How does ABATE® work?
Temephos inhibits an enzyme vital to the normal function of the nervous system. By treating stagnant water with ABATE®, the mosquito larvae are killed before they become adults capable of reproduction. This prevents new generations of disease-carrying insects from developing, minimizing the spread of the disease. ABATE® works fast and has a long residual action. ABATE® works quickly to control mosquito and other insect populations, as it kills the larvae of insects before they become adults. The excellent residual performance of ABATE® prevents the return of insects for weeks.