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CUTTING EDGE SCIENCE FOR PEST MANAGEMENT

A closer look at two of the latest products on offer from Sundew Solutions.

Sundew Solutions is leading the way with its unique formulation technologies in MaxumPRO and new StarrdustPRO, to give professional pest managers an unfair advantage in pest treatment.

Sundew MaxumPRO 125 SC Professional Insecticide (125 g/L betacyfluthrin) has all the attributes that you would expect from a modern product, being able to be used indoors/ outdoors and very stable in sunlight, high temperatures and on alkaline surfaces.

“MaxumPRO is effective against many pests. It has a highly effective flushing action, displays great knockdown properties and has a long lasting residual action,” said David Priddy, owner of Sundew Solutions.

“But any similarity with other products in the market place ends there! MaxumPRO harnessed two unique, formulation technologies – ‘Controlled Particle Technology’ (CPT) and ‘Transigel Rheology System’ (TRS).

“Our studies have shown that very small particles (10,000ths of a mm) provide a rapid knockdown and flushing effect, while the larger particles typically found in an SC (100ths of a mm) provide the best residual control on all surfaces. Sundew has targeted the optimum mix of both particle sizes using a unique approach called ‘Controlled Particle Technology’. This is unlike any other suspension concentrate product on the market.”

South Sydney Pest Control has been won over by the performance of MaxumPRO on bed bugs. “Normally we use a two pronged attack with deltamethrin, but we have found MaxumPRO controls them in just one application and we’ve had no call backs since we started using it back in late 2011,” said owner Jason Simpson.

“Once MaxumPRO is applied you will notice there is no smell or chalky residue to make your clients unhappy. Homes with kids, pets and plants are no problem with MaxumPRO. What can I say? I love the product – it makes my job so easy.”

The latest Sundew product to hit the pest industry is StarrdustPro, which has the potential to change how pest controllers use dusts. It is the world’s only dual active dust incorporating double strength permethrin, with the more purified 60:40 cis isomer for improved performance, plus the insect growth regulator – triflumuron. Recently completed Australian field trials have shown that StarrdustPRO delivers unprecedented control of German cockroaches for up to 12 months.

“It’s widely known that the standard permethrin dusts in the market only last up to three months at best,” said Mr Priddy. “The long lasting performance of StarrdustPro is delivered by triflumuron, a chitin synthesis inhibitor, which kills the nymphs as they attempt to moult.”

“I’m astounded with this new StarrdustPRO”, claimed Mr Simpson. “Commercial jobs where I’ve had issues with nymphs after I’ve dusted using ordinary dust are not a problem with StarrdustPRO. The Sundew ‘scunnel’ (scoop/funnel) makes using the dust easy and with its long lasting performance I’m now using more dust than ever.

Sundew products are available through all major distributors.