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22 December 2022

UPDATED | Ficam D to be withdrawn from the market in 2024

UPDATE: Withdrawal dates for Ficam D announced

Phase-out dates for Bendiocarb, the active ingredient in Ficam D, have now been confirmed by the HSE.

The dates will be applied from the expiry date of the active substance from 31 January 2024; 180 days sell out period and additional 180 day for the use of existing stock.   

Therefore, the phase-out dates are as follows:

  • Sold by date - 29 July 2024 (product can no longer be purchased after this date)
  • Use by date - 25 January 2025 (product can no longer be used after this date).

Product news

BPCA member Envu UK has announced the withdrawal of Ficam D (Bendiocarb) from the market due to "regulatory measures".

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For over forty years the product has been used as a control method against wasps, hornets and ants. It's a common tool in the kit of pest management professionals across the UK, and so the news will come as a blow to many in the industry. 

Envu have said that in recent years there have been "significant assessments and investments, including changes to the product labeling in 2020, to keep the product available for pest professionals".

However new BPR registration rules following Brexit have now made it very difficult for them to keep products such as Ficam D on the market.

Professional pest controllers can still access Ficam D until 31 January 2024.

Envu anticipate that after this date there will be a 180-day sell out period for distribution, and another 180-day use up period for end users, which is yet to be confirmed.

Paul Fisher, Head of Sales for UK & Ireland at Envu, commented:

"The withdrawal of a product is something we work very hard to avoid. We continue to defend our product registrations and remain committed to constant innovation and new product development to ensure our customers have the best possible solutions to help them protect public health."


If you have concerns about the withdrawal of Ficam D, please get in touch with your supplier to discuss options.

If you're a BPCA member, get in touch and we can try to find answers to your questions.

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