Syngenta adds drywoods to Altriset label


March 24, 2016

Altriset termiticideAltriset termiticide from Syngenta Professional Pest Management (PPM) is now labeled for control of drywood termites, in addition to Eastern subterranean and Formosan termites.

“We understand PMPs can’t take a chance on termite control that doesn’t meet their business needs,” says Steve Dorer, market manager, Professional Pest Management for Syngenta in North America. “With the addition of drywood termites to the Altriset label, the product better meets the needs of PMPs where these pests are problematic.”

To provide the PMP with greater flexibility in controlling termite infestations, the updated label also includes an expanded application rate range option to increase the amount of active ingredient per finished gallon of solution, from 0.05 percent to 0.1 percent. Upon application, Altriset paralyzes the mouthparts of termites within hours of exposure, stopping further damage. Its exclusive mode of action increases termites’ aggregation and grooming behavior, which allows affected termites to expose other colony members to the product. Used at labeled rates, Altriset is sensitive to beneficial soil organisms, like earthworms.

To control drywood termites, Altriset can be applied as a foam treatment to penetrate difficult-to-reach areas, such as inside wall voids and structural beams.

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