RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. (March 19, 2013) – Environmental Science, a division of Bayer CropScience LP, has received a letter of acceptance from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to add additional label claims to the Temprid® SC product label. Temprid SC, a broad-spectrum insecticide, offers pest management professionals (PMPs) effective control of more than 50 listed pests – including stink bugs, bed bugs, spiders, ants, aphids, mealy bugs and scale insects.
“We are dedicated to providing PMPs with the tools they need to create pest-free spaces that promote public health and support thriving communities,” said Norman Barclift, Marketing Manager, General Insect Control for Bayer. “Temprid SC’s flexible label helps PMPs achieve control of perimeter pests so they can reduce callbacks, increase profits and simplify their business operations.”
With the Temprid SC label updates, PMPs can experience its dual mode of action combining the broad-spectrum control of beta-cyfluthrin with the systemic residual control of imidacloprid, for enhanced performance versus a single active ingredient. Temprid SC’s label improvements include the addition of the following proven claims:
- Kills pyrethroid-resistant bed bugs and bed bug eggs
- Temprid is not repellent to bed bugs
- Prevents bed bug infestations for up to six months (180 days)
- Provides a residual efficacy not affected by bed bug heat treatments, up to eight hours of exposure in 140º F
- Control of brown marmorated stink bugs and kudzu bugs, two new fall invading pests
- Kills stink bugs that feed on protected plants for up to four weeks (with single foliar applications)
“When we developed Temprid SC, our primary goal was to provide PMPs with a holistic solution to control perimeter pests, such as ants — the number one economic pest in the United States,” said Byron Reid, Senior Principle Scientist for Bayer. “Its dual mode of action controls not only the ants themselves, but also the ant’s primary food source, honey dew – which is produced by plant pests like aphids, mealy bugs or scale insects.”
In the past few years, Temprid has emerged as the No. 1 choice of professionals for combatting difficult to control pests, like bed bugs. The EPA’s acceptance of the new claims for bed bug control, including a lack of repellency and prevention of bed bug infestations for up to six months, will help PMPs eliminate bed bug infestations and bring relief to worried homeowners and property managers alike.
Available as a suspension concentrate, one gallon of the product contains 2 lbs. of imidacloprid and 1 lb. of beta-cyfluthrin. Temprid SC is available in a 400ml bottle, and is designed for application in and around buildings and structures, as well as on established landscape ornamentals around residential and commercial properties.
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