How Phantom Works
A non repellent termiticide/insecticide (Termites, ants and
roaches don't know it is there!)
For use in: Indoors and Outdoors
Phantom's "Secondary Kill" Action
This insecticide has the ability to kill pests that have
not come in contact with the treated area. This mode of action is called "secondary
one insect exposes other insects to the insecticide. Exposure occurs
by contact, grooming and food exchange.
This secondary kill action is a primary contributor to both Phantom's
incredible performance and its ability to control entire pest populations
at low doses.
It is not only a Termiticide that kills termites by ingestion
and contact, but also a powerful and effective insecticide for ants
and cockroaches. It combines nonrepellency,
superior control, long-lasting effects in a low-dose, virtually odorless
formulation. It can be used as a soil drench, wall foam or as a
general use spray as desired.
By Basf Manufacturing
Q: How does Phantom work?
A: Chlorfenapyr, the state-of-the-art active ingredient in Phantom,
works differently than other termiticides, which typically attack the
insect's nerve cells. Instead, it attacks cells in the insect's
body and prevents these cells from generating sufficient energy to sustain
Q: How do termites come in contact with Phantom?
A: It is a truly nonrepellent termiticide. That means that termites
don't know it's there. Once it has been applied to the soil and a
perimeter has been established, foraging termites acquire the termiticide
as they pass directly through the treated zone. Secondly, toxic doses
of chlorfenapyr are transferred to other members of the colony through
such mechanisms as trophallaxis, which involve shared feeding of contaminated
secretions and food. As we say, "Some lines should never be crossed,"
and "fortunately, termites have no idea where this one is."
Q: Do termites die immediately upon contact with Phantom?
A: No. It works through a process called delayed action mortality.
Because termites don't die immediately upon contact with Phantom, they
have the opportunity to distribute the termiticide to their nestmates.
They also die away from the it's perimeter, eliminating the potential
for accumulated corpses that would drive other termites away from the
Q: Does Phantom only control termites?
A: No. It is also labeled for control of general household pests
inside both residential and commercial structures. Essentially, it
will have a deleterious effect upon all insects that have behavioral patterns
which allow trafficking through the treated area. In this respect, it
has been proven to be highly effective on both cockroaches and ants.