Residual Surface Sprays

Ficam

Residual Surface Sprays

Ficam

Product Description

Ficam is a carbamate insecticide intended for use as a residual surface spray against disease vectors such as mosquitoes and sandflies.

WHO-PQ listed

Key Features

  • Belongs to the carbamate group of insecticides
  • Carbamates cause reversible acetyl cholinesterase inhibition
  • Highly concentrated formulation available in convenient unit-dose water soluble sachets (100 and 125 g sachet per 8 L or 10 L spray tanl)
  • Non repellent chemistry
  • Odourless and non-staining
  • Broad spectrum of activity
  • WHOPES evaluated and recommended product for use as an indoor residual spray
  • WHOPES evaluated and specified active ingredient
  • Successfully used for malaria control across mire than 16 countries in Sub-Saharan Africa
  • Successfully used for Chagas control within Latin America

Key Benefits

  • Represents a key rotation option for pyrethroids and DDT, aiding in the management of kdr resistance which is currently the most common resistance mechanism across these two chemical classes (kdr confers no cross resistance to carbamates)
  • Reversible acetyl cholinesterase inhibition means no need for routine Acetyl Cholinesterase Monitoring in Spraymen, unlike organophosphates.
  • Low volume packaging reduces bulkiness for shipment purposes, a clear logistical advantage over bulkier liquid formulations. Water soluble packaging minimizes exposure during handling.
  • Complements use of pyrethoid impregnated bednets.
  • Fewer negative reactions from residents (no unpleasant odour or stains in houses)
  • Provides control of mosquitoes, houseflies, cockroaches, fleas, scorpions and various other pests.
  • Independent assessment of quality of active ingredient source.
  • Established performance and reliability, even in areas where insecticide resistance has challenged the performance of pyrethroids and DDT.
  • Established performance and reliability across this important neglected tropical disease.

Use & Safety

Where to use

For use in residential and commercial areas. APAC LATAM SSA Middle East Europe

Use Pattern

What to control:

Mosquitoes, flies and other public health pests

Application rates:

Ficam is available in water-soluble sachets of various sizes depending on the required dose rate. 
The standard dilution rate is 1 x 125 g sachet diluted in 10 L of water in a hand sprayer and this 10 L of dilution is then used to apply a residual deposit of insecticide to 250 m2 of interior wall surface. This results in a target dose rate of 400 mg of active ingredient per metre square. 
Sachet sizes of 62.5 g are also available for those programs which can accept a shorter residuality achieved with the lower dose rate of 200 mg of acive ingredient /m2.