Monday, March 28, 2011

Bayer Announces the Return of Drione® Dust

The pyrethrum shortage continues, but Drione is now available and in good supply

Research Triangle Park, N.C. – March 28, 2011 – Bayer Environmental Science has announced that Drione®, a desiccant dust combined with synergized pyrethrins, is now available and in good supply.  A worldwide shortage of pyrethrum, a key ingredient in Drione, has had limited availability in recent years. Bayer, however, has been able to secure enough material to meet demand for the remainder of 2011.

Approved for use in residences, commercial food handling establishments, food plants and granaries, Drione provides fast control, excellent flushing action and remains effective for up to six months.  Drione features synergized natural pyrethrins plus amorphous silica gel that erodes the insect cuticle, causing the pest to die from dehydration. 

“We’re thrilled to announce that Drione is back,” says Gordon Morrison, market manager for Bayer Environmental Science.  “It’s effective, fast-acting and has a broad label that includes mattress applications for control of bed bugs, as it is non-staining and relatively odorless.” 

For more information on Drione, visit your local Bayer authorized distributor, contact your local Bayer field sales representative or call Bayer customer service at 1-800-331-2867. Always read and follow label instructions.

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