BASF Launches Fendona CS Controlled Release Insecticide

BASF Launches Fendona CS Controlled Release Insecticide

Fendona CS is a new perimeter pest solution that is labeled for more than 60 pests.

July 3, 2017

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. — BASF announces the release of Fendona CS controlled release insecticide, a broadly effective new perimeter pest solution that the manufacturer says produces faster results and fewer callbacks. The result of a real breakthrough in research and technology, Fendona CS insecticide is specifically designed to help pest management professionals (PMPs) beat tough-to-control spiders, scorpions and mosquitoes, as well as everyday perimeter pests like ants and beetles, and occasional invaders like earwigs and pillbugs. Labeled for over 60 pests and a wide range of interior and exterior surfaces, BASF reports that new Fendona CS insecticide outperformed competitive products in trials, reducing callback rates, lowering labor and material costs, and increasing the satisfaction of customers and PMPs alike. 

“Customer satisfaction is arguably the ultimate measure of success,” says Dave Biegacki, urban pest control product manager at BASF, “so helping PMPs develop positive relationships with their customers is our top priority.” Biegacki points out that PMPs “put their reputations on the line with every service call. Our role is to support them with a solution like Fendona CS insecticide that meets or exceeds their customers’ growing demands for efficacy and sustainability.”  

Two innovations, BASF reports, differentiate Fendona CS insecticide: a purified active ingredient called alpha-cypermethrin that’s four times more active than regular cypermethrin, and an advanced encapsulation technology that produces smaller and many more capsules, and facilitates diffusion of the active ingredient from inside the capsule into the lipophilic cuticles of arthropod pests. “The potency and efficient delivery of the active ingredient means you can use significantly less to achieve superior results,” explains Bob Hickman, BASF technical service representative, “and the smaller cap size means a greater number of capsules are distributed over an area, increasing the chance of contact with the insects.”

The unique encapsulation offers other benefits as well. It can reduce paresthesia; the skin irritation technicians can experience when handling pyrethroids, BASF said. It protects the active ingredient from rain and the sun’s UV rays for greater durability. It also does not absorb into porous surfaces, which increases its residual.

“At BASF, we are constantly working to improve our products, making them more efficacious and environmentally sound,” Hickman says. “Fendona CS insecticide is the type of innovation we get very excited about because we know we’re helping our customers build their businesses by bringing sustainable, effective solution to their customers.”