How to put a quick end to troublesome termites
Termites can work surprisingly fast, and their damage to a home or business can be extremely costly. Fortunately, Altriset® termiticide from Syngenta is a trusted solution that gives you the power to quickly and effectively control a termite infestation.
Altriset works rapidly, paralyzing termites’ feeding ability within hours of exposure and preventing them from causing further damage. Its delayed toxicity allows exposed termites to spread Altriset among their colony members through activities such as grooming and aggregating. In addition to Altriset being highly effective against termites — providing 100% mortality in laboratory observations within seven days1 — it also has a low impact on non-target organisms such as honey bees and earthworms. In fact, it’s the first liquid soil-applied termiticide to be registered as reduced-risk for use on termites by the Environmental Protection Agency under the Reduced-Risk Pesticide Program2.
Stellar termite control for the Kennedy Space Center
Altriset has been trusted to provide termite control that’s truly out of this world. That’s why the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida chose this product to treat the foundation of its 200,000 square foot administration building to help protect it from Florida’s aggressive termite population. The following excerpt from Pest Control Technology (PCT) magazine shows how Altriset was the ideal choice for the job:
Where else can you find clean room conditions, endangered species, highly volatile rocket fuel and 500 bathrooms all in one facility? “What makes the space center unique from a pest control perspective is it’s like a small city with virtually every kind of account and pest issue possible,” observes Willis. “We have some extremely sensitive areas that have the potential to result in catastrophic accidents.” As a result, he says, “We have to be very diligent when designing and performing pest management treatments.”
“We treated around the entire slab of the building with Altriset to prevent the Eastern subterranean termites in the area from becoming a problem,” says Willis. “Altriset is the best material for what we need done in this environment.”
Learn about treatment specifics and more by reading the full article on PCT magazine’s website. Give your customers the same termite protection the Kennedy Space Center relies on with Altriset. For more information, visit SyngentaPMP.com/Altriset or contact your local territory manager.
1University of California Riverside, 2008, PR0895810
2A reduced risk pesticide use is defined as one which may reasonably be expected to accomplish one or more of the following; (1) reduces pesticide risks to human health; (2) reduces pesticide risks to non-target organisms; (3) reduces the potential for contamination of valued, environmental resources, or (4) broadens adoption of IPM or makes it more effective. Altriset qualifies under one or more of the above criteria.
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