Australian Environmental Pest Managers Association Limited
Home   |   My Account
Welcome to the Australian Environmental Pest Managers Association April 2022 edition. Please read on below for more details below or visit our website for online version


AEPMA eNewsletter April 2022

Welcome to the April edition of the AEPMA newsletter.

Pesticon 2022 is nearly two months away and our conference team have been hard at work putting together a really great program. The conference also provides attendees with some fantastic social networking opportunities.  

Tickets are selling fast, and with Early Bird registrations closing on the 29th April don’t delay in booking your tickets via the AEPMA website 

Hope to see you there!


AEPMA is pleased to announce a new Innovation Award kindly sponsored by Bayer.  This award will recognise a pest control company or an individual who has introduced a new initiative or product to help drive change in the pest mananagment industry. The winner will be announced at Pesticon 2022.  More details about this new award can be found below.


As always, if you have any questions or would like to submit an article for the AEPMA eNewsletter please contact the National Office on 1300 307 114 or email

Vasili Tsoutouras


New “Innovation in Pest Management Award” Announced.

"The future belongs to pest managers who are innovative to face the changes in the pest management industry."

AEPMA is pleased to announce a new Innovation in Pest Management Award kindly sponsored by Bayer.

This new annual award recognises a pest control company or individual, for introducing a new and innovative project, initiative or activity that drives organisation change in the pest management industry. 

Applicants will be judged by their excellence in the following criteria:

  • Innovation – Evidence of innovation through the introduction of a new method, project initiative or activity designed to improve on what is currently available in the pest management industry.
  • Outstanding features which sets it apart from common practice
  • Tangible benefits – eg social / economic
  • Efforts in building a dynamic work environment

In order to be eligible for the Award, an applicant must be a licensed and practising pest manager or pest managment business in Australia. Any pest management firm operating in Australia is eligible to enter regardless of AEPMA membership.

All entry forms should be completed by COB 20th May 2022 with the winner announced at Pesticon 2022.

Please visit the AEPMA website for further information.


Pesticon 2022 – Early Bird Pricing ends 29th April

AEPMA’s conference, Pesticon 2022 is fast approaching and now is the time to register and secure your place for this exciting event.

Attractive early bird rates are only available until 29th April 2022. Full delegate packages start at $450 for members and $475 for non-members with further savings for 2 or more delegates.
Take advantage of the special discounted accommodation rates at The Star Gold Coast.  These can be found on the conference website

To book, click on the link on the Accommodation page of the conference website. 
But don’t delay - places are filling fast!

Secure your place today -BOOK NOW & SAVE!!  For more information, and to register, simply visit the AEPMA Conference Website.


Reminder - AEPMA AGM dates

The Annual General Meeting of the Australian Environmental Pest Managers Association will be held on the 6th June 2022 4.30pm - 4.45pm at the Star Gold Coast.  

The AEPMA Branch AGM dates are as follows:

Notice is hereby given for the following branch AGM dates

Proxy forms and minutes from the 2021 AGM will be distributed to all current AEPMA members shortly.
**Please note only current AEPMA members can attend an AGM**


Pest Manager of the Year 2022 - Nominations close 29th April 

Nominations are now open for Pest Manager of the Year 2022, once again very generously sponsored by BASF.

Categories for this year's competition are as follows:

Business Award Two Classes: Pest Management firms employing 10 or more people, pest management firms employing fewer than 10 people.

National Pest Manager of the Year will be awarded from nominees in these two categories. 


  • Micro Business, which is a category for pest management businesses with fewer than three employees.
  • South Pacific Pest Manager of the Year, open to AEPMA member businesses both large and small operating in the South Pacific Region.

Nominations will close on the Friday 29th April 2022 with winners being announced in June at Pesticon 2022.  

“BASF are proud to be supporting the Pest Manager of the Year awards for its 12th consecutive year,” says David Elmouttie, BASF Business Manager for Professional & Specialty Solutions. 

“We believe it’s extremely important to recognise and reward businesses that show outstanding commitment to pest control and go above and beyond to deliver quality services. Each year we receive an impressive range of entries and are excited to be involved in the process once again to discover the amazing contributions being made by pest control businesses that are helping our industry grow, evolve and thrive.”

The top 3 companies from each category will be selected based on their written and website material and will progress to the judging stage of the competition.

If you would like to nominate for Pest Manager of the Year please click here

PWAPM - 2022 National Networking Breakfast

The 2022 PWAPM Networking Breakfast sponsored by Ecolab will host a variety of speakers and panels from women who have advanced in the pest management industry. The breakfast will be held at The Star, Gold Coast – AEPMA (Pesticon) Conference on Tuesday 7th June. Breakfast guests will present on industry trends, business learnings and opportunities. This event aims to connect and foster constructive conversation between women in the pest management industry.

The winners of the Trainee and Administrator of the Year Award will be announced at the breakfast. 
This will be an opportunity to be in a room with like-minded people and meeting experts and leaders face to face. This is an opportunity for women to meet some of their business influences, having the opportunity to be in the same room as them and listen to how they approach business.

This breakfast is open to PWAPM Members and women delegates attending the Pesticon conference. There is limited seating so you will need to register, and it will be on a first in basis. 

Please click here to book.  

Thank you to our major sponsor Ecolab


PWAPM Excellence Award 2022 - Don’t Just Say Your Nominee is outstanding – Prove It!

Proudly sponsored by BASF, the 2022 PWAPM Excellence Award seeks to recognise and highlight the achievement of a women who has advanced in the pest management industry. 

Nominations are now open for inspiring women within the industry who embody leadership qualities and embrace the principals of corporate responsibility. 

The PWAPM Excellence Award winner will be recognised as a woman in the pest control industry that has not only shown outstanding leadership but has dedicated her time and energy in making notable contributions to the development and growth of others within the industry. 
Nominations are open to women working in upper management, sales representatives, manufacturers, technicians, insurance, and research organisations within Australia. 

For more information and to nominate please here

Female Administrator of the Year Award 2022 - NOMINATIONS ARE NOW OPEN!

Proudly sponsored by PCT International, the PWAPM Female Administrator of the Year Award recognises an outstanding Administrator working in the Pest Control Industry.
For many Pest Control businesses, the Administrator is the backbone; the hub that keeps it together; the cog that keeps the wheels turning.

Do you know of an outstanding female Administrator that has gone above and beyond in their role?
Your nomination should include examples of how the Administrator has shown excellence in her work, as an individual and as a member of a team, as well as how she has contributed to our industry in a broader sense.

For more information and to nominate please click here

Female Trainee of the Year Award 2022 - NOMINATIONS ARE NOW OPEN!

Proudly sponsored by BAYER, the PWAPM Female Trainee of the Year Award recognises an outstanding Trainee working in the Pest Control Industry.

Trainees are the future of our industry.  We want to recognise a female that has strived for and achieved success, best practice, and innovation in training.  

Do you know of an outstanding female Trainee that has gone above and beyond in their role? 
Your nomination should include examples of how the Trainee has shown excellence in her work, as an individual and as a member of a team, as well as how she has contributed to our industry in a broader sense.

For more information and to nominate please click here


AEPMA  Branch Update 

QLD AEPMA Branch Update – Peter May Branch Secretary

The last Qld AEPMA Branch General Meeting was held on 17th February 2022 as a virtual event.  John Murray chaired the meeting with agenda items focused on Qld Pest Management Regulations, Qld Red Imported Fire Ant program, West Indian Drywood Termites, and Training.  Minutes of the meeting have been circulated to members.

Qld AEPMA has had ongoing contact with Qld Health as part of consultation in the drafting of the Qld Medicines and Poisons (Pest Management, Poisons, and other Regulated Substances) Regulations 2019, the final version of which were released in September 2021. AEPMA had a further opportunity to request amendments to the Regulations in a virtual meeting held on 22/3/2022.  At this meeting AEPMA sought to clarify the need for Activity Risk Management Plans, the definition of High Risk and Sensitive sites, and interpretation of other wording in the Regs. This meeting also offered AEPMA the opportunity to raise issues regarding the time taken for online processing of pest management licenses; and to comment on the Qld Health publication “The Guide to What Pest Managers Need to Know in Queensland”. Qld Health was receptive to AEPMA’s contributions and concerns and undertook to consider and address the issues raised.

Read more here 


NSW AEPMA Branch Update - Patrick Legey & Kylee Enwright 

An AEPMA NSW ACT State Council meeting was held on Zoom on Monday 14 February 2022.
The meeting was well attended with 9 delegates and 3 apologies.

As usual there was discussion on the Review of the Codes of Best Practice, Field Biologist course, website. Pest Control now officially considered an essential service under the new national cabinet agreement. 
We talked about the Pest Management Conference which is definitively going ahead.

After two years of no show due to Covid-19, I am sure we would all like to attend the AEPMA 
Conference Pesticon (Pest Management in the Digital Age) at the Star, Gold Coast on 6-8 June 2022. Having our Suppliers, Product Manufacturers and their Reps all under the same roof and interaction with our Pest Management colleagues from all over Australia make it, a worthwhile experience not to be missed. See you there!!

There was also discussion on the Pest Manager of the Year Awards.
Many thanks to BASF for again supporting the Pest Manager of the year awards.Our best wishes go to all people who have or are going to nominate especially those from NSW/ ACT. The NSW ACT State Council encourages you to keep trying for this prestigious Award.

Read more here 

More information regarding the AEPMA NSW AGM at the Tea Gardens is available here 


PMITAG NSW Summary Report to the AEPMA NSW Council
By Dr Chris Orton, Secretary, Urban Pest Management Industry Training Advisory Group NSW



Upcoming Public Holidays

With Easter fast approaching, here is some information and tools to help you manage the public holidays.

A free webinar will be hosted on 7 April about entitlements over the Easter holiday period. Book your spot on the Fair Work registration page.

Boosting Apprenticeship Commencement wage subsidy support extended

Enrolments for the Boosting Apprenticeship Commencement wage subsidy, which provides employers with 12 months of wage subsidy support, are being extended to the end of the 2021-22 financial year (30 June 2022).

Any business that receives the Boosting Apprenticeship Commencement (BAC) wage subsidy will also then be eligible for extended support through the Completing Apprenticeship Commencements (CAC) wage subsidy for the second and third year of a Boosting Apprenticeship Commencement-supported apprenticeship.

As of 24 March 2022, over 73,000 businesses have been supported to put on an apprentice or trainee through Boosting Apprenticeship Commencements subsidy.

Any employer who takes on an apprentice or trainee up until 30 June 2022 can gain access to:

  • 50 per cent of the eligible Australian Apprentice’s wages in the first year, capped at a maximum payment value of $7,000 per quarter per Australian Apprentice
  • 10 per cent of the eligible Australian Apprentice’s wages in the second year, capped at a maximum payment value of $1,500 per quarter per Australian Apprentice
  • 5 per cent of the eligible Australian Apprentice’s wages in the third year, capped at a maximum payment value of $750 per quarter per Australian Apprentice.

Read more here 

Control of invasive ants in Western Australia

They may be small, but don’t be fooled, invasive ants are some of the world’s worst pests. These invasive ants can have a huge impact on our environment, economy, and way of life. Hundreds of millions of dollars are being spent in Australia on ant eradications and control because of their potential for devastating harm to wildlife, infrastructure, industry, and even human health. There are plenty of other ant species that are far too established to be removed. They are the gift that keeps on giving in terms of negative impact to WA now, and for future generations.

Three highly invasive ant species - the red imported fire ant, browsing ant, and African black sugar ant are all trying to gain a foothold into Western Australia. Luckily a crack team of highly trained ant surveillance officers from the WA Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development are on the case.

The invasive ant team are currently conducting surveillance, tracing and treatment activities at residential and commercial properties as well as parklands and disposal sites around Perth and regional areas of WA with the sole purpose of finding and eradicating these ants from our great State.

The department has been engaging and working alongside various pest control teams to treat all three species in suburbs from Bayswater in the north, east to Maida Vale, and East Rockingham in the south. 

Read more here 

Digital and Brand Marketing Lead - Melbourne

  • Hawthorn East office with a move to Box Hill in June 
  • Opportunity to develop and execute marketing plans and implement digital marketing 
  • Competitive salary + 10.5% Superannuation + short term incentive

At Bayer we’re visionaries, driven to solve the world’s toughest challenges and striving for a world where ‘Health for all, Hunger for none’ is no longer a dream, but a real possibility. We’re doing it with energy, curiosity and sheer dedication, always learning from unique perspectives of those around us, expanding our thinking, growing our capabilities and redefining ‘impossible’. There are so many reasons to join us. If you’re hungry to build a varied and meaningful career in a community of brilliant and diverse minds to make a real difference, there’s only one choice.

For over 150 years, Bayer has been delivering on its mission of Science For A Better Life. It’s more than just a saying – it’s a philosophy we bring to life every day. Whether it’s keeping your house pest free, keeping highways and railways safer or ensuring healthy outdoor green spaces, we help our customers foster healthy environments where people live, work and play.

Where do you want to go?

Make a strategic impact, by developing and executing marketing strategies through traditional and digital platforms for our top brands in Turf, Pest, Termite and Vegetation.
Reporting into the GM, you will collaborate with our technical sales team to design and execute targeted marketing campaigns across all portfolios to directly drive sales and market share.

Do something that moves you

  • Review, develop and execute the brand strategy for each brand
  • Be accountable for delivering full brand portfolio life cycles

Develop a deep understanding of each market segment and product positioning

  • Review current digital assets/platforms and implement changes to deliver a digital uplift
  • Review the current CRM platform; customer segmentation, reports and usage to provide recommendations for full utilization 
  • Liaise with an external agency on EDM management and performance
  • Monitor, review and report on key financials 

Does this sound like you? 

  • You will have experience in a similar role, but we are open to marketing experience from a wide variety of industry backgrounds
  • Tertiary qualifications or equivalent in Marketing, Social media marketing or Product brand marketing
  • Interest in the general environmental science/agriculture industry
  • Proven brand strategy development skills
  • Proficient at analyzing data, to provide insights and recommendations
  • Superior interpersonal and communication skills to foster collaborative relationships
  • Exceptional organizational and prioritisation skills

Be You @ Bayer

We are committed to creating a culture where people can be their best, in an environment that values inclusion, diversity and flexibility. At Bayer everyone belongs, regardless of race, colour, ancestry, religion, national origin, citizenship, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability, or gender identity. We encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to apply.  We also welcome applicants with diverse educational backgrounds, professional knowledge, personality types, thinking styles and life experiences.  If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know. 

Be part of something bigger 

At Bayer we support your career.  Ready to join our team? Click Apply. For more information about this role and the innovative suite of benefits on offer, get in contact with our Talent Acquisition Team via . We look forward to hearing from you.

**Recruitment agencies please note that this position will be managed via our in-house Talent Acquisition Team.  Bayer does not accept any unsolicited resumes.                   


Bayer to sell its Environmental Science Professional business to Cinven for 2.6 billion U.S. dollars

  • Transaction streamlines Crop Science portfolio and ensures greater focus on coreagricultural business
  • Cinven seeks to continue to drive innovation and accelerate growth through significant investment in the acquired business

​Read more here

PestIT Product Catalogue is now available for review 

The PestIT Product Catalogue is now available for review on the PestIT Homepage. After some time in the making, our 60-page online product catalogue is a showcase of the full PestIT professional pest management range. As a business, we have accomplished online trading of our range in recent years.

However, this is our first full catalogue highlighting our products, training and services for some time. 

Of interest to many will be the depth and quality of our new innovations, technology advances, as well as our insect and rodent ranges to complement our bird management systems.

As pest management industry supplier to a wide variety of small and large businesses, PestIT’s focus is to supply non-chemical solutions to achieve the best possible pest management outcomes. We create, distribute, and support our clients with pest control products, training and systems that are ‘cleaner, greener and smarter’. In today’s climate, our ‘green’ technology approach remains sensitive to managing broader implications for global warming. By choosing PestIT, we help reduce waste, remove chemicals, and lead the way forward for smarter technology. 

Our company’s approach to bird management is technology, science and data-based while being humane and manages population numbers through habitat modification. This can be achieved with physical and exclusion systems, scare deterrents, electrical shock systems or new innovations in our development pipeline.

We invite you to review and enjoy the PestIT Product Catalogue 2022, to view our new catalogue visit here


FASTRAC Blox Rodenticide 

Bell Laboratories is pleased to introduce to the Australian market for the first time FASTRAC Blox Rodenticide, containing the acute active ingredient bromethalin. 

The first bromethalin block to be registered for use against rodents in Australia, FASTRAC Blox saves technicians time and money. Rodents can consume a lethal dose in a single night’s feeding, reducing the amount of bait required to achieve control.

Due to an effective knockdown when compared to anticoagulants, more rodents may be controlled with less bait. FASTRAC Blox are registered for use inside and outside, within 30 metres of buildings or permanent structures, allowing for more versatility in placement than anticoagulants. 

“I’m really excited to introduce Fastrac to Australia. As the World Leader in Rodent Control Technology, Bell Labs is committed to providing pest managers with the tools that they need to manage rodent populations and infestations. With Fastrac, we’re introducing an active ingredient that has never been used in Australia before, and which really compliments the other products in our range. I’m confident that Australian Pest Managers will love the rapid knockdown of bromethalin, and I’m proud that we are once again leading the way in the rodent control sector,” says Samuel Wood, Asia Pacific Business Manager. 

Bell’s unique extrusion process produces a hard, multiple-edged bait that combines with the palatability of a meal bait, with the weatherability of a paraffinized bait. FASTRAC Blox are available in convenient 4kg pails. 

To learn more about how FASTRAC can provide solutions for your fight against rodents, contact your local Bell representative or pest control distributor.


DELTATHOR® Label Extension – Now Registered for the Control of ALL Species of Flying & Crawling Insects

Nowadays, very few products have a broad label wording to allow professional pest managers to use them against all pest species. This can make it challenging when professionals encounter unusual or rarely encountered species in the urban environment. Even silverfish are not present on many product labels!

It is important to avoid using products contrary to their registered labels, which makes DELTATHOR a really great product to have on your vehicle, as part of your pest control armoury. Whether it be an unusual stored product insect, an out of the ordinary caterpillar, a never before encountered flying insect, or silverfish! DELTATHOR’s label allows you to provide an effective treatment. 

DELTATHOR contains 10 g/L deltamethrin in a water-based micro-suspension concentrate formulation for improved performance. It has been a well-trusted product in the Ensystex range since 2004 and is an economical solution for most pest problems.

You can see the full details for the new label by checking out the Usage Booklet

And to Celebrate this label extension, Ensystex are offering an April Special Price Deal, with savings of up to 22% off the standard list price available. Simply call your Ensystex Area Manager, or the Ensystex hotline on 13 35 36.

Syngenta – Pest Talk Webinars 

Syngenta have started hosting Pest Talk Webinars. These are designed to provide technical background into pests and treatments. The first one was held on March 10th and dealt with the hot topic of Red Imported Fire Ants. You can watch a recording of this webinar on their website.

The next webinar is on April 7th and will look at Mosquito Management, another topical area with all the talk in the media of mosquitoes as vectors for diseases like Dengue and Japanese Encephalitis.
To register, please use this link


FMC – Flood Technote

With all the recent rain and flooding it's a common question " Will my termite management system still be there?". This recent flood technote from FMC is a timely one, with advice for both HomeGuard® and Biflex®.

Flood advice for buildings protected with a HomeGuard® Installation

Homes that have had HomeGuard® installed that are subject to flooding need not be concerned about the stability of bifenthrin within the HomeGuard® Termite Management System.
As HomeGuard® is fully impregnated with bifenthrin it will remain within the sheet material for extended period when under water.

Trials have been conducted by FMC to measure the amount of bifenthrin in the both the sheet material and the water after 6 months with a weekly stirring - no significant amount of bifenthrin could be measured in the water and no significant reduction in the amount of bifenthrin within the HomeGuard® was identified.

Flood advise for Biflex® Termite Treatments

Installers of Biflex® soil treatments for termites will know, as per the registered label, the Biflex® will stay in the soil profile for at least 10 years.

But what happens to the house that has been treated with Biflex® for termites or other chemistries for that matter when it has been flooded?

There are two considerations that may require action 

  • When the soil is washed away by flood taking the Biflex® with it - the soil will need to be replaced and treated with Biflex®.
  • When untreated soil from elsewhere is deposited on top of the Biflex® treated area creating a potential breach - a Biflex® treatment will be required to maintain a complete treated zone.

For this technote and many others please see our resource library: Resources – FMC 

After a 15-year absence, European wasps are back in Sydney with a vengeance!

The European wasp (Vespula Germanica), also known as the German wasp, used to be a prevalent pest in Sydney but hasn’t been sighted for many years, until recently.

Rowan Gregson, Technical Solutions Advisor with Sundew Solutions, said, “European wasps were common in Sydney in the 1990’s but their numbers fell, presumably due to climatic reasons, with none being reported in a 2019 survey of pest controllers.”

Recently, there have been European wasp sightings all over Sydney. “In just the last two weeks, pest controllers have reported treating European wasp nests in Campbelltown, Liverpool, Fairfield, Penrith, Dulwich Hill, Hurstville and Sans Souci,” Mr Gregson said.

Why should we care? 

Warwick Madden, Principal Research Scientist at Further Research and Consulting, said that European wasps are extremely aggressive and more dangerous than other wasps. “Unlike a bee, a wasp can sting multiple times,” Mr Madden said. “They release a pheromone that attracts its nest mates to join in an attack,” he added. “In 2019, a 7-year-old girl in Braidwood was stung up to 300 times and is lucky to be alive!”

In addition to the health risk, Mr Madden believes that the loss of amenity is a significant issue as European wasps are highly attracted to proteins and sugars. “An outdoor picnic of BBQ snags and soft drinks is an open invitation to European wasps,” said Mr Madden. “Pet food and fruit trees are also a favourite!”

Mr Gregson said that European wasps have been a continual problem in the southern states with some areas suffering from a drop in tourism due to large numbers of the pests. “The wasps are a declared pest in both WA and the ACT,” he added. “The Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council has taken the step of contracting a feral pest manager to take care of the enormous number of wasps in Braidwood,” he said. “Now it appears it’s Sydney’s turn.”

Mr Gregson believes that NSW State and Local governments should be taking action to manage the increasing number and distribution of European wasps. “We need a strategy to ensure we can get on top of the situation before it really takes hold,” he said, “otherwise, the European wasp influx, and the dangers it presents, will only increase,” Mr Gregson said.

Mr Gregson said that the VESPEX website,, contains comprehensive information about identifying and treating European Wasps as well as a directory of pest management specialists accredited in the their eradication.

To become a Sundew VESPEX Accredited Specialist to be able to remote bait European wasps when nests are unable to be located visit Vespex Accreditation Course ( or contact Rowan Gregson at or call 0422 403 556 for more information.

Japanese encephalitis: Australia to buy 130,000 vaccine doses as outbreak spreads

The Australian government has said it will buy 130,000 doses of a vaccine to protect against Japanese encephalitis as the outbreak spreads across four states.

Nearly $70m will be spent to combat the virus, which has been detected in New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia and Victoria and killed two people so far. There are 15 confirmed human cases of the mosquito-borne disease.

Read more here 
Credit – The Guardian 


NEW INNOVATION: ClearOut Aerosol – Making a Great Product even Greater!

Product development and formulation chemistry is at the core of Sherwoods business having launched several innovative solutions to the Australian Pest management market over the last 10 years. ClearOut Crawling Insect Spray (containing Fipronil) has become a valuable tool for Pest Managers in treating problem pests internally due to its non-repellent active, clear solution and ease of use. So, we are often asked, why tinker with an already great product!

ClearOut PLUS IGR consists of 2 active ingredients – 0.5g/kg FIPRONIL and 0.15g/kg PYRIPROXYFEN a group 2B and 7C Insecticide. The label claims have also been extended to include flies (as well as cockroaches and ants) and is a non-scheduled poison allowing it to be used in multiple situations. 

IGR’s or Insect growth regulators are generally used in combination with an insecticide. IGR’s alone will not kill the insect, and this is where understanding and using an IGR increases the effectiveness of a product. IGR’s prevent immature cockroaches from reaching their full adult breeding cycle by disrupting nymphs molting process and reproductive development. The fipronil will kill the adult and nymphs initially but any that escape the effects long enough to breed will be affected by the IGR.
We suggest you always use ClearOut Sticky Glue Monitoring Traps when working in a commercial situation with ClearOut PLUS IGR. This easy-to-use monitoring tool will allow you to inspect how the cockroaches are reacting to the formulation. It is important to look for nymph German cockroaches that have been affected by pyriproxyfen and the appearance they display will indicate when they were infected and what the future holds.

German cockroaches infected by the pyriproxyfen during the 1st instar will likely not live through the molting stage. They appear as very dark, small and stubby. Those German cockroaches that survive the molting stage can be easily identified by their twisted deformed wings. At this stage they will not be able to mate. German cockroaches effected by pyriproxyfen during the 3rd instar will look fully grown but will also develop twisted deformed wings and be unable to mate making ClearOut PLUS IGR a highly effective product when treating insects like German Cockroaches. Breaking the breeding cycles is now easy and cost effective with ClearOut PLUS IGR. 

WIN! $500 Agserv & $500 Garrards Vouchers

Request a pest managment quote from Wymark and enter the draw to win!

More information available here 

Important Dates
  • AEPMA WA Branch AGM - 8th April 2022 @ 1430 via Microsoft Teams 
  • AEPMA QLD Branch AGM – April 27th April 2022 @ 9am via Microsoft Teams
  • AEPMA Victoria Branch AGM - 5th May 2022 @ 2pm
  • AEPMA NSW Branch AGM – 7th May 2022 at Tea Gardens/Hawks Nest (time to be confirmed)
  • AEPMA AGM – 6th June @ 4.30pm (Pesticon) Star Gold Coast
  • AEPMA PestiCon 2022 – 6th – 8th June 2022 Star Gold Coast


Newsletter contributions/comments

AEPMA welcomes any contributions or suggestions for articles that you feel are relevant to the industry. Simply forward to

Or do you have something to say about an article you’ve read in the Newsletter? Why not leave your feedback on our Facebook page.

Contact Us

AEPMA National Office
Unit 6, 12 Navigator Place, Hendra QLD 4011
PO Box 3102 Hendra QLD 4011

T: 07 3268 4210 or 1300 307 114
F: 07 3268 4213

Privacy Policy | Terms of Use

LinkedIn LinkedIn Twitter
You are receiving AEPMA e-newsletters. If you are not interested in receiving further e-newsletters from AEPMA, please click here to unsubscribe. The statements or opinions that are expressed in this eNewsletter reflect the views of the authors. Although all accepted advertising material is expected to conform to AEPMA’s editorial guidelines such acceptance does not imply endorsement by AEPMA. All material contained in the eNewsletter is protected by copyright and must not be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, recorded or photocopied without written permission of AEPMA.