Environmentally friendly pest management system

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£8,100.00 £6,750.00
  • PIONEERING NEW FORESTRYVAC: The ForestryVac has been designed to tackle the issues caused by oak processionary moths (OPMs) and brown tail moths. This environmentally friendly system is a chemical free alternative to pest management. 
  • H-CLASS VACUUM: This H-Class Vacuum is specifically designed to remove hazardous materials, including the OPM's and brown tail moths. This vac comes with self-sealing safety filter bags to ensure that OPMs are resolved safely.
  • POWERFUL ON-BOARD ENGINE: The ForestryVac has a powerful and reliable Honda engine with an easy-soft-recoil starter handle. This engine makes it easy to complete projects without mains electricity access.
  • SKYVAC ELITE SUCTION POLES: Available with a set of eight skyVac Elite suction poles to access tree heights of up to 12m/40ft. Our Elite poles work to safely vacuum up OPM's from ground level. Engineered and extensively field-tested, these poles are featherweight at just 280g per 1.5M and made of high-grade carbon fibre. 
  • OPTIONAL SURVEYCAM ADD ON: Get a birds-eye view of the worksite with the SurveyCam. The SurveyCam® System takes high-level inspection to a heights. This camera provides crystal clear images up to 100M unobstructed range. Select your package in the dropdown!

Our Downloadable PDF about the ForestryVac is available here. 


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The ForestryVac.

Over the last few years, mainland Europe and the UK have seen an increase in OPM and Brown-Tail Moths due to changes in our climate. These insects pose a risk to people and animals, causing rashes or eye irritation, and in severe cases, breathing difficulties.

The ForestryVac:

The ForestryVac® tackles issues caused by OPMs (Oak Processionary Moths and Caterpillars) and other pests in an environmentally friendly way without harmful chemicals and all from the safety of the ground. 

Many current methods for managing the threat of OPMs include using chemicals and sprays, or burning the nests, which means temporarily closing large public areas. The ForestryVac is a fast, environmentally friendly solution for insect & disease management that limits the amount of time public spaces would be closed.

The ForestryVac comes complete with a set of eight skyVac Elite Carbon Fibre Suction Poles, reaching heights of 12m/40ft. The skyVac Elite carbon fibre poles are the lightest in the industry, weighing only 280g per 1.5m.

“The ForestryVac helps to solve both of the issues from the previous methods of nest removal. We no longer have to get close to each of the nests as the vacuum has a 12m reach.  This both speeds up the removal of the nests as more can be reached from a stationary location as well as reducing exposure to the crew as they don’t need to get so close to the toxic hairs.” - TOM ADAMSON - BARTLETT TREE EXPERTS

H-Class Vacuum:

The ForestryVac is an H-Class Vacuum specifically designed to remove the toxic microscopic hairs left by OPM's and Brown Tail Moths. The vacuum comes with a cap for the 50mm entry port, to keep the contents of the drum contained. Furthermore, the included self-sealing safety filter bags attach to the entry port inside the drum, to ensure that once the OPM's are caught, they stay caught! 

The vacuum motor is protected by a HEPA filter (High Efficiency Particulate Air Filter). HEPA filters are designed to prevent finer dust particles from penetrating the inside of your machine, protecting your vacuum.

We recommend replacing or changing your filter once or twice a year, depending on usage, as this helps maintain the performance of your machine.

Powerful On-Board Generator:

Powered by an onboard Honda engine, the ForestryVac makes light work of combatting OPMs in the field where mains power isn’t an option. 

Engine Features: 

  • 3.1-litre fuel capacity
  • OHV design enhances combustion efficiency
  • High power-to-displacement ratio
  • Easy starting with an automatic decompression system and an easy-to-grip soft recoil starter handle
  • High-quality materials and purpose-built components which ensure reliable, long-term use
  • Meets the world’s most stringent environmental legislation
  • Low fuel and oil consumption
  • Reduced vibration and noise levels

skyVac Elite Suction Poles:

Our skyVac Elite suction poles work to safely vacuum OPM's, brown tail moths, and their nests from the safety of the ground. The minimises the contact the operators have with the toxic microscopic hairs.

The Elite Poles are ultra lightweight and durable, at 280g per 1.5m, these carbon fibre poles are stiff and secure with a locking mechanism. Minimal weight coupled with greater control makes pest management faster and less tiring.  

The ForestryVac comes with a set of eight Elite poles, to reach tree heights up to 12m/40ft, without the need for high-access equipment.

Includes a selection of end tools and an Elite tool holder:

The ForestryVac comes with our patented Elite 135° Hairpin Neck. The curved shape and wider passageway of the neck section create more space for debris and air to circulate for smooth movement through the 135-degree angle, reducing time-consuming blockages.

Furthermore, the selection of attachments included ensures that you have whatever you need for every situation:

  • skyVac Elite Crevice End Tool: Flat end tool to fit into thin spaces.
  • skyVac Elite Reducer Tool: The tapered end of this tool provides access to tight spaces.
  • skyVac Elite Dual End Tool: The ideal 2-in-1 tool, giving you a standard tool and a specialist end tool all in one.
  • skyVac Elite Soft Long End Tool: made for reaching deep spaces
  • skyVac Elite Aluminium Long End Tool: The slanted aluminium end efficiently breaks down deep-rooted OPM nests.
  • Viper End Tool
  • Straight Tool Holder
  • ForestryVac Aluminium Scraper

“It has become an invaluable tool, so much so our other offices have asked to borrow it for their OPM nest removal sites having seen the benefits it has provided us.” -TOM ADAMSON- BARTLETT TREE EXPERTS

Boost your work efficiency with the SurveyCam:

The SurveyCam delivers high-quality and reliable high-level inspections in many environments, including pest control and external cleaning. 

With a 5” HD monitor to offer a secure and reliable transmission, the SurveyCam comes with camera-mounted LED lights for exceptional visibility from the safety of the ground. 

The SurveyCam allows the operator to get a full view of the work area so they can work quickly and efficiently to remove OPMs from the ground without ladders or cherry pickers.

To add the SurveyCam to your ForestryVac package, simply select the SurveyCam in the drop down and head to checkout!

WARNING: As an H-Class vacuum, all emptying and maintenance operations of ForestryVac, including removal of the dust collecting systems, must only be carried out by authorised personnel wearing suitable personal protection. Do not operate without the full filtration system fitted.

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More Information


  • Motor Wattage: 2400W max (5.8HP Honda petrol engine)
  • Water Lift: 98”
  • Airflow Movement: 7166 LPM
  • Cyclonic Entry Port: 50mm
  • Container: 78 Litres
  • Total Weight: 92kg
  • Dimensions (L x W x H): 104 x 62 x 130 cm

Elite Carbon Fibre Suction Poles

  • 1.5M long
  • 50mm diameter
  • Weight: 280gs


  • 1 x ForestryVac System
  • 4 x Disposable Self-Sealing Filter Bags
  • 1 x HEPA Filter (removable)
  • 8 x Elite Carbon Fibre Suction Poles
  • 1 x Half Pole
  • 1 x 8m 50mm Flexi Hose
  • 1 x Hose-Pole Connector
  • 1 x Hose-Drum Attachment
  • 1 x Elite 135° Hairpin Neck
  • 8 x Elite End Tools (Aluminium Long end tool / Dual End Multi Tool / Aluminium Reducer tool / Long soft tool / Aluminium Crevice end tool / Straight End Tool Holder / ForestryVac Aluminium Scraper / Viper End Tool)
  • 1 x Hose Bag
  • 1 x Pole Carry Bag

Optional Extra:

  • 1 x SurveyCam
  • Tackling oak processionary moths (OPMs) and brown-tail moths up to 12m high.
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