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General Information

  • Fact Sheet: Synthetic Pyrethroids.pdf
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  • Chemical Class: Synthetic Pyrethroid Ether Insecticide
  • Uses: Agriculture, horticulture, viticulture, forestry, animal health (pet-cleaning products, pet-flea collar treatments) and against various insects (indoor & outdoor mosquito foggers, fleas, thrips, wasp, whiteflies, Hemiptera [aphids, rice green leafhopper and planthoppers resistant to organophosphorus or carbamate insecticides], moths, beetles [borers], weevils, crevice spot treatments.)


  • Alternatives: ManageSafe™, Organic Agriculture, Least-toxic mosquito control
  • Beyond Pesticides rating: Toxic

Health and Environmental Effects

  • Cancer: Likely (96, 98)
  • Endocrine Disruption: Possible (98, 99, 100)
  • Reproductive Effects: Possible (100)
  • Neurotoxicity: Not documented
  • Kidney/Liver Damage: Yes (96)
  • Sensitizer/ Irritant: Yes (98)
  • Birth/Developmental: Not documented
  • Detected in Groundwater: Not documented
  • Potential Leacher: Likely (101)
  • Toxic to Birds: Not documented
  • Toxic to Fish/Aquatic Organisms: Yes (97)
  • Toxic to Bees: Yes (98)

Residential Uses as Found in the ManageSafe™ Database

Additional Information