by Joe Barile, BCE, Technical Service Lead, Pest Management & Public Health, Bayer Environmental Science
Mosquito service has become a significant growth segment for Pest Management Professionals (PMPs). Applying a labeled residual insecticide as a barrier treatment is an important component in providing effective service.
PMPs would be well-served to pay close attention to product label directions of the residual insecticides they may be considering. Label compliance is an obligation under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, Rodenticide Act (FIFRA).
Many PMPs choose Suspend® PolyZone® as their mosquito residual product. The proprietary polymer formulation in Suspend PolyZone was originally developed specifically to combat mosquitoes that may carry malaria in Africa where the harsh environment can destroy unprotected pyrethroids. The polymer locks the active ingredient in place and protects it from the elements, even in tough conditions. So, many PMPs count on the unstoppable staying power of Suspend PolyZone to deliver the protection their customers need.
Additionally, recent changes in label language for bifenthrin-containing products make Suspend PolyZone a clear choice for PMPs.
1-All pesticide handlers (mixers, loaders and applicators) must wear a long-sleeved shirt and long pants, socks, shoes and chemical-resistant gloves. After the product is diluted in accordance with label directions for use, and/or when mixing and loading using a closed spray tank transfer system (such as an in-line injector system), shirt, pants, socks, shoes and waterproof gloves are sufficient. In addition, all pesticide handlers must wear a respiratory protection device when working in a non-ventilated space. All pesticide handlers must wear protective eyewear when working in a non-ventilated space.
Suspend PolyZone provides effective residual mosquito control even in harsh weather conditions with service-friendly label language.
For more information, contact your local Bayer Pest Management & Public Health Representative.
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