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Phenothrin

d-Phenothrin/Sumithrin

General Information

  • Fact Sheet: Synthetic Pyrethroids.pdf
  • Product Names:
  • Chemical Class: Synthetic pyrethroid
  • Uses: Commercial and industrial settings, in animal kennels, medical institutions, and other institutional settings; greenhouses, homes, and gardens, and in recreational areas, vector control for mosquitoes (indoor and outdoor); targets ants, aphids, bed bugs, bees, beetles, billbugs, box elders, borers, cockroaches, cadelles, caterpillars, centipedes, crickets, daubers, earwigs, fleas, flies, gnats, hornets, crawling insects, flying insects, grain insects, lace bugs, leafhoppers, leaf miners, lice, moths, mites, mealy bugs, midges, millipedes, mosquitoes, rust, scab, scales, scorpions, silverfish, spiders, sow bugs, thrips, ticks, wasps, waterbugs, weevils, worms, and yellow jackets.
  • Alternatives: Least-toxic insect control, Least-toxic mosquitoe control
  • Beyond Pesticides rating: Toxic

Health and Environmental Effects

  • Cancer: Not documented
  • Endocrine Disruption: Suspected (30)
  • Reproductive Effects: Not documented
  • Neurotoxicity: Yes (29)
  • Kidney/Liver Damage: Yes (11)
  • Sensitizer/ Irritant: Not documented
  • Birth/Developmental Not documented
  • Detected in Groundwater: Not documented
  • Potential Leacher: Not documented
  • Toxic to Birds: Not documented
  • Toxic to Fish/Aquatic Organisms: Not documented
  • Toxic to Bees: Not documented

Additional Information