a brief outline of some of our stock lines in this industry. Please note that this listing is not yet complete - more products will be added.

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(Thanks to Roy Durre, Gold Coast City Council for the "Chopper" photograph)


iGEBA Thermal Foggers and ULV Aerosol Generators

Garrards & iGEBA - another winning crewGarrards are the sole Australasian Importers and authorised repairers of the range of iGEBA application equipment. These reliable and ruggedly built machines are currently being used by local authorities and various Defence Forces around the world, but more importantly, here in Australia and in our neighbouring countries.

They are exceptional value for money and Garrards traditional back up is always available through our branches. We are also able to provide purchasers with technical help through our factory trained iGEBA technician, Mark Bestman. Mark was trained by iGEBA in their factory in Germany and can answer any technical questions and troubleshooting problems you may have. He is based in the Brisbane Head Office and you can E-mail him directly by clicking This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

You may direct any requests for quotations through to your usual branch contacts.


Thermal Foggers
iGEBA TF-35TF-35

The most popular thermal fogger in the range, the portable TF35 has been used by professionals throughout the world and is approved by the World Health Organization. This machine is used extensively by Local Authorities & Defence Forces. Other diverse uses include Movie and Stage effects and for insect collection a-la the motion picture, "Arachnophobia".

Formulation contacting parts are all manufactured from Stainless Steel and the machine has maximum output of 42Litres per hour.

Standard accessories include repair kits, diaphragms, dosage nozzles, maintenance and cleaning tools as well as funnels.

Click here to download the TF35 Brochure


iGEBA TF-95HDTF-95HD

The TF-95 is the smaller of the two truck-mounted Thermal Foggers in the iGEBA range. This unit weighs only 39.5Kg, yet delivers 100Litres per hour, and features an infinitely adjustable fog tube. This means that the fog tube can be raised and lowered to suit your requirements.

Noise is reduced with a muffler (standard) and the entire unit can be carried by the handlebar which runs around the outside of the machine.

Options include a turntable.

As with the TF-35 the standard accessories include repair kits, diaphragms, dosage nozzles, maintenance and cleaning tools as well as funnels.

Click here to download the TF-95HD Brochure


iGEBA TF-160HDTF-160HD

The TF-160HD is also called the "Jumbo", and for good reason! This machine can propel water based mixtures up to 80m inside a greenhouse and delivers up to 150Litres/hour of insecticide fog.

Weighing in at 70 Kg, this unit is usually truck mounted only, but some organisations mount these units on trailers. A remote control unit is also available - the operator can control fogging operation and engine start/stop. The remote control only performs basic functions; this eliminates a myriad of problems whcih effect other more sophisticated control units.

All formulation contacting parts are manufactured from stainless steel and brass (including the fuel tank) and flexible parts are made from Teflon. The same standard accessories as detailed above come with the "JumbO"

Click here to download the TF-160HD Brochure


ULV Aerosol Generators

iGEBA U-10 HD-MU-10 HD-M

The smallest of the truck-mounted ULV machines manufacture by iGEBA, the U-10 is still capable of producing 10Litres per hour of water based solution. Working on an average droplet size of around 12 microns, this is quite amazing for the machines size.

It weighs only 105Kg, including the 5HP drive motor. The side channel blower displaces 1.25 cubic metres of air per minute.

Optional accessories include a 10 metre extension hose; a sewer treatment attachment kit, and an electrically driven model is also available.

Standard accessories inlcude repair kits, diaphragms, dosage nozzles, maintenance and cleaning tools, as well as funnels. A remote control system is also standard.

Click here to download the U-10 HD-M Brochure


iGEBA U-15 HD-MU-15 HD-M

Middle of the range and exceptional value for money, the U-15 has already been put into use by a number of local authorities. Ideal for adulticide treatments for pests such as mosquitoes, the U-15 is also more than capable of treating sewers for cockroaches.

Producing 20 Litres per hour at an average droplet size of 36.4 microns it also features adjustable spray heads. The two spray outlets can be adjusted through 360 degrees and can be shut off individually. The side channel blower in this machine displaces 3 cubic metres per minute.

Optional accessories include a 10m extension hose; a sewer treatment attachment kit and an electrically driven unit is also available.

Standard accessories include repair kits, diaphragms, dosage nozzles, maintenance and cleaning tools, as well as funnels. A remote control system is also standard.

Click here to download the U-15 HD-M Brochure


iGEBA U-40 HD-MU-40 HD-M

The giant of the entire iGEBA ULV range, the U-40 has become the machine of choice for some of our local authorities and government departments. When you need to apply liquid adulticides over a large area in a minimum of time (with a minimum of down-time) the U-40 HD-M is the machine for you.

This machine produces 60 Litres of liquid per hour and boasts four adjustable nozzle heads, which like its littler brother the U-15 are also adjustable through 360 degrees. The average droplet size is 30.4 microns.

The side channel blower is capable of displacing 6 cubic metres per minute and the machine features a 75 Litre fuel. Consumption is 4.5 Litres per hour, so the machine can take care of all jobs away from your re-fuelling point.

Optional accessories include a 10m extension hose; a sewer treatment attachment kit; additional 20 Litre fuel tanks (jerry cans) and a trolley mounted unit is also available.

Standard accessories include repair kits, diaphragms, dosage nozzles, maintenance and cleaning tools, as well as funnels. A remote control system is also standard.

Click here to download the U-40 HD-M Brochure


 

Larvicides
Vectobac 12AS ProductVectobac 12AS

Based on the naturally occurring bacterium Bacillus thuringiensis, Vectobac 12AS has become one of the mainstays in the Vector Control Industry.

The product can be applied both aerially and by ground equipment. The average micron size of the droplet (2-10 microns) makes it ideal for the ingestion by the target insect. This product is also target-specific, that is, other more beneficial organisms are not effected by accidental ingestion.

Applied to first and early fourth instar mosquito larvae, Vectobac 12AS provides effective control by destroying the target insect's gut wall. Paralysis and death follows.

Available in 2 x 10L packs and 200L drums.

Click here to download the Vectobac 12AS Product Information Sheet

A copy of the product's Label and its MSDS are both available for downloading in our Member's Section. Click here to jump there. Note that you will need your User Name and Password to enter this section.


Vectobac G ProductVectobac G

Vectobac G is also based on the naturally occurring bacterium Bacillus thuringiensis. The corn-cob base allows for greater canopy penetration and less product "drift" than with lighter products such as the liquid formulation of Vectobac.

This is especially useful in mangrove type situations, where canopy penetration can be difficult to achieve. The Granule formulation also has a slightly longer shelf life than its liquid conterpart, allowing for longer storage time.

The granules can be applied by fixed wing aircraft or by ground application equipment. Some trials are currently underway to ascertain the efficacy of application by helicopters.

The mode of action is the same as the liquid variant, that is, the target insect's gut wall is destroyed, causing paralysis and death.

Vectobac G is currently only availbale in an 18Kg bag.

Click here to download the Vectobac G Product Information Sheet

A copy of the product's Label and MSDS are available for downloading in our Member's Section. Click here to jump there. Note that you will need your User Name and Password to enter this section.


Vectobac WDG ProductVectobac WDG

As with the other two products in the Vectobac range, Bacillus thuringiensis is the base of this, the newest product in the Vector Control range.

The Water Dispersible Granule (WDG) formulation has the longest storage life of any of the larvicides, making it the ideal product for those situated in warm or hot situations. Unlike the liquid varieties, it is not essential to keep the product under 25 degrees C, eliminating the need for refrigerated storage.

Applied aerially or by ground equipment, Vectobac WDG is available in 5 or 25Kg containers.

Click here to download the Vectobac WDG Product Information Sheet
Click here to download the Vectobac WDG Technical Use Bulletin

A copy of the product's Label and MSDS are both available for downloading in our Member's Section. Click here to jump there. Note that you will need your User Name and Password to enter this section.


Garrards Pyrethrin DriftGarrards Pyrethrin Drift

Pyrethrin based and utilising a Liquid Haydrocarbon solvent, Garrards Pyrethrin Drift Insecticide is a ready to use product, ideal for controlling flying insects in many situations.

The product is applied through misting or fogging equipment and is registered for the control of mosquitoes, midges and flies in outdoor situations and cockroaches, flies, vinegar flies, mites and spiders, flour and grain moths, weevils and other stored insect pests in indoor areas.

A copy of the product label can be downloaded here by clicking this link.

 


    Aqua K-Othrine® from Bayer Environmental Science is a space spray concentrate containing 2% deltamethrin.

Deltamethrin is a highly active pyrethroid insecticide which will effectively flush insects out of their hiding places and kill through direct contact. Due to the high activity of deltamethrin Aqua K-Othrine® can be applied at extremely low dose rates of 0.5 - 1.0 g/ha of active ingredient to control public health insect pests including vectors of disease as well as nuisance flies and mosquitoes.

Aqua K-Othrine® utilises a unique patented anti-evaporant technology which makes it easy and
convenient to use with reduced irritancy, odour and environmental impact.


Patented Aqua Technology


Aqua K-Othrine® formulation is based on water and this highlitghts the specific benefits of the formulation. The Film Forming Aqueous Spray Technology (FFAST) is a unique patented formulation system which allows the use of water as the diluent without the normal
drawbacks of evaporation. The principle behind FFAST is simple yet extremely effective.



As each droplet is formed, long chain alcohol molecules rapidly migrate to the surface where they align to form a protective skin. This gives a sealed package of water-based insecticide, thereby retarding evaporation and greatly extending the effective range
of the spray.

The key result of this is that Aqua K-Othrine® provides long-lasting effective droplets in all climatic conditions and is as effective as oil/diesel diluted space spray concentrates when sprayed at equivalent active ingredient rates. Aqua K-Othrine® is easy to use, a user friendly concentrate producing a space spray that minimises flammability, smell, staining, paintwork damage, toxicological risk and pollution.


Water - the natural diluent


Water is the natural choice for the diluent of space sprays, particularly in the light of increased concern about the use of diesel. However, water-dilutable emulsifiable concentrate (EC) formulations may give poorer insecticidal performance in comparison with diesel or oil-diluted products. This is due to evaporation of water (which is more volatile than diesel) from the spray, leaving droplets which are too small for efficient impaction on the insect.

By using water as the main solvent, as well as the diluent, Aqua K-Othrine® can offer a number of specific benefits to the user. Aqua K-Othrine® is clean, easy to handle concentrate which is completely acceptable in use since it has virtually no odour. The water-based formulation eliminates the risk of fire, as well as reducing paint spotting and staining.

Water is the natural choice for the diluent because it is readily available and offers genuine cost savings to the user compared with oil or diesel diluents.



The image above shows iGEBA equipment at work. iGEBA machines work well with Aqua-K-Othrine world wide. Please contact us for further information


Application


Aqua K-Othrine® is multi-functional in terms of application. Primarily, it has been designed for Ultra Low Volume (ULV) use but is also ideal for thermal fogging. Aqua K-Othrine® can be used for large scale conventional outdoor spraying as well as for indoor use.

For outdoor ULV spraying Aqua K-Othrine® should be diluted with water and applied using any ULV machine capable of producing droplets with a volume median diameter (VMD) in the range of 15-25 microns. The product may also be applied through hand held thermal foggers for control of mosquitoes.

In case of indoor treatments, remove all pets and foodstuffs from the room and cover all surfaces used for food preparation. Turn off the electricity and extinguish
all naked flames.

Click here to download a copy of the Aqua-K-Othrine "Quick Sell Sheet".

A copy of the product label, the MSDS and AQIS Approval can be obtained by visiting our MSDS pages. 


 

Problems? Feedback? Further or Technical Information? This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to E-mail Craig in the Head Office.