BASF have announced not one, but two additions to their Termidor range of termiticides.
Dusting and foaming techniques are key to eradicating active termites from structures. Always leading the way in termite control, BASF have launched two new products – Termidor Dry and Termidor Foam. These innovative formulations will provide pest professionals with application and performance benefits to take termite control to the next level.
BASF is pleased to announce the launch of new Termidor Dry Termiticide and Insecticide in Australia. The innovative Termidor Dry (pictured above) replaces Termidor Dust, with the new formulation ‘providing unsurpassed results when treating ants and active termites in structures’.
Since 2007, Australian pest control operators have relied on Termidor Dust to provide dependable results when treating termites. However, BASF has taken termite and insect solutions to a more advanced performance level with Termidor Dry.
“Termidor Dry is a revolutionary dust formulation, with improved flowability and efficacy, meaning pest controllers no longer need to rely on the old dust formulation,” said Stewart Paterson, commercial manager of BASF Professional Specialty Solutions.
“The BASF patented ‘Microllose’ formulation is produced from a purified micro-crystalline cellulose matrix. This new, innovative formulation provides distinct advantages over other dust formulations.”
According to BASF, ‘Microllose’ is less hydrophilic (water attracting) than other dust matrices such as talc, cellulose or alpha-cellulose. This ensures the formulation can flow through damp termite galleries and workings without clogging or buildup, yet still adhere to termites.
‘Microllose’ also provides a highly palatable food source, more so than timber itself. This combination of improved flowability, excellent contact performance and high palatability delivers an excellent Termidor ‘Transfer effect’.
Termidor Dry may be used in all the same situations as Termidor Dust including bait stations, termite nests and on termite activity (where no nest is found). However, the ‘Microllose’ advantage means pest professionals can control termites quickly in a wider range of situations with Termidor Dry.
Termidor Dry can also now be used externally as well as internally, as an insecticide to control nuisance ants. Whether on termites or ants, Termidor Dry provides a new level of fast, effective control.
Termidor Foam Termiticide and Insecticide is the next generation of termite product from BASF. Termidor Foam expands on their comprehensive and innovative termite and insecticide solutions portfolio in Australia.
The new foam has been custom designed for localised treatments. According to BASF, this will provide unsurpassed efficacy from superior Termidor ‘Transfer effect’ characteristics. As a result, pest managers will have a professional, cost-effective and efficient termite control solution.
“The revolutionary performance of Termidor Foam can be attributed to the formulation. Unlike operator prepared foams (primarily developed for residual under slab treatments) or other pre-mixed formulations, Termidor Foam has been formulated with Termidor at 0.005% active ingredient,” said Mr Paterson.
“This new scientific approach, ensures termites are not knocked down too quickly, allowing time for the powerful Termidor ‘Transfer effect’ to kick in to action. Termidor Foam is also a dry formulation with an expansion ratio of 30:1. This allows the foam to work through tight, intricate termite workings, bivouacs and nests, to ensure maximum termite interception. The dry formulation and 30:1 expansion ratio also ensures Termidor Foam will not breakdown quickly and dissipate like other foam products, leading to mess and reduced efficacy.”
A single can of Termidor Foam produces approximately 18 litres of foam, which can be expelled within 21⁄2 minutes.
Termidor Foam can be used in a broad range of situations including termite nests in trees, stumps, posts, power poles, mounds and wall cavities or termite activity when nest cannot be located. Like Termidor Dry, Termidor Foam can also be used both internally and externally for the control of nuisance ants.
As they can be used in combination, Termidor Foam and Termidor Dry are set to revolutionise the termite foaming and dusting markets. Wherever active termites are causing a problem, Australian pest control operators now have the right tools for whatever Stage 1 colony control situation arises.
Both products will be available soon. Contact BASF for more information.