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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
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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.

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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.

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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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Public Health

Mosquito nets have played a vital role in the fight against malaria.  We are committed to combating insecticide resistance and achieving the UN SDGs.
2006
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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