Sell out date for Ficam W approaches

The sell-out date for broad spectrum insecticide, Ficam W, is 8 June making this the last summer of its use.

“This means that any stock held by distributors will have to be sold by 8 June, but pest controllers are able to store and use the product until 10 December 2020,” says Alan Morris, Bayer head of environmental science.

“As the summer is the main activity period for most insects this use-up date is helpful to pest controllers, as they’ll be able to use the product to control a broad spectrum of insects up until the end of the year,” he adds.

The decision for Ficam W to be removed from the market was made in December last year, following a vote from the EU Biocide commission.

“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 customers for the future.”
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-weeks residual control of a broad spectrum of pests. The state-of-the-art formulation technology has allowed the active substance levels in the treatment environment to be reduced, while still offering a high level of control,” he concludes.

For more information on the withdrawal of Ficam W or our new product K-Othrine Partix, please contact the Pest Solutions Team on 00800 1214 9451 or email