BEND, Ore. - Suterra announced the launch of BioAmp AA, the world's first trail pheromone adjuvant for the control of Argentine ants (Linepithema humile). Pheromones are semiochemicals that govern insect behaviors such as forming trails or finding mates.
BioAmp AA is a synthetic copy of the trail pheromone for Argentine Ant formulated into a sprayable adjuvant. When mixed with non-repellent insecticide used for exterior perimeter ant service calls, it lures the insect into the treatment area, exposing more ants to the insecticide and greatly enhancing the effect.
According to Suterra, adding BioAmp AA is proven to significantly reduce the need for insecticide reapplications, decreasing labor costs and increasing profitability for pest management professionals.
"Commercial and residential customers want a sustainable alternative to more pesticides," said Vijay Pai, general manager of commercial pests for Suterra. "BioAmp AA delivers not just sustainability, but greater effectiveness."
The innovative microencapsulated formulation is compatible with nearly every non-repellent insecticide spray and fits into any ant control protocol, Suterra reports. With easy-to-use cap dosing, professionals simply add one capful (25 ml) of BioAmp AA per finished gallon of insecticide mix into their spray tank and mix according to the directions for use on the insecticide label.