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Bayer CropScience Announces New Approved Uses of Temprid SC for Pest Management Professionals



Bayer CropScience Announces New Approved Uses of Temprid SC for Pest
Management Professionals

Now labeled for pyrethroid-resistant bed bugs and other hard-to-kill pests

RESEARCH TRIANGEL PARK, N.C., March 19, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- via PRWEB -
Environmental Science, a division of Bayer CropScience LP, has received a
letter of acceptance from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to add
additional label claims to the Temprid® SC product label. Temprid SC, a
broad-spectrum insecticide, offers pest management professionals (PMPs)
effective control of more than 50 listed pests – including stink bugs, bed
bugs, spiders, ants, aphids, mealy bugs and scale insects.

"We are dedicated to providing PMPs with the tools they need to create
pest-free spaces that promote public health and support thriving communities,"
said Norman Barclift, Marketing Manager, General Insect Control for Bayer.
"Temprid SC's flexible label helps PMPs achieve control of perimeter pests so
they can reduce callbacks, increase profits and simplify their business
operations."

With the Temprid SC label updates, PMPs can experience its dual mode of action
combining the broad-spectrum control of beta-cyfluthrin with the systemic
residual control of imidacloprid, for enhanced performance versus a single
active ingredient. Temprid SC's label improvements include the addition of the
following proven claims:

  * Kills pyrethroid-resistant bed bugs and bed bug eggs
  * Temprid is not repellent to bed bugs
  * Prevents bed bug infestations for up to six months (180 days)
  * Provides a residual efficacy not affected by bed bug heat treatments, up
    to eight hours of exposure in 140º F
  * Control of brown marmorated stink bugs and kudzu bugs, two new fall
    invading pests
  * Kills stink bugs that feed on protected plants for up to four weeks (with
    single foliar applications)

"When we developed Temprid SC, our primary goal was to provide PMPs with a
holistic solution to control perimeter pests, such as ants -- the number one
economic pest in the United States," said Byron Reid, Senior Principle
Scientist for Bayer. "Its dual mode of action controls not only the ants
themselves, but also the ant's primary food source, honey dew – which is
produced by plant pests like aphids, mealy bugs or scale insects."

In the past few years, Temprid has emerged as the No. 1 choice of
professionals for combatting difficult to control pests, like bed bugs. The
EPA's acceptance of the new claims for bed bug control, including a lack of
repellency and prevention of bed bug infestations for up to six months, will
help PMPs eliminate bed bug infestations and bring relief to worried
homeowners and property managers alike.

Available as a suspension concentrate, one gallon of the product contains 2
lbs. of imidacloprid and 1 lb. of beta-cyfluthrin. Temprid SC is available in
a 400ml bottle, and is designed for application in and around buildings and
structures, as well as on established landscape ornamentals around residential
and commercial properties.

For more information, visit http://www.BackedbyBayer.com. Not all products are
registered in all states. Always read and follow label instructions carefully.

Bayer CropScience Twitter Page: http://twitter.com/bayer4cropsus

Bayer CropScience Blog: http://connect.bayercropscience.us

Bayer, the Bayer Cross and Temprid are registered trademarks of BAYER.

Bayer CropScience is committed to bringing new technology and solutions for
agriculture and non-agricultural uses. For questions concerning the
availability and use of products, contact a local Bayer CropScience
representative, or visit Bayer CropScience online at
http://www.bayercropscience.us.

About Bayer CropScience

Bayer is a global enterprise with core competencies in the fields of health
care, agriculture and high-tech materials. This year the company is
celebrating 150 years of Bayer – consistent with its mission "Bayer: Science
For A Better Life". Bayer CropScience, the subgroup of Bayer AG responsible
for the agricultural business, has annual sales of EUR 8,383 million (2012)
and is one of the world's leading innovative crop science companies in the
areas of seeds, crop protection and non-agricultural pest control. The company
offers an outstanding range of products including high value seeds, innovative
crop protection solutions based on chemical and biological modes of action as
well as an extensive service backup for modern, sustainable agriculture. In
the area of non-agricultural applications, Bayer CropScience has a broad
portfolio of products and services to control pests from home and garden to
forestry applications. The company has a global workforce of 20,800 and is
represented in more than 120 countries. This and further news is available at:
http://www.press.bayercropscience.com.

Contact:

Bayer CropScience Media Hotline, 1-877-879-6162, or

Brittany Julian

Global Prairie

Tel: (216) 256-3317

Email: brittany.julian(at)global-prairie(dot)com

Becca Hogan

Manger of External Communications

Bayer CropScience, LP

Tel: (919) 549-2998

Email: becca.hogan(at)bayer(dot)com

USA-BCS-2013-0082

Find more information at bayercropscience.us.

Forward-Looking Statements

This release may contain forward-looking statements based on current
assumptions and forecasts made by Bayer Group or subgroup management. Various
known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors could lead to
material differences between the actual future results, financial situation,
development or performance of the company and the estimates given here. These
factors include those discussed in Bayer's public reports which are available
on the Bayer website at bayer.com. The company assumes no liability whatsoever
to update these forward-looking statements or to conform them to future events
or developments.

This article was originally distributed on PRWeb. For the original version
including any supplementary images or video, visit
http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013/3/prweb10544303.htm

CONTACT: Bayer CropScience LP
         Becca Hogan
         becca.hogan@bayer.com
         (919) 549-2998
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