AP & G is a leading manufacturer of intelligent pest control solutions. We use a science-based
approach to creating high-quality products for the management of rodents, insects, and
mosquitoes. We leave no stone in the development of our product line.
Our adhesives are our
bond and are based on over 65 years of know-how. Our products are tested under the harshest
conditions in the field to ensure maximum reliability for all pest control professionals. We
believe that surveillance is the basis of intelligent pest management and that all products reflect
this belief. With our products, you can reliably monitor rodents, insects, and mosquitoes. Our
roots date back to the early 1950s and began with the manufacture of specialty
adhesives. Founded in 1977 under the Catchmaster brand, we are proud to provide intelligent
pest control solutions and continue to support pest control professionals around the world.
Moses Frisch, an immigrant chemist from Hungary, opens the door to Atlantic Paste& Glue, a
manufacturer of specialty adhesives based in Brooklyn, N.Y.
President and CEO Steve Frisch, a graduate of Brooklyn College, joins his father in his business.
The Catchmaster brand was introduced to the pest management industry.
First catch master Glue trap was introduced.
Introduction of Catchmaster Glue board.
Atlantic Paste & Glue acquires first International Customer.
Atlantic paste & Glue introduced the Catchmaster fly product line.
Jonathan Frisch, a graduate of Brooklyn College and NYU, joined the company. Jonathan is
currently vice president of sales and marketing.
Atlantic Paste & Glue introduced mechanical traps.
Atlantic Paste & Glue becomes AP&G Co., Inc.
Jeffery Frisch, a graduate of Johns Hopkins University, joined the company. Jeffery is currently
the vice president of operations.
AP&G introduced a line of bed bug adhesives, traps, and monitors.
AP&G enters mosquito engagement with the CDC-developed non-toxic Ovi-Catch mosquito trap.
AP&G moves administrative offices and production facility to Bayonne, N.J.
AP&G introduced a catch Zone, the quickest way to cover large areas.
AP&G launched final feed mosquito bait the non-toxic mosquito bait powered by garlic and
proven by science.
AP&G Launched the Ovi-Planter mosquito trap which used award-winning technology to provide
incognito mosquito management.
A More Natural Approach to Pest Control:
Daniel Genty, owner of Sentry Pest Solutions, a one-man pest control operation serving the
upscale communities of Homer Glen and New Lenox, Ill., a pastoral region 40 miles west of
Chicago had a specific vision for its business when it opened its doors in 2019. “I wanted to
bring a safer, more natural approach to pest control,” he said. “A lot of customers out here are
affluent and they’re concerned about the environment. They don’t mind spending a few extra
dollars for an IPM program or all-natural products that will protect the environment.”
The Village of Homer Glen is so committed to preserving its unique rural character and pursuing a “green
vision” that its official website features the tagline, “Community and Nature … in Harmony.” The
The 23-square-mile village, which 25,000 people proudly call home, features ample green space,
along with numerous wetlands and floodplains, attractive habitats for mosquito breeding, which
can be a major problem for residents throughout the spring and summer.
Solutions for Accounts that Require Special Attention:
“Last year, there were some problem areas that needed special attention because they were
adjacent to wetlands and forest areas with high mosquito pressure,” Genty said. “These were
absolute nightmarish jobs,” he added, as residents and pets were eaten alive by mosquitoes
when they went out in the evening. Despite the negative impact on the quality of life of the local
population, the population still demanded an environmentally friendly approach
to the mosquito problem. “I was honest with them because these were dream clients you didn’t
want to lose,” Genty said. “I said I have this new product (Final FeedTM by Catchmaster), but I’m
not sure how well it works, but if I’m going to give it a try, I’ll do my best to solve the problem.
I learned about Final Feed Mosquito Bait from Genty, 39, a Catchmaster sales representative, but
he hadn’t tried this product until last summer. The final feed features a unique dual-action
a formula that combines a natural fruit juice that attracts hungry mosquitoes with a lethal dose of
microencapsulated garlic (0.4%). Genty was intrigued by this product because it was classified by
the EPA as a low-risk 25b pesticide, an important attribute of
its environmentally friendly customer base. Backed by peer-reviewed and published scientific
evidence, Final Feed is applied using feeding behavior against non-flowering plants
and mosquitoes as a residual spray on rest areas.
Captain Stan (aka the Mosquito Man) & Final Feed:
“Both male and female mosquitoes require multiple sugar meals each day for energy and
survival,” observes Dr. Stan Cope, vice president of technical products and services for AP&G,
manufacturer of the Catchmaster line of products. “They acquire these sugar meals from plants.”
The unique, non-toxic formulation suppresses blood feeding and collapses mosquito populations
by more than 90% in two to three weeks. “The exact mode of action is unknown, but after
ingestion, the majority of the mosquitoes die within one or two days,” Cope said. “Further, after
ingesting the garlic, female mosquitoes lose their appetite for blood,” resulting in a dramatic
decline in biting activity, critical to the success of any mosquito management program.
Catchmaster Testimonial Mosquito Problems:
In Genty’s first “problem account,” a single-family home in close proximity to a landscape
business with two large ponds, mosquito pressure was high, making it difficult for the
homeowners to venture outside after dusk. Gently treated the property with Final Feed, spraying
non-flowering plants with the bait. Upon calling the homeowner three days later, “She said her
family was in the backyard the day after the treatment and they didn’t get bitten once,” according
to Genty, and the treatment lasted 60 days. A second property, which bordered a nearby tree
line, proved equally as problematic. “There were some woods and a pretty decent-sized creek
that went through the property,” Genty recalls, “but Final Feed performed the same. The
customer was thrilled with the results.” Genty acknowledges the product has a slight garlic odor,
“but it’s not a bad smell and I haven’t received any complaints from customers.” It comes
packaged in four pouches per case and has a shelf life of two years. No special storage
requirements are necessary. “I’ve been very pleased with the product and am looking forward to
using it again this coming mosquito season,” Genty said. Captain Stan Cope (aka the Mosquito
Man) is our Vice President of Technical Services. He is proud to be a part of this Catchmaster
From Technician to Owner:
Daniel Genty, owner of Sentry Pest Solutions, did not intend to pursue a career in the pest control
industry. He started working in industrial engineering before considering other career options
due to an unexpected layoff. “The gentleman who provided the pest control service
for my mother’s job said his company hired a technician,” Genty recalls. “I applied for
a position, was hired, and absolutely fell in love with the industry. What I liked about the
industry was that it was actually solving people’s problems, so customers were happy to see Bug Guy.
After being recalled to work as an engineer, Genty began expanding his day-to-day interactions with customers in the missing field. He served and noticed that he was getting
tired of sitting at the desk in front of the computer all day long. “I realized I missed it,” he said,
so Genty did the necessary research and secured the certification needed to bring Sentry Pest
Solutions to market in 2019. “I’ve been working alone for another year, and I absolutely love it!”
Big Ed Bio:
Ed Dolshun is Vice President and Technical Director of Business Development for the
Catchmaster brand and an expert in fishing tips. Ed is responsible for both developing new
products and validating existing products. However, Ed’s main informal position is “CTO” or
Chief Technology Officer. Ed has over 12 years of experience in the
pest control industry. Currently enrolled in AP & G Co., Inc. He held various positions in sales
and R & D. Prior to joining AP & G, he was a longtime environmental and regulatory specialist
in Bergen County Community Development, teaching environmental courses at Fairleigh
Dickinson University as part of his Master’s Program in Management Sciences.
Above all, Ed is
our catch champion. Pest control is not the only passion for Ed’s trap. He is an avid outdoorsman, hunter, and fisherman. “The same qualities that make you a great hunter or fisherman make
you a great pest control expert,” Ed proudly points out at many industry seminars. In his role
under the Catchmaster brand, Ed likes to learn on-site about the latest innovations in pest and
intelligent pest management. Ed is excited to share his #TrappingTips with the world. Follow the
Catchmaster blog and social media platform for better Big Ed content.
Will a Catchmaster glue board cause harm if a non-target animal/pet
eats, chews, or swallows it?
No. Catchmaster glue boards are safe and non-toxic. The ingredients in our products consist of a
mixture of consumable ingredients and by themselves will not create any problems for nontarget animals. If non-target animals/pets do ingest, monitor the animal closely. Atlantic Paste & Glue Co., Inc. Announces the Addition of Two Newly
Created Positions to Support THE Catchmaster Product Line:
Lisseth Castillo has joined the team as an executive assistant. Castillo will join AP & G Co., Inc.
President and CEO Steven Frisch, Global Sales and Marketing Vice President Jonathan Frisch,
and Operations Vice President Jeffrey Frisch. Prior to joining AP & G Co., Inc., Castillo played a
new role as a management assistant on the executive team of an industrial bakery company.
Castillo introduced a new office routine while at the company. “I enjoy new challenges. I
meet new people and work in new industries. This experience has made me a
better and more versatile employee,” commented Castillo-did.
“We are delighted to have Lisseth join the growing team. Additional support is welcome and will
allow our leadership team to focus on our growing business. Lisseth’s experience We look
forward to her contributions, helping us to bring a new perspective to us, “commented Jonathan
Frisch about Castillo’s appointment as Executive Assistant.
Ada Peng also joined the team as
supply chain manager in January 2020. Peng is fluent in Mandarin and Cantonese and brings with
her over six years of experience in the field of procurement and product compliance. She will
work closely with the product development, planning, and finance departments to manage all
overseas and import purchasing functions. “The AP&G Co., Inc. team is very charming. Everyone
has been very welcoming and friendly. I look forward to contributing to this very hard-working
team” said Ada Peng of her first few months of employment at the Bayonne, NJ location.
As demand for our product and our overseas business expands we were in need of someone with
Peng’s experience ensures we remain cutting edge with our supply chain processes,” says
Jeffrey Frisch, vice president of operations, AP&G Co., Inc. “Her qualifications were a perfect
match to our needs, she has been a great addition to our team.”
About Atlantic Paste & Glue Co., Inc.
AP&G is a leading manufacturer of Intelligent Pest Management solutions. Utilizing a science-based approach, they create high-quality products for rodent, insect & mosquito management.
We believe that monitoring is a cornerstone of Intelligent Pest Management and all our products
reflect this belief. Our roots go back to the early 1950s starting with the production of specialty
adhesives. We introduced the Catchmaster brand in 1977 to deliver Intelligent Pest Management
solutions and we are proud of our continuing support of Pest Management Professionals
Can I use bait on Catchmaster glue boards to attract rodents?
Catchmaster glue boards are pre-scented and are intended for use without additional bait. You
can increase their effectiveness by placing glue boards along known or suspected rodent
pathways. If you feel the need for additional bait to increase its attractiveness, place a small
amount of a non-oily substance on the center of the board. DO NOT USE OIL-BASED FOODS, SUCH
AS PEANUT BUTTER, for bait as this will degrade the adhesive and allow rodents to escape.
Heavy Duty Rat, Mouse, & Snake Glue trap:
Pre-Baited and includes Hercules Putty™ fastener. Hercules Putty anchors the trap to the ground
and helps to prevent drag off. These heavy-duty traps are professional strength and require no
additional baits. An alternative to glue boards that may not hold up as well in damp or humid
areas like basements or bathrooms. When deployed under normal conditions our long-lasting
traps are effective for up to one full year. Our adhesive formula has been specially designed to
prevent hardening that can limit effectiveness.
• Ready to Use.
• Made in the USA.
• Includes Hercules Putty fastener.
• Safer to Use Around Children and Pets than other pesticides.
Scented Bug and Fly Ribbon:
Specially formulated and lightly scented, these bug and flycatchers are for household and farm
use. Simply unroll and hang to control flying insects. The Catchmaster adhesive attracts flying
insects to the ribbon where they are caught. A thumbtack is included for hanging.
• Trap Size: 1.5 in. W x 25 in. L.
• Ready to use and Disposable.
• Indoor and outdoor use.
Distribution of Mosquito Species:
The distribution of mosquito species can vary wildly by location. There are about 3,000 species of
mosquitoes known in the world. In the insect universe, this is a relatively small number compared
to estimates of over 500,000 species of beetles! In North America, there are about 175 species
of mosquitoes; some are quite common while others are rarely encountered.
DISTRIBUTION OF MOSQUITO SPECIES IN THE US:
In the United States, the number of species by state is quite variable, as shown in the map below.
Hawaii, as expected, has the fewest species with 8 while Texas and Florida lead the way with 85
and 80, respectively. The differences are in part driven by the amount of biodiversity within each
state. The greater the biodiversity, the more types of habitats for mosquitoes are available.
Distribution of Mosquito Species:
So, mosquitoes are not randomly distributed across the United States nor within an individual
state. This principle also applies to the properties of your customers. Adult mosquitoes are
fragile creatures, subject to desiccation (drying out) and death if exposed to harsh environmental
conditions. Therefore, they will be found primarily in areas that are widely known as Captain
Stan’s ‘Big Four’. Captain Stan’s “Big Four” Areas Where Mosquitoes are Located on a Property
If you target the Big Four for your treatments, not only will you kill the mosquitoes but you will
save time, and money, use fewer products, and better protect the environment. Happy Hunting! Captain
Stan Cope (aka the Mosquito Man) is our VP of Technical Services.
Mosquito season Arbovirus update:
In this 2020 mosquito season arbovirus update learn about the need to remain vigilant. As Fall
arrives in much of the United States and cooler temperatures prevail, there may be a tendency
to minimize the threat posed by mosquitoes when in fact the opposite is true. Several arthropod-borne viruses (known as ‘arboviruses’) transmitted by mosquitoes are still active. And the threat
will continue until the first hard frost hits your area.
2020 Arbovirus Update:
At the time of this writing, there have been 49 cases of West Nile disease in humans in Miami,
Florida. Similarly, 26 cases of dengue fever in the upper Florida Keys. Additionally, there have
been 5 human cases of Eastern equine encephalomyelitis (EEE), 4 in Massachusetts and 1 in
Wisconsin. Two human cases of the Jamestown Canyon virus have been reported in New Hampshire.
Finally, there has been a death from St. Louis encephalitis in California.
The current COVID-19
mayhem has impacted our national ability to monitor for mosquito-transmitted viruses. Many
surveillance programs, particularly at the state health department level, have been compromised
as personnel, resources, and funding have been redirected (and justifiably so) toward the
pandemic response. Additionally, practices such as social distancing and self-quarantining have
reduced bodies in the workplace, where folks would be testing mosquito pools for viruses, as
well as on the road, where folks would normally be out collecting the mosquitoes for testing or
just doing mosquito control. Overall, this has somewhat reduced the normal amount of
information and knowledge we would have regarding the risk of mosquito-transmitted diseases.
Therefore, CAPT Stan implores you to not let your guard down as the seasons start to change.
Please follow CDC’s guidelines at the link below to help protect you and your family. Thank you.
MOSQUITO FEEDING SCHEDULE:
Knowing the mosquito feeding schedule of the pests on a property can inform your IPM plan.
There are about 3,000 species of mosquitoes in the world, with about 175 in North America.
What do all these mosquitoes feed on, and when do they feed? Let’s take a look.
6 Mosquito Feeding Fun Facts:
1. Most species never bite people. They prefer instead to feed on large mammals, birds,
reptiles, and amphibians. One type of mosquito feeds on earthworms and leeches!
2. One species, the yellow fever mosquito Aedes aegypti, takes >95% of its blood meals from
humans. This is part of the reason why it is such an efficient vector of several viruses
including dengue, yellow fever, chikungunya, Zika, and Mayaro.
3. Mosquitoes such as the Northern house mosquito Culex pipiens, will feed on birds and
humans so they are dangerous vectors of some viruses such as the West Nile virus, which is
normally maintained in birds.
4. Only female mosquitoes bite, as they require blood to produce eggs. However, both male
and female mosquitoes require multiple sugar meals per day for energy. They usually get
these meals from plants.
5. The majority of species bite during the early evening and at night. However, some of the
most vicious biters and most efficient disease vectors, including the Asian tiger mosquito
and the yellow fever mosquito, bite mostly during the daytime.
6. PMPs should always ask their customers what time of the day they are being bitten. This
information can drive appropriate control efforts and save time and money