Spotta expands its global reach

Spotta Smart Pest Systems has strengthened its global reach with three new distributor agreements: Pest-End Exterminators and Colorado Tri-Flo Systems in the USA, and Amicus Environmental Services in the UK.

The new additions further Spotta’s ability to provide technology-led solutions which aid pest control in the accommodation, forestry and agricultural industries.

Each of the new partnerships will centre on Spotta’s monitoring solution for the accommodation sector, which detects bed bugs in hotels, motels, hostels, student residences, care homes and other multi-room accommodation businesses. The resellers will also assist customers in their region with installation and servicing, training and ongoing customer support.

Pest-End will incorporate Spotta as a part of its integrated pest management solution. Colorado Tri-Flo will offer Spotta’s always-on monitoring technology alongside its own industrial heaters for treating the pests. Amicus Environmental Services plans to utilise Spotta’s technology as part of its focus on delivering technology-driven solutions to the pest control market.

Robert Fryers, CEO of Spotta, said: “Each partner company shares our belief that technology can help the pest control industry work in a more proactive way. Monitoring leads to early detection, and early detection of pests leads to more effective treatment and the opportunity to reduce pesticide use.

“Whether it’s the pairing of our monitoring system with Colorado Tri-Flo’s heat treatments, the support of industry- leader Pest-End or the forward-thinking of Amicus, each

partner enhances our offering. We’re looking forward to working with them to bring about a technological revolution to the global pest control industry.”

Spotta’s smart systems allow businesses to react early and in a targeted manner to the presence of pests. This early action leads to a reduction in pesticide use in treatment and minimises overall damage caused by pests, controlling them before large scale infestations can take hold. Spotta uses computer vision (to detect and classify the pests), a dedicated communication network (to notify of pests’ presence) and custom-designed hardware, for ‘fit and forget’ installation. Its accommodation solution, the Bed Pod, has a 94.2% detection rate in detecting the presence of bed bugs. FWC in prestigious national awards final

The Federation of Window Cleaners (FWC) has reached the finals of the prestigious National Association Awards (NAA), after being nominated for Best Membership Association.

The group of finalists, which the NAA describes as the ‘best of the UK’s exceptional membership associations’ has been invited to attend a glittering awards ceremony in London on 27 July, where the winners will be announced.

The NAA describes reaching the finals as an ‘incredible achievement’ which reflects ‘commitment and hard work’. Its awards celebrate the hard work of associations, federations, chambers, societies and membership organisations across all sectors. The FWC reached the finals after winning support in a public vote.

Andrew Lee, Chairman and Safety Officer of the FWC, said: “The FWC getting to the finals is fantastic news and is really positive feedback for both management and staff alike. It’s really nice to know we are doing our jobs well, supporting and helping our members the best we can.”

Kate Lawrence, a Director of Cleanbrite UK, originally nominated the FWC for the award last year, because the benefits of membership were ‘significant’ and ‘very good value’.

Kate said: “The website is excellent, you can access current tender opportunities, health and safety advice, people are selling things; it feels like there is a proper community. The customer service is top class. Whenever there is an issue, Beryl and the team go out of the way to help. Everyone is so nice.” WHAT’S NEW? | 17

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