BASF has announced that its insecticide products, Goliath Gel and Formidor, will be withdrawn, with the last sales in March 2024.
The phaseout comes as a result of a European-wide withdrawal of the active substance fipronil under the European Biocidal Products Regulation (Reg. EU 528/2012).
Laurence Barnard, country business manager for BASF’s Professional & Specialty Solutions, said that all biocidal products containing Fipronil in Europe will be affected following this decision.
He said: “We are proud to have supported the pest control industry for more than 20 years by providing these popular fipronil-based products, but unfortunately, we won’t be continuing with them moving forward.
“Looking to the future, pest professionals across the UK should rest assured that BASF is committed to providing the best-performing solutions to help them gain control of infestations quickly and effectively. We have listened to customers and are working on alternative products to replace these much-loved brands.”
The last sale date of Goliath Gel and Formidor will be March 28, 2024, and the last use September 24, 2024.