Suterra Announces the Launch of BioAmp® AA, the World’s First Argentine Ant Trail Pheromone Insecticide Adjuvant

Suterra Jun 1, 2021 5:00:00 AM
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Suterra LLC today announced the U.S. launch of BioAmp® AA, the world’s first trail pheromone adjuvant for the control of Argentine Ants (Linepithema humile). Pheromones are semiochemicals that govern insect behaviors such as forming trails or finding mates.

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     BioAmp® AA is a synthetic copy of the trail pheromone for Argentine Ant formulated into a microencapsulated, sprayable adjuvant. When mixed with non-repellent insecticide sprays commonly used for exterior perimeter ant service calls, it lures the insect into the treatment area, exposing more ants to the insecticide and greatly enhancing the effect.

    Adding BioAmp® AA is proven to significantly reduce the need for insecticide reapplications, decreasing labor costs and increasing profitability for Pest Management Professionals (PMPs). "Suterra’s pheromone adjuvant reduces callbacks and improves customer satisfaction," said Pat Copps, Former Technical Manager at Orkin Pest Control and current President of PTC Urban Entomology Consultants. "It's a win for both you and your customer."

    “Commercial and residential customers want a sustainable alternative to more pesticides,” said Vijay Pai, General Manager of Commercial Pests for Suterra. “BioAmp® AA delivers not just sustainability, but greater effectiveness. It’s a must-have for any PMP encountering Argentine Ant infestations.”

    Argentine Ant is an ever-expanding threat for PMPs throughout the U.S., but particularly on the West Coast and in some Southern states.

    Suterra developed the long-lasting BioAmp® AA adjuvant spray in response to the application limitations imposed to broad-spectrum non-repellent insecticides and the growing market demands for reducedrisk, low-impact integrated pest management (IPM) tools for use against the Argentine Ant.

    The innovative microencapsulated formulation is fully compatible with nearly every non-repellent insecticide spray on the market. With its easy-to-use cap dosing, it fits into any ant control standard operating procedure (SOP) or field protocol. Users simply add one capful (25 ml) of BioAmp® AA per finished gallon of insecticide mix into their spray tank and mix according to the directions for use on the insecticide label.

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    Suterra is the world’s leading provider of pheromone-based insect control and monitoring products for crop protection. BioAmp® AA is part of Suterra’s pioneering new portfolio of commercial and residential pest control products.

    BioAmp® AA is allowable for sale and use in all U.S. states, except for Washington where state-level registration is currently pending. Pest management professionals interested in learning more about the new BioAmp® AA and how pheromone adjuvants can improve Argentine Ant control should contact Suterra by emailing customercare@suterra.com or visiting www.suterra.com/products/BioAmpAA for more information.

About Suterra

    Headquartered in the Pacific Northwest and wholly owned by The Wonderful Company, Suterra is the global leader in pheromone-based insect control and monitoring solutions. Leveraging over 30 years of experience, Suterra produces hundreds of sustainable, cost-effective products used across six continents.

    Suterra’s state-of-the-art facility in Bend, Oregon is the world’s largest dedicated pheromone manufacturing facility. It integrates all aspects of the business under one roof: research and development, large-scale pheromone synthesis, product engineering, and chemical manufacturing.

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