Weevils, ants, fleas and rodents – every solution to eradicate pests.
The “Other” Pests. While all Agricultural Merchandise shops have something to deal with parasites and lice that decrease your production level, most don’t have a good range to deal with the “other” pests that are going to cause just as much heartache!! From the variety of rat/mouse baits through to the flea treatment for working dogs – we stock all of them. Have a look at our comprehensive list to the right to see how we can help you.
Domestic Insecticide and Repellent
Flies, spiders, ants and other insects are never welcome in the house or sheds. Kojonup Agricultural Supplies stock Bayer’s Solfac Duo, a residual insecticide concentrate specifically formulated for faster knockdown of common pests in domestic, commercial, industrial and public buildings and facilities. It has has a unique dual mode of action, combining two powerful and effective residual insecticides; Imidacloprid, a neonicotinoid and Beta-cyfluthrin, fourth generation synethtic pyrethroid, to deliver much more effective control of pests. The synergistic effect of Imidacloprid amplifies the activity of the Beta-cyfluthrin so any insect exposed to the treatment is rapidly killed and not just repelled.
Dogs & Cats Flea & worm treatments
We stock a limited range of dog & cat flea and worm treatments. The dog range is largest to look after not only domestic pets, but also our hardworking sheep dogs. This range includes tablets and ointments to cover fleas and worms as well as chemically impregnated collars. Cats are catered for with some flea and worm ointments.
We stock a range of products to help deal with the persistent problem of rats and mice. There are blocks, pellets, glue traps and mechanical traps.
The Tomcat and Tomcat II range of blocks are designed for outside and inside applications with the first being more resistant to weather and wet conditions. Both contain the active ingredient Bromadiolone which is a single-feeding anticoagulant rodenticide. Bromadiolone is also less toxic to non-target animals, in both primary and secondary poisoning situations, than other single-feeding anticoagulants. The antidote, Vitamin K1, is readily available and there is a time factor for treatment
Feral rabbits cost Australian primary producers $113 million per year in production losses.
Grazing competition between sheep and rabbits can affect wool production by reducing the quality and quantity of wool produced. It also has a degradational consequence on the landscape, with rabbit warrens pitting the topsoil, reducing crop yields.
The Australian government employs biological control agents such as the myxoma virus (Myxomatosis), and Rabbit Haemorrhagic Disease Virus (RHDV) or Rabbit Calicivirus Disease (RCD) as a means of control. This has been to great success but is not the ‘magic bullet’ solution. An integrated approach to the control of the feral species via baiting, trapping and shooting is best. We suggest pastoralist employ a multi-tiered solution to overcome these vermin.
A conventional control technique to rid rabbits from your property is through baiting. Baiting is preferred over trapping and shooting, as it requires minimal labour input. We are a supplier of Pindone laced oat baits. This bait is most effective when placed in the grazing zone of the rabbit. It is a chronic poisoner, meaning the animal will require several feeds before sufficient toxic action is caused to induce death.
Fox baits are usually made from meat sausages or eggs that have been injected with an Australian naturally occurring poison called 1080.
Baiting with 1080 poison (sodium fluoroacetate) can be very effective in reducing fox numbers. Used with care, it can be safe for humans, non-target animals and the environment.
Sodium fluoroacetate is a Schedule 7 poison and a restricted chemical product. In WA its use and supply is bound by the hazardous chemicals Code of practice for the safe use and management of 1080 in Western Australia. It is only available to authorised suppliers and users (including Licensed Pest Management Technicians) who are trained to handle, store and use it safely. This information should be read in conjunction with the landholders’ manual for the Safe use and management of 1080.
Trained landholders can purchase bait products containing 1080 after they have obtained 1080 baiting approval from an authorised officer of the Department of Primary Industries, Western Australia (DAFWA).
Kojonup Agricultural Supplies is an authorised supplier, but customers MUST provide a permit before it can be ordered in
Important requirements when using 1080 include:
- notification of your neighbours
- erection of warning signs
- careful use of 1080 in high risk areas
- responsible security, storage and disposal of 1080 baits
- personal safety.
In order to kill grain pests at all stages of their life cycle (egg, larva, pupa, adult), phosphine gas needs to reach, and be maintained at, a concentration possible only in a gas-tight storage. Phosphine gas can be obtained from Kojonup Agricultural Supplies in the form of tablets in airtight containers of varying size (Usually containing 100-500 tablets in each).
The main points to remember:
- To control insects at all life stages the only option is to fumigate in a gas-tight storage.
- Cool grain temperatures require a longer fumigation period.
- Aeration fans fitted on gas-tight silos provide a number of benefits including a shorter ventilation period following a fumigation.
Contact our friendly staff for your requirements