Moss Buster® - The Science

A biocide for the effective removal and killing of moss and algae on a variety of surfaces.

Moss Buster® – Moss & Algae Remover and Moss Buster® – Moss & Algae Inhibitor are solutions primarily made up of alkyldimethylbenzylammonium chloride and are used as a biocide for the effective removal and killing of moss and algae on a variety of surfaces. In solution Moss Buster is between neutral and very slightly alkaline.

There are over 10,000 species of moss and they tend to be in the form of soft plants. They are commonly found in clusters or mats in damp, dark conditions and can be especially prolific on brick and stone surfaces. Moss does not have seeds or flowers but some varieties of moss produce spores which can survive for long periods of time in inhospitable conditions.

Algae in western Europe forms in a varied range of typically autotrophic, simple celled organisms and tends to exist as a green, black or grey light growth on stone, brick, blocks and slabbing.

Moss and algae have been found in fossilised forms dating back over 3 billion years so they are robust little organisms! Moss Buster has been developed to manage the growth of moss and algae but it is an accepted fact that they will outlive the human race.

Moss Buster® works by disrupting the intermolecular interactions of the moss and algae, breaking down cell walls and causing the cells to leak and die. Moss Buster Remover is an extremely fast acting moss and algae killer and remover and Moss Buster Inhibitor is formulated to have a long duration but will be flushed by rainfall and its longevity can be determined by this.

Moss Buster® – Moss & Algae Remover
Iis a solution of alkyldimethylbenzylammonium chloride and should be applied to dry surfaces only. For use on heavy moss growth the moss should be brushed to expose the moss stem prior to application. Moss Buster is an effective moss and algae killer when diluted with water up to a rate of 1 to 9 but for heavier growth dilution rates should be closer to 1 to 4. Coverage is between 3.5 square meters and 7 square metres per litre and can be applied from a watering can or low pressure garden sprayer. Do not apply if rain is expected in next 5-6 hours. This moss and algae killing product is for use on hard surfaces and can be used on fabrics but is not suitable for use on grass. Moss Buster® is ideal for killing black algae and mould on slabs, patios and paving blocks but repeated applications may be required to remove the staining.

Moss Buster® – Moss and Algae Inhibitor
Is a solution of alkyldimethylbenzylammonium chloride and stabilisers that is formulated to kill and inhibit the growth of moss and algae for up to 12 months from application. It can be used on brick, stone, paving blocks, masonry paints, garden furniture, awnings, sheds and trampolines. The algae and moss removing solution is biodegradable, long lasting, contains no bleach or acid, is anti-bacterial and is safe to use where children and pets play. Moss Buster® – Moss and Algae Inhibitor  should not be used on grass. It should be applied to dry surfaces only. Dilution rates are 1 to 4 for normal use and can be applied from a watering can or low pressure garden sprayer. Do not apply if rain is expected in next 5-6 hours. Coverage is between 3.5 and 7 square metres per litre depending on the porosity of the surface being treated.

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