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General Information

  • Fact Sheet: Synthetic.Pyrethroids.Factsheet.pdf
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  • Chemical Class: Pyrethrin insecticide
  • Uses: Pre-harvest and postharvest uses on many agricultural crops; livestock animals and premises; commercial and industrial facilities and storage areas where raw and processed food/feed commodities are stored or processed; wide area mosquito abatement use in areas which include aquatic areas; and residential settings. Targets many different types of insects and arthropods including ants, worms, beetles, mites, flies, gnats, spiders, weevils, caterpillars, grubs, moths, ticks, lice, wasps, aphids, midges etc.
  • Alternatives: Organic Agriculture, Least-toxic mosquito control
  • Beyond Pesticides rating: Toxic

Health and Environmental Effects

  • Cancer: Likely (16)
  • Endocrine Disruption: Not documented
  • Reproductive Effects: Likely (84)
  • Neurotoxicity: Not documented
  • Kidney/Liver Damage: Not documented
  • Sensitizer/ Irritant: Yes (4)
  • Birth/Developmental: Not documented
  • Detected in Groundwater: Not documented
  • Potential Leacher: Not documented
  • Toxic to Birds: Not documented
  • Toxic to Fish/Aquatic Organisms: Yes (8)
  • Toxic to Bees: Yes (57)

Residential Uses as Found in the ManageSafe™ Database

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