F10® Reptile Disinfectant Range

The range of F10® Reptile Disinfectants are based on the core actives of the F10® range. They are proven effective against all known types of pathogen - including those bacteria (e.g. Salmonella, E. coli, Pseudomaonas, Pasturella and other enterobacteria), viruses, fungi and spores that specifically affect reptiles - and at appropriate concentrations (1:20) the F10®CL can be also be used for the environmental control of the protozoal oocysts of cryptosporidium, coccidia and giardia.

At working dilutions they are non-corrosive, non-tainting and non-irritating, are chlorine- and aldehyde-free, and can be used in the presence of reptiles. They won't damage equipment, and can be left to air dry for a more effective and time-efficient disinfection process. 

There are two products in the range, detailed below.

F10®CL Reptile Disinfectant Concentrate

A concentrated disinfectant, which achieves a broad spectrum kill of micro-organisms which may be potentially harmful to reptile species.

It is an excellent product for effectively achieving a high level of biosecurity. When used at recommended concentrations it is safe to use in presence of animals.

Available in 1 litre bottles.

Use biocides safely. Always read the label and product information before use.

F10® Reptile Disinfectant, Ready to Use

Ready-to-use, diluted F10®CL Reptile Disinfectant, pre-diluted to a 1:50 concentration.

It offers the same broad spectrum kill of potentially harmful micro-organisms as the F10®CL, and with the same level of safety.

Available in a 1 litre bottle with a trigger spray or as a 1 litre refill.

Use biocides safely. Always read the label and product information before use.

Uses for the Reptile disinfectant range

CL Reptile Disinfectant and Reptile Disinfectant Ready to Use

  • Effective general disinfection of all hard surfaces, such as tables, floors, vivariums and equipment
  • For animal housekeeping procedures such as the cleaning of food and water bowls 
  • Can be used in the presence of your reptiles (at recommended dilution rates)
  • Fogging of entire rooms and hard to reach surfaces
  • Fogging of air spaces to eliminate air-borne micro-organisms

Note - The products should be used on surfaces which are already 'clean', but need disinfecting - i.e. remove any visible dirt from the surface before use. For a ‘one-step’ product for light duty cleaning, where a detergent is needed, use F10®CLXD Veterinary Disinfectant Cleanser. For the removal of biofilms, use F919SC Degreaser before disinfecting.

Recommended dilution rates for F10®CL

  • General disinfection at 1:100 (10ml in 1 litre)
  • High level disinfection against bacteria, fungi and most viruses at 1:50 (20ml to 1 litre)
  • For use against the most resistant viruses at 1:25 (40ml in 1 litre)
  • For the environmental control of the protozoal oocysts of cryptosporidium, coccidia and giardia use at 1:20 (50ml in 1 litre)

These dilution rates mean that F10® is one of the most cost-effective disinfectant ranges on the market.

Note that the Ready to Use is diluted at 1:50 - therefore if a stronger solution (i.e. 1:25 or 1:20) is required it would be necessary to create a solution by diluting F10®CL.

How to use the products

  • Remove any dirt from the surfaces so they are visibly clean (pre-clean to optimise the disinfection process)
  • Add the required amount of F10®CL to 1 litre of water - i.e. to create a dilution rate of 1:50 add 20ml* (a 20ml dosing pump can be bought separately) . If you have the Ready to Use product this can be used straight from the bottle*
  • Spray or wash the surfaces/object using the solution
  • Leave to air dry - no need to rinse or wipe off the F10® solution

* 1:50 is recommended for efficiency against most pathogens. If more resistant viruses are known to be present, use at 1:25 (40ml/litre). For the environmental control of the protozoal oocysts of cryptosporidium, coccidia and giardia use at 1:20 (50ml in 1 litre). The Ready to Use is pre-diluted at 1:50, so is not suitable when 1:25 or 1:20 is required. For general disinfection use at 1:100 (10ml/litre).

Related products

F10®SC Veterinary Disinfectant

The same disinfecting properties as F10®CL, but in a more concentrated form (1litre SC is the equivalent of 5 litres of CL)

F10®CLXD Veterinary Disinfectant

The same disinfecting properties as F10®CL but with an added cleaning detergent

F10® Wipes

Biodegradable, single-use wipes impregnated with F10®SC for instant clean up and disinfection

Which should I choose? CL or Ready to Use?

Whichever you are more comfortable using, the resulting disinfection performance will be the same. Ready to Use has the convenience of being pre-diluted, so can be used immediately and is at a recommended dilution. Buying the concentrated CL, and diluting it yourself, is more cost effective, and in some instances a different dilution rate may be required - the Ready to Use is the equivalent of F10CL diluted at 1:50 - so having the concentrate gives greater flexibility.

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More information about these products

We are happy to help, and advise on the use of these products and how they can fit with your hygiene regime. Please contact us for any information.

The F10® product range is developed and manufactured by Health and Hygiene (Pty) Ltd in South Africa.

Almost all plastic elements used in the packaging of F10® products are made from HDPE 2 materials and are widely recycled. This includes the bottles, caps, pumps, sprays, tubes and tubs.