Pyrethrins' outstanding properties are:
- Low Toxicity-Environment friendly
- Rapid knockdown and kill of insects.
- Quickly kills insects as a contact killer.
- Widely used flushes insects out of their hiding places
- No Insect Immunity
Pyrethrins are natural-botanical insecticides found in daisy-like Chrysanthemum
flowers(Tanacetum cinerariaefolium) grown and harvested in Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda and Papua New Guinea.
Pyrethrins have a low order of toxicity to warm-blooded animals and
can be used even in the home with extreme confidence.
When pyrethrins are combined with a synergist like piperonyl butoxide,
its "killing power" against insects increases dramatically.
The United States Department of Agriculture has stated that synergized
pyrethrum " is probably the safest of all insecticides for use in food
plants "and that" a pyrethrum formulation is approved for use around
Pyrethrin may be used with safety in food plants, homes and around animals
where more hazardous materials cannot be used.
It has a long history of satisfactory use around mammals and birds.
Pyrethrin and the synergists are biodegradable and rapidly disintegrate
in sunlight and air, thus assuring you that there will be no excessive
build-up of insecticides dispensed in the area being treated.
Pyrethrum has been used effectively to control insects for decades and is non-persistent, decomposing rapidly in the environment. This rapid degradation of pyrethrum has resulted in little known cases of insect resistance making it an excellent choice for the control of insects in a wide variety of settings.
From a toxicological viewpoint, pyrethrum has been extensively studied. It is low in acute toxicity to man and other vertebrate animals. It recently went through a thorough review by the US EPA during the re-registration process. Similarly pyrethrum has been listed on Annex I on the plant protection directive in the EU (#91/414) and is under review in the Biocides Directive (98/8).
Repellent and Insecticidal Properties
Pyrethrin, usually considered only for its knock-down and kill effect,
also possesses substantial inherent repellency of insects. Observations
in food establishments demonstrate that flies are not immediately killed
but are found more often on windowsills or near doorways,bearing out
the observation that pyrethrins are effective repellents, kill slowly
due to the low dosage applied and drive the fly to seek the outdoors
before dying. In any event, the most noticeable effect after a short
period of operation of the automatic timed-aerosol dispenser is the
absence of any winged insects of even crawling insects, such as cockroaches,
in aerosolized space.
Pyrethrum is a completely organic, environment-safe insecticide derived from 100% African Chrysanthemum flowers. Pyrethrum powder is toxic to ants, roaches, silverfish, bed bugs, fleas, wasps, spiders, crickets, mosquitoes, and just about every other category of unwanted house or garden pest. Because it decomposes rapidly in the environment, pyrethrum has been approved for a wide range of indoor and outdoor uses, including homes, restaurants, broad-scale spraying operations, and organic farms.
Because to the pyrethrin is a compound , there is no know immunity with insects. Insect resistance is not an issue.
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