Custom insecticide made at Australian Pest Managers' requests


There aren’t many research and development companies in Australia that a pest management professional can ring and ask them to make a customised insecticide.  There are plenty of generic suppliers who are happy to copy someone else’s product.  But developing something totally new and innovative takes a special company with exceptional talent to turn an idea into reality.  

Such was the case with EnsnarePRO introduced to the Australian market early in the year.  EnsnarePRO, containing 50 g/L indoxacarb is the result of pest managers across Australia asking for a non-staining easy to use liquid formulation.  Up until the launch of this product the industry was told it wasn’t possible to make a non-staining liquid version of indoxacarb.  Identifying the dire need the industry was seeking, Sundew formulation chemists and development team set about creating the impossible.  In early 2018 Sundew was excited to announce the release of ENSNARE PRO 50SC with Smart Kill Technology™.   EnsnarePRO is a world first indoxacarb non-repellent, odourless, non-staining residual suspension concentrate spray for use indoors and outdoors.  

It can be used in conjunction with baits without reducing their performance.  Ants, cockroaches and flies don’t know it’s there.  The ‘non-repellent’ properties of this formulation do not interfere with insect’s natural behaviour and allows for greater exposure (and thus uptake) to eradicate hard to control populations.  EnsnarePRO is exceptional for the control of heavy cockroach infestations in commercial and other situations.

At the heart of EnsnarePRO the powerful active indoxacarb is bio-activated by the internal enzymes in target insects.  The internal enzymes convert EnsnarePRO into an even more potent insecticide. The added advantage of this bio-active process is the slight delay in control ensures the target pest transfers EnsnarePRO to other insects thus providing enhanced population control – that’s our Smart Kill Technology™ at work.

Extensive field trials by Sundew demonstrate that EnsnarePRO provides excellent control of cockroaches and ants and can be successfully used in conjunction with gel baits.

EnsnarePRO also boasts two fly control claims.  When applied to surfaces its non-repellent properties means that flies don’t know it there.  In addition, pest management professionals can add sugar to the tank mix in order to turn EnsnarePRO into a very potent fly bait.

“I don’t know any chemical company I can ring up and ask them to create a totally new product for the Aussie pestie”, said Mr. Neil Raw, owner Innovative Pest Control SA.  “The industry really needs to get behind Sundew who continually bring innovations like EnsnarePRO to the market”.

EnsnarePRO is available in an easy-measure 1 liter chamber pack exclusively from Agserv, Garrards or David Grays.  Read more at 

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