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October 9, 2014 Press Release

NUVAN® Directed Spray™ Aerosol Offers Bed Bug Control
New Aerosol Spray Provides Pest Management Professionals Additional Tool for Control of Structural Pests

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (October 9, 2014) – AMVAC Chemical Corporation, a business unit of American Vanguard Corporation (NYSE:AVD), has introduced NUVAN® Directed Spray™ Aerosol, a new aerosol spray that is highly effective against bed bugs, cockroaches, fleas and 21 other structural pests. 

NUVAN Directed Spray Aerosol is a highly effective, broad spectrum insecticide that can be used to control bed bugs, bed bug eggs, beetles, carpet beetles, cockroaches, crickets, fleas and other pests. NUVAN Directed Spray Aerosol provides almost immediate control of the labeled pests.

The active ingredient in NUVAN Directed Spray Aerosol, dichlorvos (DDVP), is one of the most effective active ingredients to use against bed bugs, including pyrethroid-resistant bed bug strains. The active ingredient, DDVP, 
has a long history as a successful and efficacious pesticide product.

“NUVAN Directed Spray Aerosol provides the pest management professional a lot of utility – from where it can be used to the broad spectrum of insects it controls,” commented Jeff Alvis, Business Manager, AMVAC Environmental Products. “NUVAN Directed Spray Aerosol has both contact and vapor action to affect and kill insects present in the immediate treatment area. For pest management professionals, this key benefit helps control pests not in the visible treatment swath and not contacted directly with spray droplets.”

For effective bed bug control, NUVAN Directed Spray Aerosol should be applied directly to bed bugs or areas where they are known to have been present. Pest management professionals should inspect and treat areas where bed bugs may hide, travel, harbor or lay eggs.

NUVAN Directed Spray Aerosol will not stain or discolor the treated area; however, an applicator should conduct a test application on a hidden area of the target surface prior to application. NUVAN Directed Spray Aerosol may not be applied as a broadcast treatment or space spray. For localized application, a two second application of product per four to five linear feet should be applied from a distance of 12” to 15” from the treated surface. Treated areas should not be reoccupied for at least two hours after application.

“NUVAN Directed Spray Aerosol gives pest management professionals a safety net as it provides a broader window of opportunity for control,” said Paul Bello, urban and industrial entomologist. “I compare it to duct tape – it can fix almost anything.”

Available for use in a variety of locations, NUVAN Directed Spray Aerosol can be applied in localized areas of homes, commercial buildings, apartments, cabins, garages, basements, factories, hotels, warehouses and other commercial and industrial buildings. Additional areas include non-food and non-feed areas of food/feed processing, manufacturing and service establishment sites, including lavatories, floor drains, entries and offices. Consult the label for additional application sites and full application requirements.

For more information on NUVAN Directed Spray Aerosol and other pest control products offered by AMVAC, visit, or contact your local AMVAC representative.

About American Vanguard
American Vanguard Corporation is a diversified specialty and agricultural products company that develops and markets products for crop protection and management, turf and ornamentals management and the control of public and animal health pests. American Vanguard is included in the Russell 2000® & Russell 3000® Indexes and the Standard & Poor’s® Small Cap 600 Index. To learn more about American Vanguard, please reference the Company’s web site at 

For corporate information, contact:
William A. Kuser, Director of Investor Relations
(949) 260-1200

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