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Natural DT


Natural DT

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Meet UPL Limited Global and UPL Philippines Inc. UPL is established in 1969 and is one of the largest agrochemical companies in India and 5thlargest crop protection company globally. With its presence in over 138 countries, having 44 manufacturing sites, and more than 10,000 employees, Its purpose is to create open agriculture network for a sustainable future. In 2012, UPL Philippines Inc. was formed as subsidiary and started being the partner of Filipino farmers in feeding the nation. Their areas of expertise include seeds, crop protection, plant stress & stimulation, post-harvest, soil and water technologies, and environmental health solutions.
What is Natular DT?
Natular DT is amosquito larvicidecrucial in the fight against Dengue, Yellow fever, and Chikungunya diseases. Itis unique because of it’s naturally derived active ingredient: Spinosad. It’s a class of its own compared to other existing larvicides with a distinctive mode of action that helps fight resistance.

Natular DT is also safe for the community because it is naturally derived. What is Spinosad? Spinosad is derived from naturally occurring soil bacterium that balances efficacy and environmental stewardship. It is classified as Group 5 insecticide by the Insecticide Resistance Action Committee (IRAC) and it is the only active ingredient classified in Group 5 used for mosquito control. The benefit of this is that it has no cross-resistance with existing products, making it an excellent option for resistance management.

Mosquito bites are the itchy bumps that appear after mosquitoes use their mouthparts to puncture your skin and feed on your blood. The bump usually clears up on its own in a few days. Occasionally a mosquito bite causes a large area of swelling, soreness and redness. This type of reaction, most common in children, is sometimes referred to as skeeter syndrome.

Mosquito bites can also lead to danger human life, Dengue and Malaria may cause the lost of our love ones;

Dengue fever is a mosquito-borne tropical disease caused by the dengue virus. Symptoms typically begin three to fourteen days after infection. These may include a high fever, headache, vomiting, muscle and joint pains, and a characteristic skin rash. Recovery generally takes two to seven days.

Spinosad was discovered in 1986 by a vacationing scientist from a soil sample he took in 1982. The new species of bacteria was sacchrapolyspora spinosa, which translates to spiny sugar. Later on, the bacteria was fermented in laboratory and yielded spinosyns A and D, which comprise S. spinosa.
In 2002, Clarke acquired the public health development rights to Spinosad and developed NatularDT.
How does Natular DT work Natular DT works unlike any other larvicide. It works by altering the function of insect nicotinic acetylcholine receptors that causes continuous nervous impulses that later result to paralysis and death of the larvae. This happens through ingestion and contact with the active ingredient. Its 1stvisible effects are seen within hours of application. Optimal control is reached within 24-72 hours, sustained at very uniform levels for 60 days.
Safety Standard Natular DT was evaluated by the EPA and is the first Reduced Risk larvicide approved product. All ingredients of Natular DT are included in EPA’s List of Minimal Risk Inert Ingredients. As a matter of fact, Spinosad earned the EPA’s Green Chemistry Award in 1999.

Natular DT has also been evaluated by WHOPES (World Health Organization Pesticide Evaluation Scheme)for water container treatment in dengue control programs and is approved by the Drinking Water Quality working group for potable water.

Environmental Impact Spinosad is safe for the soil, water, and animals. In the soil, spinosad readily degrades and is non-persistent. In water systems, it degrades naturally in sunlight. In insects, it is highly-selective while in mammals, it is not readily absorbed through the skin.In terms of toxicity, mutagenicity, and genotoxicity, spinosad has relatively low risk to beneficial and non-target insects.

It is not acutely toxic to terrestrial birds, wildlife, or to fish and most aquatic invertebrates. Studies also found that it does not posses mutagenic potential.


Malaria is the mosquito born infectious disease of human. Malaria is caused by a parasite that is passed from one human to another by the bite of infected Anopheles mosquitoes. After infection, the parasites (called sporozoites) travel through the bloodstream to the liver, where they mature and release another form, the merozoites. which introduces the protists via its saliva into the circulatory system, and ultimately to the liver where they mature and reproduce. The disease causes symptoms that typically include fever and headache, which in severe cases can progress to coma or death.

Prevention is better than cure…

Natural DT is a insect product for killing mosquito larvae.

UPL introduces it’s latest product Natural DT to prevent multiple mosquito larvae to grow and penetrate our sensitive skin that may cause us having Dengue and Malaria.

One tablet will do the job to 200 liters of water and will eliminate all the mosquito larvae, safe to human and all our fur baby pets. Divide the tablet into four equal for lesser water you need to contain. Natural DT is also eco friendly.


sQ: Is Natular DT effective across all mosquito species?

A: Natular DT has been tested on 14 of the most common mosquito species and spinosad in effective among all of these species.

Q: How do you use Natular DT?

A: imply place the Natular tablet in containers or places where there is stagnant water. One Natular DT tablet is effective for up to 200 liters of water and can last up to 60 days.

Q: Is there a significance to design of the Natular tablet?

A: Yes. Natular DT is a bi-layer tablet that provides dual release action. The first layer dissolves within 60 seconds, rapidly delivering an effective dose that will kill larvae within 24 hours. The second layer slowly dissolves over time prolonging the efficacy of the tablet for up to 60 days in a 200-liter container.

Q: What will happen if the water dries down?

A: Natular DT will reactivate once water is present again.


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