ULTRATHOR WATER-BASED TERMITICIDE & INSECTICIDE
ULTRATHOR provides fast elimination of termites and other insect pests attacking your property together with highly effective, long-term residual termite control. With its unique mode of action, we guarantee that ULTRATHOR will provide proven protection against termite entry for up to 8 years or more.
ULTRATHOR is non-repellent. This means that insects are totally unaware of its presence around your home. So, they continue their normal activities, totally unaware that it is slowly building up in their bodies, until it reaches a lethal dose. And no more termites or other insects!
ULTRATHOR is toxic to insects by contact or ingestion. It causes death by disrupting their nervous system. It binds to three types of calcium-channels on the membranes of insect neurons, preventing calcium ion influx into the cell. One of these channels is controlled by the neurotransmitter gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) and the other two are controlled by glutamate. The presence of three different target sites accounts for ULTRATHOR’s high potency.
ULTRATHOR displays selective activity due, in part, to the fact that glutamate-mediated chloride channels are unique to invertebrates, like insects and termites. Also, fipronil binds more tightly to the GABA controlled chloride channel of insects than to that of mammals or birds. This increases the margin of safety for people, pets and other animals. Fipronil is also non-toxic to earthworms.
ULTRATHOR adsorbs tightly to soil, has low solubility in water, and a low vapour pressure; as do its environmental degradates. Low application rates, combined with the unique ULTRATHOR formulation also reduces the risk of run-off.
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