Liphatech is a worldwide manufacturer of pest control products. We are the developer of three of the industry’s active ingredients: chlorophacinone, bromadiolone and difethialone, and the palatable bait matrices to carry these active ingredients. Together, our active ingredients and targeted bait formulations achieve acceptance and control of rodents, slugs and snails.
Liphatech, known as Lipha in the early days, began in 1946 in France to develop anticoagulants for the treatment of heart patients. We developed the first of our active ingredients, chlorophacinone, in the 1960s and branded it as Rozol®, a family of products that includes grain and pelleted products for field and structural use and a tracking powder for use in and around structures. In the 1970s, we developed bromadiolone, our original second-generation rodenticide active ingredient. Rodents can consume a lethal dose in a single night’s feeding, with the first dead rodents appearing four or five days after feeding begins.
The innovations continued with the opening of our U.S. facility in 1987. Research there and in Europe resulted in the discovery of difethialone during the late 1980s, with EPA registration as an active ingredient in 1995. Our most recent innovation is the development of soft bait rodenticides. As The Soft Bait Innovators™, Liphatech continues to bring rodenticides to market in soft bait formulations that are easy to use, effective and palatable.
Liphatech also markets the world’s leading slug and snail bait, Metarex®. Metarex, based on the active ingredient metaldehyde, helps the producers prevent costly damage in specialty agricultural crops such as artichokes, citrus, grass seed or commercial nursery and ornamental plants.
Since 2002, Liphatech has been a subsidiary of France’s Group De Sangosse, a world-wide leader in the manufacturing and distribution of agricultural supplies and pest control products. Just as you’d expect from a global leader, we continue to invest substantial resources in the research and development of new pest control technologies to better help pest management professionals and agricultural producers of all sizes in their pest control efforts.
Liphatech Inc. serves the Americas—Canada, the USA, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America from our headquarters in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. International inquires in these regions are welcome to contact us. The rest of the global market is served by Liphatech S.A.S., located in Pont du Casse, France.