Abate® Larvicides – Stop Disease-Causing Insects Before They Hatch
Abate® larvicides control malaria and other vector-borne diseases by controlling pests before they reach maturity, preventing them from breeding and spreading disease through new generations of insects.
Benefits of Abate®
- Short circuits the cycle of insect-borne disease
- Fast and effective control of insect larvae
- Long-lasting residual action protects for several weeks
- The original, high quality temephos larvicide
- Easy to apply at low doses
- Active ingredient listed in WHO Guideline for Drinking Water Quality as “Can be used at recommended doses”
Abate® is a potent larvicide based on the active ingredient temephos that effectively manages a broad spectrum of nuisance and disease-causing insects, such as mosquitoes, before they hatch. While long-lasting insecticidal nets and indoor residual spraying focus on the individual and the household, Abate® larvicides take vector control to the community level.
Why use Abate®?
One of the easiest and most effective ways to control mosquitoes and other insects throughout a community is to treat standing water with a larvicide, such as Abate® from BASF. In particular local situations, larviciding may greatly enhance the effectiveness of other disease control methods.
Abate® is based on the active ingredient temephos and is the original and most trusted temephos larvicide. In fact, BASF’s own research and development brought this important active ingredient to market. Official public health evaluations for temephos were all based upon studies done with Abate®.
Approved for treating drinking water
When applied to standing water where mosquitoes and other insects breed, Abate® kills the larvae before they develop into mature insects. In effect, it short-circuits the cycle that disseminates the pathogen to humans. Several vector-borne diseases, such as malaria and dengue fever, are strongly associated with the domestic storage of drinking water. Where there is significant risk of disease, larvicide treatments to prevent disease vectors from breeding in water containers is an option. Temephos, the active ingredient in Abate® has been evaluated for addition to drinking water.
Fast working. Long lasting.
Abate® can quickly control mosquito and other insect populations because it kills insect larvae before they mature. The residual activity of Abate® then continues to prevent insect populations from returning for weeks. In addition, because Abate® is based on a different chemistry to pyrethroid-based methods, it can help prevent, or at least limit, the chance of resistance compromising a long-term vector-control campaign. This benefit makes Abate® ideal for use in areas where resistance has already been noted.