Below is a Press Release from ENVU UK™.
PCN caught up with Killgerm’s Dr Matthew Davies and he said ‘Killgerm understands this may have a big impact on PCO’s businesses in the future. We have a number of alternative products available, and as always, our dedicated Technical hotline and Sales Teams will be on hand to talk through the alternatives to Ficam® D’.
Envu UK™ has this month announced the withdrawal of Ficam® D (Bendiocarb) from the market due to regulatory measures.
Ficam® D is a ready-to-use dustable powder containing Bendiocarb for use indoors as an insecticide against ants, and for the control of wasps and hornets (nests), including Asian Hornets. For over forty years the product has been an effective and essential tool within the professional pest management sector.
Over recent years there have been significant assessments and investments, including changes to the product labeling in 2020, to keep the product available for pest professionals. However new BPR registrations have now made it very difficult to keep products such as Ficam® D on the market.
Professional pest controllers can still access Ficam® D which will remain available until 31st January 2024. We anticipate that after this date there will be a 180-day sell out period for distribution, and another 180-day use up period for end users. Which is yet to be confirmed.
“The withdrawal of a product is something we work very hard to avoid. We continue to defend our product registrations and remain committed to constant innovation and new product development to ensure our customers have the best possible solutions to help them protect public health” says the Head of Sales for UK & Ireland, Paul Fisher
New innovative solutions
Envu’s innovative research and development has already offered a new alternative solution for pest controllers with the K-Othrine® Partix™ which gives the power to control a broad spectrum of pests, including wasps on any surface, whilst significantly reducing active substance levels in the environment (-50%).