Interceptor® Long-Lasting Insecticidal Nets

Interceptor® is a unique, high‑performance mosquito net which demonstrates a fusion of BASF’s expertise in textile development and insect control. 

Benefits of Interceptor®

  • Very fast knockdown results
  • Intercepts mosquitoes as they come into contact with the net
  • Long-lasting mosquito control
  • Odorless and invisible
  • Cost-effective and user-friendly

A polymer binder system is combined with Fendona® insecticide and applied directly to the fibers of the nets in a unique treatment process. Fendona®, based on the active ingredient alpha-cypermethrin, is slowly exposed on the polymer surface and rapidly knocks down, kills or repels mosquitoes as they come into contact with the net. This controlled availability of the insecticide ensures long-term effectiveness and the net delivers its protection even after 20 washes. The system also ensures the nets are odorless, soft to the touch and pleasant to sleep under.


Why use Interceptor®

Very fast knockdown results

100% knockdown at one-hour post exposure – even after the net has been washed 20 times.

“Intercepts” mosquitoes

The Interceptor® net literally intercepts mosquitoes as they come into contact with the net, thereby preventing them from biting or sucking blood from hosts, and therefore malaria cannot be transmitted.

Long-lasting mosquito control

Fendona® is slowly exposed on the surface of the net and thus remains effective even after 20 washes.

Odorless and invisible

The polymer binder system is invisible and the patented textile-finishing process ensures the nets are odorless, soft to the touch and pleasant to sleep under. All to ensure a good night’s rest.

Cost-effective and user-friendly

Because the net is long-lasting, it is highly cost-effective as well as being user-friendly. No dipping. No re-treatment. No mess. No fuss.


Proven performance

Interceptor® has been evaluated by the World Health Organization (WHO) and is listed in the List of Prequalified Vector Control Products for its use in malaria prevention and control. Study results show that Interceptor® nets achieve 100% knockdown at one-hour post exposure and 100% prevention of blood feeding even after 20 washes.

Interceptor® is not offered for sale in all countries. Contact the BASF Public Health team for availability in your area.

Use biocides safely. Always read the label and product information before use. Observe warning phrases and symbols.
Interceptor® is a registered trademark of BASF.

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

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