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Syngenta enhances Altriset label with addition of drywood termites

Syngenta Professional Pest Management (PPM) is excited to announce Altriset® termiticide is now labeled for control of drywood termites, in addition to eastern subterranean and Formosan termites. With this label addition, Altriset can help offer more complete termite control for Pest Management Professionals (PMPs) and their businesses.

“We understand PMPs can’t take a chance on termite control that doesn’t meet their business needs,” said 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 immediately. Its unique mode of action increases termites’ aggregation and grooming behavior, which allows affected termites to expose other colony members to Altriset. With an excellent environmental profile, Altriset used at labeled rates 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. In a study conducted by the University of California, Altriset achieved 100 percent control of Incisitermes minor drywood termites within one month of application.1  

“Homes are often the biggest investment of the customers that PMPs service,” said Pat Willenbrock, head of marketing, Professional Pest Management for Syngenta in North America. “With more termites on the label, Altriset can be the solution for PMPs looking to help customers protect those investments.”

For information, please visit www.SyngentaPMP.com/Altriset.

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1 Russ & Wright, University of California, Riverside, 2013.


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