AIRadik Telescopic poles

First French manufacturer of telescopic poles for the destruction of pests

Asian hornet - Processionary caterpillar - Red weevil  

After several years spent in the field destroying nests, we have developed autonomous solutions providing answers to the constraints encountered.

This experience has allowed us to develop a range of telescopic carbon poles to effectively combat Asian hornets, processionary caterpillars and the red palm weevil.


Why choose AIRadik

Specific design
Our telescopic poles have been designed by Asian hornet professionals for professionals. Developed in collaboration with specialists in pneumatic and mechanical design and manufacturing, they are full of technical tricks. Everything is thought to simplify the treatment of a nest. They will allow you to improve your efficiency and thus your performance. Thanks to the time saved, some of our customers now make more than 10 nests in the same day

Telescopic poles made of high quality carbon
All the tubes that make up our poles and our extensions are custom made in 3K carbon. Due to the fineness and the quality of the threads of this type of carbon, the weaving of these allows to obtain one of the best compromises in terms of strength, rigidity and lightness.

Length unfolded 15 m in one set 
Our telescopic poles are composed of 11 tubes, allow to reach the 15 m without any extension which greatly facilitates the deployment of the set. 

Low folded length 
Due to the small folded length of our poles (2.4m) and our extensions (1.75m), our products can be transported in most vehicles with ease. 

1/4 turn aluminum clamping rings
The 1/4 turn rotary tightening principle greatly facilitates pole deployment. In addition, because of their cylindrical shape, no risk of hanging in the branches, indeed no handle or latch exceeds.

Inner pipe
The pipe feeding the tip of the pole is guided and protected inside it. No risk of deterioration or snagging.
 

Extensions of 1.5 m
The length of our extensions (1.75 m overall, fitting of 25 cm) allows a more practical nesting. This length selected by AIRadik, is the best compromise of practicality. Do not lose sight of it: to fit an extension, you have to hold the pole with one hand and catch the extension of the other to position it. After several tries of length, 1.75 m it turned out to be the best choice. 

High quality mechanical parts
All the mechanical parts of our poles are made to measure, cut in the mass by removal of material (machining) which gives them a great precision. Due to their specific design, they ensure a strong tightening in a single quarter turn. The quality of these pieces would be nothing without the use of noble materials. As a result, we have selected high-strength raw materials such as aluminum and brass. Our rings have also undergone a surface treatment to improve sliding between them and make them resistant to corrosion. This is to maximize their service life.

Removable bit
The removable connector at the end of our telescopic carbon-3K pole allows you to quickly change the hose from powder to liquid. For example, you can switch from an Asian hornet powder configuration to liquid "spray" facades or roofs.


Always keeping in mind the importance of local manufacturing, a large majority of products AIRadik are designed, developed, manufactured and assembled in the south of France, more precisely in the Tarn and Aveyron.
Why use a telescopic pole ?
The different types of solutions for destroying Asian hornet nests are developing, as are the questionable solutions. Find out why using a pole is THE best solution in terms of efficiency, respect for the environment and respect for the law.

Following the arrival on the market of ideal solutions (because patented), the seriousness of our approach and the respect of our customers force us to bring you the following information.

The paintball gun
This gun, simple adaptation of the model intended for the game, does not have a viewfinder. The container containing the balls being positioned on the top of the gun, it is impossible to integrate a target system. As a result, it is relatively difficult to send all the logs into a nest more than 20m apart. As we can see on the different videos on the net, a large number of logs do not reach the nest and fall to the ground.
The balls used consist of a liquid insecticide that spreads very poorly between the trays of a nest compared to powder injected at 6 bar pressure.
This insecticide is, among other things, identified according to the rules (CE) n° 1272/2008 :
- Category 1 (Aquatic Acute 1, H400) Acute toxicity to the aquatic environment
- Category 1 (Aquatic Chronic 1, H410) Chronic toxicity to the aquatic environment
According to the legislation in force, it is necessary to eliminate all residues after treatment. This is to avoid any risk of potential poisoning of the different living organisms present in this area. It is therefore necessary to recover all the balls which have not reached the nest and which are dispersed in the nature.  Good luck !

The drone
These noisy devices can scare off hornets and scare away pregnant and working females. It should be known that the relocation of a colony induces the rebuilding of a nest in the immediate vicinity or the recolonization of a treated nest unhooked. According to NOTE DE SERVICE DGAL/SDSPA/N2013-8082 du 10 mai 2013 Extract from the appendix 3 Obligation of result: The provision of destruction of nests of V. velutina is subject to an obligation of result… This failure will force the operator to carry out a new destruction at his expense.
In addition, it seems obvious that the use of a drone for the treatment of a nest positioned in a tree (about 80% of the nests) is very complicated or impossible because of the branches. It would be a shame to crash a drone more than 2000 €.

But also
Regarding these two methods, none of them allow recovery of the nest after treatment. As imposed by MEMO DGAL/SDSPA/N2013-8082 du 10 mai 2013 Extract from the appendix 3 « Chemical destruction: … To limit the risks of secondary poisoning, the stall of the nest should intervene as soon as possible after the action of the insecticide , at most within 72 hours ….


These techniques can be used in addition, when the nests are really inaccessible with the help of a pole.

  CONVERSELY

- Our poles allow the use of 100% natural and organic powders as diatomaceous earth for example.
- Equipped with pneumatic secateurs , available as an option, you can recover the nest of hornets after treatment, it can be destroyed according to the regulations in force.
- Our system does not scare or weak the hornets during the intervention. The entire present colony is thus exterminated .

To conclude
The use of a telescopic boom for the destruction of an Asian hornet nest is, to date,  THE best solution in terms of efficiency, respect for the environment and respect for legislation.