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PRESS RELEASE: October 24, 2016

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Blue is the New Green

Rockford, TN – Nisus Corporation announced today that their Bora-Care® with Mold-Care® product will begin shipping in blue bottles within the next few months. There is no change in the product or the package except for the color.

“Bora-Care with Mold-Care is the preferred product for protecting wood after flooding,” says Lee Barrett, Vice President of Nisus Pest Control Division, “and with the flooding in Baton Rouge and Iowa, our bottle inventory for the year was used up in about six weeks.”

Rather than waiting another few months to be scheduled with the bottle manufacturer for the normal green bottle, the company decided to do an immediate run along with a blue bottle that was being run for another company. This move ensures consistent delivery to PMPs treating for wood protection, especially critical in flooded areas.

Bora-Care with Mold-Care is in high demand for mold control after flooding for good reasons. “Disinfectants don’t kill mold in wood and are not very effective on porous materials,” explains Dr. Jeff Lloyd, Corporate Vice President of Research & Development at Nisus Corporation. “Mold-Care is 21 times more concentrated than disinfectants, and when combined with Bora-Care is synergistic. It not only kills mold, it also prevents mold as long as water in the wood is controlled.” 

 

In recent tests evaluating the effects of different fungicidal treatments against four common mold fungi, the USDA-Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory found that only Bora-Care with Mold-Care could control all test mold fungi. Other recommendations by universities including Louisiana State University, the University of Tennessee-Knoxville and Mississippi State University confirmed that only combinations such as Bora-Care with Mold-Care are effective treatments for flooded houses to kill and prevent mold, and even more importantly, to kill and prevent decay fungi and wood destroying organisms.

Founded in 1990, Nisus Corporation provides sustainable chemical solutions to a number of industries, including utilities, railroads, pest control, pool & spa and industrial wood preservation.

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PRESS RELEASE:  April 25, 2013Snail

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Tennessee Company Adds a "Green" Solution to the Fight to Rid South Florida of Giant Snail Problem

As the giant African land snail invades southern Florida, the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) has done extensive research on the eradication of this pest and has identified a number of ways to eliminate it. (See http://www.freshfromflorida.com/)

One product that pest control companies and residents can use is Niban® Granular Bait, an environmentally friendly productalready heavily relied upon in the professional Pest Control industry for the control of slugs and snails as well as other common pests.

Eighteen months after a Miami-Dade County outbreak, the giant pest is spreading rapidly; one giant snail can produce 100 eggs per month, live more than eight years and grow to more than six inches in shell size. The snails can carry disease and are a danger to crops, as they consume at least 500 different kinds of plants. They even threaten structures while munching on stucco and concrete in their search for dietary calcium.

Snails, including the giant African land snail, love Niban, manufactured by Rockford, Tennessee-based Nisus Corporation. Niban features a borate mineral salt as its active ingredient combined with an irresistible bait made from corn cob granules mixed with oils, sugars and other food grade attractants. Once the snails consume the bait, the borate acts by interfering with their metabolic ability to break down sugars to extract energy from their food; as a result, their cells “starve” and they die.

Baits are popular with the professional Pest Control industry because they can be formulated to be attractive only to the target pest, avoiding harm to beneficial insects such as honeybees. Furthermore, a borate-based bait is especially “green” as the mechanism that affects the target pests doesn’t act the same way on people, pets and wildlife. As an added plus, pests cannot develop a resistance to borates because of their unique action.

Niban is a weatherized bait that remains effective in heat, sunlight and four inches of rain, so it keeps working even in Florida’s climate. When FDACS’ applicators that are trained in controlling the giant African Land Snail use Niban, they apply it at an “application rate of 3.2 ounces (2/3 cup) to 6 ounces of granules per 100 square feet. The bait can be reapplied every four to six weeks, as needed.”

Nisus Corporation was founded in 1990 in Knoxville, TN and is the originator of Green Pest Management®. Nisus manufactures and distributes green products for professional pest management, wood preservation, mold control, disinfecting & sanitizing, odor control, plumbing maintenance and pool and spa management. For more information, visit http://www.nisuscorp.com.

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