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Fendona® – Quick And Effective Residual Wall Sprays

Fendona® is a fast-acting pyrethroid insecticide that quickly and effectively eliminates disease-causing insects. With its active ingredient alpha-cypermethrin, Fendona® is one of the most effective indoor residual sprays for protecting public health in regions where malaria and other vector-borne diseases are present.

Benefits of Fendona®

  • Quick and effective
  • Long-lasting, residual control
  • Strong safety profile
  • Approved for food processing areas
  • PQ listed by the WHO for malaria control

  • Broad spectrum control

Fendona® works fast and lasts long. Its active ingredient works both on contact and through ingestion to eliminate insects in minutes. Fendona® is WHO PQ listed for malaria control and is also used in our Interceptor® long-lasting insecticidal mosquito nets.

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Why use Fendona®?

Fendona® has a proven repellent action that keeps insects from getting too close to cause harm and is highly effective at low use-rates. Its low toxicity makes it safe for humans, mammals and the environment in general. In fact, Fendona® is approved for professional use in kitchens, restaurants and food storage and processing areas. The combination of low dose and strong safety profile makes Fendona® valuable for use against malaria-bearing mosquitoes. And its residual activity helps ensure that insects don’t return for up to nine months.

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Using Fendona® as an indoor residual spray

As part of official public health programs, Fendona® is used for indoor residual spray treatments (IRS) and is applied to walls and other surface areas where mosquitoes land. Unlike many other insecticides, Fendona® works on virtually any surface because its crystalline particles adhere to bare wood, glass, brick, concrete and masonry. Fendona® is water-based, so it has no significant odor, doesn’t stain, and has a low skin-irritation factor, making it well suited for indoor residual spraying.

Fendona® on mosquito nets

Long-lasting insecticidal nets (LLIN) can reduce malaria illness by 90 per cent in areas of high transmission. Widely used for malaria control, Fendona® is also the key ingredient in BASF’s Interceptor® bed nets.

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Fendona® for urban pest control

The control of mosquitoes and other disease-carrying vectors is a top public health priority, but Fendona® is also used by pest management professionals around the globe to control a wide spectrum of other insects, including nuisance pests such as flies, cockroaches, bedbugs and fleas.

Fendona® for Professional Pest Control

Fendona® is not offered for sale in all countries. Contact your local BASF team for availability in your area.
Use biocides safely. Always read the label and product information before use. Observe warning phrases and symbols.
Fendona® is a registered trademark of BASF.

 

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Public Health

Every year, more than one billion people suffer from mosquito-borne diseases such as malaria, dengue, chikungunya, West Nile Virus and yellow fever. Malaria alone affects over 200 million people and kills nearly 438,000 every year.

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Prof. Frank Hadley Collins, Dir., Cntr. for Global Health and Infectious Diseases, Univ. of Notre Dame

This 2006 photograph depicted a female <i>Aedes aegypti</i> mosquito while she was in the process of acquiring a blood meal from her human host, who in this instance, was actually the biomedical photographer, James Gathany, here at the Centers for Disease Control.  You ll note the feeding apparatus consisting of a sharp, orange-colored  fascicle , which while not feeding, is covered in a soft, pliant sheath called the "labellum , which retracts as the sharp stylets contained within pierce the host's skin surface, as the insect obtains its blood meal. The orange color of the fascicle is due to the red color of the blood as it migrates up the thin, sharp translucent tube.

The first reported epidemics of Dengue (DF) and dengue hemorrhagic fever (DHF) occurred in 1779-1780 in Asia, Africa, and North America.  The near simultaneous occurrence of outbreaks on three continents indicates that these viruses and their mosquito vector have had a worldwide distribution in the tropics for more than 200 years. During most of this time, DF was considered a mild, nonfatal disease of visitors to the tropics. Generally, there were long intervals (10-40 years) between major epidemics, mainly because the introduction of a new serotype in a susceptible population occurred only if viruses and their mosquito vector, primarily the <i>Aedes aegypti</i> mosquito, could survive the slow transport between population centers by sailing vessels.

Mosquitoes

Successful mosquito control is best achieved by recognition and treatment of breeding sites. A regular program of inspections should be organized so that insect activity is stopped at its very source.

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Contact

For further information, contact Achim Reddig, Global Business Management Public Health

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