PRODUCT INFORMATION

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On the patio, in the living room, on your pets: you can always count on Pistal!

Pistal repels nearly all flying and crawling insects (mosquitoes, flies, wasps, moths and ants) and all external parasites (fleas, ticks, mites, lice and bed bugs).

Pistal is made from plant-based pyrethrum extract

Natural pyrethrum extract is a European certified active ingredient derived from the African chrysanthemum (Chrysanthemum cinerariifolium). One of the oldest known insecticides, it was copied in the sixties and seventies in the form of synthetic pyrethroids that seemed to be much more stable and have a longer-lasting effect, but also had a negative impact on the environment. Criticised for their harmful effects, synthetic pyrethroids are increasingly shunned while natural pyrethrum is regaining its popularity.

Chrysanthemum cinerariifolium: the dried flowers are the source of Pistal plant-based insecticide.

Why opt for plant-based pyrethrum?

Plant-based pyrethrum is not as stable as synthetic pyrethrin. UV light and air cause it to break down and disappear from the atmosphere and soil within a couple of hours tops. What used to be considered a disadvantage is now seen as a benefit for both humans and animals.