Altriset Termiticide Now Registered in Hawaii

Altriset Termiticide Now Registered in Hawaii

Altriset features a non-repellent formulation that stops feeding within hours of exposure, according to manufacturer Syngenta.

February 3, 2020

GREENSBORO, N.C. – Syngenta announced that Altriset termiticide has been registered in Hawaii. PMPs throughout the Hawaiian Islands can now take advantage of the latest innovation in liquid termiticide chemistry to deliver long-lasting control.

“For years, Altriset has provided excellent termite control for PMPs in the continental U.S.,” said Marshall Gaster, market manager for Professional Pest Management (PPM) at Syngenta. “We’re thrilled to finally bring the efficacy of Altriset to our customers dealing with challenging subterranean and drywood termites on the Hawaiian Islands.”

While Altriset has been registered as a restricted use pesticide in Hawaii, it is the only liquid soil-applied termiticide currently federally registered by the Environmental Protection Agency under its Reduced-Risk Pesticide Program with no signal word on the label, according to Syngenta. Other product features include:

  • A non-repellent formulation that stops feeding within hours of exposure
  • Delayed toxicity, which means exposed termites that stopped feeding can still aggregate in groups, increasing the spread of Altriset among colony members
  • Timely control that lasts: Syngenta reports that trial observations saw 100% termite mortality within seven days when Altriset-exposed termites were placed with non-exposed termites2 
  • A low impact on non-target beneficial organisms, such as honey bees and earthworms, when used in accordance with the label, according to Syngenta
  • One of the lowest use rates per finished gallon


“Termites are stressful for homeowners, no matter where they live,” said Eric Paysen, technical services manager for PPM at Syngenta. “With this new Altriset registration, PMPs in Hawaii can now feel confident with a fast-acting solution that can help ease their customers’ concerns.”  

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