A long-standing product in the Bayer range, Cislin insecticide has been in the market for 30 years, and continues to deliver consistent results. 

Bayer is celebrating the 30th anniversary of the Cislin brand – an impressive longevity for a pest control product. Such is the success and dependability of the unique Cislin brand, for many it could be considered as an icon of the Australian pest management industry.

Paul Conradt, national pest market manager at Bayer believes it has stood the test of time because of its consistent quality, reliability and simple value for money.

“Consistent formulation quality and reliable performance have been features of the Cislin brand since it was introduced. Add to this a very high level of safety and you have the ideal general insect control product, which the industry has clearly recognised over this time period,” said Mr Conradt.

Cislin25, the premium quality deltamethrin suspension concentrate, came to market in 2009, improving on earlier Cislin products by offering pest controllers more compact packaging and easier measuring. As with its predecessor, Cislin25 also offered the same broad level of activity and residual performance, high level of safety and formulation quality second-to-none.

Mr Conradt added, “Cislin is effective on a wide range of pests, on a wide range of surface types (both inside and outside) and is also registered for application to mattresses. Because of its broad spectrum of activity, consistent quality and reliability, the product has a loyal following amongst professional pest controllers.”

Deltamethrin, the active ingredient in Cislin (25 g/L), is a synthetic derivative of the natural insecticide pyrethrum. It is one of the main compounds used in the fight against malaria carrying mosquitoes, both as an indoor spray but also for the treatment of mosquito bed-nets.

“It has a very high level of safety at approved use rates and has a number of important uses worldwide. Deltamethrin affects a specific area of the insect nervous system. Insects are much more susceptible to deltamethrin than humans, other mammals and birds.

“Deltamethrin is safe to use in the home around family and pets as it binds tightly to surfaces where it is applied, and is not readily dislodged. It is not volatile, so no airborne residues are generated after spray droplets have settled. Studies carried out by Bayer have proven this.

“Cislin is also approved for use in food processing establishments, such as kitchens (HACCP approved) and meat processing establishments (AQIS declaration). As a matter of good practice, it is recommended to vacate the premises whilst the pest manager applies Cislin though, and re-enter once spray deposits are dried (usually after a few hours).

“Deltamethrin is not carcinogenic, mutagenic or teratogenic. There are no long term adverse effects expected from working or residing in treated areas”, added Mr Conradt.

Cislin has a very broad label with target pests including cockroaches, ants, spiders, fleas, bedbugs, mosquitoes, flies, silverfish and clothes moths. More information on Cislin performance and product safety can be found on the Bayer website.

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