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11 December 2019

Ficam W to be withdrawn from the market

BPCA member Bayer has announced that Ficam W is to be removed from the market, following a vote from the EU Biocide commission.

Ficam W to be withdrawn

Alan Morris, Bayer head of environmental science, explains that the industry can expect an update in the coming weeks with regards to sell-out and use-up dates of Ficam W.

“It‘s expected that there will be a 180 day sell-out period for manufacturers and distributors, followed by a 180 day use-up period for pest controllers, but the Bayer Pest Solutions team will keep the industry informed on all of the latest updates,” says Alan.

“Ultimately, this product is a big loss to the industry after offering successful pest control for over 40 years. This is another reason why Bayer constantly invest in research and development of new chemistry, to continue to deliver solutions to our customers for the future,” he adds.

Alan explains that Bayer have recently launched an alternative solution which will cover most scenarios where Ficam W would have been used.

“Our newly launched product, K-Othrine Partix is a broad-spectrum insecticide providing 12-week residual control of a broad spectrum of pests.

The state-of-the-art formulation technology has allowed us to reduce the active substance levels in the treatment environment while still offering a high level of control,” he concludes.

This decision does not affect the reapproval of Ficam D but for more information on the withdrawal of Ficam W please contact the Pest Solutions Team on 00800 1214 9451 or email

Source: Bayer press release

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