SA pest manager Neil Raw shares his experience of using Starrdust Pro in a difficult commercial account.
“In 35 years of pest management I’ve never seen a dust do what this does,” said Mr Neil Raw, owner of Innovative Pest Control SA, Adelaide. “I was gobsmacked!
“The team at Sundew Solutions asked me to take StarrdustPRO to the worst, most difficult commercial situation I had on my books and put the product through its paces. Don’t take this to a ‘soft’ test site I was told.
“The moment I applied StarrdustPRO there was an immediate response. German roaches came flooding from within the commercial appliances I had applied the product to.
“The shear flushing action of the product was astounding. My client told me that the following day roaches were still coming out and dying. The client named it ‘magic dust’.
StarrdustPRO Insecticidal Dusting Powder Industrial Strength is the latest product from Sundew Solutions, a family enterprise, 100% Australia owned and operated. It is the world’s only dual active dust incorporating an Insect Growth Regulator (IGR) triflumuron with a double strength permethrin 40:60 cis to provide up to 12 months control of pest insects. StarrdustPRO is revolutionary because it combines a powerful knockdown adulticide as was well as a long lasting IGR larvicide.
StarrdustPRO is made in Australia using pharmaceutical grade talc for superior dispersion.
“When I applied StarrdustPRO for the first time I knew it was something special,” said Mr Raw. “I’m a very keen duster and I’ve used a lot of dust in my time. StarrdustPRO came out of my hand puffer in a beautiful fine mist that hung in the air for a long time. Unlike other dusts I’ve used which just drop out of my puffer like concrete, this is the best I’ve seen.”
“We weren’t content to just launch the best dust on the Australian market without taking things up a notch,” said David Priddy, owner of Sundew Solutions. “We listened to pest managers across Australia and decided to expand the label claims to also include millipedes, slaters and clothes moths making this the most comprehensive dust offering on the market. We are presently looking into a host of other pests to broaden our label even further.
“The addition of triflumuron IGR – a chitin synthesis inhibitor–really gives this product ‘punch’ when up against cockroaches, fleas and silverfish,” explained Mr Priddy.
“Pesties doing tough commercial jobs will find the triflumuron lasts a long time, easily taking out pests when other products have fallen over.”
The addition of triflumuron to the double strength permethrin has the advantage of being excellent in situations where resistant populations of cockroaches are encountered.
“StarrdustPRO uses as its second dual active a double strength permethrin 40:60 cis. The higher ratio 40:60 cis has a higher potency flushing and kill effect compared to 25:75 found in most dusts. This gives quicker results making for very happy customers.
“Because of the higher concentration in StarrdustPRO, only half the amount of product is required to do the job of the older permethrin dust products on the market.
“StarrdustPRO has been in development for many years and we’re really proud of it. We believe it’s one of the biggest game changers in pest control in many years. Unfortunately most of the dust products presently on offer are exactly the same formulation with no resistance breaking mechanism. StarrdustPRO is about to change all of that,” concluded Mr Priddy.
StarrdustPRO is available now, and comes in a handy 10kg square bucket with easy access flip-top lid.