City uses Duet mosquito fog


November 6, 2013

Duet is a unique new adulticide. All other adult control products available on the market control only the adult mosquitoes that are flying that evening (‘on the wing’). Duet has changed all that. The new active ingredient of prallethrin is what gives Duet this attribute. When Duet is introduced into the environment, previously harboring mosquitoes become aroused. This arousal of previously resting mosquitoes causes mosquitoes to become active and fly around in a confused state (not a biting frenzy). This attribute is what gives Duet the ability to come into contact with these mosquitoes. This increases the possibility of controlling more mosquitoes.  
Duet’s active ingredients are prallethrin and sumithrin. We have teamed Duet with the same active in Anvil (sumithrin). This has been done to ensure all the positive attributes known with Anvil remain the same in Duet. Duet has the same toxicological package as Anvil, the highest in the industry. This low toxicological profile with the ability to activate and control more mosquitoes makes Duet desirable.  
Listed below are the unique attributes of Duet.
a. Duet contains two (2) active ingredients, Prallethrin and Sumithrin, resulting in a dual active adulticide.
b. Duet has a very quick knockdown, in many cases 10 minutes or less. This results in citizens seeing actual results, much quicker than observed in other products. This may result in positive praise to you and your program.
c. Duet has the same low toxilogical profile of Anvil, greater than 5,000 mg/kg, the highest level tested in the industry.
d. Duet has the ability to agitate harboring mosquitoes; therefore previously resting mosquitoes are now becoming active. This results from the new active ingredient of Prallethrin. This activity means these previously inactive mosquitoes to now come into contact with the spray cloud; resulting in greater control of the adult population. This attribute is exclusive to Duet.
e. Duet fits into a ‘sustainable’ adult control program. Duets unique ability to agitate mosquitoes separates it from other products. When using Duet, it is the only product that actually kills more mosquitoes with each application vs. any other product; Achieving more while using less. This sustainable characteristic may help you separate your program from others. 1. There have been multiple studies performed which demonstrate the agitation of Duet. The USDA (United States Department of Agriculture) conducted an independent, double-blind study to verify these claims of agitation of resting mosquitoes. This study was conducted by Gary Clark, present head researcher for the United States Department of Agriculture, and presented publicly at the American Mosquito Control Association in New Orleans in 2009. Two other studies were performed against Aedes albopictus. This is a day time biting mosquito. ULV applications were performed at night using Duet and achieved control of Aedes albopictus.
2. These studies have all been published in Medical Journals, confirming the results of these studies. o The USDA study has been published in the Journal of Medical Entomology in the fall of 2010. This study does verify and justify that Duet activates and kills more mosquitoes.  
o Two studies performed against Aedes albopictus were published in the fall of 2012; one in the Journal of the American Mosquito Control Association and the other in the Journal of the Public Library of Science.