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General Information

  • Fact Sheet: Diflubenzuron.pdf
  • Product Names:
  • Chemical Class: Benzoylphenyl urea insecticide
  • Uses: Agriculture Citrus, cotton, mushrooms, pastures; soybeans, Aquatic Standing water and sewage system uses; Forestry, Residential Outdoor Ornamentals; Targets leaf-eating larvae of insects such as gypsy moth, forest tent caterpillar, Nantucket pine tip moth, velvet bean caterpillar, Mexican bean beetle, green cloverworm, beet armyworm, mosquito larvae, aquatic midge, rust mite, bollweevil, citrus root weevil complex, West Indian sugarcane rootstalk borer/weevil, sciarid fly and face fly.
  • Alternatives: Organic Agriculture
  • Beyond Pesticides rating: Toxic

Health and Environmental Effects

  • Cancer: Not documented
  • Endocrine Disruption: Not documented
  • Reproductive Effects: Yes (7)
  • Neurotoxicity: Not documented
  • Kidney/Liver Damage: Yes (4)
  • Sensitizer/ Irritant: Yes (7)
  • Birth/Developmental: Not documented
  • Detected in Groundwater: Not documented
  • Potential Leacher: Not documented
  • Toxic to Birds: Not documented
  • Toxic to Fish/Aquatic Organisms: Yes (7)
  • Toxic to Bees: Not documented

Residential Uses as Found in the ManageSafe™ Database

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