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Ensystex has announced an extension to the label of its popular general insecticide Attrathor.


Attrathor Targeted Insecticide from Ensystex is a popular product on the Australian market thanks to its unique dual micro-encapsulated ‘attract and kill’ formulation.

“Attrathor is used by so many professionals for the control of cockroaches, ants and house flies, that it is always on their truck,” said Steve Broadbent, regional director for Ensystex.

“With its label has providing a general claim that it can be used for the control of all crawling insects and pests, no matter the insect pest encountered by the pest manager, Attrathor is approved to deal with it.”

Attrathor is an advanced, micro-encapsulated formulation containing both attractant microcapsules and kill microcapsules. “This makes it the perfect product to replace gel baits, since it draws pest species such as cockroaches, ants and flies to the kill zone. The labelling allows Attrathor to also be used as a direct spray against any crawling insect pests,” explained Mr Broadbent.

“Attrathor has revolutionised commercial pest control by providing targeted applications, using its unique and powerful slow release, plant-based attractant microcapsules to lure insects, on to the slow release fipronil microcapsules, which provide improved efficacy and residual performance. Containing our patented, low repellent fipronil, it is the solution for the widest range of insect pests.”

According to Mr Broadbent, the bait component lures cockroaches, ants or flies to the kill zone when Attrathor is applied as a surface residual, providing an active control solution. “Normal liquid sprays provide passive control only, requiring the products to be applied where the insects are actually harbouring. This is often not possible to determine, or practical to achieve. Attrathor provides active control since it draws the insects to the residual deposit.”

“When targeting cockroaches, ants or flies, Attrathor only needs to be applied in the vicinity of where the pests are located, they are then rapidly drawn to the kill zone, often over distances of a metre or more,” explained Mr Broadbent. “This allows it to be used as a liquid bait, with no unsightly gel blobs present, and quicker application. Pest managers are very positive in their feedback on the speed with which they achieve control of the toughest jobs with Attrathor.”