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Like many other companies, Biotec Klute used organic monitoring blocks in the beginning. These quickly began to mold when damp and served as food for pests such as rats, mice, ants and beetles. Thus, they had to be changed every month, if not more often.
On average, Biotec consumed approximately 60,000 monitoring blocks per year. This corresponds to a workload of 60,000 work steps x 3 minutes, i.e. 180,000 work minutes or 3,000 work hours. Calculated over a whole year, this results in a considerable expenditure of time and money. Most importantly, in most cases the baits were not pitted at all, but had to be replaced because of mold or something similar
When NARA products hit the market, Biotec switched to NARA Bloc. These monitoring blocks only had to be changed every 3 months, which corresponds to an annual consumption of approx. 20,000 units. Unlike organic blocks, NARA Bloc did not start to mold and therefore lasted much longer. After a year, Biotec has taken to leaving many of the blocks – wherever there is low infestation – because they have found that the blocks smell even longer. In addition, Biotec sprayed the older NARA Bloc with NARA Spray. Thus, these lasted another 2-3 months longer.
As a result, Biotec had a significantly lower workload of 40,000 steps x 3 minutes. This corresponds to approx. 2,000 hours and calculated with an hourly rate of 30€, this is 60,000€ that Biotec has saved by using NARA.
In addition, the pests were not fed – which is the case with organic baits. Due to the high resistance to moisture and general weathering, NARA blocks did not mold and many technicians claimed that some NARA still “smelled” even after a year. Therefore, some continued to use them even after 3 months, because in 85% of all objects there is a low infestation and there monitoring is sufficient.
A big point is also the conformity of NARA products with important food standards. Both products, NARA Stic and NARA Bloc, meet AIB requirements and, when used correctly, can help companies meet IFS requirements for pest control. This is particularly interesting for companies in the food industry. Biotec has received only positive feedback from them regarding NARA.